Creamback 65 vs Creamback 75?

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  1. Billy4269

    Billy4269 Senior Member

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    I bought an avatar 2x12 cab and decided to put v30s in it and I really don't like them, so I'm swapping them out and decided to put in creambacks, I just don't know if I should go with the M65 or the H75.

    I'm going for a greenback type sound, but I need something with more power. I'll be running this cabinet to a Phaez Sibly EL34 50 watt head

    Which speaker should I get?
     
  2. MissoulaGriz

    MissoulaGriz Senior Member

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    Here's a pretty good comparison demo of them both: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du5sn1wtZWA

    I like the crunch from the H75 a little more than the M65. Lot's of folks loading both into 2X12's these days.

    Do you need to stand out in a mix, in a live situation? If so, the M65's may be a little soft to grab a sonic footprint if you are playing with a second guitarist. I think you'd stand out in the mix more with the H75's. I'm sure there are guys here who will have more technical details about each speaker that will help you out more as well. I've got an 18watt Phaez SIBLY and I'm digging with with my 2X12 and Veteran 30's. Great amps.
     
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    This is the video that gets posted whenever anyone asks which Creamback to get. Listen to it with good headphones or through a decent stereo so you can hear them properly.

    In full disclosure, based on this video, I bought the H75's and I don't care for them. Popular opinion tends to be to go with the M65, and I think that probably would have been the right decision for me as well. The overall opinion seems to be that the H75 has more presence, and the M65 has more bass response. If I had to do it again, I would go with the M65. Right now, I am happy with my Vintage 30's, so I haven't explored it further.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du5sn1wtZWA[/ame]
     
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    Billy4269 Senior Member

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    Based off of that video, I prefer the H75, but people always say the M65s are better, and based off of peoples descriptions, it seems like I would like the M65s more.

    Looks like im going with the M65's
     
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    Based off of that video, I prefer the H75, but people always say the M65s are better, and based off of peoples descriptions, it seems like I would like the M65s more.

    Looks like im going with the M65's

    Also one more thing, I chose to get a 16 ohm cabinet when I ordered from avatar, so when I buy my M65s, do I need to get two 8 ohm speakers or two 16 ohm speakers? it would be two 16 ohm correct?
     
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    Don't know why that posted twice... I hit edit and updated it and it put my edit in a new post
     
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    If you want to keep the cab at 16 ohms, you need to get 2 8ohm speakers and wire them in series. If you'd rather change the cab to 8ohms, you need to get 2 16ohm speakers and wire them in parallel.
     
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    The problem with that video is that if you are going to listen separately, they need to be re-eq'ed for best possible sound.

    When you mix them you are taking into account both speakers and eq-ing appropriately. I run the lower power version- a EVHG12M20 and a H30 70th.But if you are going to use one or the other, they have to be eq'ed differently to sound their best.

    My EQ settings are totally different when I run two G12ms, 2 G12Hs, or the Mix.
     
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    ac/dcfan87 Senior Member

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    Get the G12M65. I have them in my 2x12 and they're just amazing. They get the job done.
     
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    One of each. It's over,
     
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    It's hard to beat the M/H combo. I have tried 2 x G12M, G12H75/G12H55, G12H75/V30, G12H55/V30, 2 x V30, and I always come back to the G12M/G12H combo. In a 2 x 12 configuration I don't think the M/H combo can be beat for classic rock. The G12H75/V30 combo is excellent as well for a slightly more modern sound.
     
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    2 8 ohm mine had the multi jack plate
     
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    This. :naughty:
     
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    My VOX AC15C1-CM came with a G12M-65 stock and it seemed it took a longer break in time than the Greenbacks. I have a Vox Night Train V112NT-G2 Extension Cabinet with a G12M Greenbacks and those two sound really great together. Not sure if the GB can handle the power you want to throw at it... but its another sweet combination to consider if it can.
     
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    I run a creamback with my 45w traynor YBA1 (1987 plexi lead spec convert) and it sounds great.
     
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    Are the V30's broken in? This makes a world of difference IMHO.

    '65's seem to be a popular choice between the options you are looking at.

    Good luck.

    :cheers2:
     
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    I agree.

    Just from that video. The 65s have what the 75s lack, midrange punch. One of each sounds to me like the way to go. They seem that they would compliment each other.
     
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    V30s are amazing in a 212 ehen broken in. I also love the V30/K100 a lot.

    The H75 has a fatter and more pronounced midrange than rhe M65. They work well together though.

    Check out the Redback 150. Its like an H75 blended with an M65.
     
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    Have to say the opposite from this, and I'm only commenting about it cause I have one of each in my 212 Avatar. The 3 db difference between the 65 and the 75 Creamback is actually very noticeable to me in a home setting to be honest. So noticeable that I will be changing out one of them so they both match. My other 212's have Greenbacks and those cabs sound so full and even compared to my Creamback cab. The Creamback cab seem very directional and very different sounding depending on which speaker you are infront of, I don't like it at all but to each their own..

    Now to decide which Creamback to keep and which to get rid off!!?? Is there a consensus that the 65 is the closest sounding to the amazing Greenback?
     
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    I am thinking of pairing my Alnico Cream to a G12H5 Creamback............in a 212 Open Back Cab.

    I wasn't a fan of the G1265 Creamback in a 112 Friedman but to be fair it was new.

    I do like GB's though...........& V30's.

    :cheers2:
     

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