Celestion G12 Neo Creamback Guitar Speaker - 16 Ohms

12" Guitar Speaker with Neodymium Magnet, 4.2 lbs., 60W, 16 Ohms, and 75Hz-5kHz Frequency Response
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Celestion G12 Neo Creamback Guitar Speaker - 16 Ohms
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All the Creamback Sound, Half the Weight

NOTE: Speakers are non-returnable.

Celestion speakers are a staple of modern music. Starting in the 1960s, they helped define generations of guitar tone. Celestion engineers have created a way to use neodymium magnets to conjure the same performance qualities that guitarists love about those older designs. The Celestion G12 Neo Creamback 12" guitar speaker delivers all of the characteristic tone that is making their Creambacks the go-to speaker for so many players, but in a design that's only half the weight. You still get the punch, warmth, and midrange you love, but the Neo Creamback does it without breaking your back.

Celestion G12 Neo Creamback 12" Guitar Speaker Features:
  • A 12" guitar speaker with a neodymium magnet
  • Same tone as the famed Celestion G12M Creamback
  • Only 4.2 lbs.
  • 65W power handling
  • 75Hz-5kHz
  • 16 Ohms
The light-weight G12 Neo Creambacks are going to fly off of Sweetwater shelves.

Sorry, we cannot take returns on speakers.

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Tech Specs

Application Guitar Cabinet
Size 12"
Impedance 16 ohms
Power Handling 60W
Magnet Type Neodymium
Voice Coil Diameter 1.75"
Frequency Range 75Hz-5000Hz
Unit Weight 4.2 lbs.
Magnet Diameter 4.9"
Manufacturer Part Number T5981

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Solved the Neo Compromise

I had a set of the Celestion Century Vintage Neodynium speakers in an Avatar open back 2x12 cabinet. There was always something missing in the tone from those speakers - I must have traded out a dozen different amplifiers thinking it was the amp but it was actually the speakers. There was a subtle lack of body in the tone that I couldn't correct using the amp tone controls. The feel of the amp was altered too, just a subtle thing that felt, I don't know....lifeless? It is hard to put into words, because overall the sound wasn't too bad, but when playing it just felt lifeless, sterile, just didn't push air with the expected gusto from some good quality tube amps and other (I've used everything from a Mesa Mark IV, Mesa 2:90, a Kemper PowerRack, etc.). The Century Vintage actually sounded ok with the Kemper. I finally realized the issue and swapped them out for Celestion Vintage 30's and also tried a set of Eminence speakers and that did seem to breath life back into everything. It also put the weight back into everything.... So I wanted to get away from the V30 tone (too colored for the Kemper) and get something a little more open sounding and saw these speakers. I liked the samples I heard and was wondering if the Neo technology got better (since 2010 or so when I purchased the Century Neo's). So I went for it. I think the sound quality difference was stunning, a major step up in tone. I don't hear or feel the lack of magnet weight any more, they push air or something intangible that makes it feel right. The amps I've played through these speakers feel different now, in a very good way, fun to play. The high end single notes are singing now, not harsh at all, sweet sounding. These are far better than all the other speakers I mentioned above and they are not even broken in. I always wondered why the Neo magnets weren't catching on, maybe it was cost, but I believe they just didn't perform that well for guitar up until now. Maybe a big part of what I am liking is that the basic tone of this speaker is much more to my liking than the V30 style speaker, but it goes beyond that. There is a body and spongy feedback feel or something that is subtle but has a huge impact on my playing now. I'll update later as I get more time on these, but I think these are brilliant so far
Music background: guitar, recording
See also: Speakers, Celestion, Celestion Guitar Amp Replacement Speakers