Celestion G12 Neo Creamback - Guitar Speaker, 8ohm

12" Guitar Speaker with Neodymium Magnet, 4.2 lbs., 60W, 8 Ohms, and 75Hz-5kHz Frequency Response
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Celestion G12 Neo Creamback - Guitar Speaker, 8ohm
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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. 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. Celestion engineers have created a way to use neodymium magnets to conjure the same performance qualities that guitarists love about older designs. 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
  • 8 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
Size 12"
Impedance 8 ohms
Power Handling 60W
Magnet Type Neodymium
Frequency Range 75-5000Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 1.75"
Magnet Diameter 4.9"
Unit Weight 4.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number T5977

Customer Reviews

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Celestion G12 Neo Creamback

The main reason I purchased the Celestion Neo Creamback was for the weight. Replacing the speaker in my 1x12 cabinet with the Creamback Neo took 4 pounds off the weight of the cabinet. That doesn't sound like much, but it's over 10% of the total weight of the cabinet, so I can tell the difference. The Creamback Neo is a great speaker, and it replaced a great speaker also, an Eminence Legend V128. Tone (and what are ears pick up) is subjective, and I'll compare the two as best as possible, but I really think anyone could dial in any sound out of either speaker. Celestion Neo Creamback There are no "artifacts" for being a Neo speaker. It sounds great. There is more distortion from this speaker from my two channel amp head. I think there's more "give" and "bounce" in the sound, and the speaker might be a little more forgiving. It might be a warmer speaker. Great cleans and distorted tones! If I was in a classic rock band I'd pick this speaker. If I was in a jazz combo, I'd pick this speaker. Eminence Legend V128 The sound is more focused, and maybe a tighter, more direct sound. It is clear and direct without being harsher in any way. It might be less warm, but it produces great tones. I'm not sure if it's the amp, but I think this speaker produces a little less distortion than the Creamback Neo. If I was in a 60s British Invasion tribute band I'd pick this speaker. If I was in a classic country band, I'd pick this speaker. If I was in a large jazz group with horns, etc (or maybe in any group that is loud with multiple players and I needed to find my place in the mix) I'd pick this speaker. If I could sum up both speakers, I'd call the Creamback Neo more "emotional" while the Eminence Legend V128 more "refined." Again, they are both excellent speakers, and you wouldn't go wrong with either one. And I could recommend ordering from Sweetwater to anyone! Thanks Joe C. also! Be sure and check the return policy when ordering speakers (speakers are non-returnable).
5/5

The real deal!

Celestion did a great job in matching the tone and feel of the original Creamback. I set my Quilter amp up with a cab switcher and did a blind AB test between the standard Creamback and the new Neo Creamback in two different identical 112 cabinets and couldn't pick them apart until I picked the cabinets up. Very impressive! Nice and light weight.
4.5/5

Harsheness Gone

I purchased this speaker for my H & K 18 12" Tubemeister Combo. There were 2 reasons for this - 1. To lighten the amp and more importantly, 2. To improve the sound quality of the amp. This speaker is 4 -5 lbs lighter than the H & K unit - a huge weight savings on a 24lb amp, that now weighs 19-20 lbs, very awesome. The sound improvement was also very noticeable. The original speaker was very harsh sounding at higher volumes and when using the 2nd channel and or lead channel. It was so harsh on the 2nd channel that I only used channel 1. I can't say that the speaker was entirely responsible for eliminating the harshness because I also changed the preamp tubes to Mesa 12AX7's. The 2 changes have improved the sound/tone of this amp considerably, especially on channel 2 and the lead channel which are now both very useful.
Music background: Gigging Musician
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