Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2012 9:55 AM (in response to gilmoreryan)Re: swapped speaker, but afraid to turn it up yet... help?
Tons of history on this - I'm relatively certain your amp is ok from the impedance standpoint. Everything I've read says you shouldn't drop below 8 ohms but higher impedance is ok. It'll cut your overall volume somewhat. Unfortunately, whether or not the speaker melts down due to overload is not something I can speak to.
I'd be interested in hearing what you think about the difference in sound. I tried running a Mesa Boogie labeled Celestion speaker (C-90) at one point, and wasn't thrilled with the coloration I heard.
I've been running a Spider 4x12 for a while now, and it sounds very different from the built-in speakers. Kind of weird considering the speakers in the 4x12 are also Celestion made drivers (same look, same labels) just in 16 ohm. I hook them up as parallel pairs, which gives me two 8 ohm connections - perfect match.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to smgrimes)Re: swapped speaker, but afraid to turn it up yet... help?
thanks for the help, i havnt noticed any poorer volume differance, in fact its actually louder then it was be for hand, i took it up just past half and the windows started to rattle lol the amp was drounding out my buddys fender dual reverb delux stack, and the sound im getting out of the celestion classic lead 80 is increadible, and playing through a stratocaster, the sound is a perfect match, its got really nice rich lows and an extreemly detailed high end, and the mids have an almost silky feel, compairing it to the stock speaker i had in it, this speaker blows it out of the water, no matter what sound i play with, it sounds utterly amazing, from having the settings set from a dimondplate 4x12 treadplate metal sound to a warm crisp and clean double verb 4x12 brit v30's. i have to admit changing the speaker alone changes the tone dramadicly, more so then swapping pickups or using pedals, celestion puts out. and it made me speachless considering the amp is only a 1x12 combo, and i havent even broke the speaker in yet. heh heh heh, ill let ya know how it sounds after i get it broke in.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to gilmoreryan)Re: swapped speaker, but afraid to turn it up yet... help?
higher ohms=safe, lower ohms= not safe
you should be fine.
lower ohms would put more demands on your amp... (causing heat and other failures)