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Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" Guitar Speaker 75W 8 Ohm

Brand:|Model: Red Coat The Governor|Part # 290-846
Eminence Red Coat The Governor – A thick and raunchy British-voiced 12" guitar speaker with leading tonal characteristics. • Power handling: 75 watts RMS • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency Range: 70-5,000 Hz • Sensitivity: 102 dB 1W/1m
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  • Application: 12" Open or Closed Back
  • Configuration: 1, 2, or 4 x 12"
  • Coloration: Classic British tone. Thick and raunchy with lots of mids.
  • Genre: Classic British Rock tone of the 60's and 70's
  • The Perfect Replacement Speaker for Marshall MG Series Cabinets

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Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" Guitar Speaker 75W 8 Ohm

It all started with the British Invasion, that unmistakable sound that took America by storm from across the Atlantic to right in your face. And now Eminence puts it within easy reach with the Red Coat™ series of guitar amp speakers. Engineered and manufactured in the U.S. with British-inspired cones, making it easy to "Pick Your Sound." Seven-year manufacturer's warranty.

The Eminence Governor is the perfect drop in replacement speaker for many British and American made lead guitar cabs. Voiced to work perfectly in the following cabinets: Crate G412 ST and SL as well as Crate GX412 XR, XS, R and S series and Voodoo Series 412 cabinets SVS and SVB. Marshall MG Series combos and cabinets as well as AVT412 cabs and Marshall TSL cabinets. All Mesa Boogie cabinets including Mark I Reissue, Nomad 100 12”, Nomad 45 and 55 12” versions, Rect-O-Verb and Road King Combo. Also a great replacement in Peavey 5150 212 Combo and Classic Straight and Slant 412’s, Peavey Triple XXX Series and XXl 212 Combo, and XXL 412 Straight and Slant. Perfect replacement for the Celestion 12 that is used in Rivera Chubster 40/55 Rivera Fandango 1x12 and 2x12, Quiana212, and R Series (R30/R55/R100) and Rivera Suprema as well as the VOX AD 120VT and AD 60VT Combo.

gov'er nor - n. a thick and raunchy British-voiced 12" guitar speaker with leading tonal characteristics.

Specifications: • Power handling: 75 watts RMS • VCdia: 1.75" • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency Range: 70-5,000 Hz • Sensitivity: 102 dB 1W/1m • Magnet weight: 56 oz. • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 12.02", Cutout diameter: 10.97", Depth: 5.2".

Electric guitars, guitar amplification, and the birth of Rock-n-Roll in the 1950's collectively established a new use for loudspeakers. Speaker choices were limited in those days and amplifier manufacturers had to purchase products that were common to other applications. Usually, this meant a low-power speaker, often with an Alnico magnet, and limited cone and coil travel.

Due to the nature of the speaker's construction, the sound of the guitar and amplifier combination was impacted by the speaker design. Amplified guitar was a bit more aggressive duty than most other speaker applications at the time and the speakers were frequently challenged in terms of their mechanical movement and linearity. Guitarist learned how to control this non-linearity and use the resulting tonal characteristics to their advantage. Speaker break-up became cool and was a desired feature by most guitarists. The great guitar tones we know now are a result of those events.

Although there are a multitude of distinctive guitar speaker tones available today, they can be broken down into two main categories. We have Marshall and Celestion to thank for the distinctively "British tones" that we are so familiar with. Fender, Peavey, and SLM (Crate/Ampeg) worked with speaker companies like Eminence, Oxford, CTS, JBL, and Electro-Voice to establish tones that are distinctively "American".

Eminence is proud to present the Patriot™ and Red Coat™ series of guitar speakers. Incorporating both British and American cone technology into speakers that are manufactured in the USA gives us the ability to provide you with virtually any tone you desire. Be it British or American, clean or dirty, big bass or screaming highs, we have a speaker that will allow you to "Pick Your Sound".

To help you select the right Eminence guitar speaker, check out Eminence's Tone Guide.

Product Specifications
  • TypeLead / Rhythm Guitar
  • Nominal Diameter12"
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)75 Watts
  • Magnet MaterialCeramic Ferrite
Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" Guitar Speaker 75W 8 Ohm
  • BrandEminence Speaker
  • ModelRed Coat The Governor
  • Part Number290-846
  • UPC876358001170
  • Product CategoryGuitar Speakers & Bass Guitar Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (2 Reviews)
  • Weight13 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" Guitar Speaker 75W 8 Ohm
Eminence Red Coat The Governor 12" Guitar Speaker 75W 8 Ohm is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ToneI built a speaker isolation cabinet for this speaker. It performs flawlessly! Lot's of grunt . . . just what i was lookin' for.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eminence Red Coat Man o WarThe Man o War is the Eminence Solution to the Celestion G12T-75. However, my ears tell me that they are not apples to apples direct replacements. Which speaker you would prefer would depend on your amp, cabinet, etc. I have been using man o wars for about 2 years now and they are the only speaker that has made it two years without getting swapped or sold, and they never will be. These are now the benchmark speaker by which I gauge every other speaker. They just sound good. Very little EQing is required. Pop them in your favorite cab and play. No trying to get huge of the giant mid shelf (V-30s). These speakers LOVE high gain, and if you run a Mesa Dual or Triple Recto, these are a must. The Man o War is the only speaker I have found that can pull a triple rectofier out of the "mud". Do you feel like your recto has a 2" thick blanket over the speaker cab? These have a brighter top end than the G12T-75 and really perfect a recto. I also use these with my strat with a Peavey JSX and they are awesome. I used these in a 4 x 12" with a Marshall DSL and to my ear, they seemed very bright compared to the normal Marshall cab with G12T-75s. This is the only situation where I would have prefered the rolled off top end of the Celestion, but in all other cases, this speaker has been like pure gold, and they love lots of volume, but also sound great in the bedroom with a POD for practice. I have owned tons of speakers, amps, cabs, guitars, stomboxes, etc and been chasing tone forever, all kinds of tones for blues, country, metal, etc and these speakers, as I said, are now my defacto standard by which all other speakers and cabs are measured.
Date published: 2008-02-18
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