Give your rig new life and personality with a speaker makeover.

If you’re after a sound refresh, don’t give up on your amp right away. Swapping in a replacement speaker(s) might be exactly what you need to achieve the sound in your head. Here are just 10 of the numerous medium-power 12" alnico options out there

P12Q

This 40-watt speaker was designed to offer a warm, mid-focused bite with clear and bright highs, and remain well balanced when presented with overdrive.

JENSEN
$155

Gold

Intended to recreate the sonic signature of a well-played-in original speaker, the 50-watt Gold is reported to offer a rounded low-end, bell-like highs, and a laid-back attack.

CELESTION
$289

Alnico Red

Favored by several notable players, this 50-watt speaker was designed to provide ample headroom, solid bottom end, and silky rolled-off highs.

TONE TUBBY
$269

EJ-1240

Designed with help from guitarist Eric Johnson, these 40-watt speakers boast a reformulated paper cone and optimized basket design to aid in delivering vintage-sounding alnico tone.

EMINENCE
$269

12A125S

These wallet-friendly, 30-watt replacement speakers are designed to deliver warm tone that’s not too bass-y, a mellow top end, and a less immediate attack than other speakers.

WEBER
$113

BlackHawk Alnico

Designed to offer pristine top end, tight mids, and ample warmth and bottom end, this 50-watt speaker is geared to be a solid option for upgrading a Vox AC30.

WGS
$239

Scumnico

Featuring a specially treated 75 Hz cone and 40-ounce magnet, this 30-watt speaker was designed to recreate the ’60s British tone of the Vox Silver Alnico.

SCUMBACK
$239

Ascension A60

Built to reveal the subtle nuances of a finely crafted tube amp by enhancing its signature voice, this 60-watt speaker boasts a shimmering top end and clear, distinct low end.

FANE ACOUSTICS
$295

A50

This 50-watt speaker features a quality Nomex voice-coil former and full-size 34-ounce magnet for vintage tone and bell-like chime.

AVATAR
$179

Black Beauty

Reported to deliver an untypically warm quality mostly associated with a ceramic magnet, this 30-watt speaker still provides shimmering highs for clean voicings that handle breakup well.

MOJOTONE
$219

Intermediate

Beginner

  • Use shapes and patterns to think outside of scale-based note selection.
  • Learn a handful of “outside” licks with a shape-based approach.
  • Break out of playing ruts by adding a new approach to your playing.
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