(1 customer review)




A nice guy from the Netherlands sent us 2 Celestion™ Sidewinder speakers. He bought them over 25 years ago, because at that time they were called the “loudest & heaviest” 12″ guitar speakers Celestion™ ever produced. He gave us the speakers as a gift – he just wanted us to create a cab pack, as he had switched from real cabs to IRs and quite missed them.

It took some time to find the “right” cab for those two heavies (and with 11,6 lb/5,25kg they ARE quite heavy ones) So…what can we say about them? They sound REALLY cool. They got a lovely,

wide midrange, mellow highs without sizzle and a fat low-end. They are not just loud and suitable for heavy styles…especially midgain amp stuff really gets a lot a character. And like in

“A Game of Thrones” the “Underdogs” always become the interesting ones to deal with!

Thank you for the Sidewinders, Jörgen. They have found their new, final place next to the Wolverine Custom 2×12 and will stay as a part of the Valhallir studio.

Low resonance frequency: 54 hz


1 review for V2-SW212

  1. h.zankl (verified owner)

    The Sidewinder was Celestion’s answer to the EVM 12L.

    Directly compared to some EVM 12L’s the Sidewinders in this cabinet really sound similar, also similar powerful – same family soundwise, I would say – nevertheless not exactly the same. For me the Sidewinders still have their own, a little more British sounding character. The EVM has a more vintage voiced bass and treble range, while the advantage of the Sidewinder is it’s tighter, almost dry sounding bass combined with a generally very balanced, but never flat sounding tone, than you usually get from any other guitar speakers, I know.

    These IR’s not only sounds good in combination with higher amp gain settings, also pure clean or slightly crunched tones sound great, at least for me.

    Very natural sounding tones with a lot of excellent harmonics, while colouring the guitar’s / amps’s original character less than some other cabinet-speaker combinations, which is something, somebody may like or not.

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