Picked up a pair of these 15" celestions for My PA cabs.
I thought about it for a few weeks and then decided for $99 a pair with free shipping it was too good to pass up so I bought a pair before they were sold out. I'm getting ready to install them tonight.
They are actually well made Trace Elliot speakers made for Celestion. I currently have some Carvin 15's in there now, and I think they are a lower wattage. I put the original Yamaha 15's in my cerwin Vega Top cabs. I haven't decided whether I'll put the Carvins in the Cerwins or just put in the old Traynor 2 X 15" bass cab I got in storage. I'm thinking about playing out again and the Traynor is allot easier to haul than my Sunn folded cabs or my EV that has an 18" and 2X10's.
Guess I'll just have to try it and see which bass head sounds best. I'm hoping my 66 Blackface Bassman might be a good match. If not I have two others, a Sunn and a Crate.
I'm thinking about downsizing my PA rig too. If these Celestions sound good, I may give my bottom cabs to a buddy. They have 18"s and horns in them and they just take up allot of space. He plays mostly acoustic now and has need of a PA. I'll probably throw in an old Peavey PA head I got laying around so he has something to power them. I got so much excess gear I've collected over time. I can sell off the rest, but Ebaying the big stuff just isn't practical. Music stores are a rip-off for used gear. Maybe I can sell some in a garage sale or flea market. I should be able to get a grand for all the older mixers, amps, and speakers I have hanging.
I can put that money into some additional recording gear. I don't need it but another decent tube mic preamp or even a small combo amp I can sling in the back of my Mustang would be cool. There again my Alverez Acoustic guitar is pretty ragged out. It was a pawn shop special and even after refretting and electrifying it, its not much fun to play, no less record with. I used to have a Martin Classical guitar I really liked. It didn't have a boat neck like many do and I'd like a classical with built in piezio for recording. Or maybe a Hoffner Bass. They have killer midrange tones for recording bass you just can't get from a solid body.