Drew Foppe, Guitar Tech Extraordinaire: Interview Part 1


Drew Foppe is a guitar, bass and amp tech who has spent the best part of the last 20 years touring and working closely with some of the biggest names in music, including The Smashing Pumpkins, Slipknot, Faith No More, Fleetwood Mac, Shakira and Sheryl Crow. When he’s not on tour or in the studio, […]

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Andi Picker Explores The Magic Cabs of Our Backline Heroes Range


Speakers – The Big Difference I’ve chased tone for years, and after spending far too much time, effort and money tweaking guitars and amps, I eventually realised that putting new speakers in my cabs made far more difference than NOS glass and capacitors – and at a fraction of the cost. I’ve found speakers that […]

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Heavy Metal Turns 50! What are the Best IRs for Metal?


Heavy Metal just celebrated its 50th birthday! To mark the occasion, bands from around the worlds are celebrating at the inaugural World Heavy Metal Congress in London. In this blog, we aim to answer one of the questions we get asked a lot: “what are the best impulse responses for metal?” At first sight, it […]

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Celestion Neo 250 Copperback IR – Purity of Tone


Celestion speakers are revered worldwide for their signature midrange presence and growling cone break-up. We like to think that our speakers and the Celestion signature sound are considered to be one of the most important elements of great guitar tone. The Celestion Neo 250 Copperback speaker, on the other hand, was designed with a different […]

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Impulse Response Secret Equipment Revealed!


Of course, you know Celestion’s official story about how we created our incredibly accurate impulse response files: with a world class recording studio, professional quality microphones, hand-built cabinets, years of research and development and the expert skill of award-winning sound engineers. But is that really the whole story? Can all this investment of time, skill […]

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Orange Cabinet Impulse Responses Are Here!


We are extremely proud to announce that the latest name in our Backline Heroes range of impulse responses is Orange Amps. Celestion has teamed up with Orange to create an entirely new collection of impulse responses based on seven of Orange’s best-selling cabinets featuring three of our most iconic speakers – the Vintage 30, the […]

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Three Reasons to Use Two notes Format Celestion IRs in Your Wall of Sound


If you own a Two notes Torpedo or its software equivalent, Wall of Sound, you probably already know that you can use any of our regular Celestion WAV format IRs in your gear to generate authentic Celestion tone. Since we launched our Two notes format IRs for the Alnico Blue, Greenback and Vintage 30 a […]

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Recreate Eddie Van Halen Tone with the Celestion G12 EVH Speaker IR


You told us you couldn’t live without it, so we’re bringing back the G12 EVH impulse response! If you’ve ever tried to recreate the distinctive Eddie Van Halen tone, your quest just got a whole lot easier – with the Celestion G12 EVH speaker impulse response. Whether you’re a home guitarist who loves sounding like the […]

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Overwhelmed by IRs? Andi Picker Has The Solution!


Can IRs Provide Too Much Of A Good Thing? I love IRs; they can save me literally hours of work on guitar-heavy projects and deliver great results every time. Over the years, I’ve acquired a lot of different options and I know that sometimes the vast choice of cabinets, speakers and mics can seem a […]

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Bass Impulse Responses from Celestion Are Here!


We’re super proud to bring you a major advance in the Celestion Impulse Response range – our new bass impulse responses! Capturing the tones of our bass speakers with the same level of accuracy that has come to be associated with our guitar speaker IRs, has certainly proven to be a significant technical challenge. But, […]

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