Developed in the 1980s as a natural evolution of the G12-80, the Celestion Classic Lead 80 features a traditional guitar speaker cone built together with a fibreglass voice coil and a larger dust cap, which encourages the specific cone modes that give this speaker its unique sound, combining the best of vintage and modern tones.
The Classic Lead 80 speaker (referred to sometimes as the CL80) is much loved by lead guitarists for its speed, punch and articulation; with every note clearly defined, even when you’re playing with immense distortion. It also sounds great clean, with that same clarity combining with the speaker’s natural headroom to deliver an effortlessly dynamic performance.
Each cabinet recording is available as an Impulse Response (IR), authentic digital speaker tone in the industry standard format for full compatibility with your DAW, profiler or amp modeller. The digital download collection and individual cabinet files are also available as a Dynamic Speaker Response (DSR), the “next generation IR” that works together with Celestion’s SpeakerMix Pro plug-in to deliver tone that’s even more responsive to playing style: adding more “feel” to your sound for even greater realism.