Hey all - just wanted to share a few things. First off, I love my Royal Atlantic - I had a head/2x12 cab set up for a little while, but recently sold it for a combo (I don't play out and a combo is just easier to move around my house). The only thing that ever bothered me was the mid hump that I couldn't ever seem to dial out - even if I scooped the mids - I think it might have something to do with the fixed presence and/or the V30 speakers (in both the 2x12 cab and my new combo). I randomly stumbled on some reviews about the new Celestion G12H-75 Creambacks saying that they had more "presence" in the highs, more lows and less mids (compared to V30's). I found a few videos on youtube and they sounded great so I figured I'd give them a try - all I can say is WOW! Everything I read is true and some, these blow V30's out of the water! No more awkard mid-range hump, and it's almost like adding a presence control to balance out the highs. Now that I've tried these I can never go back to V30's - at least not for a mid-heavy amp like the Royal Atlantic. I really wish I would have done a side by side recording before pulling out the V30's and soldering in the Creambacks - you wouldn't believe the difference. I'd say if you got the extra coin (they are pricey at $170 a piece) then try them out...and thank me later
...and I also changed out the grille cloth on my combo - put in the standard black jute grill - never really liked the grey basket weave - very time consuming (mostly removing tons of staples), but worth it in the end! A little hint on changing grill cloth - pull it as tight as possible and keep it straight, then staple. Once it's stapled the whole way around, mist it with a water bottle (don't saturate it - just a light mist) then hit it with some high heat with a blow drier - this will slightly shrink the cloth, making it nice and tight - looks custom & straight out of the factory!