A gift from the rock Gods!
By: John B. Pitts from Clarksville Tennessee America
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The sturdiest most rugged speaker I've ever had the priviledge to play through. They're heavy. VERY heavy. Not just in weight, but, also in sound!
How has it stood up over time?
I recommended them to my rhythm guitarist several months ago after he blew a Celestion in his Marshall. At first he balked due to the price tag, but after explaining that they were the same ones we had heard Zakk playing through at the BLS concert he went for them. we've pushed them as hard as we can and even after they heat up, they still sound incredibly clean without any diminishment like we were getting through the Celetion's. No matter what we've thrown at them (tonewise of course) they respond like no other speakers we have EVER played through and
Your general opinion of this product.
Outstanding craftmanship and more importantly, AMERICAN MADE! When I want clean they are incredibly clean, but, when I want dirty they are downright sickeningly dirty! Tons of headroom and my effects and modelings have NEVER sounded soooo good! I have been very jealous of his rig ever since he got them and being as I'm on disability it's going to be a long while before I can afford my own set, but, when I can save the money up and get them, I feel like my rig will FINALLY be complete! I have always demanded a lot of myself and my equipment and those two speakers are at the top of my list of needs. I've even quit smoking so that I can get there a little quicker. God bless your workers who have obviously taken time and care to produce a superior product! Take THAT England and China!!!
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Looking for speakers that won't blow when you push them a little harder than normal has been a search that I have been going through for over twenty-eight years and that search finally ended this past year when I heard the sounds produced by your EVM12L's. I was amazed that something that could sound so crunchy could also produce such clean and mellow sounds, not to mention everything in between. October 20th I will turn fourty-three and it will mark my twenty-ninth year of playing guitar. I'm nowhere as good as a lot of people out there, but, I am original and I want THE original EVM12L's.
How did the stain or paint job look?
It's actually a shame that your speakers aren't visible once they are installed, but, I love the design and craftsmanship. Helping my rhythm guitarist unbox and install them was actually a nice experience. He remarked that it felt final before he even flicked the switch and you know what? He was right. The only way he will ever replace them is if somehow there was accidental physical damage to them and I can't see that happening as we both love our equipment almost as much and in some cases more than family. I've told him on more than one occasion that family may let him down, but, those Black Label's won't!
How was the action out of the box?
You don't have to be a musician to appreciate the sound, but, if you are a musician, you will have a smile plastered ear to ear on your mug. I will have mine. Don't know when, but, I've been dropping hints every day to my old lady and my friends so maybe, just maybe, they'll get together and help an old fart like me have a exttremely good birthday. Don't let something this good pass you by if you play guitar. By the way, you guys should give yourselves a big hearty pat on the back. Also, give your employees a bonus for such outstanding work and keep American workers working. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to Zakk Wylde. PEACE. Johnny B.