Tayden Guitar Speakers
Tayden speakers are probably the only guitar speaker manufacturer that assemble all their speakers in the UK, and they use as many UK made parts as possible.
The standard Tayden range uses UK-made Kurt Müller cones. The Tayden motor units are fabricated in the UK and are CNC milled to very high tolerance and chromplated to prevent rusting. Tayden wind their own voice coils allowing them to supply virtually any impedances for all their speakers.
Tayden True Brit 25
Tayden True Brit 25 Tele
Tayden True Brit 25 Strat
Tayden True Brit 25 Strat with effects
Tayden True Brit 25 Les Paul
Tayden True Brit 25 1958 Gibson Junior
Tayden True Brit Hi
Using a larger magnet then the True Brit 25, this speaker is designed for a more G12H-style sound. More bandwidth and greater efficiency than the Brit 25. This speaker works very well for clean and overdriven sounds.
Tayden True Brit Hi Tele
Tayden True Brit Hi Tele with effects
Tayden True Brit Hi Strat
Tayden True Brit Hi LesPaul
Tayden True Brit Hi LesPaul with effects
Tayden True Brit Hi Gibson LP Junior
Tayden Alnico Smooth
This is a design unique to Tayden, and produces a very “smooth” sound. Really good with Fender amps, e.g. in a Tweed Deluxe to recreate the early ZZ Top guitar sound. Available in 25W or 45W rating.
Tayden Alnico Smooth Tele
Tayden Alnico Smooth Strat
Tayden Alnico Smooth Les Paul
Tayden Alnico Smooth ’58 LP Junior
Tayden Ace 25
Like the Smooth, the Ace25 uses an alnico ring magnet. The Ace25 was designed to capture the tone of the Vox JMI era Celestion Blue. In fact, it was developed by direct comparison with some examples of JMI era Vox blues. This speaker has more upper mids and less bass than the Smooth. Available in 25W and 45W rating.
Tayden Ace 25 Tele
Tayden Ace 25 Strat
Tayden Ace 25 Les Paul
Tayden Ace 25 – ’60 LP Junior
Ace 25 – ’68 Gretsch 6120
Unlike the other Tayden speakers on this page, the Retro55 uses a 2″ voice coil, rather than the classic 1 3/4″ VC, which combined with the larger ceramic magnet gives the Retro55 extra power handling, hence its conservative 55W rating.
Tayden Retro 55 Tele
Tayden Retro 55 Strat
Tayden Retro 55 Les Paul
Tayden Retro 55 -’60 LP Junior
Tayden Retro 55 – ’68 Gretsch 6120
We used an early 70s Marshall JMP 20 W head, close-miced off-axis with a Shure SM57 and an Audio Technica AT4033 ambient mic, in a 2×12 closed-backed cab with one speaker driven. We recorded sound samples using clean, crunchy and flat out settings on the amp, using the three most popular solid body electric guitars: Strat, Tele and Les Paul. These samples were edited together and adjusted to equalize the volumes. Other than this NO processing (compression etc) was done to the sound clips.
For a laugh, we also recorded some clips using more off-piste guitars, eg a 1968 Gretsch 6120, although as we had the entire stock of Angel Music at our disposal we could have gone REALLY wild.
For a few of the clips we also applied some processing to give an idea of what sort of sounds could be achieved. For these clips (labelled “with effects”), the first half of each mp3 is the unprocessed recording, and the second half is the same clip with processing.
The vast majority of the sound samples (i.e. the ones on which the playing is very good!) were performed by Dave Page.