In a CraigsList anomaly, I managed to sell a pair of 16ohm Swamp Thangs for what it cost to pickup a pair of 16ohm Governors, in the same night, in the same city
So far, I vastly prefer the V30's in my Sovtek 4x12. The V30's in my Avatar 2x12 are probably about the same. I was looking for the same sort of sound, but something more consistent, since the V30's in my Avatar 4x12 are abysmal . Luckily, I've got a buyer for that cab!
The Governors are definitely better than the Swamp Thangs I had. Though, admittedly, I was told to mix them with V30's… I just ran them as a pair. No mids whatsoever. The Governors are very V30-like, and I get along with the new pair pretty well. I still need to do a same-room comparison with them and my V30'd Avatar 2x12 to see for sure, which I should be able to do tonight at band practice.
Long story short, so far, it seems Governors are an OK Celestion clone, and Swamp Thangs should not be played by themselves
those swampys are the shit and leon is just a woman and cant handle their manlyness.