Blown Celestion Greenbacks - Recone or not?

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  1. or bowling

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    Yesterday I ran a 70's Traynor 50 watt head into my 2x12 Greenback cabinet... the more I turned it up the BETTER is sounded - LOL!

    POP! Thin & scratchy sounds now!!! (they were bought new, 90's era replacement speakers, not sure if still made in UK back then)

    Anyway, can you recommend a good recone company?

    I was wondering if you can up the power rating when doing so.


    Thanks!!!! - I'm in Southern Cal area.
     
  2. Dale

    Dale Member

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    For the cost buy new.
     
  3. jchan

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    Get a pair of 65 watt Scumback M75s. You can also get them with the "break-in" option.
     
  4. amphog

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    Try Orange County Speaker Repair.
     
  5. or bowling

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    Thanks for the replies, guys. Orange County has a price list - $75 ea.
     
  6. or bowling

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    Hey jkr,

    Could you briefly elaborate on the 1777 / 6402 options if you don't mind?

    Thanks!
     
  7. Scumback Speakers

    Scumback Speakers Gold Supporting Member

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    OCSR is a good option to recone those speakers if you're looking to keep them as is. I only recone Celestion frames to Scumback specs, but you do have some choices if you go that route.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
     
  8. or bowling

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    I'm curious/confused about the options, can I use the same frame but up the power handling a bit with the recone? Or do my frames only allow the M75/H75/S75-paper voice coil recones (PVC) - which are 20 watts only - if I'm understanding it?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Scumback Speakers

    Scumback Speakers Gold Supporting Member

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    If you have G12M frames, they can be rebuilt to M75-PVC 20w, M75 25, 65 or 100w specs. So you have four choices with G12M's.
     
  10. mach5

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    Wow, I got an old frozen 70's greenback I was thinking of fixing, just didn't know what to do with it or if it was worth it.
     
  11. smolder

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    The rule I use is that if recone is equal to or lower to the used cost, then I'd re-cone. You essentially get a new speaker. You know what you have, but you do have to break it in. Used speakers typically come broken in or close, but your typically not really sure of the history. Recycle when possible.
     

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