Busted Speaker

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by buzzdog, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. buzzdog

    buzzdog Member

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    Last time I switched speakers in my Fender DRRI I let one of the sharp screws puncture the speaker. Well, it didn't cause any trouble for the next few gigs, but recently it's started to buzz. Do I need to re-cone the whole deal or can I do some kind of patch job here?
     
  2. Reeek

    Reeek Member

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    It's worth trying to patch I suppose but if you do, patch it from behind if you can reach it from behind. Use a piece of paper sack and a small amount of super glue and see what happens.

    I did that exactly one time and the speaker still sounddd good but I did give it away. A Blue Dog too :mad:
     
  3. buzzdog

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    That's a creative solution. Thanks for the suggestion! I too have given away a blue, and that was a sad day too. (course the amp just wasn't working out so it had to go)
     
  4. aeolian

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    Superglue is very brittle. There are special industrial formulations that are used for voice coil attachment and such, but still wouldn't work very well in a flexing environment like the middle of a cone.

    The old school (or "ghetto" as my kids call it) way was with tissue/toilet paper and white glue. Usually on the face of the cone but sometimes on both sides.

    Actually, I know a young, starving bass player who kept his 2-10 SWR going for a couple of years by reworking the speaker surrounds this way every few months.
     
  5. Seegs

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    Yep...direct from Ted Weber...Elmers glue and tissue paper...saturate the tisse paper with the glue...smooth out all wrinkles and let dry...do 5 layers...if the tear happens in the doping material...first remove the doping material with acetone and then do the above proceedure...

    Chow,
    Seegs
     

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