Did I ruin my speaker?

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  1. HoboMan

    HoboMan Silver Supporting Member

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    I was doing a speaker swap in my Mesa F-50. When I went to pull the old one out the reverb tank was in the way and the speaker fell back down and hit on of the speaker mounting screws.

    When I finally got it out I noticed that I had punctured a small hole in the cone. Is it ruined or is there a way to repair this?

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    The Good news is that you will never do that again..
     
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    You got that right!
     
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    Nah,its not ruined. I'd carefully push/squeeze the hole together from the othe side (if you know what I mean -to make it smaller)and use a smakll amount of black RTV on a small puncture like that in the surround area. If its bigger than it appears in the picture you can use a bit of coffee filter and white glue on the back side too to strengthen it. Should be fine. Bob
     
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    What is RTV?
     
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    Black RTV silicone. Auto parts store has some. I added if its a bit bigger than it appears you can strengthen it on the backside with a small bit of a coffe filter and some elmers. I actually use cone donated from junked speakers but coffee filters,even toilet papper(few layers works well. If its only that tiny hole a small amount of RTV only should be fine. Bob
     
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    You could be adding "MOJO" to your speaker. Rock on !
     
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    Hey look at that. I didn't know the guy (or gal) that posted the RTV thingy was rockon1 until after I posted and I said "Rock on ! " at the end of my statement.

    Thats Karma Man, you gotta do that RTV Mod.
     
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    Thanks. It's tiny so I'll probably just use some of the RTV. I'm off to the Auto Parts store tomorrow.

    This is some Mojo I can do without.
     
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    Dude, adding the RTV will give it MOJO.


    You'll be creating a new cool sound.
     
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    Is it possible to completely remove the cone and replace it with one that is made from RTV in the shape of a speaker cone?
     
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    Then I'll be getting an extra large tube of RTV.
     
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    Hmmm that looks like the new " HoboMan Amp" with extra Mojo.


    It's got that new cool sound.
     
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    It is cool but it tends to sound a little "boxy".
     

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