Good ways to break in a Vintage 30??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Clifford-D, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Clifford-D

    Clifford-D Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Close to the burn zone
    I have a new Fender Super Sonic with a Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.

    What's some good ways to break the speaker in?
  2. teletroy

    teletroy Member

    Oct 24, 2006
    search that page for breaking

    Playing a lot is also a good way,l some people just hook up an ipod or cd player to the amp and let it play all day.

    I have a transformer I plug into my amp and it drives the speaker, I let them shake for a few hours.
  3. Dave_C

    Dave_C Supporting Member

    May 18, 2004
    Run a guitar loop into the clean channel (I use a Zoom H2 with a loop I recorded), turn it up the preamp w/ the master low till the preamp starts to breakup, back off till it just gets clean, turn up the master till the power amp starts to break up, back off till it just gets clean, then then let the amp run for at least 5-6 hours. That's your max clean amp output. Make sure it doesn't exceed the rating of the speaker!

    You could also build or purchase an ISO box and stick the speaker in there to cut down on the racket. I have access to a powered mixer/PA head which I often use to breakin speakers versus burning tubes on my guitar amps.

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