Questions About Changing speakers

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  1. CA$H FLOW

    CA$H FLOW Member

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    When changing the speaker on a tube amp are there any precautions you should always take?
    I know that whenever the amp is turned on you should always have a speaker connected. What about protecting the speaker from solder that may accidentally drip?
    How does one access a speaker that is mounted from the front of the cabinet?
     
  2. Blue Strat

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    On the solder question, I've never had a problem with zero protection but you could use painters tape under the terminals for protection if you like.

    Front mounted speakers are usually screwed in from the front and would require removal of the grill.
     
  3. CA$H FLOW

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    So on my amp there are no screws anywhere to remove the grill. Does this mean I simply pop off the grill, maybe use a screw driver or some flat blade like device?
     
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    I prefer clip connectors but if I'm soldering speaker terminals I'll have the speakers face down and cut out a little piece of cardboard and stick it underneath the terminals to catch any solder drip.
     
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    Some are like that. Some not.
     
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    Ca$h Flow, what model amp do you have? Have you looked in from the rear to see if there are any screws holding the grill on?
     
  7. CA$H FLOW

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    My amp is a Traynor YCV50 and I cannot see any screws from the back holding the grill on. I have some other questions- How should one go about tightening the screws that mount the speaker? and Can you over tighten the speaker mounting screws?
     
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    I take it the speaker is front mounted meaning the grill has to come off? Yes, you can over tighten the screws. Usually you won't seriously hurt anything and all you'll do is strip a bolt or a T nut. Just snug is sufficient. If it is front mounted I'd use a SMALL drop of blue loctite on the bolts and get them just a tiny bit past finger tight.
     
  9. CA$H FLOW

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    Great, thanks for the advice!
     

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