Speakers Experts please help!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by The Rocket, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. The Rocket

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    Hello guys,
    I have a vintage G12-65 speaker that looks like this:
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    The paper cone is not torn.
    Do you think it's an irreparable damage or do you think it could still work fine? What do you think and what can I do??!?:worried
     
  2. chaz

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    I have repaired tears before using Ted Weber's method of applying successive thin layers of acid-free rubber cement, toilet paper, rubber cement, toilet paper, etc. Build up 5-6 layers at least. Finish with a touch of spray paint. All the repairs I've done were on tears that were parallel to the ribs, not accross them like the one you have. I don't know how effective the process might be in your case, but seems it might be worth a try. I've used it to repair an old JBL, EV, and a Jensen that are still going strong. YMMV
     
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    He stated it wasnt torn so its a crease Im looking at or a stain? Bob
     
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    I would describe it as a "scratch"...
    would it be safe to use the speaker anyway?
     
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    thanks! I've heard about this method. Would you recommend it even if the cone is not torn?
     
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    I try to post a bigger picture...
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    Im no speaker expert but I'd be inclined to try it and see how it sounds before I gooped it up with stuff. Hows the back side look? Bob
     
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    Thanks Bob. I don't have the speaker here right now. I bought it on ebay, but it got damaged before the seller had shipped it to me...he's sending it anyway to me, so I'm waiting for this speaker.
     
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    looks like a scratch, trying to "fix" would probably damage it more, as long as the cone is still intact then it should be fine, and it does not look like the surround is damaged, that is usually where you have problems, speakers can handle a lot of abuse and still work.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't see where you said it wasn't torn. No, I'd just use it as is. Probably work fine that way.
    The method works fine if done carefully, and I much prefer it to save a speaker in it's original form than recone it if possible.
     
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    If the paper is not torn on the backside and it's only a scratch on the front,then it's fine and you won't even notice an audible difference.
     
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    I wouldn't tough it unless it didn't sound good. I have seen some speakers that have a lot more damage than that and still sounded great.
     
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    thank you very much you guys for sharing your experiences!
    I will check the back of the paper cone and I will test it on my cab.
    Hopefully it is going to work fine...I'll keep my fingers crossed and pray.:bow
     

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