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Blown speaker help

Postby leftyguitarman » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:59 pm

Alright, so I have these two guys I jam with on a regular basis, and we play LOUD. Really loud. Anyways, my friend Victor who has been using my Epiphone Triggerman amp blew the speaker when we were jamming. I don't know anything about speakers and such, but what would be the best speaker to put in it? I would kind of like to put another stock speaker in it if I can find one, just because I love the tone of that amp so much. Is it hard putting a new speaker in? I've never done it. If I can't seem to find another Triggerman Speaker, what would you guys recommend I put in it?
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby grady » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:14 pm

Hey Lefty, check out Weber speakers. I love 'em.

You may not want to hear this but, I'm gonna tell you anyway,
You guys need to turn down. There's no need to play that freakin' loud.
Until you learn to turn down, you'll be blowing speakers, amps, etc.
Not to mention the permanent hearing damage you'll all suffer.

Playing loud isn't cool.
I've been playing professionally longer than you've been alive.
Even when I played in Metal bands, we were very mindful of the stage volume.
That's why at age 41, my hearing is as good as it's ever been.

We use to run massive PA Systems with 2 or 3 racks of QSC Power Amps.
They would make your chest hurt if you stood in front of the PA Speakers.
However, we ran a low stage volume.

Running amps as hard as you guys are is the equivalent of running the shit out of your car.
You may enjoy it but, you better have the money for tires, brakes, etc.
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby leftyguitarman » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:45 pm

Yeah I know what you mean, but the guy that drums with us plays pretty damn loud, and it's a small room so our amps are always up so we can hear them over the kit.

On a side note, how much will the speaker change the tone?
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby grady » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:09 am

Depends on which speaker you get.
If you play Metal or Rock, a Celestion is the #1 choice.
for Blues go with Weber, Eminence.

It all depends on what you want. If you're happy with the tone you've got, get an identical speaker to the one you blew.
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby ricochet » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:12 am

I rather like the Jensen MOD series, a couple of which I've installed in my own amps. They're cheap, too. Nice and cheap is a great combination.
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby guitarslim101 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:54 am

If you want to cut down on the weight of your amp a bit, check out the Jensen Neo speakers. I have a 2x12 loaded with them and it weighs less than 40 pounds. It's made with pretty thick pine, too. And they really sound nice once they're broken in. I have one in my tweed Deluxe clone right now and it really tightened the bass and added a bit more headroom. They lean more towards a ceramic sound than alnico to my ears, but they loose a bit of brightness after you put a few hours on them. I'll also say they sound a lot better than the Jensen C12Q that came with the kit when I built the Deluxe.

Of course, alnico Tone Tubby hemp cone 12s are my favorite speakers, but they're expensive. I have one that bounces back and forth between my two combos depending on which one I'm playing more.
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby leftyguitarman » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:19 pm

So how hard is it to replace a speaker? Anything I can severely mess up, or is it pretty beginner-friendly?
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby 601blues » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:42 pm

most of the time its very simple Ive even done it, Just un plug the old speaker and unscrew the nuts from the mounting studs and back again with the new one no big deal,I replaced 1 out of 4 in my classic, which had jumpers so I just took a pic before in case I got lost but didn't need it !Sure its a speaker and not a tube??
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby leftyguitarman » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:32 am

601blues wrote:Sure its a speaker and not a tube??


I'm fairly certain. It's a solid state amp.
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby 601blues » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:43 am

well it ain't a tube,you can cross dat off da list :wha:
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby leftyguitarman » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:05 am

So what do I need to know about the electrical part of it. Which speakers can fit? What about the ohms?
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby 601blues » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:19 am

Just match the specs of the org one ,that should not be hard
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby NEONMOONY » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:10 pm

A drummer who has "the touch" to play at different volumes is underrated.
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby deltablues57 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:33 am

Eminence Texas Heat is the speaker to use.
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Re: Blown speaker help

Postby leftyguitarman » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:43 am

So I'm hearing a lot about Eminence Speakers. My cousin told me he has an Eminence Red, White, and Blues speaker that he used for a bit. He said he'd sell it to me for cheap. Anyone have any knowledge first hand with these? The reviews online are pretty good and he (my cousin) swears by these speakers. What do you guys think?
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