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Re: Blown speaker help

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:06 pm
by gcd revue
NEONMOONY wrote:A drummer who has "the touch" to play at different volumes is underrated.


Truer words were never spoken. There's hundreds of guys with sticks, but usually only one or two drummers in town. The only thing worse than playing with a "pounder" is playing with one who can't keep time, either.

Similar things can be said of any other musician: Learn your instrument...and LISTEN. If you can't hear anyone else, play QUIETER.

You might try recommending your drummer (barring other "issues") get a set of brushes.

Re: Blown speaker help

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:15 am
by maxx england
Found this link; it indicates that there may be repair specialists your side of the pond. Hope it helps.


http://www.coulouris.net/av/BC1-rescue- ... tions.html

Re: Blown speaker help

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:31 am
by leftyguitarman
Well, my cousin gave me the speaker and installed it for $60. I couldn't turn that down, and he had it ready for me in a day. I plugged in my LP and it sounds pretty bluesy and with a little overdrive, it sounds great. My Strat with Texas Specials sounds amazing through it. So far I like it, after about 30 minutes of playing through it. I'll mess around with it more later. Thanks all for your help and recommendations.

Grady, my cousin said the same thing you did about speakers. He said that if I didn't want his Eminence, he told me to get a Celestion, which I almost did.

Re: Blown speaker help

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:14 am
by leftyguitarman
Well as soon as I get my Epi amp fixed, something goes wrong with my Peavey. Turns out all the power tubes (EL84's) need to be replaced. Arg. One thing after the next.

Re: Blown speaker help

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:04 am
by ricochet
Out of all the power tubes on the market, EL84s have the shortest life and highest failure rate. Lot of power concentrated in a small envelope that doesn't dissipate heat well. Keep several sets of spares handy. I buy the cheapass Russian 6P14P (Cyrillic: 6П14П) in bulk. (Last batch I bought came from Tbilisi, Georgia, so that source may be gone.) Those same cheapass 6P14Ps get their Russian writing scrubbed off and get restamped as the various commercial brands sold to the guitar market in the U.S.

Re: Blown speaker help

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:22 am
by leftyguitarman
I'll keep that in mind. When changing them out, what do you do? Pop the old ones out and put the new ones in? Simple as that?

Re: Blown speaker help

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:44 am
by grady
Yep, it's that simple.
I have a matched set of Groove Tubes in my Pro Jr.
Next time, I think I'll put JJ's in it.