Hello TB. I've been lurking and making comments here and there but this is my first thread here on the site. I guess a formal introduction is in order.
I got involved in music from an early age, when I was six. Can play a bit of keyboard, guitar, flute, and of course bass. Took a long vacation from music to concentrate on college and forming a family. Played regularly at church for about 10 years, in the school's band for about 5 years, and with friends at jam sessions. I am starting to get back into music and want to concentrate on bass. My plan is to get real good so when the kids hopefully go off to college I am ready to start or join a band and play regularly. Kids are still young, so I have plenty of time to get better.
Now that the intro is out of the way, I wanted to share a recent "resurrection" I did on an Acoustic B450 combo amp. I already owned a Carvin R600 and a 410 cab which I use on the second floor of our house. I've been wanting a cheap combo to practice while on the first floor of our house so I don't have to lug that beast downstairs when my kids are sleeping. The local GC had this combo listed as having a cracked frame and had been there since February of this year. I called and was told that the electronics where not working. So I figured, if the speakers are in good shape, and I get a good price, I can at
least get a 210 cab. Went to the store to take a look. The guy that I talked to was very nice and upfront about the problems with it. He plugged it in and flipped the switch. The head turned on and made the familiar click sound when the amp starts to feed power to the speakers, but no sound. I checked the speakers and the cones where not torn. Pushed them a bit and they didn't appear to be blown. Now I am ready to buy this thing. After some haggling I got it for $70 plus tax, which I think was a fair deal.
Here is the cab as I started stripping it:
The insides looked OK:
The head seemed fine inside:
Here was the problem with it. The cables that feed the speakers had come loose from the crossover board which was located in the head: MODS:
If this thread is in the wrong area please move it. This looked like the right place to make the thread. If it is not, my apologies.