Originally Posted by dlstyley
After some reading and troubleshooting, last night I figured out that about a 1" portion of the seam between the dust cap and the speaker cone had come unglued. I re-glued it using Elmer's (the Elementary school kind) glue and a toothpick to get the glue into the seam.
The buzz is gone! Hopefully the glue will hold up, but that's all I had to use...
Thanks Talk Bass!
I was going to say, it's probably something coming unglued.
Is 'Elmers glue' what Brits would call 'Copydex' - a latex-type glue that is white but dries clear?
Anyway, the same happened to my speakers but there wasn't much surface area for the glue and I have aluminum cones, and the cones had cracked a bit too!
I ended up using contact adhesive and strips of paper kitchen towel (both flexible and strong), to reinforce my repair. When it was dry I also gave it a very light coat of black spray paint, so now you can't really see the repair behind the speaker grille.
Purists will probably say that is a terrible thing to do, but I didn't really want to pay for a new speaker, and bass isn't really a hi-fi thing anyway.
Repair has held up well thus far (6 months)