Blown Speaker?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by dudelydudeson, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. dudelydudeson


    Sep 16, 2013
    Hey TB! I am looking for some input on an old Ampeg SVT-410 I have. I bought it second hand at least 6 years ago on the cheap when I was a teenager. Never really knew what kind of shape it was in; just brought it onstage and cranked it up! It never sounded blown to me (I've blown my fair share of speakers) but it has some defects.

    3 of the cones look dented and there's a large crack along the top side (which I believe I filled in with wood glue).



    It doesn't sound bad to me but it has been a long time since it was at stage/practice volumes. Is it a) fine b) needs a reasonable amount of work or c) I should just get a new one.

    Much thanks. Peace.
  2. The dented dust caps don't matter. The crack seems to be held together. It sounds good. Play it louder. Still sounds good? Keep playing it.
  3. If the dust caps bug you, pull 'em out with a vacume cleaner.
  4. dudelydudeson


    Sep 16, 2013
    Ah so that is not part of the cone per say. [DEL] I now have the strong desire to temporarily take them off and see how the cones look....[/DEL]

    Nvm. I get it now.

    You're assuming I own a vacuum cleaner.... (seriously, I do though).
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  6. skychief

    skychief Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    im no expert, but this sounds reasonable.

    The dust caps are just that..,, coverings to keep unwanted dust from the groove where the the voice-coil travels. If the the drivers are working, i wouldnt worry about the visual appearance of the dust caps.
  7. If it ain't broke....

    Okay, the box was broke, but you fixed that.
  8. Also, if you absolutely HAVE to fix the dust caps with a vacuum (like I did once in high school), be really really careful. They can rip really easily. Yep, found that one out the hard way.

    Worth it? Not at all.