Lifespan for Bass Cab

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  1. iwearpumas

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    Can anyone advise the average lifespan for a bass Cab that is used 2-3 times a week? Ive had one for 7-8 years and its been giving me problems.
     
  2. basscooker

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    what kind of problems?
     
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    Think they generally last until someone does a silly thing.
     
  4. iwearpumas

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    I get a farting sound. Maybe I blew another tweeter.
     
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  6. drunkenDAYlewis

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    It depends, a cab should (generally) out last the head.
    90% of what I've seen in cabs is quite fixable, worst case replace a speaker.
    The 'fart' sound could also come from a maxed out head or cab. Try turning down a hair and see, if it still sounds crappy take it to a tech.
     
  7. JimmyM

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    Cabs and speakers can last decades if they're not abused and they're kept decently. Farting sounds are definitely signs of a blown speaker, maybe a tweet, maybe a woof. Sounds like you asked a little too much out of it recently.
     
  8. Jools4001

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    A cab lasts indefinitely unless you take a chain saw to it or run over it with a truck. The drivers inside the cab may blow, either from overexcursion or overheating, but they're a very simple thing to source and replace...just make sure you don't recreate the conditions that blew the first drivers when you replace them.
     

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