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Lifespan for Bass Cab

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by iwearpumas, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    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

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    what kind of problems?
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  4. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Think they generally last until someone does a silly thing.
  5. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    I get a farting sound. Maybe I blew another tweeter.
  6. 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


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    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

    Jools4001 RIP Chris Supporting Member

    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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