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RIP "Marsha" 410 - how to kill SVT speakers in 30 minutes

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by christw, Dec 24, 2013.


  1. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    Disclosures:
    tinkerer at Dayton Amp Company
    A couple of shows back I brought a knife in a gunfight. Everything was running in the red and the overall volume was way too high. I was well into overdrive from the start. I soldiered on through the first set as my volume fizzled out. I thought it lost an output tube. I had time today to look into things and the amp survived. Unfortunately the old CTS/SVT drivers couldn't take the beatings I've bestowed upon them with the VT-22. Bummer. :(

    I'll probably reload it with Beta 10a and call it a day when funds make themselves available. On a related note, anyone want some blown '69/'74 SVT speakers?

    Oh yeah, a lesson in all this-respect the limits of your gear, or else! I killed some nice speakers because I showed up unprepared with an IDGAF attitude.
     
  2. MonkeyBass

    MonkeyBass

    Mar 22, 2009
    Denver, CO
    Good god man!! Were you trying to power Yankee Stadium without a PA? How loud do you need to be?

    Sorry to hear about your cab.
     
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  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Man sorry to hear about that I don't know what else you could have done besides stop playing? you are a true professional sir and that's a plus another plus is it wasn't some borrowed gear. I would keep the speakers as reminders Marsha would have wanted it that way.
     
  5. NWB

    NWB

    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Can they be re-coned?
     
  6. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    Disclosures:
    tinkerer at Dayton Amp Company
    It happens sometimes! The place was at an average sized bar. Our guitarist brought his PA tops and ran his own amps far too loudly. We needed to be about half as loud as we were.

    Thanks... and good point. I've got enough project junk in the house as is so the speakers won't be here too long. :bag:

    I'd assume. I'll double check their impedance but I think I fried the coils.
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Recone. I wouldn't even have to think about it. The only speakers I've heard that sound as good as those old CTS 10"s are the ones in the Heritage 810e, and I don't think you can buy them separately.
     
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Sounds like a band meeting re: volume is needed.
     
  9. Stinsok

    Stinsok

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    My goodness, THIS!
     
  10. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    Disclosures:
    tinkerer at Dayton Amp Company
    We had one. It was an off night and the fact my cab gave up after the first 30 minutes really struck my bandmates. My drummer and singer were with me but our guitarist was too loud that time-an issue we've since addressed.

    I might recone depending on price.
     
  11. Cirk

    Cirk

    Jan 16, 2011
    Newport News, VA
    Having the guitar player who forced the issue pay for at least part of the recone may help drive the point home about volume issues.
     



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