bass cab blown, Shell worth anything?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Raven Nieto, Jun 17, 2018.


  1. Raven Nieto

    Raven Nieto

    Jun 17, 2018
    Hey there, this is my first post on here.
    So what I've got is a Hartke 115xl and the Hartke 2x10xl. Both cabinets are blown and have been sitting for years. I tested them out, they still make sound but are really messed up sounding. I know I can probably fix them up or replace them, But I'd like to know if the shells are worth anything?

    Any info on the worth of just the shells, or just any info at all would be great. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. I doubt you’d get much for either cabinet.
    Replacing the speakers with ones of the same frequency response and resistance is a common practice. If you get neodymium speakers you cut down on the weight a lot.
    You can usually find specifications of the original speakers in the owners manual, which is often posted online.
     
  3. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    Of course, frequency response and "resistance" are not as important as other parameters in determining if a driver will work well in a cabinet.
     
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  4. Raven Nieto

    Raven Nieto

    Jun 17, 2018
    I'll look into the price of that to see if it's worth investing money into it. I have a new rig already so I would be fixing this up just to sell it. If you could put a price on this how much would you think it would be worth in the current state? Even $50 is a win for me ngl. And thank you for the reply!
     
  5. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    Note that his reply is misleading, you can't just slap a driver into a box and expect decent performance.
     
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  6. Raven Nieto

    Raven Nieto

    Jun 17, 2018
    Oh ok, what would you suggest?
     
  7. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    For selling, you have to compete with this: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Hartke/115XL-200W-8Ohm-1x15-Bass-Cabinet.gc

    That's retail, functional, returnable and with a warranty, so cut that price in half if you got it working with a good, used original speaker. IMO you're more likely to loose money or end up keeping it if you put anything that works well into it. If you put anything other than original in it, that should be disclosed when selling. Personally, I would take them to goodwill or set them out for a young aspiring musician to take home and try to fix.You could always try to sell the pair as is for $50. Just put, "All drivers suspected blown" on the ad.

    Advice on what might work in these will likely be for speakers that cost more than the cab's are worth, especially modified.

    And welcome to TB!
     
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  8. Raven Nieto

    Raven Nieto

    Jun 17, 2018
    Thanks for the info man, I mean this definitely puts my situation into perspective. I feel like there may be a shell market out there. But, you're absolutely right, I should see about just letting them go. Tbh they take up waay to much space haha.
     
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  9. BadExample

    BadExample

    Jan 21, 2016
    Injiana
    You're welcome Raven. It's always best if someone gets them with the intention of doing something with them. If you are a house dweller, you might be able to put a price on them and still set them out. If they get stolen, you still didn't loose money.

    I have Monday morning trash pickup. I'll put something out by the trash pickup, often put a note on functionality of not obvious. It's almost always gone by that evening. It helps someone, somehow and beats ending up in the landfill. I almost never sell anything, just too much hassle dealing with other humanoids as soon as there is money involved.
     
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