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Hartke 4.5xl high-speaker blown?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by krstko, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. krstko


    Aug 29, 2011
    Cerknica, Slovenia
    I was practicing with my Hartke half stack and suddenly a really high tone came out of my bass (no idea why). It was so loud it made my ears hurt and really high. I turned my amp off after few seconds. I took my second bass and with it everything was normal, except I felt like I have lost my treble. Is it possible that I blew my high-speaker or is this no-treble sound just in my head?
  2. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Without playing, turn the amp up and crank the upper mids and treble way up. Should hear at least a little hiss coming from the HF driver.
  3. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Yeah, i toured one that had its' little speaker blown.
  4. krstko


    Aug 29, 2011
    Cerknica, Slovenia
    ok, I'll try that ..and if I don't hear anything I'll just get a new one :)
  5. I'm not sure but I would think that if you hear nothing then it isn't the speaker, it is the crossover or a bad connection. A bad speaker will still make horrible noises AFAIK.
  6. krstko


    Aug 29, 2011
    Cerknica, Slovenia
    I don't think just a loud tone that last for few seconds would blow a crosscover or melt the wires :)

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