Help replacing a speaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ice77ice, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. ice77ice

    ice77ice Guest

    Jan 2, 2007
    I need to replace a blown speaker in my Ampeg 410HLF cabinet. I've got the speaker unscrewed and the replacement one ready to go in.

    However, I can't seem to disconnect the 3 wires attached to the old speaker. They have these little metal prong things that attach the wire to the speaker, and while they appear as if they should just pop out, I'm using a little bit of force and they won't budge. Hesitant to use even more force for fear that I'm going about it the wrong way.

    Is anyone familiar with this cabinet and/or procedure and can help out a technically challenged person? :) I'd prefer not to have to take it into the shop for what should be a simple task, so hoping someone can help!

  2. Jo6Pak


    May 2, 2007
    Do they look like this? If so, they should slide off, however they may need a little force. I suggest grabbing the metal at the very end (where the wire attaches) with needle nose (or other) pliers and pull with just the slightest left-to-right, back-and-forth motion.

    Do not pull on the wire itself, only the metal portion where the wire has been crimped to it. If it doesn't look very similar to the termimal shown below, then disregard what I just said.

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  3. Yep... Joe6Pak knows it well... those wire lug pic from his post show what most of them look like. Take your needlenose, grasp the upper part (like he's mentioned) and gently, gently wiggle the lug side-to-side while applying a firm upward pressure on it. The lug will finally release after a couple of seconds of doing that.
  4. bergerXL5


    Dec 23, 2008
    Dunmore, PA
    I've seen a few of those with the spade soldered on, too...:O
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    When wiggling, try not to break loose the male spade bit the connector is pressed onto. Sometimes they're not very stout, either.
  6. SpamBot

    SpamBot Guest

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    I'd recommend just cutting it out and wiring straight to the new speaker. I'm worried that if you try to force it you might pull the leads out of one of the other speakers.