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How do I get this &@$%&@ Speakon apart?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Oct 18, 2001.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Tonight, I built a 1/4"-to-Speakon cable using some 12 gauge Monster-wanabee cable I picked up for free from the local boom car shop. (They have a big box of short pieces that they can be persuaded to part with.)

    RTFM. I know it and preach it, but didn't do it this time. So, I assembled the Speakon using +1 and -1 for the signal, and screwed the thing together. However, I was supposed to use +2 and -2...

    I used the white bushing, which seemed to be the best fit on the 12ga zip cord (it has a very heavy jacket, and is a festive transparent blue).

    Now I can't get the collar unscrewed. It's locked up tight. How do I disassemble this turkey? Help!
     
  2. Nightbass

    Nightbass

    May 1, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    So you discovered the one-way locking collar, eh? Just twist it off with brute force. They can be disassembled and reassembled a half dozen times before the locking tabs are sheared off.

    Nightbass
     
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Aha! I wrapped both the barrel and collar in duct tape, grabbed on with two pair of channel-locks, and grunted. Victory!

    Thanks, Nightbass - I was beginning to think the three jaw chuck was jammed because I was using flat wire. There's no mention of the locking collar on the Speakon tech sheet.

    Sneaky Liechtensteiners.