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How might I go about repairing a speaker cone?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JoePlaysDaBass, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. O.K.

    My friend, and the only other bassist in my town, just moved away. He pretty much packed up a van and drove off. The things that didn't fit in the van were sold at low-low prices. I picked up his Dean acoustic for $40, and this cab for $50.

    It's a homemade 210+112. The 10's are early 90's ampeg, and the 12 is an unknown make.

    The 12 has a fairly large rip in the middle of the cone that extends to where the cone meets the surround. I would like to attempt to repair this.

    I have another 12 in a stand alone cab. Another friend fried the amp of his GK backline and was going to throw it out. Instead, I took it, and with a couple passes with the 'ole skillsaw... Tada! I have a single 12 cab.

    My deam is to send one speaker out from my LMII to my Hartke 410 in series with the 112, and the other out to this cab. I'll sacrifice the 112 if I need to, but what would be the best way to try and fix this first?
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  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Re-cone and it's fixed for good. I suspect that if you put a 1x12 in series with a 4x10 that the 12 will be blown fairly quickly.

  4. mpm32


    Jan 23, 2009
    First you need to fix your camera. ;)

    I've fixed rips like that with tissue paper and thinned white glue.

    Rip a piece of tissue paper larger than the rip in the cone. Paint some glue around the rip and stick the tissue paper in it. Paint some more glue on the tissue paper.

    Do the same thing on both sides of the rip. Let dry - repeat 2-4 times. Works great.
  5. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    As Paul wrote, recone is best....BUT... I've had very good luck using Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails nail polish (the clear stuff!). It contains nylon and is flexible.

    I paint the area around the rip (front and rear) with nail polish and then lay in a single ply of toilet tissue. Then saturate that with nail polish. Allow to dry and add another coat of nail polish. Let dry, repeat, etc.

    It ain't pretty, but it has worked for me.