1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

just punched a hole in the cone of a driver

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by patrickj, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. screwdriver slipped

    how ****ed am i? do i need a whole new speaker? is there anything i can do (some sort of super-glue compound) to repair it without replacing the cone?
  2. it's in the surround (accordion), not the actual cone - if this helps one way or another..
  3. searched through, found something about superglue/epoxy and tissue paper, i'll try that

  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Use a flexible epoxy if you can. The idea is to contain the tear so it doesn't spread.
  5. What I've done in occasions like this is apply a small amount of Bison kit (the rubbery stuff, I believe it's sold outside of holland under that name but look it up, it's a very common adhesive http://www.bison.net/servlet/ProductServlet20?cmd=show&id=10686, versions by other manufacturers are ok too) onto the hole or tear on both sides making a patch. No toiletpaper or anything, just the kit. Works like a charm, and if you use the black version it's hardly noticeable too. I would definately not use epoxy as it isn't flexible.

    Good luck.

    Cheers Rody

    edit>haven't heard of the flexible epoxy Brad mentioned, but if it's there, look into it....</edit
  6. thanks all! now fixed (and play tested).. I used a silicone sealer/adhesive designed for aquariums. waterproof, won't crack, very flexible, etc.
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
  8. RobOtto


    Aug 15, 2002
    Denton, TX
    If it is beer resistant I might need to line my stomach with it. Glad to hear you got the tear sorted out Patrick.