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Lifespan for Bass Cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by iwearpumas, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    Can anyone advise the average lifespan for a bass Cab that is used 2-3 times a week? Ive had one for 7-8 years and its been giving me problems.
  2. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    what kind of problems?
  3. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Think they generally last until someone does a silly thing.
  4. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    I get a farting sound. Maybe I blew another tweeter.
  5. It depends, a cab should (generally) out last the head.
    90% of what I've seen in cabs is quite fixable, worst case replace a speaker.
    The 'fart' sound could also come from a maxed out head or cab. Try turning down a hair and see, if it still sounds crappy take it to a tech.
  6. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Cabs and speakers can last decades if they're not abused and they're kept decently. Farting sounds are definitely signs of a blown speaker, maybe a tweet, maybe a woof. Sounds like you asked a little too much out of it recently.
  7. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

    A cab lasts indefinitely unless you take a chain saw to it or run over it with a truck. The drivers inside the cab may blow, either from overexcursion or overheating, but they're a very simple thing to source and replace...just make sure you don't recreate the conditions that blew the first drivers when you replace them.