Peavy vs Carvin 15"

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ryco, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Arrggh! Need a replacement speaker for my 2x15 cab. Any recommendations? Black Widow, Carvin PS15? Other?

    Had mismatch JBL and an Altec 411. Rats got in my garage and ate the dang rubber gasket on the Altec -- now I know why they're called rats! Should I get the speaker fixed which = repair + shipping, or should I get a replacement?

    This is not my main cab but I do like using it once in awhile.

  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    You have to match the driver to the cabinet via its T/S specs. If that's Greek to you time to hit the books before buying anything,
  3. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    If you liked the sound of the Altec & JBL combination, you can try these guys for a recone. Mike McIntosh at Brownell Sound Mike is the guy I deal with. These guys aren't the cheapest around but they do great work. I've done a fair amount of reconing in my time and these are the only guys I use.

    Personally, If the cab is used for relatively low volume and it's sealed, I'd snag another JBL for a matched set but that's just me... :)
  4. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Yeah Bill - I have to admit it's Greek to me and I should probably take the time to learn the more technical side of my semi-profession. I've always been a plug in and play kind of person more interested in the playing than the gear side of performance. I will check into the T/S factor of loudspeakers and see what I can come up with just 'cause you recommend I do it. Never hurts to learn something. If it does I'll send you the dr bill :kidding:

    This is an old beat up early '70's Plush cab with the tuck and roll naugahyde and the three chrome Buick lookin' things stickin' outta the grille cloth. This cab has an incredible throw factor. Doesn't have to have much volume to make it's presence felt in a big club. I think this may be because the two speakers are separated by a 3/4" piece of old solid plywood running across from front to back that really holds the front soundboard in place. The speakers are really held in place and the board can't wobble back and forth from air pressure. Just my personal theory - don't know if it holds water.

    Hey 4Mal - I've had lots of compliments on the sound of this cab but if it's due to the mismatch I dunno. As a personal stage monitor it's always sounded good to me - I mean I can hear everything I'm playing just fine. The two compartments are ported with a triangle port in each. I've toyed with the idea of sealing the top speaker so I could have the best of both worlds; sealed top, ported bottom. Thanks for the Brownell Sound recommendation. A lot of guys down here in Coos use them.

    Like I said, this cab is like forth in line. I hardly ever use it outside of jamming once in a while. It's just sitting there with a gapping 15" hole and should be filled with something - just cuz. Actually it sounds fine with just the one JBL. Another nice thing about this cab is it's really light.