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replacement speaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by elmohoof, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. elmohoof


    Sep 24, 2003
    Alliance, OH
    I have an older Ampeg B-100 combo amp with a 10" speaker. I use this amp alot for practice, but I also use it when I play real small venues with the jazz quartet I also play with. The speaker needs to be replaced. At reasonable volumes it has started to break up and distort.Can anyone suggest a good replacement speaker or should I just get the original one reconed? Are the Carvin speakers any good? Thanks
  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    If you get a non-stock speaker, it will have to be carefully selected so that it will work well in the cab size. Chances are you may also have to adjust the porting to get the best out of it. Is can get complicated but the result can be great if done properly.

    The stock speaker is the safe bet because we know the cab is the right size and the porting is correct.

    Reconing is a good option because it is usually cheaper than a replacement, and you get a speaker where everything except the basket is brand new.