Replacing a cone, help?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassAxe, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. BassAxe


    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    What is a good source for getting top quality bass amp cones/woofers?

  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I recommend

    Given their prices on Eminence drivers (actual sale price, NOT the listed suggested retail price), its almost the same price to just get a new driver.
  3. Parts Express does offer very good pricing, and on a wide variety of bass drivers.

    However, replacing one model driver with a different model is asking for trouble. Bass cabs are (supposed to be) sized and tuned to match the drivers being used. If you know the Thiele-Small parameters for your existing driver, you can possibly find a replacement Eminence or other driver. If you don't know this data, you are spitting into the wind, and the results are self-explanatory.

    Orange County Speaker Repair in Los Angeles is a very good source for reconing. But... if you have cheap drivers (Carvin PS10, etc), it is less expensive to buy a new, identical driver. If you are reconing JBL speakers, be SURE to specify using factory original parts, and not the cheap aftermarket kits.