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Speaker Problem

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jerm, Nov 23, 2005.


  1. jerm

    jerm

    Jul 10, 2005
    Hi, I am asking for advice because I let my brother's band borrow my Steelsound 2X10 and my Hartke Model 2000 Bass head for band practice and I get it back and the right speaker rattles when I play low notes. I press my hand against the right speaker and it doesnt sound as bad, the left speaker does not rattle at all., the high notes sound fine. Maybe the cab was just a piece of junk in the first place, I don't know but its never sounded like this and I've played a few gigs with it and its never sounded like this. I got it back and the master volume was on 9 but the pre-amp blend was at 3, maybe this caused it, I'm not sure. It still plays but it sounds sort of muddy and rattles. It almost sounds like there is something in it rattling. I'm not sure what the cause of this could be. I don't know much about speakers and whatnot. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks.
     
  2. haujobb

    haujobb

    Dec 16, 2004
    Wallaceburg
    Sounds like the speaker has come loose. Does anyone know if SS use T-nuts yet or if they still use screws.
     
  3. jerm

    jerm

    Jul 10, 2005
    I took the speaker out, it was in there with screws. I don't know though. Maybe that is the problem. Maybe someone dropped it. The speaker isn't ripped or anything so I'm just clueless as to what it could be.
     
  4. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Play an open E through the speaker out of the box, at a very low volume. If he speaker is blown it will be very obvious.
     
  5. jerm

    jerm

    Jul 10, 2005
    At very low volumes i touch the E string and it sounds like a garbling sound. Almost like a wah pedal is on.
     
  6. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    See if there is a rattling at the edge of the cone, both where it is attached to the surround and where the surround is attached to the frame. If it goes away when you put your finger on the spot that's rattling you may be able to glue it back together. Otherwise the voice coil is probably separating from the cone and you'll have to get it reconed.
     
  7. jerm

    jerm

    Jul 10, 2005
    How would I got about gluing it back together?
     
  8. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Superglue. Gel works best.
     
  9. jerm

    jerm

    Jul 10, 2005
    So I should take the speaker out and glue the speaker back to the surround? Sorry, I'm not exactly a visual learner, nor do I know much about the dynamics of a speaker. Thanks for you help.