Speaker Repairs Help!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lmfreeman9, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    Dropped my 2x10 markbass traveler twice and it stopped working.

    Opened it up and the magnets have come off the speakers and have stuck together.

    Can I fix this?

    or go to the shop?
  2. StereoPlayer


    Aug 29, 2010
    West Africa
    I'm not dropping mine...

  3. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    Cannot separate the magnets either.
  4. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    Contact these guys with all your speaker concerns, they just reconed a couple of EA 10's for me an did a great job at a reasonable price.

  5. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    Won't shipping be cost prohibitive?
  6. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but thosse speakers are probably unrepairable. When magnets break off, they're done. You might call your favorite Markbass dealer and see about a pair of replacements.
  7. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    Oh no, that's probably GC!
  8. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Agreed. It is not the magnet that get damaged BTW, the voice coils (attached to the cone) that are supposed to ride in the motor get damaged. Sorry.
  9. Hi.

    I apologise in advance for asking, but why drop it twice? ;)

    Once I can understand, we all drop things once...

    As others have said, the magnet assembly has torn the voice coil with 99.99% probablity, and even if it hasn't, there's pieces of the magnet in the air gap making the sound horrible.

    Replacing (or by-passing) 'em is the only option.

  10. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    I was sick. One late night gig and it fell off the dolly. Still worked the next (early) morning church gig and it fell off the dolly on the way out.