Speakon cables stuck in cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rick1906, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. rick1906


    Jun 6, 2002
    I'm not sure how it happened, but I have two speakon cables that are stuck in AccuGroove Tri-112L cabinet. If I could get one out, I could probably force the other out. The release latches are facing each other which makes it difficult to get a grip on either one. Any advice on how to get them out?
  2. Picture?
  3. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Maybe a flathead screwdriver or other tool to release latches?
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  4. rick1906


    Jun 6, 2002
    Here's a pic...

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  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    You could always disassemble the connectors. Maybe after simpler efforts have been exhausted.
  6. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    This is pretty much the only way.

    Now for the real perplexing question... who though it was a good idea to mount the connectors so that the release latches are facing each other??? They are so close that there's no way they can't jamb up.
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Holy mother of...

    Seriously, what mental patient thought of that?
  8. sstillwell


    Nov 20, 2008
    So wrong on so many levels....why weren't those installed with the latches oriented UP? For that matter, why not give an inch or so between the connectors? Why not SN 666 instead of 333? :)
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  9. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    Northern KY
    Cab fan, hobbyist
    I don't understand how that even happens...

    Would one not see the output connectors are (a) too close (b) not oriented the same ?

    Would one NOT confirm proper functionality of all features before sending it out?

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  10. I wonder if in fact the aftermarket plug might have allowed it to plug in upside down?
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  11. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    Hammer... big hammer... BFH.
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  12. beans-on-toast


    Aug 7, 2008
    You have to figure, if they got locked in place, they can be unlocked.

    To unlock, the connector has to be turned counter clockwise. I would try using a tool such as a screwdriver to fully disengage the latch then wiggle the barrel counterclockwise.

    It might be necessary to have a second set of hands and simultaneously do this to both connectors at once.
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  13. Aqualung60


    Jun 19, 2013
    New Jersey
    + This, plus lots of patience and you'll probably have luck and no damage to either the plugs or jacks.
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  14. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    NW Ohio
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    That, and then replace them with Neutriks.
  15. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    It looks like one end of that cable was a new, different connector. I just purchased a bunch and fixed some old cables with that same connector. I bet the thing was put together backwards. I would disassemble the connector to the right. The one that does not have a cable wrap leading into it.
  16. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    All good suggestions. As for me, it's a comfort to learn I'm not the only one this sort of thing happens to...
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  17. edencab


    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    piece of dental floss....to pull the latch
  18. mesaplayer83


    Jun 27, 2017
    I'm pretty sure that those cable ends can only be assembled one way, and that they're not the issue here... Just a guess, but *maybe* that jack plate was assembled during the time the older speakons(NL2FCs) with the sleeve that you pulled to unlock then rotate out - so, the cab builder didn't even consider the possibility in the pics above... I actually prefer those older style speakons, since I find them to be more user friendly for some jack plates
  19. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    I did one of mine that was a little odd. That's how I know. When you slide the pieces together, it's not too hard to get the center piece in there upside down.
  20. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    Not on a real Neutrik part. Maybe on a fake or counterfeit, but the Neutrik parts are pretty precision.