Speakon cables stuck in cab

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

  1. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    Quality difference has in fact been determined again and again. There's no comparison, the real parts are FAR better in quality.
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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I for one will never buy knock-off SpeakONs again.
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  3. Wesley R

    Wesley R Gold Supporting Member

    A guy once told me he always had tremendous luck with quality products.
  4. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    There are times in life when spending more on the real deal gets you more in the long run than the up front difference in cost. As to the problem at hand, I'd disassemble the connectors (with extreme prejudice if need be) and extract the pieces carefully so as not to damage the cab. If the cable is good quality, put some Neutrik connectors and reassemble.

    I 'd also probably consider a workable scheme for re-positioning those jacks if they still pose an issue with genuine Neutrik parts. Good luck!
  5. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Me, neither. Tried them once, and they felt flimsy.
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  6. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    You have to appreciate that a couple of Neutrik cable connectors are inexpensive. A NL4FX is just over $4 retail. It simply isn't worth it to cheap out by going with a knockoff.

    $4 gets you.
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  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    mine failed & I thought something was wrong with my amp

    from the photo of the OP, one of those connectors is not a Neutrik
    and it's probably been put together backwards
    which is why the release slide is on the wrong side
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  8. Lava

    Lava Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2014
    El Paso, TX
    Wow, a post of which the solution requires neither tort or Sire.
  9. Whooo-weee! Talk about a Monday morning build?
    Yeah... try to use a flatblade screwdriver to get in there and release one of the catches.
    Then see if you can reverse both connectors on the box so the releases face the other way.
    If you can't do that, get a couple of short Speakon to Speakon extensions and leave them attached to the box and disconnect where the extension meets the long cable.
  10. Trying to figure out if the phrase "that should be common sense" is ironic or a self contradiction.

    If it is common sense, you shouldn't have to explain that it is common sense.
    They already know it. It's common sense. Sense common to all.

    If it isn't common sense, then telling them it is, will just confuse them.

    I wish George Carlin was still around to take this one. ;)
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  11. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    SNL's first host:

  12. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    :laugh: :roflmao: ;)
  13. Tron55

    Tron55 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    They are Neutrik connectors a Nl2fc and a nl4fx
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  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Someone already said it, but just use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the latches back.
  15. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    use channel locks (slip joint pliers) to help with the rotation. screwdriver or finger on latch.

    nl4fc or nl4fx are so cheap, no reason to use anything but real Neutrik. nl4fx is a 40amp rated connector!
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  16. It may be a relative doddle to unscrew the jack panel from the cab and loosen the jacks for the wiggle room to work a slide.
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  17. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    Are they? OP has not said so. They look real in the pic. If genuine Neutrik, I would question what is installed in that dish, and why it either allowed a real Neutrik to lock in upside down or why the dish end is installed upside down. There pieces of the puzzle that don't fit the remaining holes ;)
  18. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    Sadly, most states have banned doddling with one's own relatives.
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  19. Off to google doddle. Methinks it means not what you imply it does.
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  20. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    Just a bit of translation humor to brighten your day. Well... night.
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