Speakon cables stuck in cab

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

  1. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Surely @rick1906 has fixed this by now?


  2. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    Or it drove him off the deep end :D
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  3. Or WE drove him off the deep end :D.
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  4. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    What happened Rick?
    Did you take any of the advice here or just hack them off with a saw?
  5. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    Or he's staring at all the pieces, tears in eyes, wondering why he took my advice :D

    BFH fixes all things, even family problems.
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  6. They don't call it the universal tool for nothing.
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  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

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  8. rick1906


    Jun 6, 2002
    I got one off. I destroyed the cable on the other but it's still stuck. I tried a flathead screwdriver but the latch broke. I give up.
  9. Disassemble the jack plate from the cab and then the speakon jacks from the plate. You might be up for a new jack now but it's definitely fixable.
  10. Ampslut

    Ampslut Supporting Member

    May 15, 2017
    After looking at the pics, here is what I would try. 1) lay the cab face down. 2) take a small flat blade screwdriver or punch and engage the knurling on the RIGHT connector 3) push it back and turn it to the left. This should detach the connector.
  11. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    I think you're about 5 hours too late, assuming your idea would work. ;)
  12. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    Time to break out the channel locks or vice grips and use a little brute force :) Discalmer, yes you could damage the receiving end of the connector, but it's not available anyway.

    The big guide was probably forced in there, just have to be sure to turn it the right way to disengage. I doubt it ever really clicked in.
  13. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    As I have mentioned before, it's also possible that the contact assemblies inside the connector have become inter-tangled. In this case both connector halves will need to be replaced.

    Sure seems to be a lot more spent for a dollar saved?

    Corrected for "texting while riding" typo
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
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  14. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    I can't find a translator for this. :woot:
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  15. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    It's "engineer code" :laugh:
  16. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    1011 0100, 0101 1010, 1001 1101?
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  17. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I believe it translates to "covfefe."
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  18. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    A buddy at NSA assures me that "insudevtge connectir" decodes to "inside the connector"...
  19. Damn right it is! I didn't spend two years in TV repair school just to talk like some regular Joe on the street. :bored:
  20. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    you forgot the SOS:

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