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TC RS210 cabinet trouble

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Youngspanion, Jul 7, 2016.


  1. My RS210 cabinet started to fart tonight. Not from volume. I don't know why it started but once it did, I doesn't sound right at all. Does anyone know how to go about fixing this or is it trash?

    Its about 5-6 years old
     
  2. Retorque your woofers for starters. Tweeter too.
     
  3. Retourque? How?
     
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  4. BogeyBass

    BogeyBass

    Sep 14, 2010
    sometimes you get lucky and it's a loose wire that's moved up against the back of the speaker.
    at It's vibrating.
    is there a tweeter in that cab some TC cabinets have a coaxial driver Maybe the tweet was blown
    if it ain't the speakers then
     
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  5. For clarity, my bass sounds like I'm using a distortion pedal. Not exactly farting.
     
  6. I turned the knob back and forth shutting the tweeter off but no difference
     
  7. It's easy! Pull the grill to expose the drivers. Put a screwdriver on each screw and snug it down. Do this in a star (or criss-cross) pattern. Keep going until all are evenly tight. Do not over tighten or strip out the t-nuts that the machine screws are screwed into. Be sure to tighten the tweeter too.

    While you have the woofers exposed, push in gently on each woofer with your fingers forming a circle where the dust cap meets the cone. Listen and feel carefully. If you feel and hear and scraping, then that driver needs to be reconned (which in rebuilding in speaker talk).

    My bet is they are just loose.
     
  8. Now this sounds like a blown speaker. Farting is a totally different thing.
     
  9. Pulling a speaker and checking all connections is always a good idea.
     
  10. Ok. further investigation shows........the cab is fine. Its a bad pot in the head. The gain knob. I opened it but I can't see how a little spray will get in to the pot. Its like a leggo block. A square block. Not a round metal housing.
     
  11. The square pots are usually sealed pots and no "cleaner" should or can be used. Have it professionally checked though as I have seen other failing components create problems that point to a bad pot that is actually still serviceable (good).