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Water Damage on Speaker Cone?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by chaosMK, Jan 23, 2006.


  1. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    I pulled out one of my cabinets today (an SWR 1x15) that I hadnt used in a long time and noticed some slight water marks on the cone in the light. The material doesnt look warped or anything, but I am concerned about using it. Basically it looks like a few drops of water got on the cone and tripped down about an inch, causing a slight ink bleed look to it. Is this serious damage, or cosmetic?
     
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Depends on the dampening factor of your amplifier.

    But seriously, if the cone doesn't look warped in any way, it's probably fine. Whatever you do, don't try to fix it.
     
  3. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    let it air out for a few days before using. if its dry then the problem should only be cosmetic.

    cover it up with a plasic bag, maybe, next time.
     
  4. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    It's all dry. Sounds fine. I hadnt used it in months.

    Probably what happened was some sweat dripped on it after a show while we were getting off stage or loading up. I sweat like crazy when I am playing. :crying: