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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by thomquietwolf, Jul 12, 2016.
Any one here ever recone their speakers?
Got a 4" tear...
I have a re coned speaker and it sounds fantastic. I suppose it depends on what it is to measure if it's worth it.
Depends on the speaker. What speaker is it?
Haven't decoded all the numbers on it yet
A new Jensen? Ceramic or AlNiCo?
I had a UK made Celestion Vintage 30 re-coned and I am happy as could be. If you like the speaker, I would say go for it.
If you are going to do it yourself the first thing is to figure out whether kits are available. Some are some aren't. Price the kit. Compare that cost to a new speaker. If it is a nice alnico, JBL or Altec it is worth it. Most others it is only worth it to keep stuff out of the landfill. That is worthwhile and it is good to keep things working. Some of us get excited making broken things work.
Don't expect a big savings. One mistake and the math really works against you.
New or old? If it's a 50's Jensen, I'd recone it.
The Weber parts (Cones, spiders, voice coils, gaskets) will work for the old Jensens. I've done a ton of them. I wouldn't bother with new Italian Jensens. For a tear, I'd just repair it with glue and paper.
One was built last week
Other, last week
I'd recone them in a heartbeat.
No need to recone it!
Get some automotive black silicone gasket maker .
Run a bead of it that is fat enough to cover the rip then move each side of the rip back and forth enough to get sealer into the gap.
Next dip your finger into some water well layden with dish soap So the sealer will not stick to your finger and smooth out the sealer bead some .
Allow to cure over night and your golden !!
I'm carving out a cab to carry them.
Actually sound good in a mock-up frame.
Steven, I did patch with silicone as you suggested.
53 years is a while...
I'll be seeking recone kits
I have four P10R's in my 5e6a. 2 from '56, 2 from '59. One has the original cone & motor. The rest have been reconed more than once.
What, give away old-school secrets?
(in Curley's voice) Soitanly! Nyul Nyuk
Resurrecting an old chestnut...
Sadly the original Oxford in my blackface Deluxe Reverb is experiencing coil rub. I did what I could but, time caught up. Now, the Oxford is a nothing special speaker, aside from it being original to the amp, it pretty ... meh.
But with it going south, that originality thing goes too. Of course I'll keep my eye out for another period correct original Oxford to keep the amp stock, but in the meantime?
I can recone it or replace it. I've stumbled upon a period correct Jensen that, while expensive, is considered quite desirable for these things (DR) even though they were never used by Fender for the Deluxe during that time. I've also been toying with making a 2-10 soundboard for it because this thing sounds very nice in that configuration at 16 ohms. And it just so happens that I've a few 10" speakers laying about. just for home use, would never offer it to be sold that way.
So...yeah, I'm bummed. I'm also uncertain about which will cause the largest hit to the amp's value; a recone or a mid sixties original Jensen?
Got my 63 Jensen alnicos reconed
Recone the speaker. What model is the Jensen.
I hope that 16 ohm thing is a typo. Do not run that amp with a 16 ohm load.
dumb question. I know nothing about the differences between an old original speaker or a newer speaker. So why recone? Do you still have to break in the new paper and material? Are the voice coils in the older speakers better than a newer one?