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How to fix rattling speakers

Cody McLaglen (667)

Bass Open Forum · 10/27/2006 3:53 PM
i own a behringer ultrabass 1000 wat 4x10 cabinet. Ive been playing it for 2 months or so and its been fine. lately the upper left speaker has been rattling like crazy. i have absolutely no idea how to fix it, ive never done anything technical to an amp or bass.

does anybody know how to fix a rattling speaker? ive gone and taken the grill off but thats it, i dont know where to go. any advice would be appreciated.
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10/27/2006 4:20 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

tighten the screws on the speaker, do all the speakers

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10/27/2006 4:20 PM

Richard Gates (1559) wrote:

Depends on what is causing the rattle. Could be that the speaker is coming loose from the backing board, and just needs tightening. Could be a cabinet problem where something is coming apart. Or it could be that you need a speaker reconed. The first two are fairly easy to fix; the third generally needs professional help.



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10/27/2006 5:43 PM

Nick Stone (239) wrote:

I had trouble with a 12 year old trace elliot combo.It took me ages to find the problem.Eventually i discovered it was the backing or mounting board for the top two speakers.It was slightly loose but made a big difference to the sound. I drilled and coutersank some carefully positioned holes then fixed the board with some suitable wood screws. The cab was fixed originally with those staple things or brads or whatever they're called.I think that being a bit heavey handed when loading my gear is what probably started the problem with my cab.
Hope this helps.
Nick.

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10/27/2006 5:40 PM

Cody McLaglen (667) wrote:

specifically, the aluminum cone is coming out of whatever it is attached to in the lower left corner of it, and vibrating back and forth violently and then settling back into place. only the lower left part of it is doing it, the rest of isnt moving as hard



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10/27/2006 6:11 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

sounds like a warranty issue to me.



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10/27/2006 6:29 PM

Cody McLaglen (667) wrote:

hehe i wish i bought it third hand. i bought it from a guy who bought it from a guy, so no warranty.



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10/27/2006 6:41 PM

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take it out and use the cab with 3 speakers until you get another or a fix. you have to take it out because the air pushed by the other speakers will make the bad one move as well and you may still hear the rattle.



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10/27/2006 6:58 PM

Cody McLaglen (667) wrote:

id like to avoid that if i can. i think i found the problem.

theres a black cone surrounding the aluminum cone, and it comes out till its flush with the ring around the entire speaker. the black cone is attached to the aluminum cone on all the other speakers except the bad one, where its been vibrating.

might that be the problem?



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10/27/2006 7:10 PM

Paul Warren (15443) wrote:

The aluminum cone is called the 'dust cone'. It prevents dust and dirt getting into the speakers voice coil. The dust cone coming loose is bad news. Avoid at all costs getting dust and dirt in the speaker.

The only choice you have for repairing this yourself would be to glue the dust cone securely to the paper cone. You would need to use contact cement. It has to be applied and allowed to dry to a tacky surface and then the two sides have to be pressed together.

It will be very hard to do without damaging the speaker. It might be better to find a suitable replacement speaker.





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10/27/2006 7:31 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

the dust cover on his speakers is black, and the the aluminum cone starts until it gets almost to the outer edge of the speaker, then it has a black ring around the aluminum cone which attaches to the speaker rim, that's what he's talking about.







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10/27/2006 7:34 PM

Cody McLaglen (667) wrote:

oh, how would i glue that?







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10/27/2006 7:36 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

try a little silcone. but ultimately you'll most likely have to replace it.





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10/27/2006 7:33 PM

Cody McLaglen (667) wrote:

hell, i might replace all the speakers. the cab is solid and built like a tank and totally enclosed but the bugera speakers suck.

ill try to glue it but if i end up breaking it im just gonna replace speakers.

where would you buy 10 inch bass cabinet speakers, and whats a good brand? i assume you couldnt get speakers at guitar center but i may be wrong







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10/27/2006 7:38 PM

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10/27/2006 7:44 PM

Cody McLaglen (667) wrote:

the eminenence BASS LITE CA2010 - 10" WOOFER aluminum speakers seems nice. is eminence a good brand?

but damn, 360 bucks for 4 of em.







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10/28/2006 12:32 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

that's around what i paid for my 10" sheffields. i don't think that's to bad a price.







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10/29/2006 1:46 PM

Greg Rhodus (7946) wrote:

Eminence speakers are a well respected brand that has been around for many many years...i have a Sunn cab from the late 60's that has one it is...and it still works great.





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10/27/2006 7:34 PM

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this is the area he's referring to.
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10/27/2006 7:28 PM

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that probably it, maybe you can glue it?

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