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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / '57 Champ Reconed Speaker Problem

Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Feb 13th, 2012 10:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My '57 Champ came with a Weber speaker. The original Oxford Alnico speaker was toast but included with the sale. I tucked it away intending to get it reconed "sometime". Last year I found the identical speaker with identical codes, freshly reconed, on ebay. I bought it and sold the original on ebay for a few bucks just to make sure it went to someone that would recone it. Yesterday I installed the vintage reconed speaker and it sounds like crap. The impedance is okay but the sound fades loud to soft and clean to distorted. The little amp sounds fantastic through a cab. The little speaker sounds like crap through another amp. Could this problem be caused by a weak Alnico magnet or did I just get hosed on the reconed speaker? Your thoughts please?

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Feb 14th, 2012 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dang, sorry to hear this. Sounds like the voice coil has been toasted or was defective to begin with. You could have magnet issues too but this is less likely. Recone or replace but you already knew that.

MacManUS
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Feb 14th, 2012 05:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have had two champ Oxford's reckoned, and the first came back sounding like your's, and the second came back sounding awesome. 2 Different reconers involved.

Buyer beware when it comes to a recone.

I simply love Weber's in this case, as I have never used a Weber, that I did not like. Never.

edit for spilling issues

(This message was last edited by MacManUS at 05:07 PM, Feb 14th, 2012)

Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Feb 14th, 2012 09:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm a fan of Weber speakers also. Do you remember who did your "awesome" recone? I was thinking of using Weber or Orange County.


MacManUS
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Feb 15th, 2012 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Doc

Orange County send me the awesome recone.

Conversely TW did the not so awesome, though to be fair they had just started doing rezones again after a fairly long hiatus.


Hammond101
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Feb 15th, 2012 04:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have had many JBLs, EVs and Jensens done by Orange county over the years and can say every speaker has been perfect.

Weber has built me a few but I haven't used their recone service. Turn around may be slow with Weber as it is in their builds.

Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Feb 16th, 2012 05:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks!

mherrcat

Los Angeles

Feb 16th, 2012 10:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I reconed a JBL K130 with a kit from SoundSpeakerRepair.com.

They only had 8-Ohm kits shown on their website and my speaker was 4-Ohm, but they were able to make a 4-Ohm voice coil for me.

The cone, voice coil and spider are all pre-assembled, so it was pretty easy to do the recone myself. (After watching a couple of You Tube videos on reconing and following the included instructions.) So far so good. The speaker works. If it still works after break-in it should be fine.

If you are interested in trying to recone it yourself, I would call them and see if they can make a recone kit for you.

Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Feb 19th, 2012 11:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"If you are interested in trying to recone it yourself"
Thanks but it looks like they do not provide 6" or 8" recone kits.

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