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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Advice on changing speaker in DRRI

Humphreyplugg

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Apr 16th, 2019 06:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi

Can anyone tell me if the speaker connectors on the DRRI are soldered on, or can they just be unclipped?

I don't want to pull them too hard in case I damage them.

As i can't solder, I'm hoping they can just be unclipped so I can install a new speaker.

many thanks
H

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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Apr 16th, 2019 06:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

DRRI factory speaker connections are just clipped on. Give them a tug.

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Apr 16th, 2019 08:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, they use what's called a spade connector.

There's a little blade-like spade on the speaker's terminal board for each wire, and the speaker wires from the amp have a clip that slips over each spade.

You can see how the wire terminals slip over the spades on the speaker

Te 52

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Apr 16th, 2019 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Those connectors can be tight, so don't punch a finger through the cone when you're working them off.

Yeah, I'm always here with helpful advice. ;-)

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Apr 16th, 2019 01:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Oh, I've done it. I've poked holes in speaker cones with screwdrivers and the mounting studs on speaker baffles more than once.

Working on speakers and hollowbody guitars when you're mad about something or are in a hurry is never a good thing. Usually results in you making more work for yourself.

And a lot more cussing.

Humphreyplugg

Uk

Apr 16th, 2019 01:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s good to know. Thanks for the advice guys. I’ll try not to puncture the cone - again. I’ve already had to patch the Jensen with kitchen towels and PVA glue last Friday! :/

H

(This message was last edited by Humphreyplugg at 04:02 PM, Apr 16th, 2019)

Humphreyplugg

Uk

Apr 19th, 2019 05:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi

I’ve managed to disconnect the speaker connectors. They were really stiff, even after Deoxit. Unfortunately the positive terminal has snapped off the Jensen C12K :(

I have a C-Rex arriving in the post soon so it's not the end of the world. I was hoping to A/B the two speakers, but that doesn't look likely now.


Can anyone give any tips on how I can get the terminal repaired on the Jensen?

Also this is probably a stupid question but there seem to be two terminal ends on both negative and positive input. Is it possible to use the second terminal that is sticking out to the side?

I've added a link to photo below ( can't work out how to hyperlink it?)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZWUsvuvJyFP1EaX7A



Cheers
H

(This message was last edited by Humphreyplugg at 08:15 AM, Apr 19th, 2019)

Humphreyplugg

Uk

Apr 19th, 2019 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Duh!!!

Just discovered that I can use the other terminal



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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Apr 19th, 2019 07:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Redundancy is a plus. Good luck with the new speaker.

For future reference: For difficult spade connectors one can usually bend the connector to allow access to the back side and then use a blade screwdriver to open the gap. It will come right off.

pcalu

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Apr 20th, 2019 05:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'd recommend forgoing the standard speaker clips soldering your speaker terminals.


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