Before I do something I might regret

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Clive Hugh, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Clive Hugh

    Clive Hugh Tele-Afflicted

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    one of the lugs on my speaker box has come off a couple of times, before I go and solder it on is there any reason I should not do so?
     
  2. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah. Buy a cheap non working speaker for $1, take lug off, connect it to your speaker wire and plug it in.
    I got a champ where somebody had stolen the speaker, I had on. So I got the amp for free, screwed the speaker into the baffle and gave it to my son. Works fine.
     
  3. bftfender

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    crimp it a lil tighter
     
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    Only reason might be that you want to change speakers later in a rush. Even soldered, a little heat and it comes right off.

    I keep threatening to do this to all of my amps... But, I'm lazy.
     
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  5. Clive Hugh

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    At my age I’m unlikely to change speakers even if one dies so I will solder it and it’s next owner can as you say easily unsolder.
     
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    No reason really.
    These clip on connectors can be real liabilities. They aren't robust, they can corrode/oxydate and stop making enough contact and fail.... which could kill your output transformer.

    Just a word of advice, when soldering it, make sure you place some cardboard or similar to protect the speaker cone where you are doing the soldering.
    The last thing you want to do is drop so hot solder on your speaker cone!!!!
     
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    Clean up the metal, use additional flux (sparingly) then apply leaded solder. It’ll be way better than a crimp.
     
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