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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by SaintSilas, Apr 13, 2018.
Pretty straightforward question but wondering about Vox vs other companies. Thanks.
I think changing any part that is OEM, with the exception of consumables, such as tubes, would be grounds to invalidate the warranty. Someone could stick a 2 ohm speaker where a 16 ohm is expected and then wonder why the amp has issues. Wouldn't be covered by the warranty and shouldn't be.
With the case of tubes, if they put EL34s in a 6v6 amp, something probably going to go - wouldn't be covered by warranty. I would think proper tube replacement is expected though.
Just decide if the warranty is worth it to you or not. Unless you do something you shouldn't, amp should be fine, but probably wouldn't be covered anymore.
Warranties are marketed to protect the consumer when they are written in a way to protect the manufacturer
Do you mean if swapping the speaker resulted in damage to the amp, like from an impedance mismatch or something? I would think that would be a warranty-voider.
But if you just swap the speaker, and then some unrelated malfunction occurs, and you put the original speaker back in... well how would they even know you changed speakers?
how would anyone know? as long as you used the same sized speaker.
but to answer your question for vox (korg)
This warranty does not apply on equipment that:
may have been tampered with, altered or repaired by others than authorized Korg service centre personnel;
For Fender (2017 forward)
This Limited Warranty becomes void if the serial number on any product is defaced or removed, or the product has been damaged by alteration, misuse, accident, or neglect.
Any products found to be defective within the applicable period will be replaced at the option of Marshall USA. without any charge provided that: (1) the product was not modified, misused, abused, improperly maintained by any person not authorized by Marshall USA
also note depending on your state, province EU country etc. limitations on the duration of implied warranty or the exclusion may not apply to some purchasers
And this is why you keep the sock speaker.
Just in case.
I have heard stories from my tech of Fender dealers voiding warranty if the speaker is not stock.
I'm not sure how well this applies to your question, but I came across a news story a couple days ago stating that all of those little stickers that say 'Warranty Void If Removed' are actually illegal and companies can not void your warranty if you do not use original equipment parts or original manufacture services. Obviously there are lines to be drawn but I would not hesitate to swap a speaker myself.
I should think so..
Some manufacturers put a drop of paint on speaker fasteners. It serves as a bit of thread locking, but is also a telltale for speaker removal.
Keep the original speaker in a sock? The very reason I have socks with no match in my drawer.