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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Munchie99, Mar 29, 2020.
What the hell is this, anyway?
Looks like a speaker magnet cover to me.
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Bell cover is the official name, I think, don’t hold me to it.
That’s what I thought, because it pops right on and off.
Next stupid question: Why? When do you cover your speaker magnet?
To make it look more impressive. I have the same speaker, it's nice and inefficient so you can turn up the amp more without breaking the windows. Best of all the P12Q weighs a good 4-5 lbs less than it's ceramic counterparts, keeps the carry weight of a PRRI at 33lbs.
It keeps all the magnetication from leaking outta the voiciferous coil.
Or something like that
Ash tray included...
Yeah, that was a nice surprise; I can go to 11 on this thing and bring the volume up on the guitar some without breaking a window.
So I guess I'll just put it on, if the difference is only cosmetic. It's either that or eat peanuts out of it.
My amp has a vociferous coil? SWEET
Goes over something like this?
I think it's to keep the moon/tide thing from being disrupted if you have too many vintage amps near the ocean, but don't quote me on it.
Most amplificators have 'em. If yours has a speakerometer in it, that is."
These speaker bell covers are the same concept as Leo Fender's "ashtray" (not his term!) covers issued with early Broadcasters, Esquires, Teles and Strats: they conceal the ugly parts.
A place to hide things.
If you have them on your ceramic-magnet speakers, you can pretend that they're alnico.
My friend’s father was an old NY Studio engineer, and used one of those for his ash tray. I don’t smoke but I’d love to have one for that purpose for my 2 cigars a year!
It was a trick question! It's a PICTURE of a speaker magnet cover.
The covers are often removed if someone has a clearance problem where a transformer hits the magnet assembly, by removing the cover you might get enough clearance to mount the speaker. Some of them are screwed on, the screw might be under a sticker on the cover, and some are actually glued on or held with metal tabs into the speaker frame.
The paper part of the speaker is just extra packaging... throw it out and and use the sturdier metal parts.