Speaker polarity ?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Mfa88, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. King Fan

    King Fan Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 1, 2013
    Salt Lake City
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  2. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Not sure if you were referring to my repeated posting?
    I was not saying red to tip so maybe it was some other members repeated posting.
    I also was not saying it hadn’t been answered, merely pointing out that your claim that post #7 answered the question was misleading and seldom true.
    I did mention the desert island though, so I guess you mixed me up with the red to tip ranting member?

    The whole concept of saying “it doesn’t matter”, rather than offering the more informative answer, just drives me crazy!

    As I said several times, same as your closing sentence, battery.
    “You need to check” is not the same as “it doesn’t matter”.
  3. EmWeAh

    EmWeAh Tele-Meister

    May 9, 2019
    Note to self: start a thread titled "do amps with an even number of gain stages sound (really) better?"... :D
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  4. elpico

    elpico Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 14, 2011
    Vancouver BC
    I must be mixing up two people then, sorry about that. If you're the "nobody answered the question" guy but not the "red to tip is all you need" guy then that's my bad.

    I'm afraid I still disagree with you though. You are also mixing up two different things. You said:

    Show me one post where it was claimed "it doesn't matter" how you connect multiple speakers? I'm positive everyone here knows that when there's more than one speaker you need to make sure they're in phase. The debate that ensued after OP's question was asked and answered was whether it in fact DID matter whether a single speaker was in the "correct" phase. I went on a long rant about why phase doesn't matter for a single speaker. If you read that and thought a bunch of wackos were claiming phase doesn't matter when connecting multiple speakers, well, I'm sorry to say but you've missed the point. We agree 100% that it matters. It matters very much. You need a battery. It matters so much I disagreed with a different guy who seemed to think all you need to do is put "red to tip" and you're done.

    Red to tip guy, if you're still out there, this one's for you:

    I'm building an amp that I hope to get a few different fender-ish tones out of. The cab is a 2x12 and these are the first candidates up for


    The Jensen is a straight cone tweedish kind of thing. So lets see, red to tip... red... hmm


    Huh. Well okay the Oxford is a curved seam cone and sounds really great for 60s rock. Tip goes to... ah... hmm


    Well it looks like there was a round sticker near the terminals once. I wonder if it was red?

    So I'm thinking I could mic one speaker or the other to record different 50s and 60s tones, but every now and then I don't want either of these, I want a really sparkling clean, so I'm planning to put this in an extension cab


    A red! We've got a red! What do you think will happen if I connect it to tip? :D
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2020
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