Silvertone replacement speaker - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Live Sound > Instruments and Amps

Instruments and Amps Everything that makes music, Especially including instrument amps.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th May 2008, 06:10 PM   #1
Ron E is offline Ron E  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Ron E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA, MN
Default Silvertone replacement speaker

Someone asked me about a silvertone replacement speaker for his silvertone guitar. He has this telecaster-ish guitar with the amp and speaker built into a thin rectangular case.

The speaker distorts, crackles, when turned up. Are there ready replacements for these, has anyone had any luck rebuilding or reconing these?
__________________
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. --Carl Sagan
Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence--those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. Aldous Huxley
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2008, 12:58 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
unclejed613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
if he wants an original silvertone speaker, he needs to find somebody selling them (like on ebay or a vintage amp parts web site), or have it reconed (probably about $20 for a 10" spkr with i'm guessing a maximum of a 50 watt voice coil).
__________________
Vintage Audio and Pro-Audio repair ampz(removethis)@sohonet.net
spammer trap: spammers must die
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2008, 03:05 AM   #3
Ron E is offline Ron E  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Ron E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA, MN
This is maybe a 6" Alnico driver, built into the guitar case, with a transformer mounted.

I know what needs to be done, wondering if anyone knows where to find a replacement or what the typical failures are?? I haven't bothered to take it apart yet...
__________________
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. --Carl Sagan
Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence--those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. Aldous Huxley
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2008, 11:31 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
unclejed613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
one failure that would cause this problem is a simple fix...
the surround wires (spider wires) sometimes break at the terminals. you can bridge the break with small size solder wick. it sometimes breaks at the cone, and that requires very careful soldering. nut most often it breaks at the terminals. apply 1.5V from a battery (with the speaker disconnected from the amp) and wiggle the surround wires. if this causes a cracle or a pop, fix the wire.
__________________
Vintage Audio and Pro-Audio repair ampz(removethis)@sohonet.net
spammer trap: spammers must die
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Silvertone Organ Amp higbone Tubes / Valves 34 7th May 2008 01:45 PM
Help IDing Silvertone speakers bigaldo Multi-Way 4 28th December 2007 08:38 AM
Silvertone (Sears) stereo amp percy Tubes / Valves 20 24th August 2007 03:25 AM
Silvertone Model 1472 Gunny Instruments and Amps 12 2nd February 2006 06:49 PM
Speaker questions for a Silvertone 1472 Gunny Tubes / Valves 1 2nd February 2006 09:54 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:45 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2