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Old 3rd July 2010, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Guitar Amp/Speaker into Home Speaker

hi anybody here tried converting a guitar amp/speaker into home(and hopefully audiophile grade speaker) and is it worth it? i recently acquired a Yamaha R A 200 but the problem is i'm no guitarist. the unit is in good working condition including the spinning tweeter.

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Old 3rd July 2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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Most guitar amp speakers have a far from flat frequency response.
That is they are coloured/ are prone to distortion in a way that sounds nice with electric guitar. Many sound quite horrid with other sources (voices for example).
On the other hand a few guitar combos are supposed to be played clean and might be usable as mids.

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Old 4th July 2010, 05:50 AM   #3
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That's not a "guitar speaker", that's Yamaha's take on the Leslie rotary speaker cabinets that are often used with Hammonds. They're a 'special effect' that makes use of the Doppler principle. There are electronic circuits that try to duplicate it, but nothing sounds as nice as real spinning speakers.

It's a classic piece of gear, and anyone trying to nail Gilmore's tone on "Comfortably Numb" would love to have it. A rotating speaker is also a staple in Clapton's rig.

And otherwise, Mr. Darwin is right. I do listen to music through guitar speakers (it's a good way to break them in, much more pleasant than the hum of a variac), and it sounds like a really loud, really cheap, transistor radio. Listener fatigue is almost immediate.
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ok thanks to both of you your responses are greatly appreciated.
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Old 5th July 2010, 03:31 PM   #5
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Agree with the above.
Best to find a guitarist who would cherish this rig. It's a waste, otherwise.
Sell or trade it.
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