Members hbar Posted May 27, 2006 Members Share Posted May 27, 2006 So my '65 bandmaster cab has been out of commission for a while now. It seems one of the speakers tore out of the particle board baffle. So the 4 screws that go through the baffle and mount the speakers are no longer through the baffle, and where the screwed used to go is now a mess of crumbled particle board. Bottom line: I need a new way to mount this speaker. (1) Get a new baffle from Ampwares. This would probably be considered a "major" modification to a vintage amp, so I'd like to avoid this if at all possible. (2) Instead of mounting the speaker with screws at 12, 3, 6, and 9, maybe shift all the mounts by pi/4 (45 degrees for the layperson). But then I have the problem of how to actually get screws through the baffle (and the grillecloth, which is currently pristine!!!). If somebody has an idea for this, I'd love to hear it. (3) Add support "beams" to the baffle that would mount to the top/sides of the actual enclosure, and attach the speaker(s) to this. This is actually pretty easy and probably the cleanest solution, but I don't know what that would do the tone of the cabinet. Is the baffle typically considered a tone item in a cabinet? I'm sure the audiophiles would say so, but to what degree? This would also be a significant mod to a vintage amp, but if it's this or replace the grille, I'll chose this, Seriously, any help you cats could throw my way would be super. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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