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  1. Article: Speaker Cab Power Handling For Guitarists - Part 1

    Amps and Cabs
    We're doing a series of articles to help guitarists to gain a practical understanding of speaker power handling, mixing speakers of different impedance/wattage, and how speaker specs relate to volume/loudness in the real world. I say "practical" because we are intentionally avoiding the...
  2. Choices (I've had a few NSDs lately)

    Amps and Cabs
    L to R; T to B: Cerwin Vega ER-124 (I have a second one to pair with it); Yamaha JA-3052B (Yamahas take on a JBL); Celestion G12L-35, Marsland GB1275 (I have a second one in a DIY 1x12 transmission line cab, my fave guitar 12, this is my spare), Weber Gray Wolf (have a 2nd one). Still gotta...
  3. Tutorial testing speakers for voice coil rub.

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    So, I'm kinda tired of buying used/vintage speakers online and having them show up with rubbing VCs. Every time the seller claims they tested fine before sending, and then it turns out they just measured DC resistance and sometimes maybe played some audio through it without paying close enough...
  4. Reconing Speakers ...Thanks to GC forum member "loudtubeamps"

    Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I wanted to start a dedicated thread on this topic as I don't remember ever seeing one in the GC forum through the years. This is copied and pasted from another thread where @loudtubeamps (Thank You) writes: Hey guys....while we're on the topic of speakers..... I have a number of Fender...
  5. When is an amp speaker too old?

    Amps and Cabs
    Or is there such a thing? Old speakers are often sought after in this business. But does there ever come a time when they are just too old? Do they ever wear out? Can they conceivably last forever if they are not abused or blown out?