Wiring Question

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  1. rich88uk

    rich88uk Well-Known Member

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    This is going to sound really stupid but I need some help.

    I have been thinking about swapping out the top speaker in my mini jubilee angled cab for a greenback of some description and started scouting Ebay to see my options. I have just took the back off to have a look and I thought it would just be a case of unplugging the speaker wires, unscrew it, put the new one in and clip the wires back in. But I cant seem to remove the wire, are they soldered in? I can't quite make it out. I can't solder either which wont help the situation if this is the case:

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    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried a very small flat head screw driver, easing it into the clips to open them up...then see if they pull off.

    Don't want to wiggle them free because you could break the dog ears on the speaker..

    I hope I have my guitar speaker jargon right.
     
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    rich88uk Well-Known Member

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    I've not tried that no, I have them a quick tug and when there was no give I stopped, didn't want to balls it up if they were soldered. Never messed with speakers before
     
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    Don't look soldered...

    Use two pairs of pliers, one holding the connector and one holding the speaker's connector...pull apart.
     
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    Ok great, thanks for your help
     
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    keep in mind the tab on the speaker has a tiny hole that the connector kinda locks into, this is probably whats making it difficult to separate.
    persist gently and youll get there
     
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    WATCH the entire video.
    SKIP to 0:56 in the video to learn HOW to use the screwdriver blade to lift the female connector.

    faston disconnect.png

    Angel Acevedo Video Please Watch

     
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    This is a "Faston" connector. (also called "Quixon," etc...)
    Some Faston connectors will have the locking tab. (look carefully)
    The Faston connectors on speakers may not have this locking feature.
     
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    This is incredibly helpful. Thank you very much
     
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    "Use two pairs of pliers, one holding the connector and one holding the speaker's connector...pull apart."

    No, do not do that! It can break the speaker terminals.
    DO NOT try to pull or force the connectors apart with pliers!

    Watch the video and learn the right way to do this.

    Be VERY gentle when you take the Faston connectors apart.
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of Heritage G12M's that I'd like to try in my SJ 4x12, but I'm concerned with the db rating difference between the G12M's and the G12T's. The greens would be angled upward, so maybe it's not an issue?
     
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    Are these 4 speakers all 16 ohm speakers?
    If these are all 16 ohm it's probably OK fine to do that.

    Efficiency is another question but it won't hurt anything I don't think it will.
     
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    Yes, all of them are 16 Ohm.
     
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    I think it would work OK.
     
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