Introduction

Speakers are the key parts within an amplifier that produce the final sound of your guitar strokes. There are two main reasons for replacing a speaker: blowing out the previous ones or upgrading for better sound and overall tone. Regardless of the reason this guide will take you through the removal and installation steps of this guide.

Make sure to unplug the power cord! Take off the back panel by unscrewing the four Phillips head screws on the back of the amplifier.
  • Make sure to unplug the power cord!

  • Take off the back panel by unscrewing the four Phillips head screws on the back of the amplifier.

  • Keep the screws in a safe place and mark what part they are for.

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Make sure to unplug the power cord and have the amplifier turned off. Unplug the audio cable running from the port labeled "INT. Speakers" to the audio speakers.
  • Make sure to unplug the power cord and have the amplifier turned off.

  • Unplug the audio cable running from the port labeled "INT. Speakers" to the audio speakers.

  • You should know have clean access to the speakers.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Locate the wire leads on the speaker that you are replacing. Notice that there are three wires and four connections. Note where each wire goes. (White is positive and black is negative. Remove the wires from the speaker leads.
  • Locate the wire leads on the speaker that you are replacing. Notice that there are three wires and four connections.

  • Note where each wire goes. (White is positive and black is negative.

  • Remove the wires from the speaker leads.

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Remove all the screws on the perimeter of the speaker. Use locking pliers to remove the nuts. There are eight bolts holding the speaker in place. Pull the old speaker off of the board and  insert the new speaker the same way you removed the old one. When tightening the nuts back down on the bolts, be sure to tighten them by alternating, working in diagonals. (i.e. once you tighten one down go diagonal from it and work on the next one.
  • Remove all the screws on the perimeter of the speaker. Use locking pliers to remove the nuts. There are eight bolts holding the speaker in place.

  • Pull the old speaker off of the board and insert the new speaker the same way you removed the old one.

  • When tightening the nuts back down on the bolts, be sure to tighten them by alternating, working in diagonals. (i.e. once you tighten one down go diagonal from it and work on the next one.

  • Repeat with the other speaker if necessary.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thanks for the tutorial.

csharpconsultant - Reply

Am I missing a step here? You have the chassis in the way to access to speakers. Do u remove the chassis or do you remove the tolex with the speakers attached to it? Thanks

Albert - Reply

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