Fried Celestion creamback - repair or let go?

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I recently bought two 1x12 cabs with 70's Celestion Creamback's (G 12 H, 30 W, 8 ohm, cone RIC 1 HO).

Sadly enough, one was fried... :(

Is it worth a re-cone or should I just forget all about it...?
 

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Recone. I've sent speakers back to celestion before now.
 

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I'm curious, how could you tell that one was "fried"? I mean, was it actually visibly damaged?
 

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Send it to me for proper disposal or probably definitely have it re celestioned. Worth extra to send it home for repair than anywhere else
 

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I'm curious, how could you tell that one was "fried"? I mean, was it actually visibly damaged?

No visible damage. It sounded a bit scratchy, and when I pushed the cone I could hear and feel it... :(
 

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I'll take a look att Celestions web and try to figure out how to make it happen...
 

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Please elaborate on what you mean by fried?

Torn speaker cone is all but inaudible. If it is torn, a small bead of silicone will repair it and you will never hear a difference.

If it is the voice coil, that is a different matter. I am sure it can be repaired, but I have no experience in that area.

If it were a vintage speaker, I would rather own a repaired original cone, to a re-coned speaker. jmho.
 

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Please elaborate on what you mean by fried?

Torn speaker cone is all but inaudible. If it is torn, a small bead of silicone will repair it and you will never hear a difference.

If it is the voice coil, that is a different matter. I am sure it can be repaired, but I have no experience in that area.

If it were a vintage speaker, I would rather own a repaired original cone, to a re-coned speaker. jmho.

No problem with the cone, it's the voice coil. I want to keep it as original possible, but I'm a bit worried that a repair will cost more than a second hand replacement... :hmm: I'll let you all know
 

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Re-coning won't do anything if it if the voice coil.
 

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I don't know much about speakers, just assumed a re-coning included replacing the voice coil... :eek:

I bet there is someone in Sweden that can do a great job fixing that speaker. I think it is worth the trouble. There are at least a couple of big time vintage Marshall and Celestion collectors in Sweden. See: Johan Segeborn.
 

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I bet there is someone in Sweden that can do a great job fixing that speaker. I think it is worth the trouble. There are at least a couple of big time vintage Marshall and Celestion collectors in Sweden. See: Johan Segeborn.

Thanks I'll check it up
 

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