I need to replace the speaker in my Trace Elliot bass cabinet. Does anyone know if there's anywhere in the country where I could get one? I remember Maplin used to carry some speakers, but not sure if they'd be compatible. Failing that does anyone know any good companies with reliable and reasonable postage costs?
Trace-Elliott is something of a "premium" name, so would you not worry about devaluing the cab if you installed a different brand of speaker? Modern ones have Celestions, but I don't know if that was always the case.
I've never had the back off mine in twenty years, but I'm curious now!
Maplin do still sell some Eminence speakers.
Bairds have a big range of speakers in store and the guys know their stuff so will be able to get you the right speaker for the job.
In fact Bairds keep a considerable range of spare parts for amps, cabs and instruments in the shop so should really be anyone's first port of call.
Thanks a lot. I'll take a look around and maybe get the soldering iron out.
Use these people. Good prices.
There is a lot more than most people think to designing a speaker cabinet or fitting a suitable speaker to an existing cabinet. Do your research well and don't listen to 99% of people who give you advice - including me because I don't know enough about this subject either.
I do know most commercially sold bass cabinets are very poorly designed.