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Vincent Meelberg
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Transportation of speaker cabs new
      #310046 - 11/06/06 08:59 PM
Hi All,

What is the most sensible way to transport speaker cabs in a car: speakers facing upward, or sideways? Or doesn't it matter?

Thanx and cheers,

Vincent


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Re: Transportation of speaker cabs [Re: Vincent Meelberg]
      #310133 - 12/06/06 08:24 AM
No difference mate. Best bet though is to make or buy some sort of protective cover. My tops (Celestion SR1)come with lids that serve as carrying handles as well and after seven years of gigs they still look like new from the front. My `new` bass bin I have yet to sort out, but in any case it travels however it fits best in the particular vehicle with a mind to protecting the front grill from hard things stacked near it.


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Re: Transportation of speaker cabs new [Re: Vincent Meelberg]
      #310137 - 12/06/06 08:30 AM
I reckon it's best not to transport speakers on their backs - a while back one of my cabs started distorting, and when I took it to bits to investigate there were some pieces of broken plastic in the horn driver, which must've fallen in while the cab was face up at some point. Now I never transport or store them on their backs.


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Re: Transportation of speaker cabs new [Re: Saxum esse et non provolvere]
      #310140 - 12/06/06 08:34 AM
Thanx guys!

I have a protective cover, so I guess I have taken all precautions that I should take when tansporting my cabs. Just to be sure, I won't transport them with the speakers facing upward, as Saxum etc. has suggested.

Cheers,

Vincent


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Re: Transportation of speaker cabs new [Re: Vincent Meelberg]
      #311338 - 14/06/06 08:17 PM
If you have covers you are VERY unlikely to have the same problem with shrapnel falling down inside the horns!!!

Love to know what sort of gig he was playing where they chucked PLASTIC at the speakers.... We used to get beer mugs, small change, etc. in the grand old days of punk rock.
Oh and the assholes who thought it was funny to poke knitting needles through the grills on the bass bins and destroy the cones...


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Re: Transportation of speaker cabs new [Re: IvanSC]
      #311354 - 14/06/06 08:46 PM
>Oh and the assholes who thought it was funny to poke knitting needles through the grills on the bass bins and destroy the cones...

HMm now that gets me wondering if I can electrically charge those grills..... Maybe have the speaker level signal go through the grill which would be isolated from the cabinet and then to the speaker...

Hmm fun things to try out at places that annoy me;)

Seablade

Not really serious as he doesnt want to kill someone with that. So PLEASE dont try that at home.


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Re: Transportation of speaker cabs new [Re: IvanSC]
      #311368 - 14/06/06 09:19 PM
Quote IvanSC:

Oh and the assholes who thought it was funny to poke knitting needles through the grills on the bass bins and destroy the cones...



If you play all those rough Women's Institute gigs Ivan, you have to live with the agro that goes with it! Who takes knitting needles to a gig anyway?


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Re: Transportation of speaker cabs new [Re: --]
      #311381 - 14/06/06 09:41 PM
Quote Wonkey Wabbit:

Quote IvanSC:

Oh and the assholes who thought it was funny to poke knitting needles through the grills on the bass bins and destroy the cones...



If you play all those rough Women's Institute gigs Ivan, you have to live with the agro that goes with it! Who takes knitting needles to a gig anyway?




My wife;)

Seablade

HehHeh good point though, technically she does crochet I believe;)


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Re: Transportation of speaker cabs new [Re: Vincent Meelberg]
      #311567 - 15/06/06 10:17 AM
if it comes to that, who carries chopsticks to a gig? ( the other weapon of choice I have seen used in this way!!)

Mind you even that is better than what you get in yer cabinets playing the annual British Cage Birds Association dinner dance....


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