Boggs Posted April 20, 2004 Share Posted April 20, 2004 Some of you may remember in a previous thread how I had a problem with driving my British Series speaker in my home built cabinet with my Mackie 808 and even to some extent with my practice amp. Volume was practically a whisper with nothing but heavy clipped distortion. It had performed beautifully when I tested it out at home. I then made a steel protective grille (very open like the type used to hold lava rocks in gas grills) to go over the front of the cabinet (not even touching the speaker and no screws anywhere near the speaker). That is when the trouble started. I went to play through it using my Mackie 808M powered mixer and, well, I described the sound above. The practice amp did better, but still distorted at low to medium levels and was nothing like it was at home. Taking off the steel grille completely solved the problem... Apparently it had to screw up the magnetic circuit to a point where impedence must've been almost non-existant... Put the grill back, what little sound there is is total crap. Take it off, and it lives in all its glory. Who'd have thunk it?! I am going to have to find some black anodized aluminum for it. Anyone ever hear of this problem before? Boggs Check out my Rock Beach Guitars page showing guitars I have built and repaired... http://www.rockbeachguitars.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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