Read the September 2018 Issue

Speaker Geeks

ARTICLES

Speaker Geeks: Got a New Speaker? Show It Some Love

December 25, 2017
As with all things guitar, a little patience can yield big dividends.
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Speaker Geeks: Strange Brew

December 8, 2017
What happens when a Deluxe Reverb meets an Electro-Voice EVM12L?
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Speaker Geeks: Three-Part Harmony

October 20, 2017
Discover which three elements of a guitar speaker have the biggest impact on tone.
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Speaker Geeks: Dustcaps, Domes, and Tone

September 22, 2017
Does the humble dustcap affect your sound? Here’s what you need to know.
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Speaker Geeks: Tone Is in the Cone

August 13, 2017
Discover how a speaker’s parts and assembly methods impact cone movement, and why this is important to guitarists.
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Speaker Geeks: Oh! The Damage Done

July 7, 2017
Learn how to patch a torn speaker cone and how to avoid voice-coil rub and frozen speaker syndrome.
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Speaker Geeks: When Push Comes to Shove

June 16, 2017
Can you make an amp louder by simply changing its speaker?
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Speaker Geeks: How a Speaker Cabinet Influences Your Tone

May 15, 2017
Where and how you install a speaker significantly affects its sound and performance.
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Speaker Geeks: Wiring Up a 4x12 Cab

April 19, 2017
When it comes to moving air, it’s hard to beat a 100-watt head driving a full stack. Here’s how to manage the series-parallel wiring at the heart of this classic configuration.
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Speaker Geeks: The Secret Life of Guitar Speakers

March 24, 2017
How speakers are housed, and whether they’re used alone or in multiples, has a major effect on their performance. Here are some basic principles to consider as you build your rig.
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Speaker Geeks: The Lowdown on Power Handling

February 3, 2017
Here’s what you need to know to avoid blowing a guitar speaker.
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Speaker Geeks: Alnico or Ceramic ... What Gives?

December 28, 2016
Weber Speakers guru C.J. Sutton demystifies magnet lore in the second installment of our new column series.
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Speaker Geeks: Why Graphs Matter and When They Don’t

December 16, 2016
In this new column debut, amp guru Steven Fryette discusses how to make sense of the speaker data manufacturers spend so much time and money on.
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