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Old 11-19-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Breaking in Speaker

I was wondering how long it'd take for my speakers to break in? With my strat the crunch (top boost cranked) is a very fizzy sort of harsh sound. I've put the tone right down on my guitar and played with the tone cut and I cant find a good spot.

I'm assuming this is happening cause I havnt had the amp long enough for the speakers to break in and "warm up the tone"

I read you can only break them in by cranking them. Would it work if I cranked the master, except rolled off the volume on my guitar. Would that still have the same effect for breaking in the speaker? As I cant play a cranked AC30 in my house!! Or at my gigs!!

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:07 AM   #2
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Muffle it in pillows and blankets and play until your hearts content.

haha. Or just play at a moderate volume for enough time. They should break in soon enough.

How long have you had it?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:10 AM   #3
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Muffle it in pillows and blankets and play until your hearts content.

haha. Or just play at a moderate volume for enough time. They should break in soon enough.

How long have you had it?



This. In addition, you could put it in a closet in a fairly isolated area of your house, then cover it in pillows/blankets. A basement, off in one corner would be best, but just find the place in your hosue that has the least people nearby.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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You don't need to play them that loud to break them in. About half drummer volume is more than adequate. Different speakers take longer than others. A few weeks with the volume at say, 3 playing just a few hours per day should do it though.


Are you sure it's the speaker and not the tubes? What are you running in it atm?
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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Whenever I need to break a driver in I reamp pink noise at fluctuating levels through it. Usually just a 30 second loop that moves from continuous noise and gradually stutters at more frequent intervals to work the driver properly. Always does the job when I'm not around to do it the old fashioned way.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:30 AM   #6
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It's just the stock tubes cath. And I play a strat through.
Also AC30C2 with the greenbacks rather than the CC2 with the wharefdales
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:37 AM   #7
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speakers will never stop 'breaking in'. speakers are like tires on car, they start their life one way and depending on how hard you use them they last a certain amount of time.

mind you, after a period of a couple weeks of moderate playing they will lose some harshness cuz the suspension loosens a bit.

i used to break in other people's speaker by play at moderate volumes for a couple hours a day.
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