#1
Hey UG,

I have an old Peavey Backstage 30 amp (something like that, its in the attic now), with a no label speaker.

But in the meantime i wanna turn it into a 1x12 for my TT until i get my 4x12 Avatar Cab.

How would i go about doing this? aka what do i need, and how do i wire one speaker for 16 or 8 ohms?
Last edited by AJS19 at Dec 14, 2008,
#2
Put the speaker in a box. You can only wire one single speaker for what it is rated. IE, 8 ohm speaker is 8 ohms. You need more than one to wire in series or parallel.
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#3
it is in a box what if i dont know what ohm it is, or how many watts?
what do i need then? just speaker wire and a stereo jack?
#4
Mono jack for non-active guitar electronics.

It will tell the ohm rating, and probably the wattage on the back of the speaker itself. Or it should, I think.
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#5
Can't you just disconnect the speaker. (the two black/red prongs) and then make a simple jack box that turns the two prong wires into a jack out to the cab?
#6
Quote by ML_Guitar09
Can't you just disconnect the speaker. (the two black/red prongs) and then make a simple jack box that turns the two prong wires into a jack out to the cab?
Yeah, that's what you'd do, just attach the wires coming out the back of the speaker to a jack. But don't plug it into a tube amp unless you know the ohm-age
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#7
Quote by drewsta42
Yeah, that's what you'd do, just attach the wires coming out the back of the speaker to a jack. But don't plug it into a tube amp unless you know the ohm-age



Cool, I was right... 'Cause I'm doing that too.
#8
Quote by drewsta42
Yeah, that's what you'd do, just attach the wires coming out the back of the speaker to a jack. But don't plug it into a tube amp unless you know the ohm-age


I know for a fact that there is no label, but idk about like a marking or whatever, but i will check before i do anything
#9
so all i gotta do is, wire the black ground to the terminal that touches the outside of the jack, and the positive to the one that touches the tip.
#10
Actually it doesn't matter which way you wire it, so yeah, that's fine.
As for the ohms, you can use a multi-meter to tell. It won't be exactly 4 or 8 or 16, but it should be within an ohm or closer.
#11
Quote by Jack Carver
Actually it doesn't matter which way you wire it, so yeah, that's fine.
As for the ohms, you can use a multi-meter to tell. It won't be exactly 4 or 8 or 16, but it should be within an ohm or closer.


okay