#1
So the speaker in my Crate GX-30M is basically shot when it comes to the low frequencies.

I tried repairing it with a cheap fix, but it looks like the problem might be more serious than that.

Problem is, if I repair it, I'll just be stuck with a now fixed amp that I don't use. I'm also looking for a new amp.

So I was thinking, why not replace the 12", 4 Ohm speaker with a new speaker suitable for bass? I've been thinking of taking up bass, and the lack of a bass amp was always a bit of a speed bump for me.

Will this work?
Is it worth it?
Will it sound bad (any worse than a GX-30M with a guitar plugged in)?
Where can I get a suitable (and hopefully inexpensive) speaker?

Thanks
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#2
I always thought 10" speakers sound the best for bass.
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#4
it might sound funny.. but it wouldn't burn your house down.

just make sure those ohms match.
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#5
It should sound fine, the high end might be a little shrill, bass speakers have a wider frequency response, both high and low.

It will be able to handle bass as well, but it will be lacking headroom to be more then a bass practise amp.
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#6
Quote by touji-za-nai
I always thought 10" speakers sound the best for bass.

The only reason I'd put a 12" in is because my Crate originally had a 12" speaker in it. Doesn't really matter though.
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#7
Quote by STABxYOU
It will be able to handle bass as well, but it will be lacking headroom to be more then a bass practice amp.

I only plan on using it as a practice amp anyway.
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#8
Quote by Zoot Allures
O_o but bigger speaker = more bass response right? If its 10inches wouldn't it strain it?


Actually bass sounds better through a 10" or a 15" rather than a 12" - thats why most bass cabs have combinations of 10" and 15" speakers.


TS: Go for it. It won't hurt anything - it may not sound the best but it definitely will work.