#1
i was playing with my splawn minutes ago and it just randomly started smoking

it was set to 16 ohms on full power mode (rather then half power) and half way through the jam it was just smoking

its also a 16 ohm cabinet
why dd this happen


edit::::: i tried another head into my cabinet and it made no sound. this leads me to believe that the cabinet is no longer working. yes i tried multiple speaker cables

this question is more for splawn cab owners...what tool do i need to open up the back?

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Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

Last edited by timzee117 at Feb 24, 2010,
#3
i figured out the the problem, the impedance selector is loose and shifted so when it it was it was on 16 ohms it was really on 8 and if i turned it to the right to where it should be 16 ohms it would be pointing to blank space if that makes sense

splawn has a lifetime warranty provided i didnt abuse my amp or mod it which i didnt so i should be safe

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97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#4
Man, that's sucks!

It could be filter caps, transformers, tubes... You should probably just send it back to the boys at Splawn can take a look at it or something.
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#5
I wouldn't think that would cause enough havoc to cause smoking tim.

proceed with caution.
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#6
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I wouldn't think that would cause enough havoc to cause smoking tim.

proceed with caution.


really? i thought mismatched impedance is one of the leading causes of smoking amps haha but it shows how much i know

this could be for the better, i needed new tubes anyway

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10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#7
so today i decided to use my friends tiny terror with my splawn cabinet. i plugged it in the same ive always done with his amp and the amp was barel making any sound at all. its the tiny terror combo and when i hooked it up to its original speaker it was back to normal...

could a faulty speaker cable have killed my splawn?

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09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#8
For all we know the splawn may not be dead.

But yes, a load that's way off of expected impedance due to a short or circuit break in the cab could toast the power section of any tube amp.
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#9
That sounds possible to me, if it wasn't running with a proper load you could have fried it. Send it back to Splawn & explain it, sure they'll sort it right out for ya.
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#10
Hmm, it sounds like one of the speaker cables is loose in your cab. Check to make sure that all of the cables inside the cab are connected the speakers.
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#11
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09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#12
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I thought you said you'd figured out the problem?

I'd assume a broken speaker connection in the cab, but it seems odd that the impedance selector would just happen to break at the same time.


It shouldn't be difficult to remove the cab's back and look for any loose wires.
Check the wires going from the input to the speaker tabs, and the little metal wires going from the tabs to the voice coil itself.