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So I have this old crappy amp (don't we all?) and about a year ago the speaker blew out. When it happened I didn't know anything about amps or speakers, now I know enough to replace the speaker. My problem is I can't find any 4" speakers, does anyone know of websites that sell this size of speaker? Thanks in advance!
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Just replace it with a 8 inch speaker, as long as it's the same ohm rating, doubt wattage would be a problem at that size, you'll be fine. You might have to do some custom fitting, but it'd work.

I tried to find a 6.5 inch speaker for my Ibanez ACA10 and it was impossible, they don't make guitar speakers under 8 inches, as far as I know.
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I didn't think of this because I mostly use Amazon.
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Just replace it with a 8 inch speaker, as long as it's the same ohm rating, doubt wattage would be a problem at that size, you'll be fine. You might have to do some custom fitting, but it'd work.

I tried to find a 6.5 inch speaker for my Ibanez ACA10 and it was impossible, they don't make guitar speakers under 8 inches, as far as I know.


They do they're just tough to find
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Also try radio and car audio parts shops (eg radioshack)
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Just replace it with a 8 inch speaker, as long as it's the same ohm rating, doubt wattage would be a problem at that size, you'll be fine. You might have to do some custom fitting, but it'd work.

I tried to find a 6.5 inch speaker for my Ibanez ACA10 and it was impossible, they don't make guitar speakers under 8 inches, as far as I know.



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Also try radio and car audio parts shops (eg radioshack)


Seriously? Its the same type of speaker?
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#9
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They do they're just tough to find


Yeah, they makes tons of 4 inch speakers, for you car, or home, not for a guitar amplifier. Why, because it's a cheap practice amp, they never expect you to care about replacing the speaker if it goes bad, which, during the life of the amp, it shouldn't, and the amps are cheap enough that if the speaker does go bad, it would be cheaper to buy a new amp rather than buy a new speaker.

That is why nobody stocks 4 inch replacement speakers for guitar amplifiers.
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Yeah, they makes tons of 4 inch speakers, for you car, or home, not for a guitar amplifier. Why, because it's a cheap practice amp, they never expect you to care about replacing the speaker if it goes bad, which, during the life of the amp, it shouldn't, and the amps are cheap enough that if the speaker does go bad, it would be cheaper to buy a new amp rather than buy a new speaker.

That is why nobody stocks 4 inch replacement speakers for guitar amplifiers.



Well, actually I was planning on selling it for more than its worth...
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Whoever said just use an 8" speaker. The enclosure for a 4" speakers has a tuning that is determined by the internal volume/port dimensions. Popping in an 8" speaker would most likely not work well with the box and could cause some bad resonance and sound quality.

BUT... you are speaking of a single 4" speaker. It's unlikely that sound quality is important.
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You want my advice? The guitar was prolly the majority of that price, which is a little over $100, so that amp brand new can't be worth more than $25. I'd throw it away, it's not worth trying to get a new speaker for it, you'll just end up spending more than the amp is worth.
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You want my advice? The guitar was prolly the majority of that price, which is a little over $100, so that amp brand new can't be worth more than $25. I'd throw it away, it's not worth trying to get a new speaker for it, you'll just end up spending more than the amp is worth.


Alright, that's what I was probably gonna do anyway, just checking my options.
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Seriously? Its the same type of speaker?

Nope, but you ain't gonna find a guitar speaker at 4" so a full range car or radio one would substitute to a point
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Whoever said just use an 8" speaker. The enclosure for a 4" speakers has a tuning that is determined by the internal volume/port dimensions. Popping in an 8" speaker would most likely not work well with the box and could cause some bad resonance and sound quality.

BUT... you are speaking of a single 4" speaker. It's unlikely that sound quality is important.


I don't think the amp sounds likely to have been "tuned" at first so i doubt that's going to make much difference lol.
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I don't think the amp sounds likely to have been "tuned" at first so i doubt that's going to make much difference lol.


You may be right about that haha! Those crappy little practice amps seems to be just thrown together.