#1
I have a 4x10 Fender Deville 120W amp with a blown speaker. Is there a way to bypass the blown speaker until I get a new one? It's a 3 wire setup
#2
Deville is 60w as I recall. You could probably just run 2 speakers parallel until you get a new one. Emi makes nice replacements.

http://www.fender.com/guitar-amplifiers/contemporary/hot-rod-deville-iii-410/product-2230100.html
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

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#3
Inb4 people start saying wrong forum section.
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#4
Fender Amp Field Guide is a good resource for info on their amps.

http://www.thevintagesound.com/ffg/

Blues Deville is 60 watts (Cathbard was right) and 2 ohms, four 8 ohm speakers wired parallel.

You can disconnect 2 and leave 2 wired parallel for a 4 ohm load, it will make the amp work a little harder but won't damage it.

If you simply disconnect the bad speaker and run 3, it should be a 2.66 ohm load, that would be closer to the proper impedance. And it should work. (divide impedance of one by total number of speakers, 8/3 = 2.66.) Being wired parallel it should work, disconnect one wire. If it were wired series, disconnecting one would shut everything down. Parallel it will still work.

Your choice, running 3 speakers may work fine, try it and see, two wired parallel will definitely work, but the amp will work a little harder and may run a bit warm. Same for 3 speakers, but not as much.
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#5
Thanks for the replies. Mod please move to proper section. The amp is actually 180W, my mistake. It says 180W on the rating plate, but the website says 60W.
Last edited by RedMist at Dec 13, 2015,
#6
Quote by RedMist
Thanks for the replies. Mod please move to proper section. The amp is actually 180W, my mistake.


180w draw from the wall outlet, 60w rated output to the speakers.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#8
blown speaker should me moved to guitar gear.. it is not a guitar. i would just use a differnt amp, until you get another speaker.. or get a 2x12 cab.
I have Washburn guitars 'Maverick Series' and bass 'Bantam Series' and a few pedals and amps, but man I wish to have more patience and drive practicing my playing, if it's equal to the modding itch, then I'm golden.