#1
Okay, I want to replace the speaker in my Valve Jr. cab, but the back is stuck on. My dad and I have both pulled on it as hard as we can, but nothing happened. Any remedies?
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#3
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unscrew it



I'm not that stupid, I undid every screw on that damn amp.
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#4
you may have to take a knife and score along the edges of the back to pry it off, though I don't recommend it.
Why do you need to pull the back off?

EDIT: stupid question, I just reread your post
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#5
^he said, new speaker.

see if u can unscrew the speaker from the front, under the grille cloth. some speakers are like that.
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I'm not that stupid, I undid every screw on that damn amp.

just checking
#7
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^he said, new speaker.

see if u can unscrew the speaker from the front, under the grille cloth. some speakers are like that.

I don't think that will work, there's no way to get under the grill cloth
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#8
hmmmm....worst comes to worst, u can always take a drill to the back, stick ur hand in, and yank from the inside....but thats a serious worst-case scenario.
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#9
It has a hole for the jack plate. I've tried just that.
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#10
yeah, just saw pics of a VJ cab....okay, new theory. toss a grenade in and run like ****. no wait...bad idea....

perhaps the knife idea mentioned above is ur best bet
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#12
Yeah, maybe screwdriver and pry it off?
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#13
I really didn't want to mess up the tolex, but I guess I am going to end up doing the knife idea.
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#14
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I really didn't want to mess up the tolex, but I guess I am going to end up doing the knife idea.


good luck, be really careful!

And the above suggestion was a good one, sand it down a small bit afterwards, so it won't be this hard next time you might want to take it off. (no innuendo intended)
#15
Try a couple butterknives wrapped in masking tape. If you slip with them they most likely won't harm the Tolex. I usually put 2-3 on one side and start prying, and an extra hand always helps. I just looked at the back of my Vjr. cabinet and it looks like you can unscew the jack plate, there might be some empty space behind that plate you can use as a handle.
#16
Here's a pic of the VJ head and cab.



assuming you have all the screws that hold the back on, and it's just a tight fit,
you should take out the screws that hold on the jack plate.
removing this plate will give you a place to grip the back with your hand, and pull.

the other though that crossed my mind was the screws that hold the protective corners on. you would think they wouldn't be long enough to penetrate the edge of cabinet's back, but maybe the screws they used were too long.

I would definitely avoid prying with knives.
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#17
I had a really hard time getting the back off mine, but once you get it started it comes off easy.

Get a large flat head screw driver and very carefully pry it off by placing it in the crack and wedging carefully. Thats how i did mine, and i left no visible damage on the tolex. But like i said, be careful.

You could also try poking a credit card into the edge cracks and sliding it around. Might help a little
#18
Thanks to everyone who responded. I have tried taking th jack plate off along with everthing else, then pulling on the hole. Later tonight I'll try with the screwdriver. I wish I could do it right now, but I broke my arm last weekend and have to sit and keep ice on it every afternoon to help with the enormous swelling
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#19
ooooo that sucks, i hope you get better soon bro! and just pry and pry and pry until eventually there is no back to it anymore.
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#20
Thanks. Ya, know, its kinda funny, I ride bulls, wrestle steers, and get thrown from horses, yet I broke my arm when I was wanderin around the woods at night and tripped and fell.
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#21
Oh yeah, pulling on the hole in the middle while you wedge will help alot. I forgot about that
#23
Well, I've tried everything on this little f*cker, but I can't get it off. I guess I'll just leave it and build a 2x12 for jacking around with speakers. Thanks anyways
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#25
Credit card? I musta missed that. Explain
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