View Poll Results: speaker swap == amp mod?

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Thread: Does a speaker swap count as an amp mod?

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    Axe-honerated atmike's Avatar
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    Does a speaker swap count as an amp mod?

    Or do you have to modify the circuitry?
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    I would have to say if it sounds better it's a modifacation.
    If not it's a waste or a boo boo.

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    Most definitely, I'd say a speaker swap can change the tonal character of an amp more than any other single mod.

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    Most speaker swaps involve a bit of solder unless there are spade lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIJAX View Post
    Most definitely, I'd say a speaker swap can change the tonal character of an amp more than any other single mod.
    + 1 You bet it can.

    I took a stock Eminence Lady Luck 12" 70 watt out of the 112 Epi VJr cab and put an old '59 RCA 12" 8 ohm in it. Pulled the RCA out of a console phonograph. It's alnico, and probably rated at 25 watts. The clairty is stunning compared to the Eminence. The EVJ head is a dark sounding amp, but not nearly so with that old speaker.

    I do have to be careful cranking it though. That speaker is old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atmike View Post
    Or do you have to modify the circuitry?
    Just make sure the power rating or the speaker is more than the amp puts out and go with the same impedance

    Please tell us what model amp. There are many possibilities if the amp has extension cab outs.

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    I would have to say if it sounds better it's a modifacation.
    If not it's a waste or a boo boo.
    +1 ...definitely a mod.

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    Most audiophiles recommend that stereo buffs invest at least 40% of the total investment in their sound system in speakers and cabinets. I think that's a pretty good indicator of just how important speakers are to your sound. Is it a mod. Heck ya.
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    +1 on speakers being a mod

    and by the way even changing your tubes can totally change the sound too- another easy mod.

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    If you're as untalented/unknowledgeable as I am about such things, it's most assuredly a mod

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