I've always broken in New speakers the old fashioned way, by playing loud as often as I can for a good 20 hrs of play time. My question is, does the Brake Lite affect this? As in, cranking the amp with no BL vs with a BL set on 3, does the speaker break in as fast?
Z28 1x12" combo w/ Z Brakelite 1966 Fender Super Reverb G&L Legacy G&L ASAT Classic G&L ASAT Bluesboy
Post by benttop (Steve) on Nov 28, 2017 21:08:44 GMT -7
I think that's a good question. Just thinking about it here, I'd say that the length of time it takes to break in your speaker will be directly proportional to the SPL coming from the speaker during the break in period. So the louder you play, the shorter the break in time. The actual mathematical relationship would likely be a fairly complex set of functions beyond my abilities, but maybe someone here has a grasp of those.
Post by premiumplus (Dave) on Nov 29, 2017 15:37:04 GMT -7
What Steve says. If you cut the power you're sending to the speaker with an attenuator it's just the same as turning the amp's volume down (as far as the speaker is concerned). Turn the attenuator off and crank the amp. Otherwise all you are doing is wasting your power tube's life for nothing. Think about it: The attenuator just cuts the amount of power that the speaker gets and converts the rest of it to heat, through a resistor. That means that you're using your amp to heat up a resistor, not drive a speaker, which is the whole point of breaking in a speaker...drive it hard and loud to loosen it up and get it used to working hard.
"Tone, tone, tone, tone. Is there a substitute?" -Dr.Z
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7
roscoenyc: I have never in my life experienced tube rattle. That said, I've only been playing electric guitar for 49 years.
Aug 2, 2019 6:39:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: What cures tube SHAKE and tube RATTLE? A tube ROLL?
Aug 11, 2019 17:22:10 GMT -7
capofirstfret: I've experienced tube rattle in two different amps that I've had. In both cases I bought the rubber rings from Eurotubes and it fixed it for me.
Aug 14, 2019 12:57:35 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Guitar amps on carpet make me sad.
Aug 16, 2019 5:23:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Aug 16, 2019 14:12:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Thank you for neighbors with gardens. Fresh veggies and no hassle!
Aug 17, 2019 18:12:08 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Sunshine Superman? Call any vegetable - call it by name!
Aug 19, 2019 11:53:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Idiot! I wanted to put a little air on my Zoom H1's circuit board to clear out any residual Deoxit from spraying the input connector. Guess which can I picked up to spray. Yup! Not the air can.
Aug 23, 2019 10:07:40 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): I was wondering why a Frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.
Aug 24, 2019 6:14:55 GMT -7