Scorpion speaker troubleshoot

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Oldguitarguy, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-Nut

    Mar 2, 2019
    D89240B5-0DEB-419D-BD4E-01343F7A4C43.jpeg 83352807-EAA9-452D-A565-F33EAD043FCD.jpeg 77C98812-C68A-4902-9102-48EC7D0DB7B7.jpeg 2934E394-23B0-40B8-B954-6786D9A54B45.jpeg 69A77A1F-E3FC-45DD-99E0-9D8540502675.jpeg I have this 12” Scorpion speaker that sounds great but has a little buzz at the end of a note during sustain. The seller told me it is blown. I could not find any rips or defects in the cone. Any ideas how to fix it/what the problem might be?
  2. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    Probably a burnt voice coil. Gently push the cone down and see if it sounds gritty. Also smell in the hole at in the middle of the magnet on the back to see if it smells burnt.
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  3. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    He means the voice coil is damaged. The only fix is to have it replaced by a pro with experience in reconing and rebuilding speakers. At least it has screws holding the magnet on to make it easy to access the voice coil. You should call or email Peavey and ask them about it.
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  4. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Might not be blown .Could be dropped or out of alignment ..
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  5. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    Guess it boils down to what’s it cost to fix, versus replace the whole speaker.
  6. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-Nut

    Mar 2, 2019
    you inspired me to look around YouTube. Gonna try this:
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  7. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-Nut

    Mar 2, 2019
    . Will test next week. If I open it up and see evidence of a burnt coil, I might try this:

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