Speakers & ComponentsSpeakers. The last opportunity to modify your tone. Unlike hi-fi speakers which attempt to create sounds that are true to the musical source fed them, guitar speakers impart their own tone. Your amp/cabinet pretty much determines three things about what speaker to select; speaker size, impedance and power rating. (See our tech corner article on Speaker Impedance, Power Handling and Wiring). But the tone is up to you! Speaker replacement is probably the easiest mod you can perform.
CapacitorsCapacitors are passive devices that are used in almost all electrical circuits for rectification, coupling and tuning. Also known as condensers, a capacitor is simply two electrical conductors separated by an insulating layer called a dielectric. The conductors are usually thin layers of aluminum foil, while the dielectric can be made up of many materials including paper, mylar, polypropylene, ceramic, mica, and even air. Electrolytic capacitors have a dielectric of aluminum oxide which is formed through the application of voltage after the capacitor is assembled. Characteristics of different capacitors are determined by not only the material used for the conductors and dielectric, but also by the thickness and physical spacing of the components.
Capacitor - Peavey, 55V, 4700µF, Axial Lead
Peavey 4700 µF @ 55V polarized electrolytic capacitor with axial leads. 7/8" diameter x 2" length.
Capacitor - 1500V, .1µF, Oil
Non-inductive polyester and oil caps, these film capacitors use oil-soaked polyester as di-electric material and are smooth and natural in sound.
Wire - NiChrome
Sold by the footUse for making wirewound resistors, small heater elements, or repairing filament potentiometers. 105°C temperature rating, 600V.
Wire - #26 Celanese Covered
Sold by the footWhite celanese covered wire, resembling early cotton covered wire, may be color dyed. Cotton wrap, #26 magnet wire. 20 foot minimum. 105°C temperature rating, 600V.
Speaker - Eminence®, 12", Pete Anderson HempDog, 150W, 8Ω
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson wanted to combine the tonal characteristics from two of his favorite Eminence speakers into a single 12” model. The HempDog 12 borrows the warmth from the Cannabis Rex, and the neutral, clear tone from the Legend EM12.
Capacitor - Auricap, 400V, Film, 1uF
Sonically transparent high resolution film capacitor.
Bell Cover - Jensen Blackbird Speakers
Bell cover for 10" Blackbird and 12" Blackbird speakers.
Speaker - Eminence® Patriot, 15", EPS-15C, 300W, 4Ω
Pedal Steel 15" guitar speaker. A lightweight solution for pedal steel guitar without sacrificing tone. Tight, punchy lows and warm, smooth mids combined with chimey, twangy highs from a vintage style aluminum dust cap.
Capacitor - MusiCap, 100V, Film & Foil Polypropylene
Critical loudspeaker crossovers deserve to have a transparent product specific to the application. Speaker MusiCaps, with their thicker leads, are a revelation in well-designed crossover networks. While a fully MusiCap-ed crossover is supreme, just installing MusiCaps in the tweeter circuit will reveal much additional detail and nuance. Many prominent high-end loudspeaker manufacturers have been using MusiCaps in their top models for years.
Starting at $21.65
Horn - Sica, 1" Compression, Elliptic
Clearance - New Old Stock speaker compression horn.
SICA Horn - SSH1
SICA Horn - SSH1
- Elliptical Shape
- 1" Throat Diameter
- Measures 7.9 x 6.3 x 3.9 inches
Magnet - Peavey, replacement for Scorpion
Replacement magnet for the Peavey Scorpion speaker.