After shipping me a JBL K120 speaker I won on eBay, the seller tells me the following. Have you ever encountered this? If it were you, would you return it? Thanks.
>> I have come up with a little secret over the years concerning preservation of older amps and speakers. Speaker cones, amp tolex and metal parts etc. die from a combination of exposure to dampness & drying if abuse or accident doesn't get them 1st. I have been using Armor All & stretch wrap on speakers & tolex, etc for many years. It keeps them from drying out due to exposure to heating systems, UV, changing environments of handling on the road and time itself. Most cones blow out because the material has lost its natural resilience from this weathering process. If I am taking a unit out of service for any period of time, I will give it a wipe down with amour all, then wrap it in packaging grade stretch film. I also use armor all on guitar cases and wrap the case prior to transport or storage. I know - the purest amp geeks will have a fit if you tell them that you used anything - but I have been doing so for a very very long time and have some very old equip that looks like new.
Last edited by Jon S.
on Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Disclaimers: I'm happy to share whatever relevant gear knowledge or experience I have. Genuflection/payment/proof of worthiness neither sought nor accepted. I don't design, build, market, sell or endorse for pay any new music product or service. I occasionally sell personal used gear. I am an unpaid endorser of SoundScaper Productions and Godfrey Daniels Guitarworks.