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 #16028  by pharewellphish
 Tue May 08, 2007 8:30 pm
hey. i let a friend use my amp last week and i got it back today and he blew out a speaker

the speakers that were in it were fender utah's and ive been looking around and cant find a replacement

can u recommend a good kind of speaker to replace it?

and if i found another utah would it sound fine if i just replaced the blown one?

 #16029  by pharewellphish
 Tue May 08, 2007 8:30 pm
**its for a fender twin

 #16035  by strumminsix
 Wed May 09, 2007 5:19 am
What year? IIRC the Utah's are only found in the vintage models, yes?

Hate to offer nothing else but the obvious - eBay.

 #16082  by pharewellphish
 Wed May 09, 2007 8:58 pm
72 or 73 i think

maybe this is a stupid question, but what actually breaks when a speaker is blown out? the rubberish outside thing is obviously torn. but is there a way to just replace that or would the whole speaker need to be replaced?

 #16084  by strumminsix
 Thu May 10, 2007 4:39 am
Speakers can be repaired but sometimes the cost is greater than the speaker's worth.

Take it to a decent tech.

You said it's a Twin so it has 2 speakers, yes? Likely if one has it's ring torn up the other possibly incurred some damage.