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 #121338  by mgbills
 Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:30 am
Well...Well...
Yea...Yea....

Ohhhhhh...I can't stand it! It's clear the lid is open! What is it?
 #121351  by JonnyBoy
 Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:51 pm
Awesome TJ! It should be a plug and play thing. You can't tell if it's bad until you try it. It's prolly the shit!! You can make a 1x12 cab for it or replace one of the commonwealths in your 2x12. I liked that when I did it. Now you can attest to an A B commonwealth / JBL test. Would like to see what you think between the two. Nice gift!!
 #121362  by Grateful Dad
 Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:27 am
Tennessee Jedi wrote:Image
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He said he never used it but it is dented and dirty ..... I can see thru the port in the back to the backside of the dust cap ...
Hoping to get it up and running ....
Any advice ?
Bring it to the studio today and we'll put it to the live test!!

Jah be praised!!

:D
 #121448  by Vin-Tone
 Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:36 am
Tom, looks like a original E-120 to me. You have nothing to loose by trying to use it. The only concern I have from your comments is that you can see the back of the dust cap. There should be a foam disc in place between the vent on the rear of the speaker and the back of the dust cap. It most likely has dry rotted and is now small pieces and dust. It will sometimes cause unwanted noise and if it gets in the voice coil gap can do damage. But as I said you have nothing to loose by trying it. If it does not work or does not sound right let me know. We can recone it.

Dutch




JBL E 120

Sent: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:08 am
From: Tennessee Jedi
To: Vin-Tone
Hey Vin
I was wondering if you had any advice for me about this speaker
viewtopic.php?f=419&t=13251
Got it from my Uncle who said he never used it ... but its dirty and the dust cap is dented a bit
I can see thru the " port " in the back of the speaker to the backside of the dust cap ... is that right ?
You think i should just plug it in and see what happens ?
I know people still play them but dont they have a limited lifespan ?
New territory for me ...
Thanks man
I appreciate any help/advice you have
- Tom
 #121450  by Smolder
 Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:04 am
Dutch... if the foam disc is gone, can the screen be removed and the disc replaced without a re-cone? Is this user serviceable?
 #121454  by Tennessee Jedi
 Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:29 am
Vin-Tone wrote:Tom, looks like a original E-120 to me. You have nothing to loose by trying to use it. The only concern I have from your comments is that you can see the back of the dust cap. There should be a foam disc in place between the vent on the rear of the speaker and the back of the dust cap. It most likely has dry rotted and is now small pieces and dust. It will sometimes cause unwanted noise and if it gets in the voice coil gap can do damage. But as I said you have nothing to loose by trying it. If it does not work or does not sound right let me know. We can recone it.

Dutch




JBL E 120
Thanks Dutch .... I can see foam disc thru the vent .... it has rotted or fallen out as you said.
How close to the original will it sound with a recone ? If it needs one ?
Gonna get it in the cab tonight
:D
 #121525  by Mr.Burns
 Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:22 pm


What's in the box?, indeed.
Last edited by Mr.Burns on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
 #121784  by Vin-Tone
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:19 pm
JBL E 120

[/quote]
Thanks Dutch .... I can see foam disc thru the vent .... it has rotted or fallen out as you said.
How close to the original will it sound with a recone ? If it needs one ?
Gonna get it in the cab tonight
:D[/quote]


It will sound just like a Brand New Speaker.
 #121786  by waldo041
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:33 pm


~waldo
 #121788  by WildEye
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:54 pm
Now I feel compelled to photoshop a dick in the box in the seven scene...