I've got a b-52 4x12 cab with a bad speaker. Since I'm broke right now I just moved the speaker to the bottom of the cab and moved a good one up to the 'slanted' half. It sounds better, but still getting some volume loss (duh) and a little tone loss, especially on distortion.
My questions are:
1) am I risking damage to my gear by using a cab with 1 bad speaker? It's wired in correctly, and I AM getting some sound out of it (pulled it out and hooked it up to my stereo)
2) Since I *think* I'm getting some tone loss, I was considering pulling it entirely and changing the wiring accordingly. Is this dangerous? Should I pull 2 speakers (one bad one good) so I can get a 4 ohm cab (or is it 16 then?)
3) The distortion channel has a little bit of 'chop'. It's most noticeable when I play a triad and only happens for the first 1/4 second or so. I just got new power tubes so what's the problem? Could this be the bad speaker?http://www.b-52stealthseries.com/LS412A_LS412B.html