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Gary Kaye


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 11 Nov 2017 10:31 pm     Reply with quote

Looking to replace the black widow with a neo speaker and cut some weight. I tried a Eminence EPS 15C neo but found the new surrounding foam was too thick and I could not screw the speaker in to the baffle, screws were Ok for the BW but too short for the EPS 15C.

The BW measures 3/8" with the foam and the EPS 3/4"

Any suggestions?
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Ken Pippus


From:
Lake Oswego, OR
Post Posted 11 Nov 2017 10:43 pm     Reply with quote

Longer screws?
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David Higginbotham


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Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 11 Nov 2017 10:54 pm     Reply with quote

^^What Ken said^^
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Mike Kowalik


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San Antonio,Texas
Post Posted 12 Nov 2017 7:09 am     Reply with quote

I have one in my LTD but I had to cut the foam padding out around the screw hole on the speaker with the nut goes...
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Gary Kaye


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California, USA
Post Posted 12 Nov 2017 8:32 am     Ltd speaker replacement Reply with quote

Cutting the edge foam would do the trick but rather not start cutting on a new speaker. Screws that secure the speaker are under the grill cloth so looks like no easy fix.
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David Higginbotham


From:
Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 12 Nov 2017 1:37 pm     Reply with quote

You can remove the grill and replace the current screws with longer ones that will accommodate the extra width.
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J R Rose


From:
Keota, Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 12 Nov 2017 5:07 pm     Reply with quote

Gary, I think the speaker grill just pops off. It is held in place by velco strips. A one inch or so putty knife should do the trick. Just be easy and gently put pressure on knife. You will see it start to lift up. J.R. Rose
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Dick Sexton


From:
Greenville, Ohio
Post Posted 12 Nov 2017 5:54 pm     T Head Nuts Reply with quote

This is what I used, carried at Lowes. Made a tool out of round stock to install, but can be installed with Needle Nose Pliers if care is used.

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Gary Kaye


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 7:55 am     LTD 400 speaker replacement Reply with quote

Thanks for everyone's responses. It's easy enough to unscrew the baffle from the amp but the screw heads are under the actual front grill cloth and there is no way that I can see to access them aside from removing the cloth and replacing it.
The easiest way I guess would be to find a Neo speaker where the edge and foam does not exceed 3/8". The EPS would have been nice but I did not want to start cutting foam on a new speaker.
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Jack Goodson


From:
new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 8:28 am     Speaker Reply with quote

Mike Johnson has one in his Ltd 400,and it sounds super good. I am going to order me one and put it in mine after I have peavey go thru it....thanks jack
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Mike Wheeler


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Delaware, Ohio, USA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 10:41 am     Reply with quote

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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 10:48 am     Speaker? Reply with quote

Mike, could you post a photo of your cabinet? I have 2/cabinets and they do not come off....thanks jack
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Mike Wheeler


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Delaware, Ohio, USA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 12:32 pm     Reply with quote

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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 12:35 pm     Speaker? Reply with quote

Mike, never mind, you just answered my question. He is talking about a Ltd 400 cabinet....thanks jack
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Dave Morrison


From:
Whbg Ohio Usa
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 12:42 pm     Reply with quote

I replaced the BW in mine with an EPS15C and it sounds great!! The front grill pops right off to gain access to the screws.Dave
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Mike Wheeler


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Delaware, Ohio, USA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 1:02 pm     Reply with quote

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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 1:22 pm     ? Reply with quote

Mike, I have 3 nv 400 cabinets and they pry off like you say, but I also have 2 ltd 400 cabinets, and they do not come off period. If anyone has an Ltd 400 that preys off I would really like to see it....thanks jack
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Jerry Roller


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Van Buren, Arkansas USA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 1:37 pm     Reply with quote

The LTD 400 does not pry off. The baffle is screwed to the cabinet. The grille cloth has to be removed to access the speaker screws. It really is not that hard a job to take out the baffle, pry off the aluminum trim and remove staples on three sides, replace with longer screws and staple the grille cloth back.
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Dave Morrison


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Whbg Ohio Usa
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 3:59 pm     Reply with quote

SO SORRY JACK. I JUST WENT AND LOOKED AND YOU ARE RIGHT THEY DO NOT PRY OFF.I MUST HAVE BEEN THINKING OF THE NV400 I USED TO HAVE.DM
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gary pierce


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Rossville TN
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 4:01 pm     Reply with quote

My LTD has threaded inserts, and the grill cloth does not have to come off to change speakers.
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Jack Goodson


From:
new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 4:02 pm     No problem Reply with quote

No problem, I am wanting to mount my speakers from the front, but have not figured out a good way to do it....thanks jack
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Jerry Roller


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Van Buren, Arkansas USA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 4:35 pm     Reply with quote

Gary, to remove your speaker do you remove screws or nuts? Really the question is can you replace the speaker mounting screws with longer ones without removing the grille cloth? His screws are too short to put the thicker speaker in and he needs a solution.
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Bob Snelgrove


From:
san jose, ca
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 4:38 pm     Reply with quote

I put an old EV SRO-15 in mine.

It's 8 ohms but sounds great

bob
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J R Rose


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Keota, Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 13 Nov 2017 7:47 pm     Reply with quote

OK guys, looks like I was wrong on the velco strips on my LTD. I guess I was thinking about a Nashville 400 I used to have. J.R. Rose
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gary pierce


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Rossville TN
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 5:47 am     Reply with quote

Jerry Roller wrote:
Gary, to remove your speaker do you remove screws or nuts? Really the question is can you replace the speaker mounting screws with longer ones without removing the grille cloth? His screws are too short to put the thicker speaker in and he needs a solution.
Jerry


I apologize Jerry, mine does have the bolts coming through from the front with nuts holding the speaker down.
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