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helpful tip for obc410 owners

Post by Heartsndspades » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:14 pm

steps for the easiest way to disconnect the horns attenuator without worrying about crimped clasps, physically removing the horn, or loose wires.

step 1-- if you're facing the front of the cab, locate the handle at your right hand side.

step 2--unscrew the handle.

step 3-- locate the two fuses soldered together going vertical. they are housed in a metal fuse holder furthest away from you.

step 4- with bare hands (don't use pliers) scoop and pinch the bottom fuse upwards and remove. (this may need a decent amount of force).

this will disconnect the bass from reaching the horn and will not effect the cabs impedance.

just replace the fuses in order to have the tweeter working again!


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Post by bclaire » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:28 am

cool tip!

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Post by markjazzbassist » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:19 am

are you sure this works?

i just did it and it doesn't really sound that different.
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Post by Heartsndspades » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:40 am

uhm yea man it should be easy to tell if the horn is off or not, it should take away some of the harsh brittleness on top.. sounds alot better imo when its alone.. with the 15 i prefer it on.
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Post by markjazzbassist » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:19 am

Originally posted by Heartsndspades
uhm yea man it should be easy to tell if the horn is off or not, it should take away some of the harsh brittleness on top.. sounds alot better imo when its alone.. with the 15 i prefer it on.
well i got the fuses pulled out so i guess that means its off. the more i play the more i notice that the harsh sizzle is gone, so i guess it did work.

sorry about before, i guess it just took a little while for my ears to adjust.
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Post by Andy H. » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:22 am

Originally posted by Heartsndspades
steps for the easiest way to disconnect the horns attenuator without worrying about crimped clasps, physicaly removing the horn, or loose wires.
Cool tip!

Question though: Do the cabs really come with a horn attenuator now? That would be a much needed improvement...
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Post by the_blue_bomber » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:45 am

Originally posted by Andy H....Do the cabs really come with a horn attenuator now? ...
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Post by Aranciata » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:06 pm

i was thinking of getting this cab to match an AD200B, but i'm being put off my the tales of the horn. Is it that bad? I know everyone has differing opinions.
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Post by paulb » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:54 pm

Originally posted by Aranciata

i was thinking of getting this cab to match an AD200B, but i'm being put off my the tales of the horn. Is it that bad? I know everyone has differing opinions.
I sure don't think it's a problem. When I compare it to my Peavey 210 cab I can hardly hear it. The Peavey has an attenuator and when you open it up, that thing sizzles like crazy. I've never had even close to that kind of high-end action with the Orange.
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Post by Heartsndspades » Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:38 am

no need to apologize mark, i got the tip from will at orange usa.. sorry if i came off like a roger i was gettin ready to leave. i guess the easiest way of telling is putting ur ear up to it lol.. what basses you playing?
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Post by markjazzbassist » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:50 pm

Originally posted by Heartsndspades
no need to apologize mark, i got the tip from will at orange usa.. sorry if i came off like a roger i was gettin ready to leave. i guess the easiest way of telling is putting ur ear up to it lol.. what basses you playing?
i'm using a 69 fender jazz, Musicman Stingray 5, and Gretsch G6072 Hollowbody.

I had just put new strings on my Jazz, when i did the horn disconnect so i think initially i was wondering where the sound was. But after playing i noticed that a lot of the String noise and sound like that, that were amplified by the horn, were in fact gone.

So the horn is off and it sounds cool, a little more old school if you will.
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Re: helpful tip for obc410 owners

Post by Lenny » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:32 pm

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I have a question. Do you pull both fuses, or just the bottom one?

Thanks, Lenny.

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Re: helpful tip for obc410 owners

Post by bclaire » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:24 pm

I think one alone will do it...

If it's an American-made OBC410, also double-check that it is really 8 ohms. Mine was wired incorrectly...

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Re: helpful tip for obc410 owners

Post by Lenny » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:08 am

So, I pulled the right hand side handle, and all I could see was the crossover on the back panel. I didn't see any fuses at all. Or at least not traditional looking fuses anyway. Is that where ther're located? On the crossover PCB?

Thanks, Lenny.

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