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Eden General / 212xlt cab replacement speaker
« Last post by canefire on Today at 07:22:56 PM »
   The techies in my area are taking a long time repairing my cxc300 212. 
I wanted a reconing. 
    In case they start talking replacement...

1) is there a way to turn my 1999 212 xlt into a XST?
2) what are the exact type of speakers in the older 212?
3) what manufacturer makes something that would be an upgrade?

A couple of previous threads on the forum that might be useful--good luck!
Hi Ville Billie,

Welcome to the Garden!

Sorry I don't have an answer for you but Armin (Bassman1968) should be along sometime soon and he'll probably have some insight for you.  That Metro is a great rig.  Hope you can get the footswitch connection sorted quickly. 

Eden General / Re: Lane Baldwin's Wall Of Boom...a Facebook chat
« Last post by 63p-bass on Today at 05:43:58 AM »
That's a cool story about your amp Dan. Knowing the right people can work in your favor for sure. It sounds like Lane is doing fine now since he mentioned getting ready for another tour. That means he'll be playing a lot, lucky guy. I hope he stays healthy and can continue to live his dream.

Yes, when I saw Lane's post right next to mine I couldn't resist saying something to him, even though we did hijack Johnny's thread for a bit.  :o
It sounds like Johnny will be an endorser for David's new project. That's cool. I know he has played Eden gear too. He's definitely my most fave player, and still is a huge inspiration to me.

See you guys around!
Eden General / Re: Quick question re bridging
« Last post by EdenYay on Today at 12:05:33 AM »
Thanks great info.
I just added a dual channel Metro combo amp to my Eden collection. The amp is in great shape and works as it should . . . except that when I plug in a new Eden USM-EFS2 (the one with "Enhance Bypass" & "Mute" and LEDs) into the "Foot Switch" jack on the back of the amp, it cuts out the speaker. On this amp, the "Enhance Bypass" foot switch button should toggle between the two channels. I plug my bass into Channel 2 (as per user manual) and as I insert the foot switch stereo TRS phone plug into the foot switch jack, the channel changes from one to the other and then back again. When the plug is fully inserted is when the speaker cuts out. Pressing the foot switch buttons has no effect except for the “Enhance Bypass” green LED turning on and off. Plugging a “TRS Stereo Phone – to – Balanced XLR” patch cable into the “Foot Switch” jack (with the intention of jumping together the two combinations of pins to simulate the foot switch contact closures without the LEDs in the path) also caused the speaker to mute. This happened before the pins could be jumped. Any ideas?
Eden General / Re: Quick question re bridging
« Last post by Rip Van Dan on May 22, 2017, 02:08:57 PM »
One more bit of clarification for you, EdenYay, on how bridged mode works.  You have two channels, a right channel and a left.  And as long as bridged mode is turned off, you can plug cabinets into both channels and then use the balance knob on the front of the amp to adjust the mix of sound from the two cabs.

When you bridge the amp, you are actually taking the power from the right channel and sending it to the left channel, which then sums the power and puts it out the bridged output.  That's why you have to use the bridged output.

A little idiosyncrasie of this is that if you are in bridged mode and you turn your balance knob to the right channel, you'll hear less and less out of your amp until it is quiet.  That's because there is no power coming out of the right channel.  Put it back to the middle or any bit over to the left side and your amp will be putting out full power again.  So make sure you leave it straight up at 12 noon when running bridged.  Slightly over to the left is fine too.

Eden General / Re: Quick question re bridging
« Last post by Rip Van Dan on May 22, 2017, 02:02:27 PM »
As Bob said, the only way to get the output in bridged mode is through the bridged output.  You can actually damage the amp if you put it in bridged mode and plug in the speakers anywhere else.

It's really easy to make a cord with a banana connector on one end and a 1/4" plug on the other.  I made one for my WT500 with banana plugs on one end and speakon connector on the other.  So take a trip to Radio Shack or an electronics store and get a dual-tip banana plug to fit the cable size of your plug.  If you don't know the size of your speaker cable wire, take the cable with you.

When you install it, you typically want to remove about an inch of the outer cord and then strip 1/4" of each of the two wires you've just exposed.   Insert into the banana connector; tighten the screw; and you're done.    Be sure the banana connector is clearly marked + and - (usually one-half red and the other half is black. 

My WT500 has been upgraded to 800-watts, so I got a crazy large wire (12-gauge with robust insulation).  Really didn't need that big but that's what I got.  So I had to get a correspondingly large dual-tip banana plug.  But putting it on the end of the speaker wire was dead simple. 

So take your speaker wire with you to the electronics store and get one that fits!

Also as another caveat if you haven't already heard it.  Never take your amp in our out of bridge mode while it's powered up and always turn it on AFTER you've hooked up your speaker cables, not before.

Eden General / Re: Lane Baldwin's Wall Of Boom...a Facebook chat
« Last post by Rip Van Dan on May 22, 2017, 01:34:04 PM »
Hi Jim,

Yeah great to hear from him.  Lane's had a tough time and almost left us for good last year.  Glad he made it through.  There was talk of him selling his 6-string Spector at one point, and you knew it had to be pretty bad for that to be considered.  But his health improved and he did manage to hang onto it.  Good to hear from him.

You know he's the reason I have my hot-rodded WT500.  After I didn't get it on the E-bay auction (had a reserve on it), he asked me what the most was I could pay.  I told him, he checked with David, and David said he'd sell it to me for that.  I wouldn't have it if it wasn't for his kind intervention.

As Lane would say, "Keep on Thumpin'"
Eden General / Re: Lane Baldwin's Wall Of Boom...a Facebook chat
« Last post by TobiasMan on May 22, 2017, 12:03:04 PM »
Lane is still givin' it, in spite of having a long and winding journey since he frequented this place.

Miss ya Lane
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