- Aug 21, 2009
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??????except the stamp-frame-speaker 'flex' sound, when a Strat is pushing hard and the stamped frames bend a little allowing the speaker cones to contort and make the Strat sound rubbery!
You mean the actual frame also known as the basket, the speaker cone's suspended in?
I can't see how that's possible.
There's no point at which torque could be applied to contort the basket, simply from being driven.
The cone edges themselves'd tear before they could distort metal.
In fact the whole point of the frame is to keep the components in the proper alignment with each other for accurate movement.
BUT if something's going on at the magnet, or voice coil, that I could understand.
The voice coil itself is like a reverse pickup and subject to same inductive principles.
Might be getting "locked up" at its maxed frequency or put into some kind of harmonic resonance limiting travel.
I could see that as causing the "rubbery effect".
I'm sure it's real, I just don't think it has anything to do with the basket.
And the magnet or coil couldn't exert any distorting force on the basket, either.
They're fixed to it and not attached to anything else that could provide a fulcrum for distorting force.
Can only act on the cone.
Unless the magnet's too heavy for the basket, then gravity'd be the distorting force.