This evening I began dismantling the Raven RG100 I got out of the dumpster from my local guitar shop. The speakers are gone and I assume it doesn’t work at all. I want to finish taking out the guts, throw in the two Ampeg 12 inch drivers I’ve got, and turn it into a 2×12 speaker cabinet until I have found some wood to build a closed cabinet for these two 12 inch drivers/speakers.
I tried to put the two drivers in, but the Raven’s mounting screws were not equi-distance. They must be in some proprietary configuration. Only two were directly across from each other, so I took out the rest and used those two to put the drivers in the cabinet. There is a lot of open space in this cabinet now that I’ve also removed the amp. It is an open back, so I may cut out some plywood to make it closed back.
The one cool thing I found inside the amp was a spring reverb. Maybe I’ll take that out and put it in a pedal!
Only now I’m wondering just how bad the Raven RG100 is broken before I truly trash it. The only problem is I can’t find any information online about what ohms the speakers need to be for the 100 watt amp. Oh, and the other problem is that I can’t figure out what wattage the Ampeg 12 inch drivers are rated for. I know the Ampeg 12 inch drivers are 16 ohms. I know that the speaker out on the Raven RG100 is 4 ohms, but what ohms rating were the combo cabinet speakers. Raven’s user manual is not very helpful and I haven’t found any blogs or discussion groups with more detail. I’m hoping to at least find someone who replaced the speakers in one and described it online, but haven’t yet.
I’ll get pictures soon!