Auralex Great Gramma... yes or no?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by rockstarzusa, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. rockstarzusa

    rockstarzusa Member

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    I am about to start some serious recording with my various Divided by 13's in a studio. The studio is carpeted underneath the Cabinets. The cabinets vibrate only as much as a regular working dialed amp.

    So, would an investment into the Gramma's yield a noticeable positive result?

    If you could perhaps share how this helped you in your experience that would be fantastic & appreciated.
     
  2. Pat Healy

    Pat Healy Member

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    What's under the carpet? If it's a solid floor of some kind, I don't see the Great GRAMMA yielding a big improvement. I use mine primarily in a live setting. Most stages are hollow plywood construction, and my Avatar 2x12 cab tends to be very boomy when sitting on that kind of a surface. The Great GRAMMA decouples the cab from the floor and tightens things up nicely. On solid floors, the difference is not noticeable.
     
  3. meterman

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    I put them under both of my cabinets and they tamed the low end rumble alot. My amps sit on rugs & hardwood floors in an older house and could literally rattle the walls at high volumes...
     
  4. joemesser

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    I think they do affect the performance of the amp, even if you're on a solid floor with carpet. I think the effects you'd likely notice are more focus and punch. When I last recorded the engineer seemed glad I brought it, and that was a concrete floor with carpet. I dig 'em. Live, they really help a ton.
     
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    I notice a small but positive improvement on heavily carpeted floors and a big improvement on everything else. I just use them under all my cabs and combos now regardless what the floor is made of.
     
  6. Jan Folkson

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    Most music stores carry amp stands and they're usually pretty inexpensive. Any of these will decouple the amp from the floor sufficiently for recording.
     

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