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Beam Blocker - any thoughts, opinions or experience?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by feloniuspunk, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. feloniuspunk

    feloniuspunk Member

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    Here is the link. I bought one but haven't installed it yet. Makes sense, but the sound will be the proof. I'll let you know once I install and test it. I got the 12" model and will install it on my Traynor YCV50BLUE.

    http://www.webervst.com/blocker.html
     
  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I just installed one on my Matchless Chieftain 1x12 combo, and I thought it worked very well at my gig this past weekend...
     
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    Love them. I have them on all of my single speaker combos.
     
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    Just saw this post and am interested in opinions, too.

    Incidentally, I have a post under Amps & Cabs with a question about installing the Weber Beam Blockers.
     
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    Worked well for me
     
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    They are so cheap, wtf, try them. I did, I'm happy with them. While I was at it, I bought the Weber biasing tool. I'm also delighted with that.
     
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    The only issue with these things is you can not put a mic onto the cone anymore, so if that is your preference, it will interfer. Something that works just as well of course is a thin blacket over the front of the amplifier. A cool and fun way to make a blanket not look dumb is to paint your band name on it and make it look artistic.
     
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    I had these in a Marshall 100 combo (2 X12 Club and Country with Mackenzie speakers). I could hear them make a slight clicking sound as a picked a note. It sounded like they were flexing, or maybe being pushed out as a note was played.

    Ted said he never had a problem like this.

    I tried removing and re-installing them, re-tightening, but they didn't work for me.
     
  11. shakti

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    Have them in all of my amps/cabs. Love them.

    I don't think a blanket will do the same trick. The key here is the dispersion of frequencies, not just toning down the high ones.

    I've experiences the clicking once, on my Boogie Mk I combo. The speaker is front mounted, so I had to put the beam blocker over the front of the speaker, over the front gasket of the speaker. I think the clicking sound came from the beam blocker touching the wicker cane grille, but I'm not sure. I haven't had time adjusting it, but I'm certain I could track it down and muffle/rmove the clicking with very simple measures. I haven't heard a single clicking sound from any of the rear mounting cabs I've used them in.
     
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    Put one on a terrible sounding combo and it made it MUCH better. Great dispersion of the high end, made it sound livelier but not harsh on-axis.

    Miking them...well if you like the sound you get from the dustcap, you won't get that sound anymore. You can still mic the cone. So with V30's, I like to stick a mic dead center...that won't work. But a T75, I like to mic the cone, so that's fine.
     
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    I just put some clear duct tape on one amp's grill. It works well. Not incredibly pretty, but easy to install.
     

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