No Love for my Amp Blanket

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  1. Tinman

    Tinman Member

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    So, I bought an Amp Blanket about a month or two ago and I installed it over my amp. I noticed some changes in my tone almost immediately. On the plus side, I was able to get the amp into overdrive at lower volume levels. I did however notice a significant loss of highs and mids. The amp had kind of a "muffled" sound. I also started to worry about the tubes overheating due to lack of ventilation. So I decided to make a change tonight and I removed the Amp Blanket. OMG! I swear, it was like I had taken a blanket off of my amp.
     
  2. LSchefman

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    I had a similar revelation when I took my speaker cabinet out of the shipping carton. I didn't care for the "boxy" sound.
     
  3. Mayflower

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    My friend uses a leather coat draped over his speakers according to the volume he needs on stage: ALWAYS!( his amps are generally cranked )
    Even on his Matcless Lightning in most cases.
    He has stellar tone and has decent stage volume.
    Might want to try this or a variation on the theme.
     
  4. deeval

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    I will always use a blanket when the tone is Cold!
    Also sometimes I will use Tape when I get a Bleed over!:horse
     
  5. Tinman

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    What type of leather is he using? Does the coat have a liner? What color is it?
     
  6. tmac

    tmac Goldmember Gold Supporting Member

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    It's better to use worn leather for a warmer sound, and of course brown leather will give you the fabled "brown sound".

    If want more highs a .38 Special is good for making some "ports".

    ....of course if you use the handgun method some heavy doping is recommended.
    ;)
     
  7. cam

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    I took everything from my amp out of the combo cab and spread it out on the floor. Man, it really opened up my sound!

    Also, sometimes I'll put a space heater next to my amp so that I can get some really hot licks.
     
  8. Mike K

    Mike K Silver Supporting Member

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    Interesting thread. I usually like using a wet blanket for my heavier tones.
     
  9. waxnsteel

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    LMAO
    MOTO
     
  10. SteveVHT

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    You can simply buy a Bogner if you like the sound of a blanket over the speakers...:D
     
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    On the road, I find that only a moving blanket is strong enough the withstand the rigors of touring and give you the tone, night after night.
     
  12. bscepter

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    I have some NOS/NIB blankets if anyone's interested. You just can't get the same tone from reissue bedding, IMHO. :Devil
     
  13. Kiwi

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    I spray water and fabric softener onto the speaker cones when I play with lots of reverb - it gets me a totally wet sound. =K
     
  14. daddyo

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    I have an old tweed overcoat I drape over my amp when I want to sound like Keef.
     
  15. Mayflower

    Mayflower Silver Supporting Member

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    :jo
     
  16. sosomething

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    If I find that a certain guitar or pedal makes my tone sound too bright, I dim the lights a little.

    Also, a little Dove body lotion spread sparingly over the speaker cones can do wonders to remedy an overly dry and scratchy tone.
     
  17. Plan9FOS

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    Hmm.... maybe you should have taken those mittens off your hands before playing through one ....
     
  18. SteveVHT

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    But they keep my widdle figers warm...:D:D:D
     
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    Question...my notes are blooming, should I go ahead and cut off the tops and smoke them myself, or blend them with oregano and sell them to the drummer?
     
  20. Garygtr

    Garygtr Almost as good! Silver Supporting Member

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    Definitely the latter
     

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