I picked up this 1X12 cab (loaded with a WGS Veteran 30) awhile back. I was told it was a somewhat custom spec build for Watts Tube Audio (local tube amp kit and parts house) for a cab they were going to put out but never materialized. When I bought it, didn't know that it had around a 2" or so strip of wood that goes across the center of the speaker opening until I took a picture of the cab and the flash of the camera picked it up. Can't see it in normal room conditions. I'd assume it's there to defuse the beam of the speaker, but not sure. The cab and speaker sound fine to me, but wondering if it would sound better or worse if I removed the strip. Any thoughts on it?