Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by WhoJamFan, Feb 16, 2012.
Anyone else using them?
I use one in a Diezel Einstein combo, which came with a Celestion V-30.
It improved to sound by taming the focused highs eminating from the cone.
I used to on an amp with a ton of treble and a cab with a single 12 that was very mono-directional. It helped to ease the highs and spread the sound as advertized.
Made a noticeable difference in my old Super Sonic 60.
I'm using one on my '59 tweed Pro. I've used several of their 10" ones in the past. They work as advertised.
I make my own for $2 each. Aluminum from Home Depot and speaker dust coil covers from Parts Express. As many as I use I couldn't afford them from Weber.
Smoke and mirrors, dudes - check out Jay Mitchell's foam donuts instead.
I got 4 tone bras for free a few years ago and I think they work great. I used them on some G12-T75's and they got rid of the harsh top end. I agree with 908SSP...you can make some for super cheap.
I have two hanging on the wall (to the right of the Fender parking sign), they look cool up there! And no, I don't care for them in front of a speaker.
I had them in my Bogner cubes and took them out. They seemed to tame the spiky highs a bit, but the more I heard them, the more it seemed phasey....so I yanked them.
They make a difference but they don't operate as claimed. I've been using the medium and large size versions. Donuts are the way to go. - but let's not derail this thread over it, alright.
I use them and like them...
Yup, Jay Mitchell's Speaker Directivity thread. Lotta fireworks, lotta science. I have Beam Blockers and they seem to help, but someday I'm going to have to make a Mitchell Foam Donut and A/B the systems. Anyhoo...get a coffee and make sure you have some time...
I've used them in my Chieftain for years. Helps a great deal, IMO...
Madison...Man that looks like a nice place to sit and play! Love it! ... and I want that armless chair!
This is one gimmick I have never tried.
They work ok for me, but a good alternative is painters tape. Just put an X of tape on the grill in front of the speakers. Has a similar affect.
the gist of the "speaker directivity" uber-thread is that beam blockers don't actually work, because the beam doesn't come from the center!
the beam is created by the whole speaker, but only when you're directly in front, so that it's centered on you. in fact, the bigger the speaker, the more it beams, proving that the effect isn't caused by the dust cover.
Not to de-rail the thread, but I had some speakers that were beaming and I made up some of the donuts.
What actually cured the issue was a change of speakers.
One other rocket science note...when I did mine, I started with a couple of dead CD's and some gaffer's tape. I'd first suggest trying a bunch of stuff out that way before buying something. Personally, I don't think the difference is especially huge. The amp I put mine on sounds awesome in bigger rooms...the place I had it earlier was just too small for 130 watts. Like I say, I still gotta try a donut...