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You'd think after 11 years I'd figure this shit out faster.... (valuable tip inside)

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Glenn Fricker, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. beyond dead

    beyond dead heavy metal dad \m/

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    hmmm big difference! I may come to all your studios and loosen the screws on your cabs to get an advantage in the tone competition haha

    I could also see the advantage in loosening the screws for certain "less heavy" genres.
     
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    The back panel's screws was very tight on my Marshall, but I found many screws loose in the front baffle and in the speakers. The bad thing is that I can't tighten some of these screws because they turn free.......
     
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    J.DavisNJ \m/

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    Around here (local music scene), a few players (myself included) always talked about how the backs on our Mesas loosened up much easier than any other cabs we had. About evey 6 months, I'd lay my down and sit on the back baffle while I tightened the screws. Sure enough, they were always loose.

    IIRC, my cab didn't have any retainer or washers for the screws, they just screwed directly in, surrounded only by the baffle's tolex. I wonder if that has something to do with it.
     
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    Congratulations on your find Glenn, I believe you just caused more screwing than Vivid Entertainment :lol:
     
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    lolzgreg Cereal Shipping Sneapster

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    That's why I don't buy Marshall cabinets.
     
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    Notuern Bloody vaginal belch

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    Yeah.. when i first miced up my Harley Benton 4*12 V30, i was like "WTF!??!".
    Sounded like complete mud.. so i ended up using impulses on my recordings instead.

    Then just thought i should check the screws, and sure enough, there was the problems.
    Loosened up the back, checked the screws for the speakers = Loose as fuck, tight enough so that the speakers wouldnt rattle around, but loose enough to sound like shit.. so i tightened those.
    Then i put the back on, tightened the screws, next check: the handles = Loose as fuck too! Put some electrical tape on the back of the handle to get an airtight seal, screwed those suckers back hard.

    Then i miced it up again and tryed it out, and it sounded awesome!
    I think that 99% of the people who dislike the sound of the HB-cabs is because of this.. shared it with some people on a Swedish guitar forum, and they loved how it sounded after that! :)
     
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    So do we reckon tightness of the cab's to the baffle makes a difference too then? Looks like I'm taking my cabs apart and tightening everything!

    This would actually make alot of sense as to why more expensive cabs sound better than cheaper ones. Better quality control in and construction resulting in all the screws being tighter!
     
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    Yes they are really bad builded. I like the sound but it could be improved.
    Last summer I putted glue in every side of the cab, sealing the whole front baffle. I'll try to change screws position if the turn free....
    I'm also thinkin' to mount the g75t speakers in another 4x12 cab (also handbuilded)
     
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    LeSedna Mat or Mateo

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    Genius Gone Insane http://www.¯\(°_o)/¯.com

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    Holy shit, this is an amazing thread. Wow just wow. Wow again. Thanks Glenn, this is literally priceless. Maybe Canadians are actually good for something afterall.
     
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    Erkan mr-walker.bandcamp

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    Holy goddamn shit I can't believe what a difference that makes! Are you SURE you didn't change anything else? Haha :) Seriously, it's a lot more meaty now and a lot warmer, just wow.
     
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    Glenn Fricker Very Metal &Very Bad News

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    <cue the ominous music>
     
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    Glenn Fricker Very Metal &Very Bad News

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    Here's my favorite Canadian...
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    And she's very, very talented.
     
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    ^ - Heeeyy I know her... and her sister:D
     
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    Erkan mr-walker.bandcamp

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    Oh stop it, I feel something "tingling" in my pants!
     
  17. Glenn Fricker

    Glenn Fricker Very Metal &Very Bad News

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    I changed the cabinet for a new one. The original had a torn grill cloth the buzzed, so I figured, "Hey, it's under warranty, I'll just replace the whole thing!"

    Little did I know that would mean months of endless 'fucking about' trying to get the new cab to sound good.
     
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    SocialNumb Damn Christians!

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    Haha, fuck me in the butt and call me Nightwish.
     
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    GarethSE New Metal Member

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    holy
    fucking
    shit...
     
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    Damian B ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Sig'd.
     

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