#1
Well, since my brother left for Iraq, he said i can use his gear!
I love his tone, but its not me.
A few days ago i saw a music video where the guitarist had duct tape (i think) X's across his cabs. Whats the point of this?
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#3
He probly had a rip or tear in the cabs fabric........in other words its like putting a sticker on a bike to make it go faster........Also what was the name of the band if they have a x in there name that might be a dead give away............
And you did ask your bro if you could touch his stuff right?.......If not shame on you.
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Well, since my brother left for Iraq, he said i can use his gear!
I love his tone, but its not me.
That's really nice. Take good care of his stuff, man.

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A few days ago i saw a music video where the guitarist had duct tape (i think) X's across his cabs. Whats the point of this?
If the duct tape was right across the center of a speaker, he was probably trying to block some of the high frequencies coming from the dome. Not very effective. And duct tape leaves a mess that's impossible to clean on grille cloth. That wouldn't be a nice thing to do to your brother's gear.
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I cant remember the band, but it didnt have an X in its name. And im pretty sure he had a reason, as all his cabs were like that. (he had a few full stacks, backline i guess).

Haha i havent mentioned anything about changing cosmetics yet
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A few days ago i saw a music video where the guitarist had duct tape (i think) X's across his cabs. Whats the point of this?


there is no point to it. it's something the guitarist did thinking it'd look cool. personally i wouldn't use duct tape as a decorative treatment on anything.
#7
I think the tape was used to baffle the speaker, sort of like a damper.
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please dont tell me that since your brother was so gracious to allow you to use his gear that you will reward him by duct taping all his ****.
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#10
Perhaps the band was Static X?
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#12
Show us what the X looks like... Was it a huge one that went all across the front, or just a small one...? With small crosses, some people use those to mark when they've found a sweet spot for aiming a microphone at when they're getting mic'd up for a PA or recording situation.
#13
its probably like SYK said and the guitarist was trying to tame some of the high frequencies. cant really think of anything else unless the grill cloth was torn.
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Perhaps it was used as a beam blocker?


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Id reckon its more likely to mark the spot to mic up the speaker. Since mic placement has a drastic effect on the end sound marking the spot so that the stage crew gets it right night after night is a good move.
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there is no point to it. it's something the guitarist did thinking it'd look cool. personally i wouldn't use duct tape as a decorative treatment on anything.


There is a huge point to it. Many artists do it, but inside the grill. Now many cab mfgs offer "beam blockers". Look it up and learn something.
#18
I always thought people did that to remember where to place their mic.
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#19
Seems like a more effective, and even cheaper method would be to just cut out some cardboard and safety pin it in front of each speaker cone.
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I was gonna second that comment about mic placement but then I seen the video... augh. These guys are so cool, it's style and nothing else. Again, augh. I want that 5min back.
#23
Well this thread is over 8 years old so...
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Hope the OP's bro got back safely, and found his gear to be in largely the same condition he left it...
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