#1
I have a Blackstar HT-5 which, for the most part, satisfies my needs. But sometimes I wish I can cut back on the treble, without making my tone sound muddy. Usually I place a pillow or blanket in front of my amp, but I was just wondering if it would be foolish to remove the speaker, place something behind the grill, and replace the speaker. Nothing too thick, just maybe a cloth or paper plate.

Can anyone help me on this?
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#3
I have done this with loud speakers, but never a guitar cab. It should work but if it doesn't just remove the dampining material.
#5
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#6
The EQ and tone knob is fine, but I can never get a nice equilibrium. Don't get me wrong, using the volume and tone knob is a big part of my playing, and it still will be, but getting a little more of a muffled sound would be great

What exactly is acoustic foam, and how does it differ from regular foam?
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#8
^ Yes, and I've looked around for things like that, but I'd rather keep it very... do-it-yourself, using household items and such.
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#9
^Stick a CD onto the front of your amp.

It'll do the same thing really. I wouldnt advise putting some cloth in front of the speaker, you'll lose far too much clarity IMO.
#10
^ A CD? Should I place it on the grill or the speaker itself? Have you ever done it?
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#11
Quote by larrytheguitar
^ A CD? Should I place it on the grill or the speaker itself? Have you ever done it?

I wouldn't attach anything to something that constantly vibrates, there's all kinds of imminent buzzing and flopping around the corner.

Perhaps there's a cloth or foam that you could give the Swiss cheese treatment to?
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#12
Quote by larrytheguitar
^ A CD? Should I place it on the grill or the speaker itself? Have you ever done it?


THe grill, i dont need to, since the orange 112 has the logo in the right place.
#13
i did it back when i used to play on a really crappy practice amp, it made the tone more bearable
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#14
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I wouldn't attach anything to something that constantly vibrates, there's all kinds of imminent buzzing and flopping around the corner.

Perhaps there's a cloth or foam that you could give the Swiss cheese treatment to?


Dammit, I should have read before doing it. It never occured to me about the speaker's vibrations. *Flick of the wrist* Too lazy to fix it now. I'll do it later
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#15
Put some gaffers tape on the grill in front of the center of the speaker. If you don't want to see it, put it on the inside (assuming the grill cloth is black and you can't really see through it.
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