#1
Simple enough question...

Does a cabinets grille alter tone, whether it be significant or insignificant? For example, does a metal grille make your tone sound different than a cloth grille, or even no grille at all?

Just a little something I've been pondering but can't come up with a solid answer for it... Thanks guys.
#2
i imagine it could, not too sure how. it would be quiet insignificant though. it'd be insanely hard to pick out in a double blind.
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#3
The grill on my Earcandy is easily removable and I tried it out with both the cloth on and off. Its a fairly heavy cloth too. I didn't really notice a difference in the sound tbh. Maybe a tiny bit more muffled with it on, but I dunno, not really.

May be different with different cabs though.
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#4
I've always wondered about it, but I only have one cab (that doesn't have a removable grille) so I can't really experiment with it.

The only thing I could think of is like what you said... the grille would "muffle it" more, for lack of a better words. I also was thinking that a metal grille could possible brighten/harshen up the tone, in a similar way that a building with concrete floors brightens up the tone.
#5
The cloth ones are supposed to be as transparent as possible. The metal ones could alter the tone as sound would reflect off it, but I highly doubt it would be at all noticeable in either case.