#1
What effect would it have on my tone if I put a large sheet of paper over the speaker grill cloth of my amp/cab?
I can't try it for myself for a few days but if anyone knows then I won't have to.
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#2
It will reduce the highs and add a "frrrrrrr" noise if you don't secure it properly to the grille.

If you want to reduce highs either put the paper on the speakers' cones 'cause it works better or turn down the treble control on your amp.
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#3
I find construction paper (pink) gives my amp a great low end tone. Check out sandpaper as well
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#4
I dunno but from what I hear, if you write "Vertex" on that paper it instantly makes your amp or cabinet worth more than double what it currently is
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Where does this idea come from? Never heard of anyone doing so and I don't understand the benefits/cons?
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Use the paper to fold origami birds instead and put them on the amp. Then crank the power and watch how your tubes discharge on the birds making them alive and fly away into the the night.

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lolz I thought if I don't get an amp endorsement I could endorse myself by turning my cab into a mini billboard
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Good idea

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Where does this idea come from? Never heard of anyone doing so and I don't understand the benefits/cons?

It's a pretty standard physics-of-sound idea, honestly. The high frequencies are more "fragile" and will get more caught in the paper and won't travel as powerfully, thus reducing the highs and giving a more mid range/bassy tone.

The benefits are just that. A very bassy tone (or simply one without a ton of highs [that guitarists seem to love for god knows why]) is prominent among a lot of genres, i.e modern jazz/fusion/prog rock/ambient artists.
#14
I would imagine grill cloth has the same effect, it's probably designed for some amps
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It's a pretty standard physics-of-sound idea, honestly. The high frequencies are more "fragile" and will get more caught in the paper and won't travel as powerfully, thus reducing the highs and giving a more mid range/bassy tone.

The benefits are just that. A very bassy tone (or simply one without a ton of highs [that guitarists seem to love for god knows why]) is prominent among a lot of genres, i.e modern jazz/fusion/prog rock/ambient artists.


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I would imagine grill cloth has the same effect, it's probably designed for some amps

it does, and they probably are.

the weave on an orange cab def tames the highs.
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