#1
Hi, a long time ago, I overheard my teacher talking about people wrapping blankets/clothes/towels around tubs to make them sound better.
Would this be a good idea? Like, if you had a small gig, but only a half stack with tube head, should this be done at a lower volume so you get the higher volume quality sound, but at lower volumes.

I dont know all too much about tubes, how hot would it get? Is it advised?
#2
Wrap them around TUBES?

That probably wouldn't be a good idea at all. It would be a fire hazard.
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#5
I guess they'd run hotter making them sound somewhat better. The thing is, they'd run too hot burning the blankets.

So no.
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#6
Yeah your teahcer probably doesn't know all too much if he's suggesting that. Its potentially very dangerous.
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#7
lol... thank god you overheard that one... xD.. you'd set the whole thing on fire probably ;D...
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I guess they'd run hotter making them sound somewhat better. The thing is, they'd run too hot burning the blankets.

So no.


...they would not run hotter. We use 'hot' to describe the bias, not the physical state of the tube. So the tube would have a higher temperature, but that's not what makes "hot" tubes sound better. It's more or less a very dumb idea.
#9
No effect whatsoever, except shortened tube lifespan and some lightly toasted blankets.

If there was an effective way to push the tubes harder at gig volume, believe me you'd have heard of it by now.
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...they would not run hotter. We use 'hot' to describe the bias, not the physical state of the tube. So the tube would have a higher temperature, but that's not what makes "hot" tubes sound better. It's more or less a very dumb idea.


Hmm, I guess you're right. I started thinking about it myself after I posted that - but I didn't actually mean "hot" as in bias, more like how tubes have to warm up a little before you use them and after you've played for like an hour, sound better.

But yeah, it's a bad idea all in all.
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#11
Your teacher said that?! Whatever you do, DO NOT try that. There's a good chance you'll start a fire. Tube amps are ventilated for a reason.