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  1. Dogs of Doom

    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    I saw this, on another forum. Interesting, as we get people that are always trying to knock volume down. The guys talking about these, were talking in context of the church stage, to help tame the sound. I've seen the plexi shields & beam blocker type stuff, but, this idea looks pretty sweet, if you're trying to keep a nice looking stage.

    https://www.speightbaffle.com

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    A Marshall style one would be easy to build. I had thought of similar type thing, w/ a hole through the "baffle" for the mic. I mean, you could put the baffle right up to the cab & mate to it, if it had a hole, large enough for the mic to stick through & be placed right where you want the mic located, right off the dust cap edge.

    Cool concept...
     
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    Could always use a clear plexiglass baffle.
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    I noted that, but...

    Plexiglass ones look like shit & also sound like shit, just like the plexiglass drum cages...
     
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    I have no experience so I don't know.
     
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    I have a plexiglass baffle. It is as dogs says, they look, and sound, like shit.

    I think these ones do look pretty cool though. Cool concept, I agree.
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I just bought other Marshall cabs to roll in front of the ones I'm playing.:fever:
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    yeah, while they do serve a purpose, they don't do it very well. You can make these cheap, but, to dress them up like this, adds a cost.

    I think the idea of having a nice looking gobo is a good idea, if looks are concerning.

    These are stuffed w/ sound absorbing foam, or something.

    To build one of these, you just need to buy some 1x6, some plywood & pretend you are building a 1960 cab w/o any speaker holes. Just cover the baffle w/ your favorite grillcloth, tolex it w/ whatever tolex you want, stuff it w/ sound absorbant, put corners, a strap handle on top & you're set.

    The plexi shields aren't cheap either. They start at around $125...

    These are showing around $300.

    I bet Sourmash would make some of these for a good price...
     
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    This at least makes sense, as the bounce back from plexi shields would be eliminated (the couple of times my drummer used them, he complained about how cymbal wash would bounce back to him and make the thing super fatiguing).
    The main issue I have with these is, they cut the guitar-amp relationship/feedback loop and give a feel similar to what you get when recording with the mp in an iso-box/closet/whatever, which to me is THE reason why you want at last some volume on stage. At that point, I don't really see the point of having any amp onstage at all, since you don't get the feel anyway, and you might as well use some kind of iso cab, or even cab emulation.
     

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