Trying Something Different Tonight

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Phrygian77, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Phrygian77

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    I'm not sure what I think yet. It does a great job of dispersing the sound, but it's a blanket over the amp sound.

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    What are we looking at here?
     
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    Maybe try facing the amp towards the wall
     
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    Appears to be a clear plexi in front of the amp, like you would a set of drums, which I never understood as most drummers are ugly and a sheet of plywood is probably a better idea.
     
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    Try tipping your amp up by leaning it against the wall but keep the plexi as is. I bet you will see significant improvement.

    And now I have a sudden urge to paint my toenails.
     
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    Plexi shield is only useful when you're miking the amp, it prevents the amp from beaming the crowd, or bleeding into other microphones if that's the scenario. It should not be used for practice.

    Now there is a brand of shield that uses plexiglass with weird angles to disperse the high frequencies in an even manner so it's heard the same no matter where in the room you're standing. Low freqs are not an issue as they're omni directional and will cut through and just move about.
     
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    I normally have my amp on a short angled stand. The stand is too tall to work with the plexiglass. Putting it on the floor, which I would normally NEVER do, worked better.
     
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    in small places, I used to turn my amp around and if possible aim it into a corner. loud enough by you, but disperses the sound so it doesn't seem too loud.
     
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    I always angle my amp upwards rather than having it sitting straight on the floor.
     
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    Even if you do, you still probably couldn't sing as well as her. :p

    I ultimately realized that it was not one of the smarter things that I've tried. I really just need to run into the PA, using my CAB M, and turn my Maverick all the way down. We need a better, and more compact PA to do that, but that's for another thread.
     
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    I still don't understand how placing plexiglass in front of the amp gets you that Marshall plexi tone....
     
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    Perhaps there comes Fender plexi tone? ;)
     
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    You DON'T paint your toe nails???? :eek:
     
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    Just depends on the colour really.
     
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    Since no one else has asked, what is the amp? Looks like a Black Face Bassman chassis in a (?) one twelve cabinet? Cool idea in my book! ;)
     
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    I built it about 4 years ago. Yes, it's a single 12 combo. The amp is basically the same as a late '64 to early '65, except the bass channel is a Trainwreck Express preamp (with fits nicely into the AA165 layout). It's a great amp. The normal channel is pure unadulterated blackface tone. It's the only amp I haven't built for someone else or sold.

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/blackface-bassman-build.723155/page-8#post-7861277
     
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    How does it sound out FOH? I bet it might mess with your head a little right near it, but the sound dispersal makes it better out in the crowd. You might just have to get used ot the change in tone?

    I grabbed a couple of sheets of acrylic and a couple of hinges from HD a few years ago and built a V-shaped shield. It worked really well and I was super happy. When I moved, I gave it to one of my buds.... I will have to build another some day, I know it.
     
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