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 #63227  by strumminsix
 Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:40 pm
paulinnc wrote:So, do the clips effect the sound of the cabinets in any way?

Oh yeah they do. Ever hear the sound outta sombody's yap as they brag about their clips?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just kidding, guys, simma down now.
 #63239  by paulinnc
 Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:42 pm
strumminsix wrote:
paulinnc wrote:So, do the clips effect the sound of the cabinets in any way?

Oh yeah they do. Ever hear the sound outta sombody's yap as they brag about their clips?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just kidding, guys, simma down now.
Well done. :lol:
 #63240  by playingdead
 Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:01 pm
paulinnc wrote:So, do the clips effect the sound of the cabinets in any way?
The more you delve into these things, the more you begin to realize that *everything* makes some difference ... incrementally. The strings, the pick, how the guitar's action is set up, the height of the pickups, the cabling, totally open cabinet back versus mostly open back, speakers a fraction of an inch away from each other on the baffle board or three inches away from each other ... obviously, a front mounted E120 will sound different from a rear mounted E120. An E120 clipped to the baffle board and held tightly through the cork surround will probably sound slightly different than an E120 that is just bolted on. Can you hear the difference? I doubt it like hell.

Do the machined aluminum block clips have special resonance properties that gave Jerry's guitar extra sparkle? Of course they did. I have it on good authority that those pictures from 90 where there were only two clips on each E120 instead of four was done to counteract the unusually high level of humidity and forecast for sunspots that particular day, and to visually offset Weir's teal polo shirt.

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But seriously ... they must have only used two on each for a reason, right? hmmmm?
 #63243  by tigerstrat
 Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:57 pm
playingdead wrote:But seriously ... they must have only used two on each for a reason, right? hmmmm?
Maybe the quicker and slicker to change his frequent blown speakers.

That's the whole point of using a clip anyway, isn't it?
 #63245  by strumminsix
 Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:27 am
tigerstrat wrote:
playingdead wrote:But seriously ... they must have only used two on each for a reason, right? hmmmm?
Maybe the quicker and slicker to change his frequent blown speakers.

That's the whole point of using a clip anyway, isn't it?
^^^ right there ^^^
 #64540  by SarnoMusicSolutions
 Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:20 am
I refuse to use anything by my custom made titanium speaker clips, and only two per speaker. These have been cryogenically treated and then plated in a special alloy to help deflect the magnetic radiation from the voice coil/magnet assembly. I simply can't play guitar without these speaker clips. Every other mounting clip just sounds like crap. And the screws matter too. Hardened stainless steel only. Don't use zinc plated steel from the hardware store. That will also ruin your sound.

:lol:


Brad
 #70023  by tigerstrat
 Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:01 pm
Counterstriker wrote:Hey I didn't wanna start a new topic but what was the deal with his black cabinet? I see JK used one with DSO and uses one with Furthur now.
Special acoustically- dosed paint.
 #88184  by Tennessee Jedi
 Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:36 am
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Hogan !!!!!!!!
Thanks for the sweet looking Cab. Just got dropped off. I just ordered it and BAM here it is.
It was great doing biz with you - THANKS !
Cant wait to fire it up ( How the hell am I gonna sneak this bad boy into the house without the wife sniffing it out is yet to be determined ! ) ?
Ha ha ! What a glorious day !
:D :D :D
 #88315  by zambiland
 Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:00 pm
playingdead wrote:The Hard Truckers cabinets come with allen bolts, presumably to seat the bit better and not strip out using a drill to change speakers in a hurry ... not sure the size, but they are big ones.

Here's a closeup:

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11/16ths is very close to 3/4 inches ... remember, four out of three people don't understand fractions.
And there are only 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.
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