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  • Weber Beam Blockers?

    I was wondering if anyone has had any experience or suggestions regarding Weber Beam Blockers in either a 4X12 or combo application. Thanks.

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    Re: Weber Beam Blockers?

    I've played with them a bit. They work as advertised. SRV used to put a piece of ducktape right around the center of the speaker. Same idea. Similar results.

    They tame very directional piercing highs.


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    • #3
      Re: Weber Beam Blockers?

      Go to an arts and crafts store. Get a styrofoam cone ($1.00) that has a diameter at least the diameter of the voice coil. Point the point of the cone towards the dust cap. An easier method would be a 2 inch styrofoam ball glued to the dust cover.

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      • #4
        Re: Weber Beam Blockers?

        Just put tape on the grille cloth.
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        • #5
          Re: Weber Beam Blockers?

          Actually i just bought two of them for my laney about 3 weeks ago. They make a massive difference. Just putting duct tape on the grill did nothing for my Laney, i almost couldnt tell a difference. The beam blockers do more than just tame the directional high frequencies, they disperse all of them to round out the tone overall. You will hear a HUGE difference if you install them.
          Guitars: Jackson Black Flametop SLSMG FullShred(A8)/FullShred w/Tonepros bridge
          Fernandes Revolver Pro 7-String, BKP Painkiller(A8)
          Amp: Laney VH100R and Splawn 2x12 cab
          Effects: John Spina modded SD-1, Morley Bad Horsie Wah, MXR 10-band EQ (OLD version)
          Recording/Practice: Line 6 Guitar Port

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          • #6
            Re: Weber Beam Blockers?

            They work excellent in speakers like V30s that can be a little harsh with some amps. They are good for making a new speaker sound more broken in until you actually get it broken in. I don't like them with some darker speakers like G12H30 because they dull the tone a little. If you are one of those people who gets really annoyed by fizz on the top end of your distorted tone, the Beam Blockers will probably help you.
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            • #7
              Re: Weber Beam Blockers?

              Oh YEAH they work!! I got 2 last week and put one into my Classic 30. Did a great job of diffusing and dispursing those highs that go straight for your eardrums. I highly recommend trying them.

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              • #8
                Re: Weber Beam Blockers?

                Guitar Player has a 1/2 page review of them in the latest issue (Jerry Garcia cover). They said they work, but went into a bit more detail. Check it out.
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                • #9
                  Re: Weber Beam Blockers?

                  Mind scanning it in if you have it?
                  Guitars: Jackson Black Flametop SLSMG FullShred(A8)/FullShred w/Tonepros bridge
                  Fernandes Revolver Pro 7-String, BKP Painkiller(A8)
                  Amp: Laney VH100R and Splawn 2x12 cab
                  Effects: John Spina modded SD-1, Morley Bad Horsie Wah, MXR 10-band EQ (OLD version)
                  Recording/Practice: Line 6 Guitar Port

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                  • #10
                    Re: Weber Beam Blockers?

                    Originally posted by suislidE03
                    Mind scanning it in if you have it?
                    I'll try to remember to bring it to work, where I have access to a flat-bed scanner.

                    Failing that, it will be on GuitarPlayer.com soon. Check in from time to time, when they change from McCartney to Garcia, search for Beam Blocker.
                    Tra-la-laa, lala-la-laa!
                    Rich Stevens


                    "I am using you; am I amusing you?" - Martha Johnson, What People Do For Fun

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