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thefobia's picture
Leeds, England
Oct 2003
7 years ago

WOooooo!

I bought them for my v30 cab which is currently at our rehearsal space, so I decided to try two of them on one side of my g12t-75 loaded stereo cab. That way I can A/B without having to remove the beam blockers.

The g12t cab is much less beamy than my v30 cab, so I didn't think it would make a huge difference. How wrong I was.:)

After getting my Powerball set how I like it I jammed away on the side equipped with my beam blockers. It sounded great as usual, but the grainy beamy overtones were simply missing. My settings were exactly the same as usual, I didn't have to compensate for the beam blockers. In fact I could play around with the treble control without slicing my head off.
Cool.
At first I thought they had only made a subtle difference which is what I had expected with this cab, so I plugged into the other side of the cab, which has the speakers without the beam blockers. It took me about 2 seconds to realise how beamy the g12t-75s actually were. It is safe to say that I didn't spend long on that side of the cab. I plugged back into the first side with the beam blockers. I had exactly the same tone, without all the harsh high frequencies. I was stunned.

I can't wait to try them on my v30 cab!
I'll let you guys know how it works out. I may have to order another set for my g12t-75 cab...
:eek:

As it stands now, I can recommend Weber Beam Blockers to anyone suffering a beamy cab, or anyone who has a problem with harsh grainy high frequencies. It works much better than DIY gaffa tape beam blockers which I was using previously, but I'll let you guys know how it works out with my v30 cab in a live situation.

:)

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ben_murphy's picture
Sep 2004
6 years ago

awesome.

i've been curious to get those to tame my marshall.

msi-brat's picture
May 2003
8 years ago

i can second this! i LOVE my beam blockers.

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aksman's picture
Chicago
Feb 2005
6 years ago

beam blockers? enlighten me?

Medusa Bypass (the smallest true-bypass loop) http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ypassLoop3.jpg
PM me if you want one (asking $59, including FedEx shipping)

Electric rig (and more pics of the Medusa/pedals FS/FT): http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d72/aksman/

FS/FT thread:
http://guitargeek.com/chat/showthrea...postid=1006261

bucky_2's picture
Canada
Mar 2004
7 years ago

Originally posted by aksman
beam blockers? enlighten me?

http://www.webervst.com/blocker.html

auralevolution's picture
Nashville, TN
Nov 2005
7 years ago

so what do you think these bad boys would do for a combo amp? sometimes at higher volumes on my buddy's vetta he gets some harsh highs, even when he cuts treble on his eq. would this help it out at all?

thefobia's picture
Leeds, England
Oct 2003
7 years ago

Originally posted by auralevolution
so what do you think these bad boys would do for a combo amp? sometimes at higher volumes on my buddy's vetta he gets some harsh highs, even when he cuts treble on his eq. would this help it out at all?

Yeah thats exactly the problem I was getting. Especially at higher volumes.

Its worth a shot, as they are cheap enough to try out.

:)

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Originally posted by Talent?!
I've got a locking nut, old rugby injury

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Originally posted by fatgraymatt
I like a good scream as much as the next guy.

Call me Tommy

Bad_Luck's picture
atlanta
Dec 2005
9 years ago

iv got beam blockers on both my 2x12 and my 4x12 love em on both only problem iv had is recently one of the v30s got a small ripple tear in it in my 4x12 not sure if it was that i put 2 much bass in my mix or what but sure does suck.

Figured i would post my gear since im new

Guitars - Gibson SG custom aftermarket pickups
- Gibson LP custom
- 1976 Gretsch corvette
Amp - Mesa Dual Rectifier Solo head w rectifier cabinet

Effects - MXR phase 90,BOSS DD6 , BOSS BF2