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Dan Magers

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Labsub grills
« on: September 21, 2009, 10:58:21 pm »

Damn, I just spend an hour of my like retrieving part of a ratchet strap that had found its way into the throat.
I had to pull one driver and there it was laying on the other driver's cone.  The last guy to tumble this one should have rolled it the other way.  I guess it's time for a grill.

Its been maybe seven years since I looked at those drivers.  I was afraid I'd find the surround decomposing however, much to my surprise they looked new, like the day I installed them. Good job Eminence.

I wish I could say the same for the cabinets.  'Tis time for paint and grills.  
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Silas Pradetto

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Re: Labsub grills
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 11:00:18 pm »

I've only briefly looked into getting grills cut and bent, and I haven't yet found someone that really specializes in this. I want to have the perforated metal sheared or cut to size and then the edges bent over to make a nice, easily-secured recessed grille. It also should be powder coated black or painted with something extreme.
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Re: Labsub grills
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 11:17:13 pm »

I'm thinking anything, even down in the flare to keep stuff out of the throat.  Perf metal, hardware cloth, screen, chicken wire...

 
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Art Welter

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Re: Labsub grills
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 05:09:49 pm »

Dan Magers wrote on Mon, 21 September 2009 21:17

I'm thinking anything, even down in the flare to keep stuff out of the throat.  Perf metal, hardware cloth, screen, chicken wire...

 

Why not use grille cloth on a 3/4" Baltic Birch frame?
No resonance, easy to make, far less bucks, looks good.
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Duane Silveira

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Re: Labsub grills
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 12:07:58 am »

You can get a 4x10 sheet of 16 guage perforated metal for around 100 bucks. just have a sheetmetal shop sheer them to size. Remember to allow an extra 3/4 of an inch on the edges to bend over to a 90. You can actually hammer the corners over yourself just by securing the sheet to a metal table or bench, leaving the edge to hang over, then clamp a chunk of flat metal or even wood to the top, then start dollying the edge over till its at a 90 degrees. do all 4 sides like this. It works very well. If your flushed with cash then just get the sheetmetal shop to bend the edges for you with their brake. Very Happy
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Re: Labsub grills
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 08:15:38 am »

Or,

Have them complete custom punched and bent.
Like this (from a different cab):

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c360/boniton/IMG_0536.jpg

No extra material paid for, Maybe will come down to about the same cost.

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Re: Labsub grills
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009, 12:32:42 am »

 http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=262- 888

I bought this and went to a sheet metal shop with specific instructions about cuts and bends.  Quick, easy, and inexpensive

EDIT-- Yikes!  I didn't realize the thread was this old....


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