Help, wear to find covering for sonotube.

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  1. alan fallert

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    Wear can I find material to cover the outside of my sonotube? What is it called and can I get it at walmart? I want the material in the color of black. THANK YOU.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    You are probably wanting to find something called "ribbing" which might be found at fabric stores, like Hancock's or JoAnn's.
     
  3. Jon Hancock

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    Another fairly easy to work with and very durable material is short pile indoor/outdoor carpet; "TubeZilla" was covered with gray carpet from Home Depot; black is available also.
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    Cats love it as a scratching post.... [​IMG]
    Regards,
    Jon
     
  4. warrick

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    Alan
    The stuff I used is Ribbing as Patrick said, it is a fabric tube and stretches, if you get it slighty smaller than the tube it will have a snug fit without being see through.(the heavier the material the better)
    I found mine at a local Fabric Store it cast about $6.00 a meter. (Aussie Dollars)
    Warrick
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  5. alan fallert

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    Man do those sonotubes look good, I hope mine turns out half that good. thanks for the ideas on the covering, now to find one of those stores to get it from.Warrick how does that remote control plate amp work out with your tempest? I am mayby going to go with that plate amp on my tempest too, I think that remote might come in handy. Is that plate amp as good or compareable to the ava250? thanks all for the help.
     
  6. If you can't find any of the above, believe it or not, you can use grill cloth! It is semi stretchy (one direction more than the other). Mind you that the Sonotube ribbing will show through..so smooth that out...and spray paint it black since the grill cloth can bee semi transparent.
     
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    There are various textures that I have seen in the fabric stores but I found one that is close to what most speaker grills use, except it is a little thicker and more durable. Very easy to work with and makes the sub look professional.
     
  8. warrick

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    Alan,
    The Plate amp in my sonotube is basically the same as the ava250, they have different names in different countries but come from the same factory. Mine is identical to this
    As far as how it sounds,
    [​IMG] FANTASTIC [​IMG]
    Warrick
     

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