Originally Posted by Bluzzi
I got some 2inch rigid fiberglass boards and have them covered with a fabric but...
I am trying to mount them to my ceiling above the drums. I wanted to use wire or string strapped at 2 anchor points on each side of the ceiling where the 2x4 703 would go. Reaon is i want to be able to remove them later maybe. Also I didn't want to perforate the 703 in any way and have it hang loose 2 inches off the ceiling.
They are not in any rigid framing. Just mostly covered in a loose weave cloth.
I've seen the method where you use screws through the 703 with washers to hang them. That is my next option but ut means piercing the 703. Does this method hurt the absorbtion factor in a significant way/
Because of the ceiling shape i have to hang some pieces at aproximately 45 degrees where there is a corner (if this isn't clear I can try and make a drawing).
How is everyone hanging these from ceiling (horizontal and angled)?
You can use any number of methods to secure your traps to a ceiling including cable ties, rope, or piercing the panel itself. If your traps are made of simple fabric and 703 as you’ve indicated, this is probably fairly easy to do, and securing them to the ceiling will be easier and a LOT safer as a result of their lighter weight. The likelihood of them falling is far less than if they were to have heavy framing thank goodness. Without a wooded or metal frame, (can severely damage equipment if they fall) your absorption should be greater too. Hanging your traps by piercing the fabric and the acoustical medium may
not make a very GREAT impact on how they perform, but know that any change to an acoustic panel absorbers structure will alter how it performs in some way. In this case, piercing them with eye bolts or the like (if used very sparingly) may not hurt their performance to an audible extent. If the traps are light enough, you may try using wide Velcro to secure them. I think your idea of wire or string strapped at 2 (or 4) anchor points on each side of the ceiling is a good one too.
And if I visualize your point about the 45 degree angling correctly, I would say that spacing the traps off the ceiling a few or several inches (though perpendicular) may yield the best results and may be more aesthetically pleasing.