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Old 27th December 2010
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Rookie's Question - bass traps

Hi guys,
can anyone tell me what is the difference between this bass traps:http://www.foamexpress1.com/Sound/Traps.JPG (which i got home)
and the large home made ones? like those:http://www.rossworth.com/wp-content/...4/basstrap.jpg
Old 27th December 2010
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Easy - the larger home made ones will work much better. This assumes the home made traps are made from rigid fiberglass or similar material.

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Old 29th December 2010
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And just to take this a little bit further:

What's the difference between a DIY cornertrap, chunk-style of Rockwool or similar, and a 'professional' GIK tri-trap or similar?
Old 29th December 2010
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Differences can be quite a few. Answer, as always, is: it depends.

Absorbent material (rockwool, rigid fiberglass? what density?)
Design (simple broadband absorber? Limp Mass membrane? Helmholtz resonator, etc etc)
Quality of materials used in framing (ie, simple wood, cloth bags, precision-cut metal, etc etc)

This might be of help showing how quality panels are made:
RealTraps - Made in Connecticut
Old 30th December 2010
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Originally Posted by atledreier View Post
And just to take this a little bit further:

What's the difference between a DIY cornertrap, chunk-style of Rockwool or similar, and a 'professional' GIK tri-trap or similar?
You have gotten some good answers above (well kind of ). The main difference you are going to find with say our products vs DIY is.

1)Quality of build
2)Resell value (look in the classified area of GS)
3)Professional consulting of placement.
4)Lab testing of the product.
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