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Old 28th September 2008
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I've heard about going loose-weave, but for me that simply looks bad and doesn't hold the fibers in adequately.

I went with a form of Poplin that worked out really well. It's a fairly tight weave, that still breathes quite a bit. I'd go with that. I don't think it's a requirement for the material to be ridiculously open for your traps to work effectively. A bit of reflection in the highs can sometimes be a good thing for retaining life, so it's all good.

Regarding bass traps, you can cover them with almost anything and it won't matter for bass absorption. The wavelengths are too large to be affected by fabric. Having them covered by something thicker can act as a membrane, allowing for even more effective low-end absorption.