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Guilford Fabric in England?
Old 30th June 2009
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Guilford Fabric in England?

Hi

Im currently building some acoustic panels and would like to know if anyone could tell me where I can purchase Guilford Of Maine Fabric in England, near London?

I know GIK Acoustics can ship the stuff over and deliver from there Leeds base, but I would rather go into a store more local to me and buy it

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Old 30th June 2009
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Guilford of Maine {English}


maybe?

my bad not correct !

i'm interested in this too !
Old 30th June 2009
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Old 30th June 2009
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Not GoM but I have bought my fabric in the UK at acoustipro.com
Great price and service, and I like the result so far (no pictures yet, sorry)



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Old 30th June 2009
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I have been looking all over the UK for a dealer and have not found one yet. In a way I can understand why as the shipping cost of a bolt is pretty darn high.

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Old 30th June 2009
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Is there any other material/fabric I can get which is as good as the Guilford stuff
Old 1st July 2009
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Old 1st July 2009
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Haven't you seen my post above?
Old 1st July 2009
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Excuse my ignorance, what's so special about this fabric?
Old 1st July 2009
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SPM_gl - Through various searches I've done, everyone recommends GOM highly.

Deadpoet - I checked out there site but it seems that they only sell acoustic panels and not fabric by itself.
Old 2nd July 2009
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http://acoustipro.com/Acousti%20Pro%...List%20RRP.pdf
Page 10. 7,49 pounds/metre but they'll quote you a nicer price.

I mailed them for info and they sent me sample by mail the next day!

Very nice people and super service.




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Old 2nd July 2009
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Thanks
Old 2nd July 2009
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Okay, just priced up some fabric from Acoustic Pro and its gonna cost me quite a lot more money than I first thought to cover all my panels (Front & Back).

I am stuck with either waiting 4-5 weeks & forking out £515 or trying to go with something cheaper and get them all covered this week (preferred option).

I've read a lot of people saying Burlap is good to use, BUT how good is it acoustically compared to more expensive stuff like GOM and does Burlap let all the frequencies
through okay, especially the high end?

Also I'm not really fussed about the look, the sound is more important to me

So, what do you guys think
Old 2nd July 2009
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Thin (so-called deco) molton works for me. You're absorbing the highs anyway, why bother letting them through and then absorbing them? Otherwise, burlap is okay too. But you might see the panel filling through it.
Old 2nd July 2009
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Will the Molton fabric absorb the highs better than letting them through to the RW3 Rockwool?

&

Is Muslin fabric any good?

(Sorry for all the questions, but I just want to make sure I spend my money wisely.)
Old 2nd July 2009
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We overdid it a little with the molton in our tracking room, it absorbs high frequencies extremely well. That's why we actually needed to build a second room for acoustic instruments. Luckily, we have 10 rooms on 600sqm
I pay around 8 EUR per meter for a 3m wide bale. Just make sure you get the lighter variant, not the 300gr/m² stage molton.
Old 2nd July 2009
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One more question

Is it transparent to mid & low frequencies or will they reflect?

Thanks a lot
Old 2nd July 2009
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It is rather transparent. I can go searching for exact specs, but I'm not in the studio at the moment. Sure, there are even better materials, but you can't really beat the price and it's flame ******ent to. If I find something online, I'll post it.

Edit: You can try contacting Gerriets directly, they have a huge collection of materials:
Gerriets international - Collection
Old 2nd July 2009
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Thank you very much
Old 3rd July 2009
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I have backed the fabric with dacron (pic-link attached if you don't know what that is). It evens the surface underneath the fabric and prevents fibres to go through. Cost me €50 for a 25m roll (1,8m wide)


Check out the fire ratings on whatever fabric you end up with!!





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Old 3rd July 2009
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when someone finds a good solution let me know! thanks.
Old 3rd July 2009
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I'm going to check out some Burlap at my local fabric store tomorrow and hopefully put in a order.

When I've tested it out, I will let you know Dominic
Old 23rd October 2009
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Any luck with the burlap?
Old 14th April 2017
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Theres a lot of people from the UK on here, so has anyone found their best option for the treatment? Thanks
Old 14th April 2017
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Wow, necro-thread.....

This might be useful to UK customers looking for quality fabrics for DIY traps: Camira Fabric by the Metre - GIK Acoustics Europe
Old 16th April 2017
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