Markbass Yello Speakers: Can anything be done?

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  1. jfh2424

    jfh2424

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    Hey guys, I'm thinking of purchasing a Markbass 104FR. However, I really don't dig the look of the yellow speakers. Has anyone figured out a way to deal with this? Perhaps put a solid material over them that doesn't hinder the sound but covers the speakers? Ideas, anyone?

    Thanks!
     
  2. elgecko

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    I guess you could cover the grill with black grill cloth.
     
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Buy an older MarkBass? MarkBass used to use a silver name plate and normal, black drivers. I used to own an STD 106-6, when I sold it to L&M they thought it was a knock off.

    Aside from covering the grill with a flag or cloth something the only thing I can think of is get new speakers.
     
  4. KablesP

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    A grill cloth seems to be the easiest option. How about getting a custom cab made from Avatar that looks exactly the way you want it for probably the same price?
     
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  6. Jensby design

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    Buy a Hartke Hydrive 410 instead, no yellow there.
     
  7. dls119

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    This is why I have a markbass head and passed on the matching cab. Haven't looked back at all.
     
  8. elgecko

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    It helps to rip off the logo. With and without.

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  9. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

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    Spray paint the cones flat black? Would it really affect the tone noticeably?
     
  10. Red Planet

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    Black Spray Paint real easy fix.


    Get some that is safe for plastic and stay away from really cheap paint. Remove the speakers and spray on no more than you absolutely have to. Also allow to dry overnight before reinstalling and or using.
     
  11. seamonkey

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    Paint the grills bright bee yellow. It will be harder to differentiate the grill from the cone.
     

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