sometime in the early to mid 70s, a couple of guys started playing bass without the use of cabinet grill cloths on their speaker cabinets. and… it looks awesome. plain and simple. it became more of a thing i think as time went on, i think. or maybe in the 80s and 90s. there’s a purpose to grill cloths, to somewhat protect the speakers, but does anyone around here ditch the grill cloth on gigs?