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Markbass Yello Speakers: Can anything be done?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jfh2424, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. 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?

  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I guess you could cover the grill with black grill cloth.
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    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


    Oct 29, 2013
    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?
  5. Buy a Hartke Hydrive 410 instead, no yellow there.
  6. dls119


    Jun 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    This is why I have a markbass head and passed on the matching cab. Haven't looked back at all.
  7. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    It helps to rip off the logo. With and without.

  8. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Spray paint the cones flat black? Would it really affect the tone noticeably?
  9. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    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.
  10. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Paint the grills bright bee yellow. It will be harder to differentiate the grill from the cone.