Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lowbrow, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    And while we're on the subject, whose bright idea was it to use ozite as an amp/speaker covering instead of tolex or suchlike?

    It starts to look like hell almost immediately, and sinks the resale value of even the most lightly-used gear.

    Gentle handling, a cover, and a damp cloth can preserve plastic-type surfaces OK, but that black carpeting needs a lint brush, a sweater shaver, and a vacuum, and it still can look lousy.

    OK rant over.

  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    It's cheap and looks decent in the store.
  3. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    After years of seeing tolex strip off of cabs and seeing Marshall tolex tear off while you watched, ozite comes as a blessing. Try not sliding an SVT cab or a Fender Showman with 2 JBL D-140s at 2 am. Cab covers lasted about one gig. Chrome corners would bend out and snag other cab's grill cloth. A nightmare waiting for a solution.
    I have never used ozite cabs in smoke filled bars where they soak up beer and other human fluids yet I know this is when it shows it's greatest weakness.
    I do use a cover and my 10-15 year old SWR BBII still looks great.
    Ozite also prevents significant dings in the cab.
    Also there seems to be a difference in the quality of this stuff. Some just seems like cheap goods.
    Skill in it's application is also an issue. I've seen seams in cheaper cabs and can't find any in more expensive ones.
    So like most things it's good and bad.
    Our opinions and observations are valid and if you disagree with me you are wrong.:):eek: