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Shadydave 21st November 2012 04:37 PM

Wool for stuffing lines
 
I bought some wool The Madisound Speaker Store for stuffing an OD_ML_TL.
It seems to be a random mess.
I have heard that it should be oriented in the direction of the tuned length.

Do I try to comb it straight, like long hair?
Should I wash it before using it?
Is there any moth proofing that I could use?
Or, do I just install a light screen in the port to keep moths out?
Any other recommendations?

Help out a noob,
Thanks,

Dave


prairieboy 21st November 2012 05:47 PM

I don't know what your wool looks like, but the wool I've used (sourced from a sheep farm) has:
1) been a jumble of fibres (and colours). That's the way it will look unless its been 'processed' in some fashion by craftsperson/mill.
2) been washed. Trust me, if it hadn't you wouldn't even wonder if it was clean.
3) never had a problem with moths. I don't know if the moth stories are fiction or real, but I've never had an issue. Though, perhaps, location is a factor. I live in the country, in a semi-arid region, and though we do have moths in summer, perhaps they're the wrong 'type' to munch on wool.
Hope that helps.

tvrgeek 22nd November 2012 11:07 AM

You are not going to card the wool. It is clean and ready to use.
I do not believe orientation has anything positive to do with it's performance, but density through the line is. I would put a screen over it to keep the mice out.

I only use wool in sealed boxes (and have shifted back to FG anyway) as I don't want to pump wool fibers into the room due to allergies. If I tried another TL, I would use their acousta-stuff.

bjorno 23rd November 2012 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Shadydave (Post 3250683)
I bought some wool The Madisound Speaker Store for stuffing an OD_ML_TL.
It seems to be a random mess.
I have heard that it should be oriented in the direction of the tuned length.

Do I try to comb it straight, like long hair?
Should I wash it before using it?
Is there any moth proofing that I could use?
Or, do I just install a light screen in the port to keep moths out?
Any other recommendations?

Help out a noob,
Thanks,

Dave


Hi David,

FYI:

b:)

PS: Bedtime in seconds..(I've been in Sickbay for almost 3 weeks..):(


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