Amp stands?

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  1. paulikus

    paulikus Member

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    I typically use fender 1-12 tube combo amps, Blues Deluxe or Concert and often play small clubs where I'm told by people in the audience that I'm to loud even though I can barely hear myself in the band mix of my jazz funk, gtr/keys/bass/drums quartet. But heck, the speaker is pointed at my knees.

    What's the best amp stand out there? Tilt back, or one that elevates the amp?

    Thoughts?
    Thx
     
  2. Guitartim

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    Here's the best option I've found for my Concert amp:
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  3. paulikus

    paulikus Member

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    Ahh I have a different year...'94? of the Concert Amp. What length legs are those?
     
  4. paulikus

    paulikus Member

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    The other thing for me is, it might be nice to have one solution that is portable to multiple amps.
    And with tilt back fender legs, you can't adjust the angle?
     
  5. 9985

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    There's plenty of "tilt" options for combos that leave them on the floor, all of them make me nervous about the amp getting knocked over (forwards or backwards)- especially on a cramped club stage with lots of people walking around it. If you have a spring reverb onboard, be prepared for Neil Young-esque cacophony if you jostle it at any point during your show. if you go that route, I'd get something that functions like a giant wedge doorstop to put under the amp & physically prevent it from tipping forward until you remove it. Murphy's law will reign supreme otherwise.

    I personally like simple amp stand with minimal adjustments (and less failure points)- I got a generic one used at a local music store that is built like a tank, has 2 pins for height adjustment that will not slip out on accident, it has a fixed tilt and a VERY slight rearward angle (maybe 1-2 degrees) that allows me to set small items on top of the combo (snark, picks, capo, etc) without fear of them sliding off. Also allows easy adjustments of amp controls mid-song without having to crouch over the combo. Closest thing I can find to it is On-Stage RS7000, but mine has much less tilt angle. Whatever you decide to get, I'd look at one in person & not buy online sight unseen. EDIT- that style also fits multiple combos, which I see you want. You will lose a bit of low-end in un-mic'd club settings by raising the combo off the floor.
     
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  6. Guitartim

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    Ebay: Fender 16" Tilt-Back Amp Legs, With Hardware - CHROME, 099-0712-000
     
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    terickson Silver Supporting Member

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    Cheap ones don’t hold up
     
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  8. SAVEStheDAY

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    This thread keeps popping up, so I'll keep giving the same advice. If you're playing gigs you probably have a road case for the amp. Use the case as your stand.
     
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    Or use the milk crate that all of your cables are carried in.
     
  10. rollyfoster

    rollyfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    Many gigs with the standback and no issues. It’s light and packs up to basically nothing.

    Excellent customer support, too.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^^^ This.

    I've had one for many years..................... they work great!
     
  12. paulikus

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    Is the angle on the stand back adjustable? I like that that the base of the amp is still on the floor
     
  13. rollyfoster

    rollyfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah there are a couple of available positions to set it. That black strap comes over the top of the black arms and has 2 different holes to lock it into place.
     
  14. sideman

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    This Gator product is the best seller on amazon: [​IMG]I've been I've been using one with the below design for several years but am not enthusiastic about it. Ease of packing and lugging is big for me - may shift to the standback.
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. rollyfoster

    rollyfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    Other guy in my band has that top one and his amp sounds weird when he uses it. Has to make an extra trip to the car for it, too.
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup. I had one for a while, many years ago. Did NOT like the sound.
     
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    I buy the cheap musicians gear amp stand and works fine for me at low cost. Don't feel bad that I left one somewhere either.
     
  18. sideman

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    Have often used a venue chair or drummer's floor tom case.
     
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