has anyone tried this 'Tilt a speaker' thing?

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  1. sleshnyc

    sleshnyc Supporting Member

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tilt-A-Spe...ombo-12-inch-No-more-amp-Stands-/122278525511

    I'm struggling with same problem so many have. Using a 2x12 straight vertical cab but given I'm often no more than a couple feet in front of it it's difficult to hear. I know I can always buy a slant front, but before spending all that money, I saw this. Curious if anyone has tried. I guess for $25 bucks it's a cheap option. I can NOT tilt my cabinet because I have a Suhr PT 100 on top of it.
     
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  2. gigs

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    I made a lean back stand for my 2x12 cab from 1" PVC piping. Took about 1/2 hour to make. Cost $10. Would not mess with the internals of the cab with such an easier, cheaper solution option.
     
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    Nice idea, not enough tilt to be effective. Use (or make) a tilt stand...
     
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    sleshnyc Supporting Member

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    yeah, I cant tilt my whole rig back. I have a Suhr Pt 100 on top.
     
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    After testing lots of different solutions, amp stands, diffusor, amp shield, deeflexx, etc... I’d personally recommend a small wedge and a way to track your amp, either a mic or a load box with IR
    Cheers
     
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    Ask your doctor if lobotomy is for you.
    This is one option. You can use a stand for your separate head and cab.

    *edit* ToneGrail beat me to it.
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  7. doublescale1

    doublescale1 CS336 w/Fralin P92's Gold Supporting Member

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    I've had this stand for a while now, using it Friday night at an outdoor beech party gig. It will hold my Mesa TA15 and a 1X12 cab. It's very stable, and you can also use it for a combo, just put the combo where the head goes and fold the lower arms up.
     
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    The issue I see with these is that they recess the speaker behind the baffle to achieve the angle. That may affect the sound in an undesirable way. I haven’t used them? But that would be the concern keeping me from trunk for them.

    I do like the idea of tilting them though. Not up, but outside, to increase dispersion.
     
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    willie k Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow, it is a shame no one ever figured a way to keep the head from sliding off when tilting a cab....oh, wait....
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    Don’t you lose a lot of low end when it’s off the floor?

    I’ve used a rubber wedge for my Swart that has a flat front, but I’m so tall it still didn’t improve my ability to hear myself. I’m tempted to put those old Fender tilt legs on it for more stability.
     
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    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    I don’t like how elevated amps sound.
     
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    An ash tray works.
     
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    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    I have this.. been using it with head and cabs. No low end loss too.
     
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    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Silver Supporting Member

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    One of my Forte 2x12s had a foldable stand built into the bottom. It collapses and folds flush with the bottom of the cab so you can use it tilted or normal.

    I liked it so much that I had my tech put one in the other cab.

    Click on the photo to see detail.

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    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    Clever idea. I have not seen those.
    The naysayer in me says it would undo any cabinet fine tuning a designer would have done.

    My cheap/best solution was to place a roll of gaff tape under the front edge of the cab to point it just enough away from the FOH engineer and front row of the audience to keep them from getting a face full of Celestion beam.
    I used a Maz Jr at the time so had to use every “turn down” trick in the book.
     
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