Leaning, Tilting Amps Back On Stage. What to use?

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  1. Catoogie

    Catoogie Senior Member

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    I've noticed some players have their amps tilted back so as to better hear them live. Occassionally I see some sort of black, block thing wedged under the front of them. Is this just a length of wood which causes it to tilt or something that's sold for the purpose.

    What do you guys use?
     
  2. Lou Brush

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    I swear by this but it doesn't work with some 212 combo's..

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  4. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    I've got a stryofoam block that is about a foot long and 2" square. It's super light, fits in my gig bag and works like a charm. Plus, I like keeping the amp as close to the ground as possible in terms of preserving low-end response.
     
  5. Flux

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    I like these for a combo:
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--ULTAMP150
    The top rod is even threaded for a gooseneck to reach round the front and mic the speaker, if you follow me - anyway, it works real well and folds down to nothing.
     
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    I point my amp right at my ears. This way I can get more volume directly to my ears(can hear myself better) before complaints. I use a quick lock stand and sometimes a sound baffle behind the amp.
     
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    That looks pretty interesting! Since I run my amp in front of me beside the monitor I've been wrestling with the idea of what to do with the sound coming out of the backside of my open-back combo.

    Good post!
     
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    Thanks mcgriff, I also sometimes struggle with what to do with the sound coming out of my backside .... :eek: :jo
     
  11. jlagrassa

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    I have one of these, works very well!
     
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    2x4 painted black
     
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    I've got one of these as well, works better than the Ampwedge for getting the amp to tilt back more but the ampwedge will provide better coupling to the floor and not loose to much low end!
     
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    +1.
    Genius product - swear by my 2.
     
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    whoa, clicked on ampwedge link and got this:

     
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    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    I have 2 of those and they work great. Best part is that they are lightweight and fold small enough to stow in the back of the amp.

    :banana
     
  17. Andre357

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    buy this and be done with it:

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    Even stores right in the back of most combos. Makes your amp sound better too ( improves low end ) . The ones that lift the amp of the floor decrease lows IMHO.


    http://www.ampstandback.com/
     
  18. Lou Brush

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    ??? Works fine for me.
     
  19. RichieRich

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    amp stand that tilts my amp and lifts it off the ground. i bring it everywhere.
     
  20. squeally dan

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    Just curious, does anyone use the built in tilt back legs on their Fender amps. Never see anyone using those.
     

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