What do you do with your head/cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by MikeNiteRail, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. MikeNiteRail

    MikeNiteRail Member

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    I started using one of the narrow panel Allen Old Flame heads with a 2x10 extension cab. We played a rather large stage last week. The amp had plenty of power, but it was hard for me to hear.

    Had it been on an amp stand or had tilt back legs, it would have been perfect. I lost a lot of the presence and bite having it set up on its own. The tone was much better off stage.

    As much as I would LOVE to make this a 2x10 combo, Allen's price was really high. If I did that, I could add tilt back legs and be in business.

    Any other suggestions for having a tilt back head and cab????

    Thanks!
     
  2. gkoelling

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    Tilt the cab and put the head on the floor.
     
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    ...or get a cheap X-type keyboard stand and put the head on that...
     
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    I spend the first 15 minutes of every gig locating a spare table or something for my amp. How anyone can hear themselves well, playing through a relatively small cab that's on the floor is beyond me.
     
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    Good info. I guess I do have an amp stand that'd work perfect for the 2x10. I do worry about having the head on the floor, but if we're on an elevated stage, I am probably fine.

    Maybe a stand for the head too...still hundreds cheaper than a new cab.
     
  6. Andre357

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    Thats why I only use combos now........and a standback amp stand.

    On a small stage or in a restaurant corner ( steady gigs for me ) I would never have room for a tilted back cab and also a seperate stand for a head....
     
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    When I used smaller cabs, I definately had the cab on an angled stand, with the head on the floor.
     
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    One of these days, I'll track down a combo cab for the amp. It'll probably make life a whole lot easier. Expensive though. I could buy a whole new set of speakers and tubes for the price.
     
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    I'm with you. I've got a big 2x12 that doesn't give me too much trouble but I really like to have the speakers at my ears (or closer than being on the floor). I'd say just go with a table or bar stool and put the head elsewhere.

    I do know that every once in a while one of the more popular amp makers that's on TGP will jump in and state how he doesn't like putting heads on cabs in the first place for what it's worth.
     
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    Maybe you could try to retro-fit the head and cab with Fender Piggyback hardware, and then add the tilt back legs to the cab?

    Just a thought :)
     
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    Find a black or dark blue milk crate, set the head on top then lean the cab against it.
     
  12. MikeNiteRail

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    put the entire hardware kit from a Fender Bassman Piggyback on the Allen - slide-out hook & thumbscrew fastener stuff for the head-to-the-cab, and the tilt back legs on the cab - and there you go.
     
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    Where can I get the Piggybakc stuff?
     
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    Good points, here. I was invited the other night to fill a "guest slot" with a friend. It was a small club, so I put my 1x12 combo on the floor off to the side and stood the only place I could find - right in front of it. The thing just did not sound loud enough, but I KNEW from the volume settings that it should've been, so I left the level alone.

    Then, when I was called up to the microphone to sing, I was then far enough back from my amp to hear it and, lo and behold, it was plenty loud.
     
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    You can use a amp stand with a head and cab.
    Just get one or two of those nylon straps and put it around the head and cab.
    Might not look real cool but it will keep the head from sliding off.
     

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