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DIYideas for getting gat amps off the floor
Old 11th November 2009
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DIYideas for getting gat amps off the floor

Hi ya,

Does anyone have any good tips on a DIY approach to getting gat amps off the floor and decoupled sound wise?

I was thinking maybe just a piece of MDF or similar with some dense foam feet glued to the bottom, I guess the denser the foam the better yeah?

Cheers,

Simon
Old 11th November 2009
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chair
Old 11th November 2009
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.....

A Road case.

A Milk Crate.

Some Phone Books.

A Cinder Block.

A Soap Box.

A Square box or object with mass and without purpose.

A Stool.

A Fancy expensive Amp Stand that elevates your combo.
Old 11th November 2009
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Tennis balls cut in half.
Old 11th November 2009
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I just use a kitchen table chair. Half the time I can't eat at the kitchen table because of traps and mic stands and whatnot.
Old 11th November 2009
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I do believe Milk Crate is the "industry standard" heh
Old 11th November 2009
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Cinder blocks.
this has been discussed here before.
I personally use cinder blocks, but in allot of the pix of big named bands the cab was just on the floor not elevated.
Old 11th November 2009
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Get an electric winch from Harbor Freight and hoist that puppy up! Make sure you rig it with 3 anchors. heh

I can see the look on the client's faces now...
Old 11th November 2009
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I have a couple of early 70ies milk crates that have been used by Jimi Hendrix. They sound awesome.




Also nice to get them decoupled is having two girls in bikini hold them steady for a couple of hours. Great inspiration for the guitar player as well







Herwig
Old 11th November 2009
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I'm using one of those cheap piano benches now. The only fold-up' I could find that doesn't tillt the amp back.
Old 11th November 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeadPoet View Post
I have a couple of early 70ies milk crates that have been used by Jimi Hendrix. They sound awesome.
Milk crates = timeless
Old 11th November 2009
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long ago I was in the old '914' recording studio

they had built 'cradles' that held the amps about 2 1/2 feet off the floor and tilted way back at a 45 degree angle. The cradles were lined with cushions like from a picnic bench and sound mostly went up towards the guitarist, and the ceiling, not out across the room.
Old 11th November 2009
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Holsten Pils crates here, good fun aquiring them
Old 11th November 2009
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Hah, you go to bed and in the morning your post is chock full or repsonses (I'm in NZ).

Beer crate it is...

"but honey you know how important the studio is, this beer simply must be drunk"
Old 11th November 2009
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one guy has bikini models and another cuts his balls in half...shows theres more than one way to skin a cat.. i us a 1 inch foam rubber sleeping pad....but the tennis balls and bikini models are worth looking into
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