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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:15 am    Post subject: amps on stands/tilt backs/tables etc Reply with quote

i'm struggling with this. on the floor means better coupling and low end but way less clarity/projection. on a stand, table or tilt-back does the opposite, but maybe more replicable results in different rooms.

what are your thoughts? what do you tend to do?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put on chair and wedge back at an angle so I can hear myself over the drummer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've lent my tilt back to one of my mates for a couple of his gigs and the differences were significant.

He sings and plays guitar, he uses a 1x12 Marshall and the other guitarist uses a 50w stack with a 4x12. The other guitarist gets a good sound, can be heard clearly etc, my friends guitar was getting lost in the mix and sounded wooly. Stuck it on the tilt back and it was clearer, easier to hear, just generally much better.

It wouldn't be needed if there was a proper stage, but these are pub gigs where he is at the same level as the punters generally, so the sound is hitting peoples feet.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Put on chair and wedge back at an angle so I can hear myself over the drummer.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to grab a small table to bung my 2x12 cab on, only news play to people's ankles
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
only news play to people's ankles


Complains about news, but actually IS new.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always put my amp on a chair/stand. Those silvertone 1482s get pretty wooly on the floor, and I don't use pedals with it anymore so I really have to use amp projection to get my funky garage rock tonezzz with my 1448.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Doog wrote:
only news play to people's ankles


Complains about news, but actually IS new.


*newds
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always off the ground somehow for gigs.

The coupling thing: Don't know how much there is in it, but I always wondered why guitar amps don't have spiked feet a la hifi speaker stands. It wouldn't make much difference probably, but would tie in nicely with guitarists being the worst.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always put my amp on a chair, otherwise I end up turning the amp up too loud to try and hear myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
benecol wrote:
Doog wrote:
only news play to people's ankles


Complains about news, but actually IS new.


*newds

yeah, just remove clothes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought a little $30 tilt tripod stand from GC last year, gets my drri off the floor, which I feel is better for stage monitoring purposes and audio separation (helps a ton a basement practice environments.

It also has a handy mic boom attachment so I can get clubs that mic guitar cabs to use my own mic and placement
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i put the Excelsior on the floor and mic it with a 500 watt PA and do what i want
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tilt legs ftw
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one of these just arrived today for my ac15 head and cab!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaaaahahah! It needs little shoes and a cap, so adorable
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lmao the baby cab and wider head makes that setup look very cute
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Boy howdy, fellas; this thing sure does weigh a bunch!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
one of these just arrived today for my ac15 head and cab!



That is amazing!?!? Want one.

Currently I have a decorators platform that I use for the Marshall


Kinda works, but looks like I'm gonna do your coving between sets
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:

Boy howdy, fellas; this thing sure does weigh a bunch!


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