#1
Have any of you guys ever had this problem?

I'm finding that since I've moved my half stack to a different location, with hard polished wood floors, it's incredibly boomy, which becomes super obvious when doing some home recording.

The castors are off. I've tried having the cab on a thick blanket, and also on a 2cm thick rubber floor protection mat. I've also moved it at least 1 metre (~3ft) away from all walls. It happens whether my lows are on 2 or 7.

Any ideas?
#4
It is caused be resonance induced by your room size. Experiment with the direction in which your amp points.

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#5
I've pointed it both the length and the width of the room, and the problem persists, so perhaps I will try pointing it into one of the corners or something.
#6
Point it off in weird directions. Not perpendicular to the walls.

A thick piece of styrofoam under the amp might help.
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#7
Im not sure who said they did this.. it may have been eddie van halen himself that said that he would put a layer of foam on the front of his cab. I forgot why he did it, but maybe it would help you.

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#8
I ralize that this will sound stupid, but try pointing it at the ceiling. This can give really nice results - just put your head on a side table or something and lay the cab on its back.
EDIT: I just realized that your cab will have the cables coming out the back, so I guess that is a no.

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#9
Bass frequencies will resonate and be amplified by your floor so if you are finding that you have too much bass then try tipping it back so that the speaker faces your head. This will help the treble and mids travel better and might balance it out, otherwise you need to take it off the floor and put it on a stand.

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#10
Might I also suggest to put the casters back on. Get it up off the floor and try to break the resonant bond you get by putting it right on the floor.
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#11
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Might I also suggest to put the casters back on. Get it up off the floor and try to break the resonant bond you get by putting it right on the floor.
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#12
What about taking the backplate off? Don't know if it would work, but theoretically it should take away some "boomyness". Could be to much, tough.
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#13
TS, where do you have the Resonance set to on your 6262?
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#14
unscrew the back off the cab?

can you elevate the cab onto a table or something?
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#15
When you are recording it, put a lot of pillows, blankets and other damening materials in front of the cab (behind the mic obviously) and underneath the cab, so that the sound is encased in that area and not reverbing off the walls etc. That's waht I find works best.
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#16
I will try a combination of all of these suggestions.

The 6262 doesn't have a resonance control either.
#17
well this might sound stupid, but maybe its not the cab? (thinkin outside the box here)
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#19
I personally, as I said before, feel it is the room that the cab is in. Damping in front of and under the cab will more than likely work wonders

Try it out and let us know!
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#21
Putting the amp back on its castors seems to have had a positive effect, as well as angling the amp differently, and placing a few thin matresses in an arc in front of the amp.

And for me to have to do all that to see any improvement makes me think that the spare room is quite possibly the worst room ever built as far as low end goes :/