#1
I have a Mesa 4x12 oversize cab. The construction is much more solid than any other cab that I've ever used or moved. How much weight can this realistically support on top of it?

Being a Dilbert-esque engineer, I normally like to quantify everything. But, in this case anecdotal evidence is totally fine. "I stacked a car on top of mine and it was ok" or something to that effect. :/
#3
Quote by Seanthesheep
Realistically maybe 500lbs?


Thanks!

I kinda figured it would hold up quite a bit...

I want to put about 200lbs on it- two amp heads, a combo amp, and a few rackmount components. I'm just concerned about long term warpage. My plan is to build a modular stand for everything so it's not all resting on the cab, but in the meantime I'd hate to start stacking it all up and hear a loud "CRACK"
#4
Dont take me 100% on that though.

My current 412s I bougjt wheels for at the hardware store, those are rated for a total of like 180? So I can only imagine how much the cab itself will support
#5
Quote by Seanthesheep
Dont take me 100% on that though.

My current 412s I bougjt wheels for at the hardware store, those are rated for a total of like 180? So I can only imagine how much the cab itself will support



Haha no worries- it's not like I'm ever going to come close to 500lbs on it. I was just looking for a second opinion.
#6
They're designed to have another 4x12 and a head or two on top of them, which puts you up around 300 pounds. 500 seems like a reasonable estimate of a maximum.
#7
Quote by Roc8995
They're designed to have another 4x12 and a head or two on top of them, which puts you up around 300 pounds. 500 seems like a reasonable estimate of a maximum.


Exactly. Also the better the material the head is made of, the better the support will be.
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Prolly not a good idea to stack a head on top of another head because of the heat.

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Prolly not a good idea to stack a head on top of another head because of the heat.

If they are Tube that is.




It seems to work ok...
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It seems to work ok...


Altho the difference here is that if ole Joe's breaks, he has more than enough money to buy everything again, several times over.
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#11
Back when I used to use half stacks, I would regularly climb on top of my Marshall cab for an elevated rock out/high jumping point. Never did it one jot of damage
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Prolly not a good idea to stack a head on top of another head because of the heat.

If they are Tube that is.


lol nah

Almost all the heat is dissipated out the back. I've stack up to 6 amps on top of each other with no problem.
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#13
yeah... many amps don't even have vent slits on the top (mine does not), but they ALL have big, wide open backs that let heat escape. You'd be fine stacking the heads.
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Altho the difference here is that if ole Joe's breaks, he has more than enough money to buy everything again, several times over.


Actually Kitty, it's more flagrant than you think... on the YouTube Video of him "Showing off" his rig, when he takes you back, to show you "the Rack" you can see 10 grand worth of Silver Jubalee's stacked up as "Back up's" ...

I just want one..

I've stood on my cheap Bugera 2x12 to fix a light.. I'm a cool 265 lbs at the moment.. it held me.. Surely a "Good Quality" 4x12 cab thats NOT made of partical board will hold more than that..
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#15
I balanced an M1 tank on top of my recto cab.

True story.
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#16
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I balanced an M1 tank on top of my recto cab.

True story.


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#17
The only thing I'd worry about is the wheels going out.
It's happened to me a bunch from jumping off my cab during a show
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