#1
hey guys, so I got a new avatar 4x12 cab with 2 v30's and 2 g12k_100's x pattern for christmas, and im considering putting some wheels on tis behemoth. I have heard it affects the sound but I honestly have no idea, thoughts? why do some have them and some don't?
#2
put them on. the only time i wouldn't do it if something was vintage.

i have most of my cabs on wheels. a dolley can be too, and for me i just carry whatever doesn't have wheels unless i have several flights of stairs.


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hey guys, so I got a new avatar 4x12 cab with 2 v30's and 2 g12k_100's x pattern for christmas, and im considering putting some wheels on tis behemoth. I have heard it affects the sound but I honestly have no idea, thoughts?


wheels make it easier to move.

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why do some have them and some don't?




the companies that don't want you to move your cab don't put wheels on them.

seriously though, some companies claim that a cab directly coupled to the floor has a better tone. some even claim that two 2x4's screwed to the bottom is some kinda advanced engineering improvement and call them 'skids' (looking at you orange).

so, does direct coupling effect the tone? sure, why not.

is it gonna be some huge noticeable thing? it'd probably be really hard to pick out in a pepsi challenge.

is it easier to move a cab with wheels? yes.
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#4
I put wheels on anything heavier than a ham sandwich.

That said, you can put detachable casters on a cabinet (so you don't have the wheels rattling when you play), and you can certainly put them on the side of the cabinet (I checked the rule book) if you want the cabinet connected to the stage. One comment about that. There are two kinds of coupling that happen with a speaker -- one is mechanical coupling (you can get a hollow stage vibrating pretty well). And the other is acoustic coupling.

I prefer to avoid mechanical coupling (vibrations actually getting the stage moving), so I'll put the cabinet on a foam pad or a big thick moving blanket folded over. Here's why: http://barefacedbass.com/technical-information/stage-or-floor-coupling.htm
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#5
If you do get casters, get ones with brakes. Sounds simple, but shtuff happens sometimes that you don't think would ever happen or just seems improbable.

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#6
And now we wait for Cathbard..


But yeah, put the castors on.
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yeah, I was leaning torwards putting them on, I have a old 4x12 with wheels on it, and I know that if it didn't have them. its would be a bitch, just didn't know if there was a specific reason really
#8
I heard if you put wheels on your cab, they can blow up after a few weeks.
Not like speaker blow up.

Like the whole cab blows up.
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I heard if you put wheels on your cab, they can blow up after a few weeks.
Not like speaker blow up.

Like the whole cab blows up.
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You're sure it had NOTHING to do with the meth lab on that side of the house?

Nope, definitely the wheels on the cab.
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