#1
So I am getting ready to build or buy an amp stand for our upcoming gig. Where we practice at I have my amp up about 2 feet off the ground on a table. Now, looking through various amp stands I notice a lot of them are about 8-12 inches of the ground and tilt the amp. It would be a lot easier to build a small portable amp tilting stand than a big table to hold my Mesa 2X12 combo that weighs 90 pounds. Is there going to be a noticeable difference of sound in the audience? What do you guys use or prefer?
#2
I would just go to Home Depot/Lowes/Menards/etc and get some nice sturdy wood to build a wooden crate big enough to hold your amp on it, then put an auralex gramma on top of that.

This way, you get both the benefit of decoupling your amp from the surface and having it risen.
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#3
$50 for the auralex is not exactly what I had in mind. I have some plywood material at home and just dont know whether to put my efforts into a table riser or a tilt stand.
#4
I'm pretty sure you can buy one for less than $40, especially if youre in the USA. I bought mine here for like $32 I do believe. it folds up super small, and it pretty sturdy.
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#5
I use one of the OnStage RS7000 Tailback Amp Stands. Folds up flat, easy to transport, holds up to 150 lbs, I think. Adjustable height (17-24"). About $40 most places, but it seems there's always a sale or discount coupon around on those. I think I paid around $25 for mine.

Last edited by dspellman at Apr 25, 2015,
#6
Quote by dspellman
I use one of the OnStage RS7000 Tailback Amp Stands. Folds up flat, easy to transport, holds up to 150 lbs, I think. Adjustable height (17-24"). About $40 most places, but it seems there's always a sale or discount coupon around on those. I think I paid around $25 for mine.


I have one of these, makes a huge difference to get your ears on axis.
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#7
Quote by scottco86
So I am getting ready to build or buy an amp stand for our upcoming gig. Where we practice at I have my amp up about 2 feet off the ground on a table. Now, looking through various amp stands I notice a lot of them are about 8-12 inches of the ground and tilt the amp. It would be a lot easier to build a small portable amp tilting stand than a big table to hold my Mesa 2X12 combo that weighs 90 pounds. Is there going to be a noticeable difference of sound in the audience? What do you guys use or prefer?


I prefer tilt back legs. I like having the amp on the ground and tilted back on legs like a Twin. Sometimes I will just set it on top of the bass players ext speaker and point it towards me. It depends on how much stage we have to work with.
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#8
My amp weighs the same and I use an angled stand. I have to run it on the lowest height otherwise it overbalances. But being angled it still works just fine.
It's basically the same as the one dspellman posted but I flip the top sections around to give me the best stability. I don't want a 90 lb amp falling onto the drum kit.
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#9
I built a tilt back stand using PVC pipe. If you use thick wall Schedule 40 PVC it should hold the weight, I made mine from 1/2 inch since I'm just using it for a Fender Champ. For a larger amp I might go with one inch pipe.

IMGP27118 by Paleo Pete, on Flickr

IMGP27115 by Paleo Pete, on Flickr

This stand tilts the amp back so that about 6 to 8 feet in front of it the amp is pointed at my ears, not my knees. I've used it onstage at low volume gigs a dozen times and at band practice, it works great. It can also be lightly sanded and painted black for looks. The front legs are not glued, so I can swap them for longer ones if I need to, so far I've never even made the longer ones, this setup works perfect. No need to sand it much, just enough to rough up the surface a little so the paint will stick good, probably a light sanding with 180 grit would do fine, 5 minutes. I glued everything but the front legs, I wanted them removable.
Hmmm...I wonder what this button does...
Last edited by Paleo Pete at Apr 26, 2015,
#10
Quote by Cathbard
I don't want a 90 lb amp falling onto the drum kit.


Nah. I'd reserve that pleasure for a much LARGER amp.