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    Elevating/angling a 2x12 stack?

    Any tips for getting a 2x12 head/cab setup pointed upwards or closer to ear level? My ankles say my amp sounds great, but when our drummer gets going in our small practice space, I can't hear it very well, yet it's blaring if you're across the room. I'd like to figure something out that works at practice and is easy enough to set up at gigs too, maybe some kind of stand or something. Love everything about a 2x12 except that it's a lot of sound staying on the floor!
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    I used to use a dunnage rack for my cabinet. They're mainly used in restaurants, but worked great for me. Very light and easy to transport yet strong enough to hold plenty of weight.

    Just an idea
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    I've got a couple of these, and used them with Fender Twins and Mesa 1x12 and 2x12s
    https://m.musiciansfriend.com/Access...3000000000.sku

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    I often put my cab on a bench. You need something solid if the cab is very large.

    But I don't put the head on top of the cab. That's on a separate cart with casters. It's just a safety precaution, YMMV.
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    I bought one of these guys: http://www.ampendage.com/

    You can see it in my thread: http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...12-Stealth-Cab

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    We typically play at a volume where I don't want my cab pointing right at me. But the real secret is using a homemade baffle. With 2 pieces of pre-cut plexiglass and clear duct tape, I've got a way to reel-in my volume but redirect some of that wash upward so I can hear better. It does such a good job that I have to open one side a little so the other guys can hear me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    I bought one of these guys: http://www.ampendage.com/

    You can see it in my thread: http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...12-Stealth-Cab
    That's an awesome stand, Kine! I really like the way it looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    That's an awesome stand, Kine! I really like the way it looks.
    It works really well! I know the site doesn't show the stand with a head and cab, but no problems here. However, I'm not sure if I'd bring it to a gig... up against the wall for sure. Not that it's tippy... I guess I'd just hate to knock my baby over.
    Last edited by Kine; 07-01-2013 at 06:01 PM.

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    I normally use a couple of black milk crates to raise my cab. the are very light and stack for transport.
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    X2 on the milk crates...

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    I'd suggest this instead, been using them for years and the difference is just enormous compared with angling or plexi screens, 180 even sound dispersion
    with no loss of frequencies to my ears.
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    These look to be very solid and beautifully made. They are expensive, but also something I wouldn't mind having as a permanent fixture in my studio; they have a special shelf that you can put on the cabinet so the head stays upright if you have a separate head:

    http://www.atlas-stands.com/index.ph...-stands/studio

    You can even add rack spaces, mic boom attachment points, etc. Eliminates a good deal of clutter. On my wish list for down the road...

    As I said, more costly than the steel tubing stuff one sees all the time, and I get that. So no need to say it isn't worth it to you. But some things make life more attractive, and I'm OK with that.
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    ^^ Yeah Les, I was looking at that before I bought my stand and they sure look nice! I wouldn't mind having one down the line at some point as well. Very cool that you can customize so many elements as well.

    Here's a pic of the boom setup:
    http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/New.../ba-p/34653134

    The only reason I went with the one I did was that it had a smaller footprint and of course a quite a bit less expensive. I figured I could tuck my pedalboard under the amp a bit to get them out of the way when I wasn't using them. I'm pretty limited on space though.

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    I was all set to buy one last year, but I got lost in the minutiae of whatever I was doing, and didn't get around to it.

    But there's always something coming up in studio-land that will give me the perfect excuse to order one!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Hey, I hope this does not piss anyone off, as it is posted on the Gibson forum.
    I am a member there since my first guitar after quitting playing for 30 years was an SG I got May of 2012.

    This guy builds beautiful stuff, stands that fold up, and also some that can accommodate your guitar too.
    http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/t...-my-amp-stand/

    Is is a huge thread with close to 400 posts.




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    Those are the Atlas stands I linked in my earlier post.
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

    Website: http://www.elfxi.com

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    2x12 vertical slant cab.
    Sh*tter's full

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    2x12 vertical slant cab.
    +2


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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    2x12 vertical slant cab.
    Absolutely great thinking! But there is still the issue for recording that you want to get the bottom of the cab up off the floor so that you don't get half-space bass doubling.

    I have a little gas-tube leg made by Mesa that clamps onto an open back cab and allows you to tilt the cab back. It works great, only, um, I don't have an open back cab on hand any more...
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Tilt-A-Speaker might do the trick

    http://www.prstalk.com/forums/amplif....html#post1522

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