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Richard Sinkler


From:
Oakdale, California
Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 12:29 pm     Reply with quote

I'm thinking of putting some tilt back legs on my Nashville 400. Anyone know what length? They have 14", 16", and 19". I doubt it is the 19".
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Ron Hogan


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Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 1:10 pm     Reply with quote

Richard,
You could do like Evans amps do. Install a spring loaded handle on the bottom.

https://www.evansamps.com/Products/31/57/Evans-JE300
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Richard Sinkler


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Oakdale, California
Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 1:35 pm     Reply with quote

Ron Hogan wrote:
Richard,
You could do like Evans amps do. Install a spring loaded handle on the bottom.

https://www.evansamps.com/Products/31/57/Evans-JE300


That might work.
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Larry Dering


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Missouri, USA
Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 4:12 pm     Reply with quote

I use a Walmart exercise dumbbell. Cheap and available.
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Fred Rogan


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Birmingham, AL USA
Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 4:45 pm     Reply with quote

I buy those plastic wedge doorstops, two for less than $2, and put one under each of the front feet of the amp. Light, cheap, packs away easily and gives a decent amount of tilt-back.
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Michael Maddex


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Northern New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 6:34 pm     Reply with quote

Ron Hogan wrote:
Richard,
You could do like Evans amps do. Install a spring loaded handle on the bottom.

https://www.evansamps.com/Products/31/57/Evans-JE300


I have a Roland AC-33 with a similar Spring Loaded Tilt Back Stand. It works great. I have found it to be more stable than the tilt-back legs or a loose prop. YMMV. Have fun in your Tilt Back Search! Cool
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 6:39 pm     Reply with quote

Richard, watch this video for clues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvqpPuC7c_k

You have to measure the height of the amp and give an allowance of a 1/2" at the top above the legs and maybe 3/4" at the bottom, depending on how you measure from the bottom of the amp, to know what size legs will do best for your Peavey.

You'll also have to consider where the nuts go on the inside of the cabinet, will it be where the amp chassis is, hard to get at etc.

But the above video by Jon from Tennessee Amp Co does a good job of making it look proper.



I've got the same exact ice-pick he uses as an awl. Smile
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Dan Robinson


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 16 Oct 2017 7:17 pm     Reply with quote

Richard, what sort of angle do you want? This one leans back pretty good. $25 at Guitar Center. The legs on my Twin made me nervous near the edge of a band-stand. The stand is more stable.



This one works with my 1x12 Katana and HR Deluxe. Might fit the Nash-400.
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Richard Sinkler


From:
Oakdale, California
Post Posted 17 Oct 2017 7:48 am     Reply with quote

I already have an amp stand. I'm trying to reduce the amount of stuff I have to carry into and out of a gig as well as into and out of my house.

I'm going to try the spring loaded handle like Evans uses.
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Jon Jaffe


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Austin, Texas
Post Posted 22 Oct 2017 5:26 am     Reply with quote

That stand that Dan showed is great, it is very light and stable, but it is an extra thing to carry. Quilter makes black anodized aluminum legs for about 40 bucks; very light weight. I have them on two amplifiers and the angle and stability is much better that a bottom handle (IMHO). See below attached to a Milkman Half & Half that is about the same size as a NV 400.

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William Holloman


From:
Florida, USA
Post Posted 30 Oct 2017 9:06 am     Re: Tilt Back Legs Reply with quote

Richard Sinkler wrote:
I'm thinking of putting some tilt back legs on my Nashville 400. Anyone know what length? They have 14", 16", and 19". I doubt it is the 19".


Richard: I have 16" Fender legs on my Nashville 1000. Very stable. I had to redrill some holes as I didn't measure well enough.
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Georg Sørtun


From:
Mandal, VA, Norway & Weeki Wachee, FL, USA
Post Posted 30 Oct 2017 9:15 am     Reply with quote

FWIW: I sometimes use the last beer bottle I've emptied to tip the amp back a bit. Works great Very Happy
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Paddy Long


From:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 6:04 pm     Reply with quote

The best solution I have seen is the little flip out foot on the bottom of the Telonics TCA500 Combo amp -- it folds up recessed flush with the bottom of the amp when not in use!






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Bobby Bonds Sr.


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Texas, USA
Post Posted 11 Nov 2017 7:06 am     tilt back Reply with quote

On my Evans it has the spring loaded stand, works great. I have a Quilter Steel Aire, and it has the fender style tilt back legs. You can get the legs from Quilter and they come with a template to drill the holes so you can't screw it up.
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