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Tim Russell


From:
Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 2:33 am     Reply with quote

I want to use an amp stand, where the controls are closer to me, and also at an angle where I can see them clearly at a glance. Anyone have any favorites that they can recommend?

There are tons of options, and images on google, homemade, etc. I can build a homemade one, which I may do just for fun anyway...but I post this, because we steelers have different requirements, being seated behind the instrument where we can't get out easily and need to have the amp at arm's length.

I'm guessing that a lot of the options I see online are geared towards a guitarist who has more freedom of movement...

Comments/suggestions?

Thanks! Smile
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Dick Hitchcock


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Wayne, Nebraska
Post Posted 9 May 2017 4:42 am     Reply with quote

Got one of these for my Nashville 112.....Works great for me and the price was certainly right.

.wahttp://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-deluxe-amp-stands
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Tony Prior


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Post Posted 9 May 2017 5:00 am     Reply with quote

thru the years I have used several amp stands and even have a few tucked away somewhere. Tripods where they lean back about 6" off the ground and stands where they sit maybe 24 inches off the ground, also tilted back , they all seemed ok and worked fine.

These days I use a $3 Tupperware step stool !


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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 9 May 2017 5:47 am     Reply with quote

I've used one like this for a long time, until I got my Dannny Bently NV112 fiber Case. I now use the case for an amp stand.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/on-stage-stands-rs7000-tiltback-amp-stand

Raising the amp gives you a better feel for how loud you are. If its sitting on the floor its basically going "under" you and most tend to play louder as they can't properly hear the amp. I had an Evans amp that had a handle underneath the front and it raised the front slightly, sort of about the same angle as a Fender with the side mounted amp "arms". But that didn't seem to really help.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 5:47 am     Reply with quote

My favorite is the Genesis from Ultimate Support. Holds 75 pounds and folds up nice and compact:


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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post Posted 9 May 2017 6:15 am     Reply with quote

Tony - you have great taste in amps!

I generally use the chair I would be sitting on if I didn't have my own seat, although on one date the band had a set of smart black coffee tables!
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Lane Gray


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Topeka, KS
Post Posted 9 May 2017 7:48 am     Reply with quote

I like the ones the late Ernest Cawby made.
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Dale Foreman


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Crowley Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 7:58 am     Amp stand Reply with quote

I have 3 amps stands from Musicians friend. I usually check Musicians friend Stupid Deal of the day and have bought them dirt cheap! I,do use them on stage because I can hear and make any necessary adjustments! You can see 2 of them with my 112's on them.

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Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 8:47 am     Re: Amp stand Reply with quote

Dale Foreman wrote:
I have 3 amps stands from Musicians friend.

Dale, what brand and model do you have? MF sells several. Thanks.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 8:50 am     Reply with quote

Does Peavey still make amp stands?
I have one of theirs.
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Billy McCombs


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Bakersfield California, USA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 8:55 am     Reply with quote

I bought 2 of these at bed bath and beyond. $12.00 each they fold up flat.

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Dave Van Allen


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Post Posted 9 May 2017 11:48 am     Reply with quote

It doesn't fold up but it's stable and will hold a Twin as easily as the Princeton

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Tim Russell


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Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 6:29 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks guys - all good suggestions.

I like the idea of being angled up so I can easily manipulate the controls. When I played for several years in the 80's, I sat on my amp while I played. Thinking back, I now wonder, was I too loud, too soft...guess it doesn't matter now.

Most of my combo amps are open back, so I need one of the stand types that will accommodate that style of amp. They are reasonably priced enough anyway...
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 10 May 2017 1:25 am     Reply with quote

Ian Rae wrote:
Tony - you have great taste in amps!



HA ! Funny Ian ! Smile

That Fender Deluxe 112 ,made in the mid 90's was made for a brief time. It is the SS version of the tube built HR Deluxe. It has 90 so called watts . With the right speaker it can be quite a good little double duty amp for a small gig. I have a 12" Fender Gold Label Emmi in it.

If you can find one they are about $150 is good condition.

I don't bring it out often , it's my practice amp.

The Tupperware stand is $3 .
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Mike Brown


From:
Meridian, Mississippi USA
Post Posted 10 May 2017 6:24 am     Peavey Combo Amp Stand Reply with quote

The above item is available through your Peavey dealer;
http://peavey.com/products/index.cfm/item/893/9811
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 10 May 2017 7:35 am     Reply with quote

Mike,
That's the one I have. Very Happy
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Kevin Fix


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 10 May 2017 9:30 am     Amp Stand Reply with quote

Same one I have used for about 20 years. Perfect for NV 112 and NV 400's. My amp sits just to my left ear at a angle just behind me.
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Dave Hopping


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 10 May 2017 9:35 am     Reply with quote

THIS....
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Kevin Fix


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 10 May 2017 9:36 am     Amp Stand Reply with quote

I have played for so many years with my Amp in this position that I will not put it any other place. My ears are used to the tone where it sits. Had guys in a couple different bands I played for over the years asked me if I could locate it in a different place on stage. Aint going to happen!!!!!
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Kevin Fix


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 10 May 2017 9:38 am     Amp Stand Reply with quote

Hey Dave, Nice Ax!!!!
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Danny Letz


From:
Old Glory,Texas, USA 79540
Post Posted 10 May 2017 3:21 pm     Reply with quote

I have had and made several amp stands but have found that the ole wooden, canvas seat, fold up camp stool works as good as anything for me. Probably just a few dollars at WalleyWerld.
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Herb Steiner


From:
Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 10 May 2017 3:42 pm     Reply with quote

I rarely raise the amp though I usually have it angled up to me. I have an amp stand made from two hinged pieces of angle-cut plywood that raises the entire amp about 4 inches off the floor and angles it, but rarely haul it around.

For years I used the ubiquitous black plastic ashtray wedged under the amp's front edge. Then all the clubs went non-smoking and I lost my wedges so I bought one at Wal-Mart for a buck and carried it in my packseat.

Now I have a Telonics 500 and it has a built in fold-down arm on the cabinet bottom. Cute idea that works.

Way back in the day I remember seeing a Li'l Izzy advert with Jimmy Day's photo and endorsement saying "I never play a gig without one." I mentioned it to him and he laughed. Then he stuck the Little Izzy under his Evans amp and said "See? The perfect angle." Then he laughed some more. Laughing

I do miss Jimmy a lot. Smile
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Dan Robinson


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 15 May 2017 8:34 pm     Reply with quote

Ahhh, the vaunted milk-crate. Everyone has used 'em. Thanks for the reminder, Mr. Hopping. Sturdy, light, doubles as a carry-all, and is tall enough that tilt isn't needed. I'm putting mine back into the rotation.
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Tommi Toijonen


From:
Kouvola, Finland
Post Posted 16 May 2017 7:22 am     Reply with quote

An amp case goes a long way as an amp stand.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 16 May 2017 8:05 am     Reply with quote

Dan Robinson wrote:
Ahhh, the vaunted milk-crate. Everyone has used 'em.



If two will hold a Honda, I'd guess one should hold my Black Widow-equipped LTD 400.
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