How do you keep your micro head attached to your cabinet?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Blankandson, Nov 7, 2013.


  1. I've noticed several photos lately of a tiny micro head sitting atop a massive cabinet - think 2 x 15, 2 x 12, 15/6/1, etc. I've not used one yet so I'm wondering how you keep them from dancing off and dropping to the floor. Photos please.
  2. BurningSkies

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    If your cab is well braced, it shouldn't be an issue.
  3. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Yep. I just put it on top. It doesn't move at all.
  4. 4-string

    4-string Supporting Member

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    +1.

    Only works on a high quality cab.
  5. nick98338

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    Ampeg PF-350 has rubber feet. fEARful cab has bumpy surface. The friction between the the feet and the covering keep things in place. I look at the amp sometimes while I'm playing. It looks sorta fuzzy. Obviously moving a little. But, it doesn't jump, or dance around.
  6. mikew31

    mikew31 Supporting Member

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    Although I haven"t had an issue with my head moving on my cab, I still put a square of that rubber lining you can buy to line your kitchen cabinets with. It's cheap and adds a little extra piece of mind.
  7. elgecko

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    I know how long my cable is. :cool:
  8. Linnin

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    Magnets!
  9. P Town

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    Gravity.
  10. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it. Supporting Member

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    Yeah, PF350 has rubber feet, and my Eden cab is carpet. No movement at all.
  11. powmetalbassist

    powmetalbassist Supporting Member

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    2 strips of valcro
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  13. Mark Reccord

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    I use an MB500 on either an NV610 or AE112 and have never had any issues with the head vibrating off the box but neither of those boxes exhibits much in the line of physical vibration. To avoid pulling it off if I happen to wander too far I wrap the cable through one of the side handles on the NV or through the carrying strap on the AE. the MB500 has pretty decent rubber feet, so that probably helps as well.
  14. Downunderwonder

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    I only use it in low volume apps so gravity is fine. I put it on the floor when I'm tilting my monitor cab.

    If I get to cranking it on a bouncy stage I'll be sure to put the lead through a cab handle and amp lug just in case.
  15. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    Gravity, but sometimes it's opposite, comedy! :bag:
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  17. JimmyM

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    I put an SVT on top of it.

    Actually I just sit it on the top of the cabs and it's usually fine. I use a wireless most of the time so no danger of yanking it off with it. And all my micro accidents are from tilting a small cab back too far or from moving my rig while forgetting to unplug it.
  18. blindrabbit

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    Never had an issue with mine (Aguilar TH350 sitting on top of 2 Traynor TC112s). It just stays put and doesn't move.
  19. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules! Supporting Member

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    Sits on top of the two cabs. Doesn't move until I'm done.
  20. So far it looks like yanking off is the most common cause for accidents. Oops. Bad choice of words. My bad.

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