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Reinforcing an Amp's Housing

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by tastybasslines, Jan 4, 2013.


  1. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

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    I have a GK MB115 combo amp that I'd like to reinforce so that I can sit on it with confidence. I am 5'11 and about 220 right now, and because the amp is light already, I am nervous about sitting on it. I wouldn't be nervous with some other amps, but the MB casing is light which has a lot to do with the low weight of the amp. I am also a little nervous as the amp is up on the top back of the amp and I don't want to damage that either. I know the casing probably won't just collapse, BUT... How can I reinforce it if I wanted to?

    I was thinking of measured flat steel rods with connecting brackets on the inside of the amp maybe about the first 1/3 back depth wise on the amp, as that is where most of the weight will be focused.

    Any ideas? I know some people are going to tell me to not sit on it at all, and bring an extra seat with me, but, I may be playing a regular outdoor gig soon, and I don't want to carry an extra stool, as it will be a long walk from my car already. And usually sitting on my amp is comfortable enough for me.
     
  2. Musicman20

    Musicman20

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    I would make zero mods and find something else to sit on, seriously. I'm not trying to be harsh about it, but the cost and effort are not worth it. Plus, won't you be blocking some of the sound from the speaker?!
     
  3. jmclearnon

    jmclearnon

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    What happens if you ever want to sell it........

    And the acoustics of the cab have been altered.
     
  4. rimbaud

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    That's the better reinforcment amp I've ever used in my own life, and I am 90 kg....
     
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  6. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I would find something else to sit on.
     
  7. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner

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    Ditto
     

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