wooden stage - wooden floor

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by MAGUS®, Nov 14, 2012.


  1. MAGUS®

    MAGUS®

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    How do you gigging guys stack your cabs on wooden stages or wooden floors ?

    We got a gig coming up, and instead of the usual wood stage, or carpeted floor, its a wood floor. This is just the band area, not the whole bar

    Both my cabs have castors on the bottom - call it old age, but they're a breeze to move around, but i'm wondering about coupling, or rather de-coupling.

    I figure a wooden floor would not be as resonant as a wooden stage, so is it worth shoving a bit of carpet under each cabs' castors ? Or just leave alone
  2. HolmeBass

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    A bit of carpet isn't going to appreciably change either the mechanical or acoustic coupling with the floor, so I would definitely forget that. The castors themselves do much more to alleviate mechanical coupling than the carpet will. If you're getting a lot of mechanical coupling with the floor I'd put your cabinets up on a chair, or maybe invest in a Gramma pad.

    If you actually want mechanical coupling then take the castors off and increase the contact area between the cabinets and the floor.
  3. uhdinator

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    I use 2 auralex gramma's under each 215 sub and top cabs on stands.
  4. MAGUS®

    MAGUS®

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    These are my bass cabs, not the PA cabs.

    Thanks guys - i'll probably just leave them as is, on the castors, and take note of the results.
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