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Amp Shaking Off Cab Solutions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bassquest, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. My GK 800RB moves across my Ampeg SVT 115 at rehearsal so I stuff my gig bag in between. Years ago when I had a Sunn 200s and 2x15 cab I placed a rug in between to protect the amp(tubes) from vibrations. Curious to any solutions you folks may have come up with. Thanks.
  2. primusfan1989


    Jan 17, 2005
    new jersey
    I use a piece of a yoga mat i bought from walmart
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  3. Hmm, never thought of that. Perhaps I'll go to the local thrift store and see if I can get a used one. Thanks!
  4. Come on cheapskate buy a new one! You know what has been dripped onto a used one don’t you?? :)
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  5. Neoprene (wetsuit material) works great.
    Mesh non-slip matting, also used to help open jars, is light & cheap.
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  6. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, ChopShopAmps
    Why is the cab vibrating so much? Travelling amps is usually a symptom of insufficient bracing, no?
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  7. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    It appears that your cab has a bracing issue. If it is loose or lacking, the cab will vibrate too much.

    They sell rubber (flip-flop material) interlocking floor mat at hardware stores and walmart. Cut a piece to size.

    They there is no need to place the amp on the cab.
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  8. Used Yoga Mat? ICK!. :vomit:
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  9. I managed to buy a rubber mat as shown.
    Picture 1.
  10. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Perhaps one of these:

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  11. postage-stamp sized bits of velcro on the "feet" of the amp
    boom, that bugger won't move an inch until you tell it to
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  12. PotsdamBass8

    PotsdamBass8 Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    I use a piece of that rubber mesh that they sell for opening lids and for cabinets. It's cheap, flexible (easy to stuff in a pocket), and it's grippy in addition to dampening the vibrations.
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  13. ezstep


    Nov 25, 2004
    north Louisiana
    Back in the 80's, I would take a few metal cases (cables, drums, etc.) and stack them behind the cab, then put the amp on top of the empty cases. I have seen guys carry something like a t.v. tray to hold the amp, but I have never done that. That was back in the days of loud 2x15's and little or no p.a. support.

    I think the rubber mat will work for you.
  14. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    You can use foam kneeling pads or shelf liner, which work well enough. There are also more specifically engineered products.
    Small Pad B for Web.JPG
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017
  15. markoc


    Jan 6, 2014
    North San Diego
    I had the same problem. Get some nonadhesive shelf liner, cut it to the correct size, works great. I found a 2'×5' roll at the dollar store. 25521.
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  16. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
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  17. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Not Quite Right! Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Whitby Ontario
    Think Ampeg solved that problem with the PortaFlex line. Head mounts on cab, and flips over so it is inside for transporting.
  18. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    We've been using this stuff for years to keep folks from sliding out of their wheelchairs, recliners, etc:

    6301B Posey Grip Non-Slip Matting - Blue

  19. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    GB got it right with the Shuttle. The head slots into the sleeve which is fixed to the cab. If necessary, the sleeve could be fixed to any cab. Although it's called a combo, it isn't really...
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  20. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    IIRC, Fender Rumbles use a magnet on the cabinet to attract the steel head, and I think there's little holes for the feet as well.

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