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Are these vibrations... normal?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ilovethesechord, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. ilovethesechord


    Jun 27, 2008
    My cab is too narrow; my head lays flat across the top of it, with the rubber feet swinging inches off the edge (of the cab).

    I would imagine that these rubber casters are engineered to dampen vibrations - sort of like shock absorbers.

    Am I hurting my head by bypassing the rubber technology?
  2. Chinguschild


    Apr 17, 2006
    Chico, Cali
    I doubt your hurting it any. If the head was built to be roadworthy enough to stand the occasional drop being hit and the likes of a gigging musician the vibrations I doubt hurt it any.

    A tube amp might be more susceptible to these vibrations but they make tube combos where the cab and amp are joined as one so again, I bet your amp is fine.
  3. ilovethesechord


    Jun 27, 2008
    Ah, very well played. They do make combo tube amps.

    Thank you!
  4. kittyboy

    kittyboy Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    "That's what she said"
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    They also make combo tube amps shock mounted. A little vibration won't hurt it most likely, but if it's excessive it will. And anyone who's ever set a drink on top of a loud cab knows how excessive the vibrations can get. I'd at least lay some 1/2" or thicker foam on top of the cab so the bottom of the amp doesn't come in direct contact.
  6. hrgiger


    Jan 11, 2009
  7. Chinguschild


    Apr 17, 2006
    Chico, Cali
    That being said Jimmy is a lot smarter than me in this department. His advice might be worth a little more than mine.

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