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Drinks on amps

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 10cc, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. 10cc


    Oct 28, 2013
    I really don't go out of my way being careful with my stuff . Like buckle rash, cleaning my bass, throwing cabinets around etc. But I do cringe when I see drinks on top of amps or speaker cabinets. I have seen a lot of amps go down hard and fast once that drink spills, but I keep seeing this all the time and I wonder why take the chance.
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    In my HS garage band daze, somebody's yahoo friend is watching us; he pust his drink on an amp...we're loud so the amp vibrates & the drink goes into the amp.
    Hot Tubes meet Mr. Cool Liquid.
  3. fisticuffs


    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    I'm guilty from time to time. I can usually tell by the floor we are playing on if it's going to rattle off during a song. Lately though I;ve been putting in on my guitar player's rig. hehe.
  4. I use a 100watt amp, Thats fanless so it has air vents on top. If someone put a drink on my amp head. They'll be getting a very angry/rude responce from me. But then again I dont let other people use my head. So don't have to worry.
  5. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    People putting a drink on my amp makes me go grrrrrr.....

    I don't play anything you can just go to the local Guitar Center to replace, you know?
  6. Had a singer that used to like putting his drinks on amps. He also liked to spray water out of his mouth (he probably saw it on a video). All he owned was a microphone, what did he care!
  7. tkonbass

    tkonbass I'm just one of the out-of-focus guys. Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Mobile, Alabama, USA
    You've seen this happen a lot? I've been playing gigs for nearly 30 years and have never seen it. I must be lucky. That said, yes I put my drink on top of my amp rack but no one else does. ;)

    If I'm running sound that's different. No one comes around the board with a drink in hand. :eyebrow: That disaster I have seen... twice. :scowl:

  8. Eh... One of the reasons I always bring my extension cab is to get my combo elevated so that it's even easier to set my drink on top of.
  9. tkonbass

    tkonbass I'm just one of the out-of-focus guys. Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Mobile, Alabama, USA
  10. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    My amp, my drink. Your amp, your drink.
    Tristan Wright likes this.
  11. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    "Drinks on amps"

    ...not on my amp.
  12. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
  13. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    The first rule of being a bass player is, "NEVER PUT YOUR BEER ON TOP OF YOUR CAB."

    Guitar players and others can get away with it, but Bass players should never try.

    The Bass cab will almost always vibrate a beer right off of it and then you have a sticky floor, sticky cables, and NO BEER!!!
  14. I usually put drinks on the side of my amp, between the bass cab & gtr cab.
    Always too much stuff on top of my amp like cables, pedals, t-shirts, CD's, camera, keys, whatever.
  15. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Not a good idea. Goggle images for electrical burns and that will instantly cure you of the desire to put liquids anywhere near electricity.

    Here's one of the very minor and not so gruesome ones...
  16. EVERY TIME im dumb enough to rest a drink on an amp it gets spilled, I gotta get a drink holder for the mic stand
  17. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    Definitely not a "minor" burn. Looks like it most likely came from 277 or 480.

    Putting a drink on your cab is not going to cause that.
  18. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    I've never seen this cause injury...

    I think I have only seen a beer actually go "into" an amp a couple of times.

    It never caused a fire or injury and if I remember correctly, the amps work just fine after that.

    It usually only causes a big mess.

    On a side note, I have seen a nasty water ring on a brand new $10,000 piano. (The owner was not happy.)
  19. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    I have had drinks, not mine but others, fall off amp before. Made a sticky mess and had to put cables in soapy hot bucket of water to clean. Never again.