Elevate my amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bassfrog, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. Bassfrog


    Jun 2, 2002
    Sometimes I elevate my amp, thinking that this will make it easier to hear. But I also heard that most of the time combos are designed to couple with the floor to produce better lows. Is it true that your overall tone will be thinner in this way?
  2. TRU


    Apr 12, 2002
    Northern Europe
    Yes, floor coupling does boost the lows. Yes, lifting up your amp closer to your ears will make it easier to hear. It depends on the situation. Keeping the amp on the floor will result in bassier tone and more stage volume which is generally not a good thing and sometimes it may cause brumming (is there such english word, you know, the whole place starts to rattle and vibrate).

    If you lift the amp, there is likely less tone problems and you can turn down the amp because you hear it better. Then again, if you have no PA feed, there is a change that you won't be heard off-stage.