How to Keep Amp On Top Of Cabinet

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by eeziebass, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. eeziebass


    Jun 10, 2007
    Our music director has suggested that I elevate my cabinet on stage for better sound projection & clarity. I was looking at stands that both elevate the cabinet and have it on an upward angle. What can be used to keep the amp on top of the cabinet without falling off? I've got A Little Mark II amp and Epifani UL2-210 cabinet. I'm sure this must be a fairly common problem; would appreciate any suggestions. Tks!
  2. You could take the fee off of the LMII and put on a wide velcro patch on the bottom of the amp to attach the the cabinet.....or make a squared wooden stop high enough that also velcros to the amp that would act as a cradle ..... looking from the top... [LMII]

  3. dohead


    Apr 3, 2009
  4. Parallels


    Mar 21, 2009
    I have no idea what they are called but this is what my old guitarist did. He had these straps that he would attach on one handle of his cab, put it around his head, and then onto the other handle of his cab. It looked like a seatbelt or something. Sorry I wish I knew what they were called.
  5. Super Glue :D
  6. woffle


    Mar 26, 2008
    Some cabs have like holes on top where the feet from amp fit in for this purpose(Marshall,Boogie& Ampeg)Just a thought.
  7. neatobassman


    Jul 16, 2005
    Antelope CA
    You can just have the amp at the bottom of the stand. Just a thought.
  8. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    Ratchet strap like you would use to tie things down in a trailer or truck bed. Hook both ends together under the cab, and tighten it to keep the amp on top.

    Or you could leave it on the floor. ;)
  9. Hi.

    Yep, ratchet tie-downs or quick lock tie-downs.

    I use only 2" ratchets. Around my 1*15 + 4*10 + Fame BVH. Sometimes if there's a need to move the rig, I have a dolly on the bottom too.

    Now does anyone else read that um..., well... in a different way than securing an amp :D.

  10. Knightbass


    Jun 19, 2004
    Try using a piece of "Rug Check" (also goes by the name "rug loc", "rug hold", etc.) It is designed for use under area rugs on hard surface floors to stop the rug from sliding. Use the kind that is really thin and is not a cushion. You can usually buy it at carpet & rug stores. Cost is around a dollar a square foot and is available in different widths.
  11. Industrial strenght Velcro (take a knife if you want to get it off REALLy bad xD)
  12. Greevus


    Apr 15, 2009
    I used bungie cords on the handles and velcro underneath for over a decade on my GK400rbs!!
    Now I got an SVT and it won't move.
  13. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    It's time to switch your thinking! Put the cabinet on top of the amp to keep it stable! :)

  14. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Yeah, but his amp is a LittleMark II, which is about the size of a laptop computer from 7 or 8 years ago. I wouldn't recommend putting any cabinet on top of one of those, unless it's in a rack.

    I also don't recommend velcro - velcro will tear up the carpet on top of your cabinet quickly.

    I elevate my 410 now and then, and my amp stand does place it at an angle. I have found that moving the LMII forward so that the front pair of feet hang off of the front end works fine. I also like the idea of using Rug-Loc without the feet.

    You could also go to Home Depot and buy a little steel bracket and screw it onto the back edge of the cabinet with just a little edge extending above the top, so that it would retain the head. That would require the head to sit all the way back on the cabinet, though, which may or may not be OK for your purpose.
  15. Eezie-
    I use an amp stand and put the front feet of the amp over the front lip of the cabinet. And sometimes we put the PA head on top of my bass amp to boot. Freakin' tower of power!
  16. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    I think you missed the humour! Tough room!

  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Geez, I was going to jokingly suggest a nail gun, but as bad as Paul bombed, I certainly don't want to get heckled like he did ;)
  18. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    I used boat epoxy. It was good enough for Jaco.

    Oops - wrong thread.
  19. Chewing gum - Beeman's if you can get it, that's what Howard Hughes used to chew and occasionally fix things on the airplane.
    Other than that, bungee cords.
    Makes you pine for the good old days when the heads weighed as much as the cabs.
  20. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Id just put the amp under the lifted cab, no worries about it falling, and no extra work needed to secure it to the top of the cab.