How to keep my Little Mark 250 head from moving?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassdeal, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. bassdeal


    Jan 6, 2018
    I have a Markbass Little Mark 250 head which I have used several times for small shows (with a Yamaha 12" 2-way monitor but that is another story) and as a backup to my rack-mounted 1997 Ampeg B2R head. Well the Ampeg was having problems so I pressed into service the Little Mark for a smallish outdoors show (no PA support).

    The Little Mark did a great job, excellent tone with my Fender 4x10 (2016) and plenty of volume. But during the sound-check tune, I noticed the Little Mark was hanging over the front of the cab. I pushed it back and kept playing. I noticed on the second song it was back hanging off the front of the cab. I pushed it back but this time watched it for a bit and noticed it was moving, shaking toward the front of the cab at a fairly rapid pace.

    After the second song, the drummer gave me some tape (like electrical tape but not rubberized) to tape the Little Mark head to the cab. This worked but does not seem to be an elegant solution.

    Being how popular the ultra-light heads are these days, others must have ran into this problem before but a search did not come up with any direct reference to this problem.

    Does anyone have a reasonable suggestion to solving this issue?
  2. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    This might not be aesthetically pleasing enough for you, but... use a bungee cord.
  3. bassdeal


    Jan 6, 2018
    Interesting. In the case I noted the head was moving forward so I think the bungee cord would need to be front-to-back. I think it could slip out the other way. Now if secured front-to-back I wonder if it would start moving to the side and slip out. Of course the fix for this is two bungee cords, front-to-back and side-to-side.

    Interesting my first thought when it happened was to put my small cooler of drinks on top if it. Would make getting a drink quite convenient.
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    (there was a thread on this very topic --- in the last few days --- but i'm not seeing it now --- someone will direct you to it!)
  5. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    For another small head, I used a cheap no slip rubber pad to set on the speaker, then the amp on that.
    Currently, my speaker has a top handle, so the amp feet straddle that and I loop my cable through the strap.
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  6. bassdeal


    Jan 6, 2018
    Hum. That is a good idea. By "rubber pad" do you mean like a bottom of a dish drying rack? I think that would work great. Thanks for the idea.
  7. bassdeal


    Jan 6, 2018
    Looks like this mat would work. Thanks!
  8. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Yes. Just keep a sheet of in in your gig bag. That's What I used to do when I had your problem.
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  9. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    But it would make it hard to tell other players not to rest their drinks on top of your amp!
  10. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    If you know you are going to use this amp/cab combo as a dedicated set-up, install cups in the top of the cab for the feet of the head, like this:
    Marshall Foot Cups (Set of 4) | eBay
    Amp Foot Cups.jpg
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  11. TubeDood

    TubeDood Inactive

    May 31, 2019
    They sell circular magnets at the hardware store... home depot , etc .

    Some have a hole predrilled for mounting .
    Use 4 on the cab and 4 on the head .
    Neodymium's are the strongest
  12. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    What Jlepre said ... I have the ivory color mat for my WD800 head.
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  13. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    Is the cab carpeted? Some heavy-duty Velcro on the amp would work.
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  14. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Exactly my suggestion too. :)
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  15. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
  16. venturawest


    Apr 29, 2004
    Jesus I just spit my drink through my nose. Great picture!!

    (Also, velcro works well in these situations -have the same issue with my GB shuttle on top of a Bergantino cab, especially the tuner and the wireless vibrating around like crazy)
  17. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
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  18. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    I've been using one of these isolation pads for the past couple years--the model with the Sorbothane insert. Works very well. The amp stays put, and very little of the cab vibration gets to the amp chassis.

    TecPadz LLC

    (No affiliation with the merchant; just a happy customer.)