Ideas for an amp wedge

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by gkella, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. just bought a traynor amp for practice session and it is on the floor.
    I want to wedge it up a bit.
    Any ideas for a home made device.
    Something like a door stop but a bit larger.
    Anyone come up with something simple?
    Thanks Glen
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Cut a notch out of a simple wooden dowel so that when you lean the amp back it lays in the notch. Use any kind of rubber on the bottom of the dowel to see to it that it stays in place.

    In other words, make a homemade one of these.
  3. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
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  4. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Just to tilt it up a bit?
    Get the cardboard tube from a roll of TP or paper towels. Stuff it tight with plastic bags or anything available, then wrap it tight with electrical/duct tape. Stick it under the front of the amp laying flat on the floor. Need a little more tilt, find some PVC pipe with a diameter of your liking.

    I use a collapsible, acoustical decoupling platform under my 1x12. The hinges are buffered for maximum sympathetic resonance attenuation.

  5. Interesting looking contraption; can you post a link or name of that platform?
  6. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    It's kind of a technical name...
    folding step stool - Google Search

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  7. That's funny. The "buffered hinges" thing threw me off; it sounded so technical that I figured this must be some specific speaker stand thingee. Thanks.
  8. BaileyMan

    BaileyMan Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    San Francisco
    What about the wedges used to keep trucks from rolling down a hill?
  9. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    You're welcome.
    My description is sort of a mocking of high end, "audiophile" cable advertisements. You mean these $700, foot long RCA cables will not only transform my audio system, but cure my hemorrhoids too?!
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  10. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    IMG_0490.JPG I just bought a Traynor sb12 (cool amp) and I had an amp stand in my office. Tilts AND raises it a foot.
    Not a wedge, but works for me.
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  11. I like the PVC pipe idea.
    I am going to go to Home Depot and buy a couple of ABS fittings.
    That should do in a pinch.
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    My home made amp wedge.
    Two pieces of wood, a piece of quarter round and some of those sticky pads you put on the bottom of chairs so they don’t scratch your floors.
    Cost me less than five bucks..
  13. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    That works.:thumbsup:
  14. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I use an Ultimate Support amp stand for my Rumble practice amp.
  15. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
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    After looking at the Markbass stand - I use it since years. I realized that other manufacturers offer similar ones for half the price like Thomann or AER. The Markbass is 29,-.



    I don't know how they work with amps that don't have "rat fur" like my Markbass. I didn't expect the Markbass stand to last long holding the weight of my cmd 121, but after more than two years and many gigs it still works.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
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  17. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Piece of 2x4 works for me.
  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I found a piece of 2 x 2 in the parking lot of a hardware store, sanded it down a bit and sprayed it black. Been using it for 10 years now.

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