Taking the wheels off of my amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bbob24, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. bbob24


    May 23, 2002
    Philadelphia, Pa
    Hi All,

    I'm currently playing through an SWR Black Beauty combo which I really love. The amp came with casters and I read somewhere that when playing I should take the casters off so the amp is seated directly on the floor, and that doing this would give me better tone. Is there any truth to this?


  2. Not necessarily better tone, but a better energy transfer of the lower frequencies through the floor. Depending on the venue, this of course will affect the perceived tone. I do it with my Goliath III.
  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I turn the cabs on their side (usually with a bit of plywood to save the carpet) which doesn't hurt the cab at all, and I still have the wheels to save my back...
  4. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Where can I buy detachable casters?
  5. Any hardware store, dude. Or you can spend too much and order them through SWR....they sell em as spare parts for the units they sell with detachable casters.

    I pop em out for playing, pop em back in for transport.
  6. bbob24


    May 23, 2002
    Philadelphia, Pa
    This amp came with detachable casters, I've just never taken them off because there's always a rush to get off stage for the next band to set up.

    We're playing in Philly tomorrow night, I'll try it.

    Thanks for all of your input