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Your beloved amp head falling. What do you do?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ALiP BoB, Jul 29, 2007.


  1. Option 1

    16 vote(s)
    29.1%
  2. Option 2

    8 vote(s)
    14.5%
  3. Option 3

    14 vote(s)
    25.5%
  4. Others

    4 vote(s)
    7.3%
  5. Pray the floor is cushioned with carrots

    13 vote(s)
    23.6%
  1. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Everything's replaceable and not worth risking personal injury. Let it fall, pay the consequences, and use it as a learning experience.

    Now, I have pulled muscles catching my $10K Harley to keep it from falling. But if I know I can't catch it, I'm getting the hell out of the way.
     
  2. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    if my amp head fell and broke, I'd go stark raving mad and start thrashing people and then my head would explode.
     
  3. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    If my 80+lb rack were to fall i'd try and catch it. I'd probably break my back in the process though.
     
  4. Deacon_Blues

    Deacon_Blues

    Feb 11, 2007
    Finland
    Option 3. I hope.......

    But if it would fall anyway (I guess I could pull my light Yamaha head head off the top of the cabinets simply by pulling the instrument cable or moving too far away from the head with the bass on me and connected), I'd try to catch it. However, I would probably be too far away to do that so I'd have to see it fall. If it breaks, I'd simply call the insurance company...
     
  5. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    You insure all of your gear?
     
  6. RWP

    RWP

    Jul 1, 2006
    +1 Stuff happens, risking personal injury isn't worth it. Let it go. :crying:
     
  7. my head weghts like 20 pounds so yeah I'd catch it.
     
  8. Deacon_Blues

    Deacon_Blues

    Feb 11, 2007
    Finland
    I have a home insurance that should cover it. My last band had all gear insured (total worth of about 30 000 €) and we paid some 100-200 € each year for that. It was very good to have that one, you never know what drunken people can do to your gear on gigs...
     
  9. jackcregg

    jackcregg Guest

    Feb 25, 2007
    When i get an amp head and large stack i plan to put the actual amp head on the floor or something only slightly riased so its not falling from a large height
    Thats why i put option 3
     
  10. this is why large rack rigs rule :D

    no heads to fall and every thig is inter changable

    so i guess its carrots.
     
  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I keep it close to the ground...on top of a 4x10"!
     
  12. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    hope my SKB does what SKB says it does.
     
  13. +1

    Besides, the amp is harder to catch since well, it's an amp. It's not that big, and it's solid. Physics my friend.
     
  14. eedre

    eedre

    Feb 26, 2007
    St. Louis,MO
    No thanks on possibly having a broken arm. More pain and expense than repairing a tube amp.
     
  15. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Yeah, I could do without a broken arm like!
     
  16. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni

    May 10, 2005
    NH
    Builder: ThorBass
    No one dives under an SVT Classic :eek:
     
  17. id be all :hyper: "i have an amp head/cab rig":hyper: then id be all "but its falling":crying: :bawl: then i would sit back down and get out of this thread that i have no business posting in:bag:
     
  18. Bryan316

    Bryan316 Banned

    Dec 20, 2006
    Detroit
    Other: Don't transport your rig in one stack, carry your head separately. Speakers can fall. Amps, usually not.
     
  19. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    What an idiot, I'd throw guitarist under it to cushion the fall...

    ...It's only a guitarist!
     
  20. LOL, bet a drummer would've volunteered. :p
     

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