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    Default Amp Stands, Amp Angle, Etc.,

    Is there a 'standard' accepted best way for amps? Amp stand? Just curious. I have a Marshall AVT50 (12" speaker with closed back). Here is what I've found:

    -Flat on the floor it sounds muffled
    -Up on a chair/table it sounds clearer but thin
    -Sitting on the floor with it titled back 3 inches sounds best (fuller and defintely more bottom end)

    What about acoustic guitars/amps? Anyone have experience or an opinion? I play out in small venues (just me and an acoustic with a 40W Fender Acoustasonic combo amp).

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    If the cabinet has a closed back, the angle of how the amp is situated is pretty much just how your ear perceives the sound in the given room you're in. If it were an open back, it would be a different story due to the sound coming off the back of the baffle.

    AS a general rule, amps sitting on the ground loose bass by transmission through the floor. You get better bass response putting the amp off the floor a bit. As for it being more tinny or thin when you pick it up off the floor, I wonder how much of that is acoustics in the room and amp placement relative to your ear?

    Personally, I love combo amps on stands angled up towards my head, but I never do that with my 5150 combo b/c the thing is way too heavy and I'd go deaf with it pounding my ears directly. My modeler, however, sounds best on a stand angled up.

    Keep experimenting with position. You'll find something you like.

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    I built a rolling stand for my Crate BV 6212. It's angled about 20 degrees or so. It is perfect for giving me a little "monitor" sound as I don't get to run thru house sound & it doesn't kill my ears either. It's not as heavy as a 5150 combo but is still weighty enough that you don't want to tote it around. Been using it for 3 years or so & it's solid as a rock.
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    Just buy an amp stand, they have them at Musician Friend for $19.99. There angled perfect and look a hell of a lot better than your amp sitting on a chair..............
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    I have an AVT50 and get the same results... muddy on the floor and tinny up on a speaker cabinet or chair. Solution... a brick under the front of it. Not very pro looking but if someone gives me crap about my music I can always throw the brick at em...

    Some people prefer to isolate their amps by getting them off the floor. I'm sure with some half or 3/4 in plywood and a few 2x4's cut at your preferred angle you could build an isolation platform for your amp. Basically just a wedge shaped box with a lip on the back to make sure the amp doesn't slide off while you running around like banchey Angus Young style!!
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