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Hi

 

I played my first gig last Sat for about 30+ years and everything went much better than I'd expected...

 

One problem I did have was that at the volume we were playing at I couldn't really hear myself over the drums etc as I only have a Marshall 1936 2 by 12 cab with a JCM 2000 DSL and the sound was passing by me at floor level. I soon cured this by standing my rig on a table which worked fine and even better as volumes increased as the venue filled up.

 

Question is can any of you guys recommend a more professional looking solution...Buy another cab..buy a flightcase for the cab & stand it on that ( a bit top heavy I'd of thought) or is there some sort of stand I could buy that would suit my set up?

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You have to get the amp off the floor if possible; I've never had my own stand as usually there will be a table, crate, chair or something....but it's never satisfactory on the floor now as far as I'm concerned, especially if the cab has a closed back.

 

Incidentally I may be quite near you; we played in Cadnam a few weeks ago and are playing a pub near Alton on Tuesday.

 

Regards!

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a flightcase for the cab & stand it on that

 

This is what I used to do, but if you don't need the roadcase for actual protection during transport, you're just adding size and WEIGHT to the gear you have to drag around (plus roadcases aren't cheap).

 

There are many commercially mfg'd amp stands available on the market, portable, lightweight and fold up for transport and storage.

 

Remember, the head doesn't necessarily have to sit on top of the cab, so you really just need to raise (or tilt) your cabinet. Fender used to sell (separately) the tilt-back leg system that was used on the Twin Reverb/Super Reverb. I've installed these on other amps/cabs for people for tilt-back usage.

 

Lot's of options.

 

Of course, as a grumpy old man, the first thing I'd do is tell everybody else in the band to "turn the Fk down".

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i have the exact same rig, and if at all possible, i roll my rig back to the farthest corner of the stage, so i'm not right up on it, and also, you can slightly aim it at the drummer, a little "eye for an eye" as far as volume is concerned lol.

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Yes, get your cab off the ground. If your cab is mic'd then you do have the alternate option of tilting the cab so the speakers point up at you. I gigged for years with a Fender Deluxe Reverb RI that I had tilt back legs installed on it. Worked great because I could blast myself with sweet guitar tones and give the sound man room to add or subtract me from the mix.

 

Also, like was said, the head does not need to be on top of the cab.

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For years I used that same Marshall 1936 2-12 cab. My solution was to stand it on two milk crates (that were used to haul cables anyway. My singer would wrap them in a black tablecloth and it made a perfect amp riser.

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