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Leftee
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Jul 3rd, 2019 04:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

Also, I won’t face the amp into the corner if it’s an open-back combo. The reflections I get from the back of the combo are groovy enough.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bose

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Jul 3rd, 2019 07:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I have Milt's life in pictures book. He was an avid photographer."

Yup. I've got Milt's amazing compilation book, as well. A signed, and personally notated version. Milt and his wife (Mona) used to come to our little village in the mountains here many years ago in the winter to host a small, evening jazz fest for a week (Herb Ellis, Kenny Davern, etc.). It was a great little, intimate scene (seating for maybe 80 to 100 people). Mona also passed away, I'm gonna say about 6 or 7 years ago. I was writing to her regularly in Milt's absence and was informed that she too was gone by the guy who helped Milt put the book together (David Berger). The book was "Bass Line."

Great stuff...fond memories.

(This message was last edited by stratcowboy at 01:58 PM, Jul 3rd, 2019)

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About as ordinary as you can get.
Jul 3rd, 2019 10:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

On the floor with a small wooden wedge under the front of the amp to tilt it back just a tad.

Laker

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Jul 3rd, 2019 03:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Being a bass player I was told bass reproduction gains a bit by being close to the reflective surface so I’ve always tried to keep my speaker on the floor. I have done festivals/large venues where sound is handled by the House system so I tip my speaker back to direct it more towards me giving me a better connection with what I’m doing.

Dolemite

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Jul 3rd, 2019 06:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

On the floor. Why would I want to hear my awful playing better?!?

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Jul 3rd, 2019 07:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Currently, I have brought out my CyberTwin head and plugged into my Vox speaker cab but, also have my newest amp, a Roland JC 40 and placed it on top of my CyberTwin which is on top of the Vox speaker cab which is on the floor. So, you might say, I go either way. My playing through either has no bearing on how good or bad I play or how it sounds. (8^D)

(This message was last edited by LudwigVonFender at 09:36 PM, Jul 3rd, 2019)

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P90's, 11's...

Volume set to "Stun".
Jul 3rd, 2019 09:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

I find that if you're loud enough, then it just doesn't matter.


Leftee
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The Escalator
Jul 4th, 2019 05:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

^ loud wisdom ^

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Jul 4th, 2019 11:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Any audiophile will tell you...
Highs are directional and best appreciated when tweeters are exactly at ear level (or tilted at ear level.) Lows just don't care.


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Jul 4th, 2019 02:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

We don’t need no steenkeen tweeeeeters!

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Jul 6th, 2019 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

On the floor. My main amps just lose something when they are decoupled from the floor. I like the room sound. If I'm play them on an amp stand I seem to lose something.

Te 52

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Jul 6th, 2019 10:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not sure I get the point of turning the amp around if it's in an open back cabinet.

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Jul 8th, 2019 11:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

On a table facing me directly when I'm sitting in front of it. I obviously don't have Vox ac15 volume turned up high.

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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Jul 8th, 2019 11:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Not sure I get the point of turning the amp around if it's in an open back cabinet."

Because treble content beams from the front of the speaker, not the back.

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Jul 8th, 2019 03:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

After reading the suggestion a while back (I believe from Peegoo) to have the amp face the wall, I put my Fender Super Champ x2 on a tilt-back stand. I placed it directly in the corner of the room, facing the walls, about as close as practical.

Right off the bat, I like that you can turn up the volume a bit, since the speaker isn’t pointed right at your face. This lets the amp be closer to its sweet spot, without peeling paint. I don’t know if the tilt-back helps or hurts the tone (haven’t experimented), but I like how the front panel controls are more easily accessible.

Leftee
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Jul 9th, 2019 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

In retrospect I believe I like my amps on the floor because I like the extra bottom end it seems to create. I’m mostly a Marshall guy, so the bottom end is part of that joy.

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Jul 14th, 2019 02:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mine is on floor near a wall because of the floor it is too tinny souring

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Jul 14th, 2019 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

I use most of mine on the floor except the AC-15. I have one of the chrome tube stands and it's just too cool not to use! Still sounds good.

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Jul 15th, 2019 03:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

Depends on the amp. My DRRI and Marshall sit on the floor. They sound great. My 68 Princeton Custom is off the floor on one of those tiltback stands because it can be bass dominant and not in a good way. Off the floor it sounds great.

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El Californio

Jul 15th, 2019 01:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Because treble content beams from the front of the speaker, not the back."

This is why I invested $15 in a weber beam blocker for my DRRI. It dulls the ice-pick in a pleasing way w/out sacrificing the highs.

Link

(This message was last edited by archiestone at 03:50 PM, Jul 15th, 2019)

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