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pcalu

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Jul 2nd, 2019 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile  


Your amp. On the floor, not on the floor? And why...





Peegoo
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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Jul 2nd, 2019 06:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

On the floor, in a corner of the room, about a foot from the walls, speaker facing into the corner.

It takes advantage of the floor and walls as acoustic wave guides and provides a really balanced sound throughout the room with no high-frequency beaming.

Until you try this, you will never believe the improvement in tone and sound in the room you can achieve by doing this.

Leftee
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The Escalator
Jul 2nd, 2019 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Same as the goo. Or, at least on the floor if I don’t have an ideal location, as stated.

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Jul 2nd, 2019 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

My home amp is on a stand in the corner. The reason? The sound is directed at me while I'm sitting on the couch and noodling.

My gig amp is on a tilt-back stand with the top of the amp about waist-high.

Like so...

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 09:22 PM, Jul 2nd, 2019)

Gaukdawg

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Say what one more time!
Jul 2nd, 2019 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

We mic everything so it's on the floor with a 906 just off the center.

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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Jul 2nd, 2019 06:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you do the backwards-in-the-corner-on-the-floor thing with a small amp like a Roland Microcube, it makes it sound huge. It works even on a carpeted floor.

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Jul 2nd, 2019 07:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

On a stool, head height, pointed into a coat hanging on a chair, pointed at a 'holy' wall a few feet back.

If they don't like what I am putting down, then face down on the floor, volume on 0.5.

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older,better
Jul 2nd, 2019 07:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

nothing like a bit of photographic truth. :)

that is a good get Achase4u !

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The Escalator
Jul 2nd, 2019 08:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

My current amp of choice is a Marshall DSL15H with a vertical Marshall 2x12 underneath. So... on the floor is kind of a given.

So many amps, so little room. 😋

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Jul 2nd, 2019 09:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

"...nothing like a bit of photographic truth..."

Ahhhhhhh...taken by a long-time friend of mine, Milt Hinton (The Judge). A fine musician in his own right/era (Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, etc.). RIP...gone for a good number of years, now.

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Jul 3rd, 2019 12:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, windmill ;-)


stratcowboy - You were friend's with Milt!? That is amazing. I've never seen a guy so happy when he played bass.

He and Barry were close. He's one of my heros.

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

Milt has some killing compositions and playing on the "New York Rhythm Section" album with Barry, Hank Jones, Osie Johnson...

(This message was last edited by Achase4u at 02:23 AM, Jul 3rd, 2019)

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The Escalator
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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Embalm Amazon! 8)
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.


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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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