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FDP Forum / Fender Product Reviews / Fender Tilt-back Leg Installation.

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Canada, Thunder Bay

Sep 5th, 2001 07:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

As I remember didn't the original amps have 2 sets of stops on both sides. Could have been an add on? As I recall there was another stop on the bottom to keep the leg from swinging forward.

Rob Luter

Indiana, USA

Sep 6th, 2001 04:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sounds like a good plan. I'm using a small amp stand now. Does tilting it back seem to help with sound dispersion?


Canada, Thunder Bay

Sep 6th, 2001 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rob. I have switched from a Peave Combo 4000 watt with a15in Black Widdow, talk about loud to the '65 twin reverb. When it's tilted back you really get a sense of what your audience is hearing. I never realized why people would crige when I solo'ed. It still cuts thru the mix but your product is much superior.



Moe&Joe live in my Blues Jr.- MIM, NRC
Sep 9th, 2001 07:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Would the shortest legs work on a Blues Junior?



Mar 18th, 2004 03:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, the 14" legs work well on a blues jr. I installed a set on mine about a month ago and it's one of the best things I done to the amp yet. I don't know why fender didn't do it.



Apr 10th, 2004 09:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

I installed til-back legs on my new Deluxe 90 DSP with a slightly different experience from jhawkr's, but similar results. The hardware received was:

2 - 14" Legs.
2 - 3/16 pivot bolts.
2 - self-locking nuts.
*2*- small flat washers. (I added 4 1/16" thick flat washers!)
2 - lock washers.
2 - pivot stops.
2 - woodscrews for stops.

The tools for installation are:

3/16” drill bit
1/8” drill bit
#2 Phillips head screwdriver
small adjustable crescent wrench
tape, scale, or ruler

The MOST IMPORTANT POINT is drilling the pivot hole for the legs so that NOTHING ELSE INSIDE GETS DRILLED and you have room to install the washers & nut.

I found on the Deluxe 90 DSP that if I positioned the pivot hole about 1-1/4" directly below the side chassis screw I would get the tilt-back angle I wanted. This put the bottom of the leg about even with the bottom of the cabinet (top of the feet) when in the upright position.

The also meant that the legs would have to swing over the chassis screwhead and the corner reinforcment bolt! This is where the THICK FLAT WASHERS (that I found in my garage, luckily) come to the rescue: 2 thick washers under each leg raised them just enough to easily clear these obstacles.

The small flat washers went on the inside of the cabinet on the 3/16" pivot bolts, under the self-locking nuts.

After the legs are installed it’s time to position & install the stops. I too leaned the amp back until the legs were perpendicular to the floor, positioned the stop piece against the leg, marked it and drilled a 1/8” hole. Then I put the lock washers under the pivot stops.

And, VIOLA! I love the gams on my new-style, but classic-looking, BF Deluxe 90 DSP. (YMMV)

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Apr 21st, 2004 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Great Info here. I've thought about putting tilt-back legs on my DRRI too. This will be very helpful when I go to install.

Heck, I may even add them to my YCV40!

Deacon Blues
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When ya write a song

ask yerself:What would Devo do,...geek?
Feb 24th, 2007 02:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've had a set of 14" legs on order since August. I finally got them today. I had actually given up on getting these parts.

Now, I need to decide which amp to put them on. My Tweed 5E3 clone or my SFDR in a Rodgers cabinet?

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Feb 24th, 2007 02:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just put a set of 16" on a deville 2 x12, I got them from one of the sposors antique electronic supply , they had the best price and great service.Anybody looking I would highly recommend them..

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I am not a complete

idiot - I have several pieces missing!
Feb 26th, 2007 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

I put the 14" legs on my DRRI. To get the dimensions I just measured the install on my SFTR and scaled to the proper ratio. It worked out great.



Mar 7th, 2007 10:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, I emulated the setup for the DRRI from my Acoustasonic Junior, which also uses 14"s, and it went great. They look totally boss.



Mar 14th, 2007 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Is it possible to install a set of tilt back legs on a Hot Rod Deluxe? What size would work best?


Charlotte, nc

May 7th, 2008 07:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Guys. I just installed the legs on my Blues Junior. The directions work great. I love them.

Jerry Hayes

Virginia Beach, Va.

The Twang's the Thang......
Dec 30th, 2009 11:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

What do they cost? I have an old MusicMan HD-212 One Fifty which is the same size as a Twin Reverb amp. I'd like to put some legs on it. It has casters on it now, would I have to take them off to use the tilt back feature? Also, what size would the Twin take?....JH in Va.



Sep 21st, 2014 10:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Had to revise this way old topic.
Which size of tilt back legs are required for the Fender Blues Deluxe?



Dec 14th, 2014 07:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Slim probably the same but check out the Standback folding amp stand before you start drilling.

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

Life gets in the way of my G.A.S.
Feb 26th, 2015 04:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Do you have to remove the head chassis before installing the legs? That hasn't been mentioned above...I'm confused.

Maybe I'll ask the guys at the local guitar store (when I buy the legs for my Princeton).

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Wichita, KS USA

It's all gravy from here on...
Mar 3rd, 2015 12:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

I did not have to remove the chassis to install legs.


Look at my hair ...

Jan 10th, 2016 11:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just finished installing the 14" on my Fender Super Sonic 22 and must say I love 'em! Put them on another amp some time back (can't remember which one) and loved 'em then, too. Don't know why I didn't do it sooner this time ...

Stinger, I was using the Standback prior to the legs, and had been for a few years; absolutely the best amp stand out there, IMHO ... prolly won't ever use it again ...

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It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Jan 11th, 2016 06:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

I just installed a set of 14" tilt-back legs on my AC15HW.

Just had to remove the back panel - chassis stayed put. Very simple installation.

I'm using a Standback for my '68 Deluxe Reverb because I don't want to drill any holes in that one. It's a GREAT stand, but the added weight of the AC15HW had me a little concerned. It worked and I think it's rated for 70-80 lbs (the AC15 is ~50), but I didn't want to risk stressing it.

The tilt-backs are even better! Used it for this past weekend's gig and the positioning was perfect.

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