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Recommendations for a gigging amp stand

ajwain

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I’m looking for a lightweight, folding amp stand to support a small 1x12 combo for use at live gigs where stage space is at a premium. The key feature I need (which I’m not able to find in the features/spec of any of them) is that I want one that raises my amp off the ground but DOES NOT TILT BACK!!
The ability to tilt back would be desirable in certain circumstances but the ability to keep the amp upright is absolutely essential. I used to have one like this, where you “reversed” the forks to change between upright and tilted, but I lent it to someone many years ago and I don’t remember the brand.
Sitting the amp on a small table or chair, or stacking it on someone else’s cab is neither stable nor professional, so I need to find a proper black powder coated metal stand.
Recommendations and comments gratefully received.
 

brandtkronholm

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I’m looking for a lightweight, folding amp stand to support a small 1x12 combo for use at live gigs where stage space is at a premium. The key feature I need (which I’m not able to find in the features/spec of any of them) is that I want one that raises my amp off the ground but DOES NOT TILT BACK!!
The ability to tilt back would be desirable in certain circumstances but the ability to keep the amp upright is absolutely essential. I used to have one like this, where you “reversed” the forks to change between upright and tilted, but I lent it to someone many years ago and I don’t remember the brand.
Sitting the amp on a small table or chair, or stacking it on someone else’s cab is neither stable nor professional, so I need to find a proper black powder coated metal stand.
Recommendations and comments gratefully received.
Put it atop a road case.
Like this:
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darkwave

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I was considering getting a rolling tool tote to use for this purpose (assuming your combo isn't tooo big):
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My acoustic combo is right on the verge of fitting in one of these so it could be a hard case, but there's always a bunch of tools, gadgets, cables and such that you need to drag along that could fit in there as well. If the color or aesthetic is off you could just drape black fabric over it.

- Douglas C.
 

garywright

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I’m looking for a lightweight, folding amp stand to support a small 1x12 combo for use at live gigs where stage space is at a premium. The key feature I need (which I’m not able to find in the features/spec of any of them) is that I want one that raises my amp off the ground but DOES NOT TILT BACK!!
The ability to tilt back would be desirable in certain circumstances but the ability to keep the amp upright is absolutely essential. I used to have one like this, where you “reversed” the forks to change between upright and tilted, but I lent it to someone many years ago and I don’t remember the brand.
Sitting the amp on a small table or chair, or stacking it on someone else’s cab is neither stable nor professional, so I need to find a proper black powder coated metal stand.
Recommendations and comments gratefully received.
shame ‘cause this vintage one DOES TILT BACK!!! ( slightly )
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Jethro Rocker

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I break the rules I guess, I use a tilting stand. Reason being so I can leave amp on floor for good low end yet still hear it properly because amp is pointed at my ears.


I also have one of the stands off the floor with an extra set of supports for a cab on bottom. But it angles back a bit.
 

MrNubs

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the fact that you can't search the web yourself for a stand, requires you to carry a cinder block to your next gig to use as a stand, and I want pictures
 

Jethro Rocker

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the fact that you can't search the web yourself for a stand, requires you to carry a cinder block to your next gig to use as a stand, and I want pictures
I think the advice of people who have used different stands as real players here would likely be better than just a wild stab at whatever one can find online. I suspect that may be why OP was asking for advice here, real experience.
 
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