Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northern Virginia (suburbs of DC)
Re: Amp Stand Benefits
I have my Carvin SX200 on an multipurpose amp stand that I built.
I'll post pics sometime, but I custom built it for the amp in question. While I was at it, I built in some pegboard and some miscellaneous features, and I'm in the process of designing a wiring harness for a light fixture and cooling fan enclosure for the whole shebang.
Anyway, aside from the obvious utilitarian advantages to my amp stand, I pretty carefully designed it to provide support and hold the amp at a specific angle for better projection (and it does project much better), and to minimize the amount of low-end loss inherent to some amp stands.
So, the point is that a good amp stand can/will help your amp project better, and if you custom build it (or have it built) to your needs, it can be a truly integral part of your rig.
Mine's not exactly "portable" at this point. After I cover the whole thing with Tolex, I'm thinking about adding some heavy duty casters and some "dolly" handles to the back of the thing so I can cart it around if necessary.