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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Guys, I was lugging around my laney tf300 today, im 14 and pretty thin so its quite difficult. My dad came up with this ingenious idea, slap some castors on the bottom. makes sense to me. it has four rubber feet at the bottom each with a single screw. Is this possible? my bro said something about hum and earthing but he doesent really know. so is there any reason not to do it? Jarrad
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 06:45 AM
 
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Re: Amps on wheels!

Your brother is talking bolox. The amp is not earthed through its feet, that could be lethal!

There is no problem with putting casters on the bottom - most 4 x 12" cabs come that way as do some combos. You can usually get Marshall casters very easily - they'll do the job. Just make sure you screw them into a strong part of the wood, and not into the electrics!
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The 5150 I bought used originally came with caster wheels for the 4x12 cab but one of them had some carpet wound up in a nasty bunch and wouldn't roll. I found some that fit perfectly with a little taller wheel at Lowes, they were heavy duty wheels and were only like $30 or less for a set of four.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 12:04 PM
 
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I put casters on my Marshall 1922 2x12 cab about a month ago now. I got fed up of picking it up and lifting it around, or dragging it along in my room. It just made sense to put casters on it. Much more portable and moveable, plus you have some clearance under the amp which can be handy.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 01:05 PM
 
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It is a common misconception that if you are in a car that gets hit by lightning, then you will be fine because the rubber tires ground you. How is rubber, a material that does not conduct electricity used for shielding against it supposed to ground you? The real reason is the outside effect. You can put a million volts to a metal box, and the outside of the box will be charged, but not the inside!
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yeah, you have to make sure you get out of the car without touching anything metal. . . .good luck,lol, probably best to wait for the paramedics.
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yeah, you have to make sure you get out of the car without touching anything metal. . . .good luck,lol, probably best to wait for the paramedics.
Better yet, wait for the guys that can turn the power off
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys, ill give it a shot.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 02:17 PM
 
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It is a common misconception that if you are in a car that gets hit by lightning, then you will be fine because the rubber tires ground you. How is rubber, a material that does not conduct electricity used for shielding against it supposed to ground you? The real reason is the outside effect. You can put a million volts to a metal box, and the outside of the box will be charged, but not the inside!
also there isn't a high enough percentage of good rubber to help anyways. Tires have tons of crap cheap compounds to fill a lot of space, add in the metal belts, valve stem which usually has some metal and other factors like that and those "rubber" tires aren't really going to be helping you much.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 06:06 PM
 
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yeah, you have to make sure you get out of the car without touching anything metal. . . .good luck,lol, probably best to wait for the paramedics.
It's not like paramedics follow lightning around you know... I don't think I would even use a cell phone in a charged car for a while.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 06:50 PM
 
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my peavy heratige vtx came w. wheels
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 02:33 PM
 
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also there isn't a high enough percentage of good rubber to help anyways. Tires have tons of crap cheap compounds to fill a lot of space, add in the metal belts, valve stem which usually has some metal and other factors like that and those "rubber" tires aren't really going to be helping you much.
Actually there is enough rubber to prevent shock to you if you were to drive on grass that got hit by lightning if you were sitting on the hood. But if the car gets hit, then it doesn't matter anyway!
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