Has anyone installed castors on a Z cab? Specifically, I have a Maz-18 Jr 2x12, and would like to add castors to be able to roll it instead of picking it up. I'd like to know what type of castors used, and where bought from. Installation advice also appreciated!
Hmmm, perhaps I should rethink this. I just want to make it easier to move it to its playing position(s) in my living room from its out-of-the-way not-in use spot, and back. I find that most of the time I won't play it because I don't want to lift it, but I want to use it more...
Another option would be to put it on a carpeted wooden dolly. And, now that I picture it, it would probably be safer on a dolly because of its wheelbase being longer and wider than the castors (less likely to tip). But, it's also much more noticeable...
Thanks for the replies so far. Any other thoughts?
Post by benttop (Steve) on Mar 28, 2007 20:04:05 GMT -7
Yes, the Amp Caddy is really cool, but pricier than I'd like...
Pretty easy to build if you don't mind the utility look. Four wheels, a piece of pine for the amp to sit on, and some lips screwed on all around. Prolly put one together for under $25 minus the wheels. Most hardware stores carry a boat load of wheels that would work on something like that. It would be better than drilling holes in the bottom of your cab.
I stuck wheels on one of my THD cabs by screwing them to the bottom, and it was WAY too tippy. Almost tipped my Flexi-50 right off the stage one night. And the THD cab is deeper than the Z cabs by about an inch and a half. That box idea is way better.
Solution: furniture dolly from Home Depot, $20 and change including tax.
Went in thinking I'd build my own project amp platform with wheels. So, I started with the wheels. The really nice/best wheels were between $9-13 and kind of overkill, while the cheaper ones were... cheap. Nothing really in between. So, I found where they had dolly's, and the only 4-wheeled one's they had actually looked pretty good, especially since there was no labor involved other than carrying it to the checkout. ;D The wood was decent, and nicely lacquered. The ends were carpeted in dark gray. The wheels look to be 3' medium hardness black plastic. They're non-locking, but I don't perceive it ever being parked on a slope... Anyway, dimension-wise, the length is a perfect fit. With the amp centered (remember, this is a 2x12 combo), there's no more than 1"+ on either end. The width is a bit different- lots of room on both sides, like 3.5" with the amp centered. But, no problem, since the extra space is great for slipping my pedal bag in back of the amp which keeps it off the floor when unused...
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions and discussions. Great forum! Great amps! And now, I'm happy that I can easily move my Maz-18 2x12 combo around my living room (and who knows where else in my house now that it's easily mobile!). Now, I need suggestions on getting my wife out of the house so I can crank! Yes, I know about the mall, but I need creative ideas that cost much less! ;D
Those rubber feet on good cabinets are not just cosmetic protection devices. A speaker cabinet is a sonic volcano. A firm connection to the floor will dampen some tone stealing vibration modes. That is a good thing.
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