What are we using for feet on homebrew amps?

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  1. drneilmb

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    I'm a first time cheapskate amp builder. I just finished my first project, a Deluxe Micro and put the top on it yesterday. Now I think that it needs some feet for the bottom (for visual separation, protecting the surface it sits on and making it easier to pick back up).

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    Before I just go to the hardware store and get whatever they have, I thought I'd actually ask here what other people are using.

    What would you put on the bottom corners of a small amp head? Felt squares? Screw-in rubber feet? Ball bearings and super glue? Nail-in chair sliders?

    Thanks for any suggestions and double thanks for any pictures.

    -Neil N0FN
     
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    I would probably be looking for some small screw-in rubber feet.
     
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    I use self adhesive felt pads (the kind you put under table legs so they don't scratch your hardwood floors) and if I wanted more space than that underneath ... I save wine corks and cut them to length.
     
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    TALL screw-in rubber feet. I hate it when an amp can't sit on top of another amp because it can't clear the handle. :)
     
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    Another vote for screw in rubber feet. I get all my fasteners, machine screws etc from the local hardware store, but their selection of feet sucks so I buy those from whatever supplier I use for tube sockets, electronics, etc.

    With a really small head like that I might just go with stick on rubber bumper feet like I'd use on a pedal enclosure.
     
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    I like the Fender Glides on combos. But for a head the rubber feet for grip might be good. They also keep the head above the cabinet handle so it sits well. I've been getting rid of a bunch of cab hardware.
    I have a bunch of these brand new big heavy duty ones, they have an embedded washer inside: The flaky white stuff just comes off.
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    Through bolted rubber feet: DSCF6919.JPG
     
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    i've done the cork, the screw in feet, the glue on feet and the felt strips. i'll vote for the tall screw in feet so that it sits above the handle of the cab, if there is one.

    play music!
     
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    Screw in rubber feet. I think the ones I used on my last build are officially rubber door stops.
     
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    This looks awesome. Looks like a house for a Hammond chassis. Do you have a build link?
     
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    The taller (and if you like, wider) bolt-thru rubber feet are nice for heads. Rubber in general, even short, for combos that sit on wood or slippery surfaces. If you perform or record, coupling (or decoupling) from the stage / platform / floor may be worth a thought.

    But for vintage-y combos that sit on my carpeted music room floor, I use the glides Fender used.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, this is amazing. What great advice. I went with some screw-in rubber feet from eBay for these (since none of my amps have handles right now). But I'd do those Amazon ones now that I know about them.

    Love this hobby, getting very excited about the next build and the next one after that.
     
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    Thanks. I really didnt document any of the build.
     
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