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Isolation pad between amp and cab

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I need some kind of isolating pad between my cab and old skool heavy bass amp, because the new Barefaced BT2 cab is shaking my amp too much.
I'd be grateful for any suggestions for what others are using; foam rubber, felt underlay, or is there a neater commercial product?
Thanks

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Someone on here made a rather tidy looking pad from black closed cell foam bought on ebay, and then cut a slot for the cab handle and locating holes for the amp feet. Others have used mouse mats to do the same job.

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Search locally for something like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Black-24-in-x-36-in-Anti-Fatigue-Vinyl-Foam-Commercial-Mat-60-571-0900-20000300/202015909

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I think there is a lot of vibrational energy transfer from the top of the cab to a rigidly mounted amp, which can't be good for the valves.
Going to try a decent thickness of close cell foam.

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The post with pictures of the closed cell foam is [url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/149502-orange-bass-terror/page__view__findpost__p__1658690"]here[/url] if you'd like to know what it looked like.

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would lot's of vibrational energy not be a really bad thing for a cab? has some of the bracing broken inside or something?

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For some years I've used some of the styofoam that came as packing for a PC as an insulator (same four bits have been in my bag for ages) but it's primary function was to lift the amp clear of a handle mounted on the face that was on the top of the cab... I'm sure that is all you'd need. ;)

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[quote name='Musky' timestamp='1394964050' post='2397060']
Someone on here made a rather tidy looking pad from black closed cell foam bought on ebay, and then cut a slot for the cab handle and locating holes for the amp feet. Others have used mouse mats to do the same job.
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That would be me! Closed cell foam for a fiver from ebay, cut with a stanley knife and holes made by hand using a large drillbit.


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[quote name='dannybuoy' timestamp='1395095966' post='2398765']
That would be me! Closed cell foam for a fiver from ebay, cut with a stanley knife and holes made by hand using a large drillbit.
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That's the ticket.

I'm ripping off your idea should I ever need something 'twixt amp and cab. :)

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