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GK Legacy 800 --- Missing feet!

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I purchased a GK Legacy 800 late last year, but only just recently did I realize that mine doesn't have any feet on the bottom!  It's just a smooth chassis!  

As you might imagine, the head slides all over the top of my cabinet when I go to plug in the instrument cable or mess with the knobs.

GK now says that they'll send me some rubber feet, but I'm wondering to myself what the default is on the GK Legacy amps?  Are the feet rubber stick-on type, or mounted to the chassis via a screw (similar to the MB Fusion and RB lines)?

Any BassChatters have a Legacy amp that they would not mind please taking a photo of the underside with the feet and posting the picture here?  Thanks!

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These are what I have on the bottom of my Fusion S, which I expect would be the same as the Legacy.

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37 minutes ago, foxyFuze said:

These are what I have on the bottom of my Fusion S, which I expect would be the same as the Legacy.

 

Thanks a lot!  Are these stickers, or are they screwed in?  I see a small hole in the center of the foot, but it's not clear to me if that's for a screw.

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Also, if they are stickers did you have to apply them yourself after purchase?  Perhaps mine were left in the box!?!

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They're stuck on, not screwed. I bought an ex-demo model from Polar UK so I don't know if they were packaged separately or come affixed. Might be worth asking the guys at Polar as they are the main GK distributor in the UK.

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A lot of amp manufacturers are going to the glue on feet as of late.I think they're weak. I live in a hot climate and in the summer often find them at the bottom of an amp bag having come unglued.

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The feet on all of my other bass heads are screwed on, which is great.  They won't go anywhere, and if you do rack-mounting you can easily take them off and set them aside to use again later.

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On some amp heads I've owned, the feet haven't been tall enough to let the amp stand clear of a top handle on the cab. I've had to fit taller feet, but that means finding bolts of the right gauge that are long enough to engage with the threads, but not so long that they risk fouling the amp's innards.

If the feet you receive aren't adequate, take a trip to Wilko. In their hardware section they do a range of self-adhesive rubber feet. Also their doorstops can be re-purposed as feet, although they are not especially grippy.

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The norm seems to be stick on these days. Both my amps are like that. The last one I had with screw on feet was a Mark Bass SA450 that was 12 years old.

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34 minutes ago, BassBunny said:

The norm seems to be stick on these days. Both my amps are like that. The last one I had with screw on feet was a Mark Bass SA450 that was 12 years old.

Stick-on feet are a cheap solution for light Class D heads, but surely bigger Class AB and valve heads still come with proper feet unless they are purely intended for rack mounting.

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I had 3 of these heads at the beginning of the year. I sent them all back as i felt they had defects i couldn't accept on a head costing this much, but all had those low feet on them. 

Had I kept one i had planned on putting slightly taller rubber feet on it. I didnt feel the GK ones gripped too well. 

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You can buy suitable stick on feet from hardware stores, 'Dollar' stores or from kitchen supply stores. Easiest would be just to email GK. 

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Ive got these at home. I originally got them for the bottom of my TC RS212 cab that doesn't have any feet, but ive since put them on a couple of heads as well. 

They are larger than normal feet but i feel the extra area might help with vibration. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07D92FQXS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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