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Good feet for cases ?

Post by Noodle Twister » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:09 pm

So I have two cases, one with 3 'feet' (one missing) and one with none. I need to buy eight and fit them.

To help prevent unwanted wobble, and to secure them so that they don't slide back when patching, whats a good choice of material ? Anti-skid or perhaps rubber ?

Both sit on a wooden table. Does anyone have some favourite feet for their modular they tend to use when building cases ?

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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:34 pm

I have the feet in bulk but I don't know if you want to pay shipping to the uk. you also need to source your own bolts. UK shipping has gone up recently. blame USPS. I would charge $12 shipping and $8 for 8 feet.
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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by Noodle Twister » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:03 pm

Hi, thanks for the offer.

The problem is that anything valued over $15 get's a customs charge added. Recently bought a panel and pcb from NA and by the time I have bought parts the cost will be approaching a ready built Doepfer model :sad:

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Post by electricanada » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:13 pm

I buy soft rubber feet at the local hardware store. It’s a pretty standard thing to stock. The choice is not really a critical decision IMO.
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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:10 am

Noodle Twister wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Hi, thanks for the offer.

The problem is that anything valued over $15 get's a customs charge added. Recently bought a panel and pcb from NA and by the time I have bought parts the cost will be approaching a ready built Doepfer model :sad:
$8 so no problem there
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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by JimY » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:33 am

Hardware stores do indeed sell rubber things that look like cabinet feet, though I think they are sold as doorstop / buffers. They can be very cheap but softer rubber than proper feet. I've bought proper feet (hard rubber with a washer inside) from places like Rapid Electronics. The Self-adhesive ones I've never known to stay put.

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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by Noodle Twister » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:43 pm

EATyourGUITAR wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:10 am
Noodle Twister wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Hi, thanks for the offer.

The problem is that anything valued over $15 get's a customs charge added. Recently bought a panel and pcb from NA and by the time I have bought parts the cost will be approaching a ready built Doepfer model :sad:
$8 so no problem there
I had a look as I mistakenly believed that shipping cost is included in value. It isn't.
I'm guessing a bolt, washer and nut is used to secure them ?

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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:23 pm

https://www.alliedelec.com/product/hamm ... /70164374/

they have adhesive but I would just pull it off with solvent and attach with some kind of bolt. you can add a washer if you don't have flange nuts. whatever fits the feet without biting into the feet too much. generally bigger is better if it tucks inside that 0.4 in height and that inner diameter. you can also leave the adhesive backing on and bolt it in. I would remove it for dust reasons.
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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by GGW » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:25 pm

I've been happy with what I've got from these sites on eBay, such as this one:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/10Pcs-17-x-10mm ... SwZB9aPdAG

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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by Noodle Twister » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:28 pm

GGW wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:25 pm
I've been happy with what I've got from these sites on eBay, such as this one:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/10Pcs-17-x-10mm ... SwZB9aPdAG
Thanks for that, found them super cheap, with the usual longer waiting time...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-17-10mm- ... SwZB9aPdAG
EATyourGUITAR wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:23 pm
https://www.alliedelec.com/product/hamm ... /70164374/

they have adhesive but I would just pull it off with solvent and attach with some kind of bolt. you can add a washer if you don't have flange nuts. whatever fits the feet without biting into the feet too much. generally bigger is better if it tucks inside that 0.4 in height and that inner diameter. you can also leave the adhesive backing on and bolt it in. I would remove it for dust reasons.
Ok will PM you tomorrow, thanks :)

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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by wendallsan » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:58 am

Too lazy/busy to leave the house to get your feets? :goo:

Amazon

These have worked well for me in my case builds, which have ranged from 84 to 126hp wide.
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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:48 pm

wendallsan wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:58 am
Too lazy/busy to leave the house to get your feets? :goo:

Amazon

These have worked well for me in my case builds, which have ranged from 84 to 126hp wide.
thanks for the link. they look good for church organ repair.
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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by wendallsan » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:09 pm

They are certainly beyond minimum requirements for a euro case! The space allowance provides the ability to stack cases and install a 'guitar amp' handle to lug them around by, if that is your jam. Haven't done it yet myself, but I like the look of the ol' stomper feets.
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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by Noodle Twister » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:50 am

wendallsan wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:58 am
Too lazy/busy to leave the house to get your feets? :goo:

Amazon

These have worked well for me in my case builds, which have ranged from 84 to 126hp wide.
I was wondering which type wigglers have had best results with.

From the replies it looks like rubber ones secured properly to the case for best results.

Didn't know if anyone had tried silicone or some other material with better results.

The silicone ones seem to be mostly self adhesive which is probably less durable.

Thanks for the help :sb:

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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by wendallsan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:22 am

Yeah, for adhesion, I would trust screws over glue! :sb:
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Re: Good feet for cases ?

Post by ashleym » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:16 pm

It also depends on what you're sticking the feet onto. As others have said, screws are your best bet

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