I always knew I needed an amplifier stand. It is an essential piece of equipment that is necessary to optimize the sound. In the past, when I lived in Ohio, I kept my amplifier on the kitchen nook countertop. It wasn't ideal, but it was good enough. When I moved to Pennsylvania, I no longer had the counter option. It was a worse case scenario, my "baby" Swart 6V6 was on the floor. This directed the sound from my feet to about my shins. I did eventually find a little wooden stool to put my amp on. A small improvement, now the sound was directed from my knees to about my hip. Man, what a waste of a magnificent amplifier! While I knew I needed one, I just kept putting it off thinking there was more important things I needed. Actually, now that I think about it, I am glad I did. Now what do you think happened by me lurking around MLP? GAS!!!!! Member R9 posted a thread about his new custom Atlas guitar stand. R9, I hope you don't mind me swiping a pic of yours for my thread, but I kinda need it to demonstrate how simply beautiful it is so everyone can understand why my priorities changed. Oh yes, I needed one after that. Oh yes, I indeed needed one! Something that beautiful and something that would GREATLY improve how my amp would sound. Something that would direct the sound up to my ears. At last I found the pedestal that my Swart amp deserved! As it was, I was sold. I thought it was magnificent just the way it was. Then something happened that would forever change the ampilfer stand as we know it. When R9's thread came out, I was looking into getting a pedal board. This way I wouldn't have to keep breaking up my pedals, reassembling, breaking up and reassembling every time I went to practice. Oh, and meanwhile at practice my amp had to be wasted on the floor. When I had the opportunity to ask Josh at Atlas stands a question, I used it! It all started innocent enough, "Hey Josh, do you think you can...?". Well, I'll let the photos show you where I was going Oh yes he did! Ladies and gentlemen, as far as we know, the world's first amplifier stand with built in pedal board! Oh, the open slot up front is for the built in power strip. This magnificent amp stand is brought to you in beautiful Ambrosia Maple wood. I can't wait to jam with this, it will save me so much time setting up and trips back and forth to the car. And the sound, my God, the sound! No longer will my ankles be the beneficiary of the majority of the sound! Josh has been amazing to work with! He used my input and showed me his progress daily. I've never worked with a more professional artist. And yes, he certainly is an artist! I can't believe how involved he kept me every step of the way. I never worked with someone like that before. Guys, if you're keeping your amp or cab on the floor, I emplore you to consider a stand to maximize the sound that comes out of it. Get that sound to go where it is supposed to go. And if you do think an amplifier stand would actually be a good idea, why not get a magnificent one? One that will make anyone who sees it know just how serious you are about all of your gear. Josh can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Why not send him an email, let him know exactly what you want and see if he can make it happen. He is a no pressure guy who's only goal is to make his customers happy. I have been a member at MLP for years. I have never written an endorsement like this before. I am just that happy with the service I received. If I wasn't this happy, or just liked what I was getting, I'd post some pics and that would be about it. I can't wait to get this stand in my hands, well actually below my amp, and I promise more pics once I do. And remember, no matter how beautiful or functional this stand is, it's meant to deliver the sound to your ears, and I KNOW this stand will deliver.