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Personally, I always have the lights as high as possible.

 

The principle being that the higher they are, the less likely they are to shine in peoples eyes on the dancefloor.

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I suppose it also depends on the size of the venue. The bigger the dance floor, the higher you want your lights in order to maximise their spread and effect.

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Personally, I always have the lights as high as possible.

 

The principle being that the higher they are, the less likely they are to shine in peoples eyes on the dancefloor.

 

same here, i like the height for the big effects with the hazer

too low and you lose the expanse of the beams

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It depends on the venue. If it has a low ceiling I might take the T-bars and put them behind me towards the sides.

 

Normally I have it around 7ft as a minimum. Being over 6ft myself, I would keep head-butting lights any lower.

 

If you are on a stage you have the added height of the stage as well. Any lower, there is always that one idiot who will come up, stick his head right under it ... and bash into a light. But don't forget to make sure the tripods are well spread for stability.

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just to add a safety piece here guys

 

dont overload your stands.... especialy winch ups .....

 

safe working heights..... the base area of the stand and the weight of the suspended gear must be within the safe working calculations.

 

additional safety bond to be made if practical to do so

 

and another saying to keep you guys safe

 

if it looks unsafe... dont do it !!!!!

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safe working heights..... the base area of the stand and the weight of the suspended gear must be within the safe working calculations.

Good advice.

What calculations do you use though?

I am going to replace my goal posts because they are getting a little "loose", I've just been getting rid of my heavy projectors (6 x 7.5kG each) and replacing them with lighter LED effects.

 

Jim

 

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OOPS my link didn't show up.. I hope my first reply gets deleted.

Any way... here is my solution for a 10 minute light show. The video shows the height of the rigg.

 

Now some will say this is ugly, some will say they want one. All I care about is that it has been WELL RECEIVED in my market.

My goals were simple

1 trip

1 power cord

1 person

10 minutes set up from van to stage.

I am close to all these but not quite there yet.

here is my youtube link

 

http://www.youtube.com/gigrigg

I welcome your feedback, but please rememebr it is a prototype.

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Currently I have two separate T-bars - one is a bit rubbish (max 25kg, it came with some other bits - it also seems to wobble above a certain height - I put a spinmaster and the double derby and thats enough imho for it), and the other one i bought at a well known local store for 30 notes, which seems pretty sturdy...

 

 

 

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the other one i bought at a well known local store for 30 notes, which seems pretty sturdy...

David

The one on St Georges Rd?

 

When I first started DJing in the late 70's I hired gear from there (the shop was on the next corner down then though).

 

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The one on St Georges Rd?

 

When I first started DJing in the late 70's I hired gear from there (the shop was on the next corner down then though).

 

Jim

 

Nah the other well-known electronics chain (which when I was about 6 only used to have about 5 shops nationwide, and a fairly decent mail-order service too)!

 

I've not ventured into St Georges Rd - I ought to have a peek in there, when I get a bit of time. Not sure what kinda stuff I'd be expecting, but would be worth having a nose!

 

I really wanna look and play with different LED PAR Cans and see what I can do with them (seen 4/5/7-channel DMX varients, some 5mm, some 10mm). But thats offtopic in this thread ;)

 

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OOPS my link didn't show up.. I hope my first reply gets deleted.

Any way... here is my solution for a 10 minute light show. The video shows the height of the rigg.

 

Now some will say this is ugly, some will say they want one. All I care about is that it has been WELL RECEIVED in my market.

My goals were simple

1 trip

1 power cord

1 person

10 minutes set up from van to stage.

I am close to all these but not quite there yet.

here is my youtube link

 

http://www.youtube.com/gigrigg

I welcome your feedback, but please rememebr it is a prototype.

 

No good to me I would not get this into any of my current venues. My rig all pulls down, packs in small van and ready to play music in half an hour without breaking sweat. The rig is also limited as it looks very big and would not suit a smaller venue as many of mine are. Also many doorways are narrow and what about steps or stairs :omg:

 

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I have to say I entirely agree with the comments left by Richard (Award) about this contraption.

 

Finesse it has not!

I can't see many brides being happy about their delicately and romantically decorated wedding venue having something akin to the Forth Bridge being plonked down in the middle of it.

 

Spot the difference:

http://www.bisslancaster.com/public-relations-images/forth-rail-bridge.jpg

 

and this:

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I can't think of a single venue I played last year where it would even get through the door, let alone into a function room.

 

As for trying to get it onto a stage, forget it!

You want me to play what?

 

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I sometimes despair at the gymnastics I have to do to set up...

 

That said, I have to be honest, I personally wouldn't use a set up like this......EVER.

 

My tripods and decktable arrangement (amazingly enough) looks 10x better, sleeker, and doesn't look like something Clive Sinclair would've had as a nightmare!

 

Sorry....

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Hi GigRigg.

Firstly, brilliant leftfield, out of the box thinking on your rig. Congratulations. Not many of us would have even thought of a "one piece" setup. :Thumbup:

I have to agree with others here, though. It's not a practical proposition with the constricted venues that I (and obviously my colleagues here) work in.

A couple of constructive points - would the rig look better painted/powder coated in black rather that the white (?) colour you have? This might possibly make the ironwork less "in your face". For the speaker /light modules, I'm thinking lightweight LED effects would help the modules balance lighter and hence be easier to "square" up on the rig - the current modules look canted (low on the outside). This could be a photographic anomaly, though :shrug:

All the best,

Clive.

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Hi GigRigg.

Firstly, brilliant leftfield, out of the box thinking on your rig. Congratulations. Not many of us would have even thought of a "one piece" setup. :Thumbup:

I have to agree with others here, though. It's not a practical proposition with the constricted venues that I (and obviously my colleagues here) work in.

A couple of constructive points - would the rig look better painted/powder coated in black rather that the white (?) colour you have? This might possibly make the ironwork less "in your face". For the speaker /light modules, I'm thinking lightweight LED effects would help the modules balance lighter and hence be easier to "square" up on the rig - the current modules look canted (low on the outside). This could be a photographic anomaly, though :shrug:

All the best,

Clive.

Still working on it.

This was just an idea I had, to get rid of some extra equipment I had laying around. I would have had the aluminum powder coated black if I had the money. If I would have gone the cheap route and painted it with a can of spray paint it would be scratched up in a few months.

I agree about the LEDs.. and as soon as I make a few more bucks with this thing, I promise to load it with them.

I am currently building a smaller, lighter GigRigg for "less demanding" venues. This one will be powder coated black as I have now found a supplier that sells finished aluminum.

Thanks for your feedback!

I recently posted a new video of pics showing the build on my youtube channel.

www.youtube.com/gigrigg

 

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