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Title: Uses for ladders
Post by: Jeff Bankston on March 13, 2014, 04:28:33 am
well o.k.
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Bob Leonard on March 13, 2014, 05:26:20 am
Nice Kustom monitors. Must be a 60's revival band.
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: frank kayser on March 13, 2014, 08:59:31 am
At least they're not standing on tables...
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Kirby Yarbrough on March 13, 2014, 09:20:03 am
well o.k.
Thus demonstrating the reason the finish on the Kustom cabinets is called tuck and roll.
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Bob Leonard on March 13, 2014, 02:52:05 pm
Those cabinets came in a number of configurations and sounded pretty good. What's missing is the chrome mounts with wheels on the bottom similar to the mounts Vox used on AC30s but instead made for these columns. And you're right Frank, it was very common to see these type columns on top of tables moved to either side of the stage.
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: TrevorMilburn on March 13, 2014, 03:19:05 pm
At least they're not standing on tables...
Many years ago I saw a band who had a PA comprising 2 2x15 horns and 2 double horn+tweeter arrays per side all resting on top of tables stacked 2 high (may have also had chairs in the equation but it was in my youth) obviously to allow any falling equipment to land squarely on the audiences' heads. Nice!
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: frank kayser on March 13, 2014, 04:31:35 pm
Bob, Trevor,
Indeed, the speakers are ground-stacked (thank goodness)


I was actually referring to the stage platform itself...  I could just see a bunch of folding rectangular tables put up as a stage...


frank
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Jamin Lynch on March 13, 2014, 04:46:59 pm
Thus demonstrating the reason the finish on the Kustom cabinets is called tuck and roll.

I used to have a '56 Chevy with tuck and roll interior. Oh yeah I was cool 8)
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Tom Roche on March 13, 2014, 09:54:16 pm
I wonder why they didn't hang speakers from those ladder "trusses."  After all, they should get them up high.
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Steve M Smith on March 14, 2014, 02:58:46 am
I have played on worse.  A few years ago I did a gig on a stage made out of old farm trailers and pallets nailed together.

This one is actually quite good by comparison!


Steve.
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Tim McCulloch on March 14, 2014, 12:45:53 pm
I have played on worse.  A few years ago I did a gig on a stage made out of old farm trailers and pallets nailed together.

This one is actually quite good by comparison!


Steve.

The trailers don't bother me near as much as makeshift roofs and shade covers.
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Chris Hindle on March 14, 2014, 01:32:37 pm
The trailers don't bother me near as much as makeshift roofs and shade covers.
No shit Tim. At least trailers are made to carry a load..... Homebrew roofing and ladder/antenna "truss" - not so much.
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Rick Earl on March 14, 2014, 02:25:25 pm
The trailers don't bother me near as much as makeshift roofs and shade covers.

Agreed, these get posted as jokes, but we should be outraged.  It will happen again because they did it before and it "worked".  I wonder how much money they saved?
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Milt Hathaway on March 14, 2014, 02:49:25 pm
The trailers don't bother me near as much as makeshift roofs and shade covers.

Trailers didn't bother me until the time I fell through the gap between two of them while running around trying to get my gear out of a downpour (that the MC/local weatherman assured us was not coming.)
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Tim McCulloch on March 14, 2014, 07:55:59 pm
Trailers didn't bother me until the time I fell through the gap between two of them while running around trying to get my gear out of a downpour (that the MC/local weatherman assured us was not coming.)

C'mon, Milt, you mean it actually rains in the Permian basin?
Title: Re: Uses for ladders
Post by: Ivan Beaver on March 14, 2014, 09:12:55 pm
Thus demonstrating the reason the finish on the Kustom cabinets is called tuck and roll.
I bet they don't sound anywhere nearly as good as the ones I highly modified.

I use a pair for my "computer speakers" powered by a 2400 watt/ch amp.

The mid/high is a B&C coax and the 2 lows are lab 12s.  The fourth 12" hole is the ports.

The cabinets had a lot of additional bracing with the mid/high in a sealed chamber.