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Clair Bros. Audio first S-4 system (Rod Stewart & Faces in Hong Kong 1974)

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Doug Fowler:
Photo courtesy of Bruce Jackson, supplied by David Scheirman.

ignacio sanchez:
amazing 4 by side right


nice idea this part of forum all the people need to know what happened before on the sound world

Douglas R. Allen:

--- Quote from: Doug Fowler on May 29, 2012, 03:01:47 PM ---Photo courtesy of Bruce Jackson, supplied by David Scheirman.

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Nice system. I just wonder how long the people stayed sitting in all those chairs? The setup time for the chairs alone must have been more than the PA setup time.

Douglas R. Allen

Tom Banks:

--- Quote from: Douglas R. Allen on June 23, 2012, 06:02:07 AM ---Nice system. I just wonder how long the people stayed sitting in all those chairs? The setup time for the chairs alone must have been more than the PA setup time.

Douglas R. Allen

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I can tell you that they got up pretty quickly, as I was there..... but sat down not too long after and stood on the floor.  The chairs were metal fold-up chairs that were nailed in rows of four or five to planks of wood at the front legs and back legs.  After the first song we all got up, but there was a big surge and we all nearly fell off.

Great gig though.  Great to see this picture.  I also used to play soccer for this club from 1977 to 1989.

Tom

Othmane Alaoui:

--- Quote from: Tom Banks on July 11, 2013, 03:31:22 PM ---I can tell you that they got up pretty quickly, as I was there..... but sat down not too long after and stood on the floor.  The chairs were metal fold-up chairs that were nailed in rows of four or five to planks of wood at the front legs and back legs.  After the first song we all got up, but there was a big surge and we all nearly fell off.

Great gig though.  Great to see this picture.  I also used to play soccer for this club from 1977 to 1989.

Tom

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Solotech in Montreal, CA use to have a bunch of these. We use to rent them for our annual college party... 16 boxes, dance floor in the middle for about 1500 peeps. What a blast ! its was really good for 2 reasons, space delimitation and power ! The legendary S4. I think Solo and other still have some in their back shop... no later than 4 years ago, I saw some in a medium rock festival out here !

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