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Dave Garoutte

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Re: Looking for 35mm lighting stands
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2016, 09:38:17 pm »

Put me down for an ass load of them please.

Dozen or more (since you don't know how big our production ass is)

Ok, I'll get to work on them.
Bare aluminum? or black anodized; probably adds $2 each.
The intent is to tap them into 1 1/2" OD EMT hack-sawed to your length.
The EMT is way stronger that the standard aluminum poles and come in 10' lengths.
I'll send you a pair of prototypes to play with.
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Re: Looking for 35mm lighting stands
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2016, 09:24:45 pm »

Scott, I just sent you an IM.

Mike, the 7 degree can be problematic without adding a couple on inches of offset (not so easy).
If the center of gravity of the speaker isn't directly over the upright pole, a fair amount of bending and tippyness (technical term) will ensue.
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Re: Looking for 35mm lighting stands
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2016, 09:30:16 pm »

Just slapped these 10 degree tilters together for my street fair gig.
Note the offset to keep the CG over the pole.
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Re: Looking for 35mm lighting stands
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 04:03:00 am »

Those are nice looking tilters. 


Two out of three of the speakers I typically want tilted have built in cups that at least partially compensate for the center of gravity.  Unfortunately the Yamaha  DSR 12's don't.  I have the K&M adjustable tilters  that attache to the top a a speaker pole and have the expanding mandrel to grip the speaker.  They don't compensate for COG problems.  Yet with the typical 40 pound  speaker and basic steel crank stand I have not had any problems even with the offset COG.  I do put one of the tripod legs in line with the front of the speaker and ensure the speaker cannot rotate.  The legs on my stands have a 6 foot diameter spread and putting the speakers up around 9' seems secure enough to me.


I guess you would have to figure out some way to keep the spud and the speaker from rotating.  In any event I'll sign up for a pair of straight ones!
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Re: Looking for 35mm lighting stands
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2016, 07:18:27 pm »

The speaker in the pix is a DSR115.
Straight pole cup only.
The plate under the speaker will have weather stripping to eliminate rotation.
I agree that steel crank stand (like the one shown) are probably strong enough for a non CG corrected tilt.  The typical aluminum tripod poles probably aren't.  The pin hole can cause a large stress riser with enough side load.
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Re: Looking for 35mm lighting stands
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2016, 08:36:39 am »

This turned into a speaker tilt thread so I'll chime in that I bought a set of Nimrod's tilters and they work fantastically.  A bit more complex than a fixed angle tilter but extremely useful aiming across a venue.

For the light stands, I found that I could combine the 35mm top pole from some cheap speaker stands I had with the Cheap Lights stands by flipping the top 38mm tube and putting the 35mm tube and collar from the cheap stands into it.  Gives me about a 9' stand.  I also bought some 12' stands from MF so I have some options in putting other things in various places.
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