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Bradford "BJ" James

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Re: Loading One Side Of Lighting Truss
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2016, 11:39:01 AM »

The cheesboroughs I have use sliding u-brackets and and pins so you can change the center of the load on the lift. I'm still cautious loading the truss evenly though as I don't want the lighter end popping up against the pin.
Not sure how many movers would be a safe load with 20' of truss on ST132's though. Aren't they rated for only around 200lbs?
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Re: Loading One Side Of Lighting Truss
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2016, 02:04:56 PM »

I've seen lots of truss loaded one one side and even though its unbalanced and leaning, it never seemed to cause a problem.

I always staggered fixtures though just to make it look interesting. Everything in a line is boring.

I also try to put some different Heights in the fixtures as well. If you have 6 movers, stick 2 of them 12-18" further down than the rest. It looks cool.
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Re: Loading One Side Of Lighting Truss
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2016, 02:30:03 PM »

Lots of good info. Thanks

Back in the day we only had Aluminum Par64 cans. You could hang them just about anyway you wanted without weight considerations.
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Re: Loading One Side Of Lighting Truss
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2016, 06:19:48 PM »

Back in the day we only had Aluminum Par64 cans. You could hang them just about anyway you wanted without weight considerations.
very incorrect

the van halen brown m+m rider clause came entirely from touring with par cans and was done in respect to hanging weights
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Re: Loading One Side Of Lighting Truss
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 09:07:57 PM »

very incorrect

the van halen brown m+m rider clause came entirely from touring with par cans and was done in respect to hanging weights

I wasn't quite at van Halen level back then.
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Re: Loading One Side Of Lighting Truss
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2016, 08:08:51 PM »

Lots of good info. Thanks

Back in the day we only had Aluminum Par64 cans. You could hang them just about anyway you wanted without weight considerations.

We used to do it with steel cans. Mounted to triangle truss, top, front and rear rails. We would swing some up, others down. It made for more movement, back when no one had movers or scanners. Our show was run via midi, and the drummer played to a click. It was pretty impressive for the day. About 40 lights total, for a bar cover band.
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