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Bob Cap

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Re: Some companies just want to get big.
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2017, 08:59:24 am »


My "very first" PA was 2 full range cabinets that had 2x12" and a 4x10" horn  (all radio shack drivers), a 4 channel mixer (volume bass and treble) I built and a single 100 watt amp I built.

I grew from that.

The largest it got using the "separate cabinet approach" is shown below.  After this photo was taken I started using the "one box" approach.

Looks like a lot of Bob Heil gear?
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Re: Some companies just want to get big.
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2017, 05:03:47 pm »

ACTUALLY-I have done gigs in which the promoters MOST IMPORTANT concern was the NUMBER OF CABINETS USED.

Not the quality-type-he insisted on NUMBERS.

This was a promoter that I had worked with many times at the same venue-doing the same type music etc with a much smaller rig and it was fine.

So I actually took out dummy empty, PA cabinets (actually twice as many as I normally used).

He was happy because it "looked louder".

I did plug cables into them so they looked like they were being used.

I did charge more :)

I have a video of it somewhere I need to find.

Back in the 70's in the UK this was prevalent. Amps and drivers were expensive and, "promoters" used to have two or three, "sounds" doing soul nights. This became a competition and empty boxes were used. I could actually name two, but wont obviously.  Fun times, piles of 4520's and 4560's
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Re: Some companies just want to get big.
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2017, 05:56:12 pm »

Looks like a lot of Bob Heil gear?
Those were cabinets I built.

I liked his color scheme-so I "borrowed" it.
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Re: Some companies just want to get big.
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2017, 06:43:47 pm »

I almost want to say that I know who this is, I've seen their photos and they're not more than a few hours from me if memory serves me right.  I can't remember the name and won't disclose it, of course, but yeah...
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Re: Some companies just want to get big.
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