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Jeff Lelko

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Re: Totems for movers.
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 07:41:13 pm »

I keep them in their original shipping boxes when transporting them.

Why not kill two birds with one stone on this and get some proper roadcases, and then use them for setting fixtures on during the show?  Many people do this, and depending on the show you can often take it even one step further with free advertising when your band/company name or logo is painted on the case.  Sometimes you can get away with that, sometimes itís out of place or not what the customer wants to see.  Your mileage will vary.

I ask about your current hanging solution because if you already own trussing youíll almost certainly want to buy something within family for this to maximize intercompatibility and flexibility, though that doesnít seem to be the case here.

Cases and trussing aside, Iíve seen moving lights on everything from bar stools and instrument stands to assorted IKEA furniture.  Ideally you want the fixture secured to the stand so that it canít tip off or walk its way over the edge.  Hope this helps!
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Re: Totems for movers.
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 09:03:33 pm »

Thanks for your input Jeff, it is very good.
It's a matter of growth and needs  first as far as ROI on what I have.
I agree road cases are in order.
I have 4 units now as well as various other pieces I pack around.
Plan on adding more.
Cases will be soon.
Most of my other lighting gear is cased already.
As well as my sound gear.
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Mark Cadwallader

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Re: Totems for movers.
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 09:12:53 pm »

If Global F34 or similar is too pricey, plywood or MDF "stage cubes" may be your answer. 24" or 30" cube, with cut-out handles, painted flat black. Also suitable for water bottles, harmonicas, etc.  Make them strong enough for people to stand upon.  If you have four matching cubes, you can put them together and you have a mini-riser.  YMMV.
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Re: Totems for movers.
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 09:44:34 pm »

If Global F34 or similar is too pricey, plywood or MDF "stage cubes" may be your answer. 24" or 30" cube, with cut-out handles, painted flat black. Also suitable for water bottles, harmonicas, etc.  Make them strong enough for people to stand upon.  If you have four matching cubes, you can put them together and you have a mini-riser.  YMMV.
This is a great idea.
I have access to metal and welders also, I can see them doubling as ego boxes.
That's really a good thought.
With a little thought in the engineering I could also design them to fold flat for trailer packing,  or leave them packed in the stage.
Thank you sir!
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Terry Martin

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Re: Totems for movers.
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 11:06:23 am »

Cases work well for this.  The small clubs we play typically donít have room for dead storage, so we made use of two identical trunks for movers. 





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Re: Totems for movers.
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 12:28:58 am »

I use mini tripods I purchased off of Amazon.  Totem trusses would have been too cumbersome and way too expensive.  They have worked really well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DUWWQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008R0WCUG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A couple videos of the show where you can see the stands.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHandsaw
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Re: Totems for movers.
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 02:24:08 pm »

I use mini tripods I purchased off of Amazon.  Totem trusses would have been too cumbersome and way too expensive.  They have worked really well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DUWWQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008R0WCUG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A couple videos of the show where you can see the stands.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHandsaw
Wow,  that's a great idea also.
I have stock piles of speaker stands.
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