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Dave Guilford

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Canopy for FOH
« on: June 06, 2021, 03:32:31 PM »

Recommendations?  Better than the $100 ones at dicks or Walmart.  Not the $900 online.
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Re: Canopy for FOH
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 03:51:57 PM »

Recommendations?  Better than the $100 ones at dicks or Walmart.  Not the $900 online.

There's a bit more with canopies than just price.

Size?
Side walls?
Windows?
Canopy material?
Water resistant / water proof?
Steel / aluminum?

If you are not sure what you are looking for, research canopies first.  You may surprised what you actually need and what it may cost.




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Re: Canopy for FOH
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 03:58:45 PM »

KD Canopy.  Falls into the buy once, cry once category...
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Re: Canopy for FOH
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 04:57:23 PM »

KD Canopy.  Falls into the buy once, cry once category...

I just wish they made one with an aluminized roof to reflect some heat away and block more light on my console screen.
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Re: Canopy for FOH
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2021, 06:50:07 PM »

KD Canopy.  Falls into the buy once, cry once category...

I thought I asked to avoid that haha.  Iím def ready to buy now, and then next year dump $$$ into KD or similar
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Re: Canopy for FOH
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2021, 08:23:36 PM »

Undercover has served us well.  Under $400 for a 10x10.
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Re: Canopy for FOH
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2021, 08:52:38 PM »

ABC Canopy from Amazon is around $300 and included sidewalls and mesh walls. I've had ours for around 4-5 years; it gets used 8-10 times a year and is sill in great shape. The transport/storage bag wore out pretty quickly, but aside from that, the tent itself has been fantastic.

Ironically, the hardware on the ABC has held-up better than our KD stuff did (after massively downsizing operations in 2019, I sold our KD Canopies).

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Re: Canopy for FOH
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2021, 09:12:26 PM »

I have an EZ-Up Eclipse 10x15 that Iíve been very happy with.  Itís not particularly cheap but not $900 either.  Itís held up through several summer storms on a barge in Florida, hence Iím quite impressed with it as any disposable tent would have been torn to pieces.  As with everything, you get what you pay for.
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Re: Canopy for FOH
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 10:33:00 PM »

I just wish they made one with an aluminized roof to reflect some heat away and block more light on my console screen.

The white top of the tent acts as a diffuser, it doesnít cut the light by enough for me.

I have been using an M32 for outdoor shows and the trick I found to be able to see the indicators on it is I am using a dark blue tarp (blue on one side and gray on the other) that I tie up like a suspended ceiling in the tent, blue side down. It is a 10x10 foot tent and the tarp is 10x8 foot. It cuts down the light in the tent a lot. It is a very cheap tarp from Harbor freight. I have a backup for when this one tears.
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Re: Canopy for FOH
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2021, 11:29:22 PM »

I just wish they made one with an aluminized roof to reflect some heat away and block more light on my console screen.
It's all about timing... Kevin responded before me!

We have the same issue.  It's somewhat resolved by adding a tarp to the underside of the tent (at the ceiling/head height).  We use a tarp that is silver on one side and black on the other.  Silver side points up to reflect the rays back to the top of the tent.  The black side (pointing down) absorbs light.  Our tent is 10' x 10'; the tarp is 10' x 10'.  We use bungee cords through the tarp eyelets and attach to the tent frame all the way around.  Takes a few minutes to install, but is well worth it.  Only draw back is the air space between the silver side of the tarp and the top of the tent (insdie) can get rather hot on sunny days. 
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