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Title: mixer splash guard
Post by: David A. Parker on January 29, 2011, 06:05:22 pm
I got tired of worrying about spilled drinks on my mixer, so I built a plexiglas cover

http://s926.photobucket.com/albums/ad106/brodave2/mixer%20co ver/
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Dave Rickard on January 29, 2011, 06:17:37 pm
Looks like a perfect place to set drinks!
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Ivan Beaver on January 29, 2011, 07:40:05 pm
Dave Rickard wrote on Sat, 29 January 2011 18:17

Looks like a perfect place to set drinks!

Yeah it kinds says "Place drink here" Laughing

However-if it was at an angle so the drink would slide-or almost slide off-then they wouldn't put them there.
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Dan Johnson on January 29, 2011, 08:01:23 pm
Ivan Beaver wrote on Sat, 29 January 2011 18:40

However-if it was at an angle so the drink would slide-or almost slide off-then they wouldn't put them there.

...or people would constantly be spilling drinks off of the slanted console cover and he would be standing in a puddle of spilled drinks all night.
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Mac Kerr on January 29, 2011, 08:25:05 pm
Dan Johnson wrote on Sat, 29 January 2011 20:01

Ivan Beaver wrote on Sat, 29 January 2011 18:40

However-if it was at an angle so the drink would slide-or almost slide off-then they wouldn't put them there.

...or people would constantly be spilling drinks off of the slanted console cover and he would be standing in a puddle of spilled drinks all night.


I think the slant would be tipped away from the front of the mixer. The drinks should spill on the patron's feet.

Mac
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Dan Johnson on January 29, 2011, 10:40:11 pm
Mac Kerr wrote on Sat, 29 January 2011 19:25

Dan Johnson wrote on Sat, 29 January 2011 20:01

Ivan Beaver wrote on Sat, 29 January 2011 18:40

However-if it was at an angle so the drink would slide-or almost slide off-then they wouldn't put them there.

...or people would constantly be spilling drinks off of the slanted console cover and he would be standing in a puddle of spilled drinks all night.


I think the slant would be tipped away from the front of the mixer.

Right, but after a night full of spilled drinks on the back side of the mixer, the puddle is going to spread to the front side of the mixer. Wink
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: David A. Parker on January 29, 2011, 11:32:29 pm
that thought crossed my mind. I could put more of a slope on it, but then I wouldn't be able to access the faders without lifting the lid.
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Mike Caldwell on January 30, 2011, 10:14:25 am
You could build something like this.

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Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Kirby Yarbrough on January 30, 2011, 10:27:24 am
I bet a machete would be less expensive (at least in the short term).
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on January 30, 2011, 10:42:57 am
I like your homemade case!!

Build the top of your mixer cover like the roof of a house and then no one can set anything there at all Smile
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Chris Davis on January 30, 2011, 06:31:37 pm
David A. Parker wrote on Sat, 29 January 2011 18:05

I got tired of worrying about spilled drinks on my mixer, so I built a plexiglas cover

 http://s926.photobucket.com/albums/ad106/brodave2/mixer%20co ver/



Looks like a great idea, you must have a rough gig.

The other guys have a good point.  I would also add a pitched roof to the plan...  maybe pitch it so that the drinks fall off to the sides though??   Confused
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: David A. Parker on January 30, 2011, 06:36:13 pm
I had to make it fit in the case, or it would have had more slope
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Chris Davis on January 30, 2011, 06:52:43 pm
David A. Parker wrote on Sun, 30 January 2011 18:36

I had to make it fit in the case, or it would have had more slope


Ok, well leave that "as is", then make a pitched roof to set on top of that.  Just two plexiglass panels that are hinged together at the top.  The only tricky part would be figuring out which fasteners to use to attach it to the existing box you have built.  Anyhow, it could be designed to easily fold up and go into the case for storage.   Razz
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Rick Stansby on January 31, 2011, 03:52:58 pm
Chris Davis wrote on Sun, 30 January 2011 15:52

David A. Parker wrote on Sun, 30 January 2011 18:36

I had to make it fit in the case, or it would have had more slope


Ok, well leave that "as is", then make a pitched roof to set on top of that.  Just two plexiglass panels that are hinged together at the top.  The only tricky part would be figuring out which fasteners to use to attach it to the existing box you have built.  Anyhow, it could be designed to easily fold up and go into the case for storage.   Razz


I've always wanted to invent a collapsable rack cover to prevent drinks from being placed on my cases and speakers..  Criss-crossing legs that would expand out as necessary, and store in a relative small amount of space.

Somewhat like this with two rows (for lack of a better picture).


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Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: John Livings on January 31, 2011, 07:22:55 pm
Or Slant the Mixer



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Regards,  John
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Chris Davis on January 31, 2011, 08:42:38 pm
Rick Stansby wrote on Mon, 31 January 2011 15:52

Chris Davis wrote on Sun, 30 January 2011 15:52

David A. Parker wrote on Sun, 30 January 2011 18:36

I had to make it fit in the case, or it would have had more slope


Ok, well leave that "as is", then make a pitched roof to set on top of that.  Just two plexiglass panels that are hinged together at the top.  The only tricky part would be figuring out which fasteners to use to attach it to the existing box you have built.  Anyhow, it could be designed to easily fold up and go into the case for storage.   Razz


I've always wanted to invent a collapsable rack cover to prevent drinks from being placed on my cases and speakers..  Criss-crossing legs that would expand out as necessary, and store in a relative small amount of space.

Somewhat like this with two rows (for lack of a better picture).


index.php/fa/34891/0/


How nice, a finger mutilator.  While we are at it...

Here ya go, I fixed it for ya...  Twisted Evil
index.php/fa/34897/0/

Not too sure about that mirror though.



Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: brian maddox on February 02, 2011, 07:05:43 am
at the sound co. i worked at we fashioned plywood pyramids to put on top of our subs so that they wouldn't be drink magnets.  we found you didn't need much slope.  drunk people value their alcohol and won't put their drink on a surface that is slanted for fear their 5 dollar drink will spill.

worked like a champ.  in hindsight, a simple teepee shape that folded back flat on itself with a hinge would have been better for transport.  but trust me, put a slant on it and the drink issue will pretty much go away...


brian
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Geoff Doane on February 02, 2011, 10:59:52 am
A local club used to have some JBL MI-631 monitors (picture here:http://www.jblpro.com/pub/obsolete/MI_Series.pdf ).
 
As well as not being great monitors, they suffered from the design flaw of having a horizontal flat area just above the horn.  This was a convenient place for patrons and musicians to place drinks, but they would sooner or later fall over (the drinks, not the patrons), dumping noxious liquids into the horn and cone driver.


After some premature failures of HF diaphragms, somebody came up with the idea of gluing a triangular piece of wood to the flat area.  The modified monitors were dubbed the "MI-631BP" for "beer protector".

GTD
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Gene Declue on February 02, 2011, 04:15:23 pm
What's with the bathroom grab bar???
Title: Re: mixer splash guard
Post by: Matt Harris on February 02, 2011, 05:14:03 pm
I've seen a guy drape a clear plastic sheet over the mixer before. it seemed to work well.

Recently there was a bar fight where a beer was thrown and it exploded on a guys face who was 5 feet from our mixer. We had a bit of beer land on our board. Wish I had something over it like the OP.
Title: UPDATE
Post by: David A. Parker on February 20, 2011, 05:14:34 pm
the pictures were misleading, it has a decent slope. First time out with the cover, it worked really well. I was able to access what I needed 90% of the time after sound check without lifting the lid, and when I had to lift the hinged lid, it wasn't anything that made life difficult. Knowing that the mixer was covered when I walked away was priceless. I'll count this as one of my inventions that worked. A lot of them haven't!