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Title: ATA 'Meat Rack' for 4 T-Bars
Post by: Dave Bednarski on June 12, 2017, 08:54:25 am
I am a lurker on the Lighting Forum but the various threads on cases was very helpful in finding a solution that fit my use case/needs.  Here is the result.

Custom build from St. Louis Case.  Unistrut "meat rack" - I can hang 4 light bars comfortably.  The unistrut can be adjusted left/right and vertically to fit the existing T-Bars and adjustable for future.  Now that I have it in place I will add some padding. 

The lid pops off and has plenty of room for at least 4 Ultimate Support TeleLock stands.

Takes up minimal room in the truck and easy to move single person.  Had it out this weekend - major time saver in both directions.

Alex @ STL Case was excellent to work with.

Title: Re: ATA 'Meat Rack' for 4 T-Bars
Post by: Scott Holtzman on June 12, 2017, 09:18:49 am
I am a lurker on the Lighting Forum but the various threads on cases was very helpful in finding a solution that fit my use case/needs.  Here is the result.

Custom build from St. Louis Case.  Unistrut "meat rack" - I can hang 4 light bars comfortably.  The unistrut can be adjusted left/right and vertically to fit the existing T-Bars and adjustable for future.  Now that I have it in place I will add some padding. 

The lid pops off and has plenty of room for at least 4 Ultimate Support TeleLock stands.

Takes up minimal room in the truck and easy to move single person.  Had it out this weekend - major time saver in both directions.

Alex @ STL Case was excellent to work with.

Really like this
Title: Re: ATA 'Meat Rack' for 4 T-Bars
Post by: Dave Bednarski on June 12, 2017, 04:20:05 pm
Really like this

With the front latched on - http://dbmisc.s3.amazonaws.com/IMG_1447.jpeg

Def a time saver.  This entire setup is new for me 2017.  I changed my pricing for no lights, 1, 2, 3 or 4 stands.  So I am after the easiest & fastest transport/setup/clean up.

The lights are Blizzard Colorise EXAs.  The rest was a science project.  In hightsight I could have probably done it differently/better but...

ColorSource 20 (or Mac Lightkey App) to Enttec ODE Mk2 -> CAT5 from FOH/Controller -> Network Switch in Amp Rack -> Enttec Ethergate Mk3 -> LightCaster W-DMX -> Fixtures

So far rock solid, no drop outs.  The W-DMX transmitter is in the stage rack and near the light stands.  I run a CAT5 line from my mixer for dedicated data so the Enttec allows the DMX to hitch hike along.

Title: Re: ATA 'Meat Rack' for 4 T-Bars
Post by: Jeff Lelko on June 12, 2017, 04:36:35 pm
Yes, very nicely done!  Do you mind mentioning how much this cost to have made?
Title: Re: ATA 'Meat Rack' for 4 T-Bars
Post by: BrianHenry on June 12, 2017, 06:45:46 pm
Looks great! I homebuilt a toploading case for a pair of bars as a similar concept. Don't forget slabs of higher density foam between each pair so the pars don't slap into each other.


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Title: Re: ATA 'Meat Rack' for 4 T-Bars
Post by: Graham Spice on September 17, 2017, 03:42:51 pm
Yes, very nicely done!  Do you mind mentioning how much this cost to have made?
I'm also interested in the price of something like this.  Looks really useful if cost-effective...
Title: Re: ATA 'Meat Rack' for 4 T-Bars
Post by: Scott Holtzman on September 17, 2017, 03:53:13 pm
I'm also interested in the price of something like this.  Looks really useful if cost-effective...

To have one made would be expensive.  A good route would be to find an old mixer case and do the mod yourself.
Title: Re: ATA 'Meat Rack' for 4 T-Bars
Post by: William Schnake on September 17, 2017, 04:49:35 pm
I am a lurker on the Lighting Forum but the various threads on cases was very helpful in finding a solution that fit my use case/needs.  Here is the result.

Custom build from St. Louis Case.
Way to go Dave, now my LD is making me get a couple for my shop...this looks fantastic.

Thanks for the great ideas.

Bill