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The opposite of GAS...

Postby allanlummox » Thu May 18, 2006 1:26 am

Everyone loves to brag about their guitars and amps...


Well I bought a new Mic Stand today.

It's a DR Pro low stand with a boom, which I've outfitted with 2 mic clips - guitar and vocal mic on one easy-to-transport rig.


Neato, huh?
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Postby stratman_27 » Thu May 18, 2006 1:43 am

Uh dude its a mic stand. Just kidding, anything that makes travel easier I say all the better.
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Postby ricochet » Thu May 18, 2006 2:47 am

Yeah, it's Gear.
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Postby allanlummox » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:30 pm

OK, I may be crossing a line here.

My music purchasing is getting more prosaic. The UPS man just brought me an extra special, really cool, super lightweight flight case that I've wanted for a very long time.


One of these:
http://www.casextreme.com/models_all.htm

I'm so excited! I'm going to go and put a guitar in it right now!


Whee!
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Postby ricochet » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:27 pm

All right, Lummo! :D
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Postby 1dustyeod » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:08 pm

http://www.rondomusic.net/flightcases.html

These are really good cases. I've had a couple.

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Postby allanlummox » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:13 pm

Yea, it looks like it should do a pretty good job.


I haven't flown with a full sized guitar in a few years - last time I did, flying home from playing a wedding in Britain, Air Canada made me put my Gibson in the hold during a layover in Montreal - after I had been told "no problem" at every other leg of the trip.

Can you say "headstock"?

All I could get them to cough up was $80.

So...getting a flight case has been a bit overdue.
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Postby gcd revue » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:20 pm

Those look like they'd probably do the job. What's the construction of the shell? I'm gonna need a couple of 'em soon.
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Postby allanlummox » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:25 pm

It's corrugated plastic, with a foam lining.
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Re: The opposite of GAS...

Postby 601blues » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:25 pm

allanlummox wrote:Everyone loves to brag about their guitars and amps...


Well I bought a new Mic Stand today.

It's a DR Pro low stand with a boom, which I've outfitted with 2 mic clips - guitar and vocal mic on one easy-to-transport rig.


Neato, huh?
Allen.Iam doin the same thing, I use a clip on a flex goose neck,for instrument,and the top for vocal mic, however I have a problem wit it fallen over if I don't watch how far out I position it, mine is the steel round base, would one with legs be better??
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Postby allanlummox » Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:23 am

My new set up has legs, and it's more stable than the old one - in spite of being top heavy with two mikes.

It also folds up smaller.
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Postby whitewolfofsc » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:25 am

Well, you need a strong case to protect your gear. I am still using soft bags for my stuff, since I am not gigging full time yet, but on rare occasions. I have soft bags for my dulcimers and smaller slide guitars, and a semi-hard case (cardboard panels internal) for my little tascam recorder. I found a zippered padded case that was originally to hold CDs, and it fits my yamaha qy100 and ac adapter neatly and keeps it safe from harm. Maybe after I play the octaber blues festival in Charleston, I will want to invest in hard cases.
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Postby deltablues57 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:20 am

My fettish is not necessarily guitars. It is equipment. I love equipment!! I am always checking out the music videos or live musicians or pictures. I love and look at the amp the guitar the mic the position the guiitar selector switch is in p.a. speakers and monitors. I always talk equipment to the guitart player in the band. I spend lots of time on e-bay or music store web sites looking at equipment (not to buy just looking at the pictures). I spend lots of time on harmony-central.com reading user reviews on guitars and amps I will never buy just to read the feedback on the stuff. I am an equipment junkie. Good luck with the mic stand.
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Postby allanlummox » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:41 am

Yea, I've had a couple of chances to use the new stand, and it works great.

My worry was that in a practical situation, I wouldn't be able to get the mics into workable positions - but it's fine.

'course, now the gear is packed away and it'll be a while before the next gig, but I'll be ready...
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Postby allanlummox » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:02 pm

Wow - my anti-GAS is getting chronic.

We just got our first noise complaint, and we'd agreed weeks ago that if that happened - we'd get one of these;

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3.5' x 5', without the wheels.

Just placed the order, it should arrive in about a week.


That's right, the monolith from "2001 - a Space Oddysey" is about to land in my home...

I'm just glad it has windows.
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