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Re: Equipment stand ideas

I use one of the heavy-duty single tier double x-frame keyboard
stands.  Very stable:


My 6U rack sits on it with no problem, you could put the mixer on top
of that.  The single X ones are way too unstable for anything with


On 1/6/06, hazard factor <artists@hazardfactor.com> wrote:
> I need some equipment stand ideas, kids....I have a 6 space rack, and a
> small 12 channel mixer. I want to avoid lugging out more stuff that is
> needed, and compact stands would be better than dragging out a whole café
> table. I hate excessive setup time (and often don't have that luxury), 
> want something that looks nice too.
> So, what do y'all use to put the racks on for gigs? I have used a few
> things...
> - an X style keyboard stand, with the mixer on top of the rack. This 
> work great, as the X stand is light and folds almost flat. However, it 
> very stable. I have never had it fall, but have come very close.
> - a small amp stand for the rack which makes it face around 45 degrees 
> Great to get to the EDP buttons, but then I have to bring a small plant
> stand for the mixer since it won't fit on the rack case at that angle.
> - I have gone to a small Behringer rack mixer too, although it doesn't 
> as good as my Mackie, and doesn't have as many options. I am thinking 
> just going back to the Mackie. It takes a little longer to set up (5mins)
> and breaks the 'more to bring to a gig' rule, but it sounds so good.
> Any other ideas I am not thinking of? Sometimes I sit, sometimes stand, 
> it has to be reachable- at least viewable, so I can glance at the 
> otherwist I'd just put the rack on the floor (damn LCD screens!). Some
> people use equipment cases, which are great, but I don't bring equipment
> that big to require a huge case.  So, I am open to ideas.
> PVC? Luggage stands? TV Trays? Rope from the ceiling? Busty models? 
>(what an
> odd selection of ideas...)
> Dave Eichenberger
> http://www.hazardfactor.com