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RE: Equipment stand ideas

My friend Kris Thompson uses an ironing board for his keyboard.

> [Original Message]
> From: sarth <sarth@sarth.net>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 1/6/2006 3:05:18 PM
> Subject: RE: Equipment stand ideas
> I use the quicklock ws-550 with attached shelves. I wanted to use the
> tier, but sent it back because it seemed to require too much setup time.
> ws-550 is stable and re;latively quick to set up, the next quickest thing
> an x-style stand. The shelves are relatively sturdy and not sooo slow; if
> could find something faster to support a laptop, drumachine, full sized
> keyboard, and small keyboard, I would switch ... but I haven't seen it
> -- Sarth
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kris Hartung [mailto:khartung@cableone.net] 
> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 6:33 AM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Equipment stand ideas
> I use some nice, wood portable TV trays. Not that stable, but I like
> on the edge...  :)  I have seen some TV trays that are more stable,
> This works great if you are a sitter...I like the keyboard stand idea for
> standing.
> Kris
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "hazard factor" <artists@hazardfactor.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 2:07 AM
> Subject: Equipment stand ideas
> 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
> odd selection of ideas...)
> Dave Eichenberger
> http://www.hazardfactor.com