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mroulier
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Oct 3rd, 2017 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thought Iron Maiden had some cool monitors that had a flat part on the other side of the speaker so Bruce or whoever could jump up, but cannot find any pictures....
As a visual aid, here is a Peavey 1545...where the "Peavey" logo is now there was a box suitable for standing...it wasn't two pieces, it was all one unit.

Or did I imagine it? (likely!)
I also realize the footprint on this will be huge!

Peavey 1545

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Oct 3rd, 2017 03:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would guess all large shows are geared up by a pro sound company (remember Tychobrahe?) that builds their own cabinets.

Making a wedge like you describe is dead simple: a 5/8" plywood box, glued and screwed, covered in Ozite, and loaded with a 12" or 15" speaker and matching horn with a passive crossover, looking something like

this.

Tony Wright
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Oct 4th, 2017 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not being a fan of Iron Maiden and thus not able to visualize "jumping up on the monitor" versus the guys who put one foot on the top of the monitor wedge and simple "strike a pose"...

So, if you really want to stand on top of the monitor like "king on the mountain" why not just build a black box to simply set over your monitor with a couple of sturdy braces or more across the top and a heavy gauge steel mesh on top of the braces...then it would simply be a monitor AND a stage riser.

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Oct 4th, 2017 09:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Being the gear head that I am, I'm always trying to catch glimpses of the gear the big boys are using. I can't remember the brand of monitor I saw on one occasion, but I googled them and found out the monitors I searched were thousands of dollars each. I thought at the time "no wonder I've never heard of them".

I like Tony's idea. Build a box over one.

larryguitar19
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larryguitar
Oct 4th, 2017 10:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So we talking about an elevated position at the foot of the stage.... standing on a box....on purpose?

Have you cleared this idea with the wife?

what could go wrong?

(This message was last edited by larryguitar19 at 10:04 PM, Oct 5th, 2017)

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Oct 5th, 2017 06:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A platform! Way easier!

Tony, you're a genius.

Tony Wright
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Oct 5th, 2017 10:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awww. Gosh. I just asked myself what would Peegoo do?

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Oct 6th, 2017 03:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just had a flashback to 1979, gig at a topless bar, front man jumped up on table out front. Management sent him a note

"We don't dance on your equipment, don't dance on our tables or we'll break your legs."

Tony Wright
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Oct 6th, 2017 03:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well...he got the point across to your singer. I would say your guy got off lucky.

littleuch
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Oct 6th, 2017 03:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They were polite enough to send a nice nekkid lady with the note.



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Oct 7th, 2017 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good manners are always appreciated.

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Cal-Woody

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Oct 8th, 2017 12:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The last pair of pro monitors that I saw like you mentioned were built by Community. They made a lot of sound systems that were at almost every show I went to.

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