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#174698 - 02/11/08 08:04 PM Stage Light Panel
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Hi,

I saw this thing a while ago at a show. It was used to control 4 stage lights from the sound board. Quite scary.

I thought you guys might get a kick out of it.

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William B.


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#174700 - 02/11/08 08:23 PM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: Webmaster]
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Use #4001 for duct tape...
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#174703 - 02/11/08 08:56 PM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: Webmaster]
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At least the delicate connections and sensitive switches won't get abused during transport. Not to mention it makes a very nice finger warmer, for the poor sound man during those cold club shows.

Larry C

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#174704 - 02/11/08 10:17 PM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: LarryC]
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wow, talk about low budget productions

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#174705 - 02/12/08 01:46 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: KJ]
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Reminds me of a self-employed (and trained) DJ... he had his own light control box, basically a wooden box with a pile of regular light switches and Schuko receptacles. At least they had covers.

the feed however... he had a spare, unswitched receptacle on the side and used it to backfeed the entire box using a cord with two plugs! (and yes, I mean two male cord caps...)

I just found it on my photobucket account.
The plug on the left hand side runs the entire thing.

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#174709 - 02/12/08 04:26 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: KJ]
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 Originally Posted By: KJ
wow, talk about low budget productions


Have you ever priced those Pelican boxes? Not exactly "low budget" stuff.

Why would put an abomination like THAT inside one is beyond me, though...

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#174711 - 02/12/08 06:16 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: NJwirenut]
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Aw, now, you guys are too rough :<) . Notice how he color-coordinated the switches and receptacles!

It is an unusual combination of "values" - a very nice (pricey) case and a couple of dollars worth of parts thrown together.

Ranger; It's interesting you mentioned the "double male" power cord. A band around here had a similar setup like this, playing in an ancient dance hall one night. A "roadie" tripped on the power cord, unplugged it from the controller, the cord fell onto an aluminum case sitting on the floor beneath. Caused a short circuit that knocked out every light in the joint and started a small fire in the main fuse box. Delightful evening on the fire engine that night...

N.J.; Those cases are wonderful. They're just right for carrying around wireless microphones.

Mike (mamills)

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#174714 - 02/12/08 07:16 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: mamills]
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I once came across a disco light box (one of those three-channel bass/mid/treble flashing jobs) which had been built with 3.5mm mono jack sockets for the light outputs. Only the tip of each plug was used as the current-carrying conductor, so there were separate line and neutral jacks for each of the three channels. All at 240V here, of course.

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#174719 - 02/12/08 10:07 AM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: pauluk]
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Yeouch! Now that's a bad one!

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#174739 - 02/12/08 05:48 PM Re: Stage Light Panel [Re: Texas_Ranger]
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That case would look at home at a few dive bars around here... (Except the case part, too pricey... maybe a milk crate from behind Circle K...)





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