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  • 2016 Bay Seafood Festival

    My Rotary Club's biggest fund raiser each year for the last 26 years. 1500 people for all you can eat seafood.
    Thanks,
    Bill Cronheim
    Entertainment Systems Corporation
    Back stage since 1965
    Equipment specialist since 1973

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    Look up, look way up.... sorry that's a Canadian reference. Nice set up, but I get vertigo just looking at the speakers. I think I mentioned my daughter had to run a Genie lift in her fourth year tech class - hanging lights in a theatre. In fact I even had a brief lighting career but just couldn't stand the heights. I don't mind band lighting gigs, but theatre work is too much for this chicken.

    So with all that food, I hope the crew got to eat!

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    • #3
      My partner spent pretty much his entire career in a 30' man lift, I spend 3 or 4 days a year in a 60' boom lift. You do get used to it.
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      Former product development engineer: Genz Benz, a KMC Music/FMIC/JAM Industries Company, continuing factory level product support and service for Genz Benz

      Currently product development engineer: Mesa Boogie

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      • #4
        Heights don't bother me at all.

        I own and use a Genie AWP25 on a lot of my jobs.
        Thanks,
        Bill Cronheim
        Entertainment Systems Corporation
        Back stage since 1965
        Equipment specialist since 1973

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        • #5
          Sure makes tree trimming, painting, siding work much better then using ladder jacks, scaffolding or just a single ladder a breeze!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pro Sound Guy View Post
            Sure makes tree trimming, painting, siding work much better then using ladder jacks, scaffolding or just a single ladder a breeze!
            Once you have used the big boy tools, it's really hard to go back to the "good 'ol days"!

            For example, with a boom lift or scissor lift for this one particular job, it used to take 3 guys 5 hours to do the install and with the lift it takes an hour and a half with 2 guys. Do the math and the savings easily pays for the lift time (don't have to pay for delivery or pick-up, we just share the total hours).

            Oh, and I don't hurt for 2 days afterwards either.
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            Former product development engineer: Genz Benz, a KMC Music/FMIC/JAM Industries Company, continuing factory level product support and service for Genz Benz

            Currently product development engineer: Mesa Boogie

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            • #7
              Aged is so right. I recently did a projector and screen install in a church. Because of the pews and altar layout, I was unable to use my genie. Had to use a 28' extension ladder which added hours, hours and sore muscles to the task.
              Thanks,
              Bill Cronheim
              Entertainment Systems Corporation
              Back stage since 1965
              Equipment specialist since 1973

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              • #8
                What's the cost to the client of servicing those projectors up there?

                Did you have any problems with vibration from hanging the projector? I have troubleshot several installations like that and there was enough vibration coupled through from the roof diaphragm that the pixels were moving as much as 0.25" on the screen causing the symptom of loss of focus (that's what it looked like). I won't install like that, too many bad feelings down the road.
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                Former product development engineer: Genz Benz, a KMC Music/FMIC/JAM Industries Company, continuing factory level product support and service for Genz Benz

                Currently product development engineer: Mesa Boogie

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                • #9
                  Time will tell.

                  The installation is about 60 old and no calls so far. Any service call will be my standard hourly rate as I can reach the projector from a 10' step ladder.
                  Thanks,
                  Bill Cronheim
                  Entertainment Systems Corporation
                  Back stage since 1965
                  Equipment specialist since 1973

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                  • #10
                    Looks like they are higher than that... Yikes
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                    Former product development engineer: Genz Benz, a KMC Music/FMIC/JAM Industries Company, continuing factory level product support and service for Genz Benz

                    Currently product development engineer: Mesa Boogie

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