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  • Lighting rig upgrade time!!!!

    Woo hoo... it's lighting rig update time!!!!



    My Old Rig

    Back Truss: OnStage LS7730

    8 Blizzard RGB Pucks

    2 Chauvet 6Spots

    1 Chauvet 4Play

    Front Lighting:

    4 Blizzard Q12As



    This rig has served me well for the last couple of years, but there is more I want to be able to do. So, I just placed my order for some new fixtures.



    My new rig:

    Back Truss: ADJ Light Bridge System with up to 15' of truss

    4 Intimidator Spot LED 350s

    4 Blizzard Q12As

    2 Blizzard Fab5s

    2 Chauvet 6Spots

    1 Chauvet 4Play



    Front Lighting:

    4 Blizzard Q6As



    Side Lighting:

    8 Blizzard RGB Pucks



    This leaves me with 2 extra RGB Pucks that I can use to light backdrops or other specific items. I also have 2 additional 5' sections of truss that I will be mounting to plates to make 2 vertical trusses. I will be mounting 3-4 Par56s on each (left over from before the above "old rig") to be used as blinders. And depending on stage configurations, I could put Intimidators on top of these trusses (the other 2 mounted on the back truss).



    In general, I plan on using just the Back Truss and Front lighting for smaller stages, adding in Side Lighting for the next size up, and the vertical trusses for full sized gigs.



    I am really looking forward to getting the new fixtures. This will be a huge improvement for me, both in terms of quality & brightness, but also configurability. I will share some video of the new system, but probably not until January. I have a bunch of shows lined up before then, but I don't think any of them are in large enough rooms to break out the whole system.
    Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. -Will Rogershttp://facebook.com/SpitShineRocks

  • #2
    That's awesome!! I love moving heads!!



    PA Unity15's over LS800p's. YX15's, YX12's IPR power, RM32AI

    LightsMartin Minimac Profiles, Chauvet Intimidator Spot Duos, Blizzard 3NX, Fab5, Hotbox

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    • #3
      DON'T BE ALARMED!!! REMAIN CALM!!!!!!!!!
      There's nothing to see here. It's another day in IDAHO!!!

      My bands Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stiff.richard

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      • #4
        Do you use wireless DMX? Which one?
        PA Unity15's over LS800p's. YX15's, YX12's IPR power, RM32AI

        LightsMartin Minimac Profiles, Chauvet Intimidator Spot Duos, Blizzard 3NX, Fab5, Hotbox

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        • #5
          I do use wireless DMX, but I wouldn't recommend the ones I use. I have a bunch of these.



          I have had 2 power supply failures in 2 years and I know Johnny Lightboy bought some as well and he has experienced flickering issues with them.
          Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. -Will Rogershttp://facebook.com/SpitShineRocks

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          • #6
            My Q12As will be moving to the back eventually also so that I can switch to the Q6As for the front.



            We ran a benefit show this past weekend and all I had was two Q12As, one per side. I got a few chuckles until I turned them on. That was the first time I got to use them, and wow...actually too bright at times. I had already ordered two more (should be in this week) thinking they weren't going to cut it. Oops. Then again they'll get put to use in the back so no big deal.



            I love those lights.
            geetarz: Nashville Tele w/Fralin and Lollars, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Music Man Luke w/piezo, Music Man Albert Lee HH
            mapz: Mesa Mark V, Jet City JCA50H, Mesa Mini-Rectifier
            efx and such: RC Booster, BB Preamp, Nova System

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by Mutha Goose
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              Nice!!



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              • #8
                I love that more and more people are getting the Intimidator Spot LED 350s. Completely awesome fixture for the money. They're definitely my top moving head recommendation for anyone on this forum right now.
                Professional Moving Light Technician and Lighting Director
                Author of the Basic Band Lighting Guide

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                • #9
                  Well all of the new fixtures came in (I'm still waiting on the DMX cables though ) and I have had a chance to play a little with them so I thought I would share my initial impressions.



                  The back truss is now configured:



                  Fab5 -- Intimidator -- Q12A -- Intimidator -- Q12A -- Q12A -- Intimidator -- Q12A -- Intimidator -- Fab5



                  In general the Fab5s and the Q12 are very similar in terms of color and output level. The blue is a little richer, and the Amber is a little darker (color tone) on the Fab5 vs. the Q12A. The Fab5 also has a VERY slight edge up in mixing quality. The beam edges are a little sharper and have less shadowing. But the Fab5 really begins to separate itself with the addition of the white. I didn't foresee this, but it greatly improves my pallet options. Getting a convincing Yellow and Orange is a breeze with the Fab5. I was worried that the Fab5 wouldn't play nice with the Q12As. It won't be an issue. They make a nice set.



                  The Intimidator is a behemoth; heavy and power hungry. I cannot run the truss on a single power feed. The manual states that no more than 3 Intimidators should be power-linked together. I killed a couple of fuses before I realized this little nugget. These are also far slower than I expected. That said, boy do these things cut through. The beam is very sharp. The zoom allows for a very defined beam with an almost moon-flower effect (with the right gobo) at one extreme to a soft old-school spot at the other. I really like the Gobos that come with this. A few have stood out to me as being particularly useful, including one that, with the rotating prism, can make a really nice under-water effect.



                  Now I am looking forward to getting to use these at a show. I could be ready to use this rig by the New Year's Eve gig, but will probably wait until mid-January or February to break 'em out. In the mean time, I think it's time to move my bed into my workshop because I have a lot of playing and programming ahead of me.
                  Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. -Will Rogershttp://facebook.com/SpitShineRocks

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                  • #10
                    You're so correct that the addition of white diodes improves your color palette. Want a pastel...got a pastel.



                    Can't wait to see pics and a video.
                    Thanks,
                    Bill Cronheim
                    Entertainment Systems Corporation
                    Back stage since 1965
                    Equipment specialist since 1973

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                    • #11
                      Congratulations on your new gear! Looking forward to vids/pics!

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                      • #12
                        Nice!!



                        My new lights should be here this week it next week. They just crossed the border. I'm hoping to be ready to use it for NYE. I have 20' with of triangle truss, and the stage is 18' wide, so I'll have a couple feet sticking out to the left, and no lights on it.



                        It wil be a similar setup but I'll start with a scanner, then 2 3NX's, etc. Basically swapping the last 2 fixtures in your setup...



                        My basement has the room and it's similar to the stage, so I'll be programming the lights. I took From the 21st off into the new year. So I'll be sitting there working and programming, getting it all together!!



                        Quit teasing us an take a quick pic!





                        PA Unity15's over LS800p's. YX15's, YX12's IPR power, RM32AI

                        LightsMartin Minimac Profiles, Chauvet Intimidator Spot Duos, Blizzard 3NX, Fab5, Hotbox

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by skybluegary
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                          Congratulations on your new gear! Looking forward to vids/pics!




                          ditto!

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                          • #14
                            Congratulations on your new gear! Looking forward to vids/pics!

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                            • #15
                              How wide is the truss you have that stuff on?

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