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  • Would this work for mounting lights to my tops?

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/QSC-K-Series-M10-Mounting-Yoke-Kit-583380-i1475459.gc

    I wouldn't buy the kit, but couldn't I use these anchor points to attach my lights? Seems simple enough and I can attach one LED Rain38 to each anchor point. Heck, I can probably just get a screw and washer that would fit. Easy.
    Mike - vocals and harmonicaMy SiteMy Facebook

  • #2
    That's what I do on my Mackie SRM450 speakers. I just bought a couple bolts that were the right size. (I forget the size right now.) It works fine and it's simple. I mount 1 Chuavet SlimPar on each speaker.

    Cheers,
    Frank

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    • #3
      Sweet. The bolt maybe too big in diameter for the hole in the Rain, but I've though of a couple of ways to tackle that issue. Should look pretty clean when all set and done too. Thanks!
      Mike - vocals and harmonicaMy SiteMy Facebook

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      • #4
        That's what I do on my Mackie SRM450 speakers. I just bought a couple bolts that were the right size. (I forget the size right now.) It works fine and it's simple. I mount 1 Chuavet SlimPar on each speaker.

        Cheers,
        Frank


        I do this also with my Carvin Tops, one slim par on each top, one on the sides and it works well. The bolt size for mine were a M10x1.50 but not sure if this is universal across the board for fly points. I welded small flags to the heads of the bolts to turn them into a sort of thumb or wing bolt if you will to speed up mounting.

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        • #5
          The bolt size for mine were a M10x1.50 but not sure if this is universal across the board for fly points.

          That sounds familiar. I think that's the size for mine too.

          Cheers,
          Frank

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          • #6
            K's are M10 as well.
            Mike - vocals and harmonicaMy SiteMy Facebook

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            • #7
              Had some 10mm screws...didn't fit so I tried some fine thread 10mm...nope...moved to 8mm thinking they had to be metric...too small. As soon as I figure out the right bolt size, I'll make sure to share it.
              Mike - vocals and harmonicaMy SiteMy Facebook

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              • #8
                Once you've determined the correct bolt, you can do what I've done in the past. Mount two O clamps to the rigging points, this will allow you to mount a pre-loaded 4' T bar to the top of your speaker. This allows you to employ more fixtures and is quick to set up.
                Thanks,
                Bill Cronheim
                Entertainment Systems Corporation
                Back stage since 1965
                Equipment specialist since 1973

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                • #9
                  Called QSC...seems I'll need M8x25mm bolts. They aren't always readily available, although the Lowe's in town has some. I will get them after work. I was told the reason they are M8 and not standard mm or " is because M-bolts are designed specifically for mounting. Since I am not mounting the speaker, it is no big deal, but there isn't a readily made equivalent to M8 from what I've found.

                  To add to the confusion, most people treat M8 as being 8mm. That being said, 8mm was too small for the top mounts. FWIW, the side mounts for the K10 is the M5-20mm.
                  Mike - vocals and harmonicaMy SiteMy Facebook

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                  • #10
                    Alright, QSC was wrong. I needed 3/8" bolts. I went with the 1" in length. I used the bolts, washers, and those little furniture stick-on pads. I lined the yoke of each light so I could rotate it without scratching the speakers. Two fit on each speaker with no problem. I can still use the speaker's handle and it is still very light. Sweet!
                    Mike - vocals and harmonicaMy SiteMy Facebook

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                    • #11
                      Alright, QSC was wrong. I needed 3/8" bolts. I went with the 1" in length. I used the bolts, washers, and those little furniture stick-on pads. I lined the yoke of each light so I could rotate it without scratching the speakers. Two fit on each speaker with no problem. I can still use the speaker's handle and it is still very light. Sweet!


                      Can either of you provide pics?
                      Searchin for the sound..........

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                      • #12
                        Not right this second, but, yes.
                        Mike - vocals and harmonicaMy SiteMy Facebook

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                        • #13
                          Here's an example of mounting a pair of O-clamps the rigging points on a JBL-PRX612m. The screw on the O-Clamp is the right one for the rigging nuts so all you have to do is remove the bolt that comes stock in the rigging points, and screw the O-Clamps in.


                          Then you can just drop your cross bar in like so:
                          Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. -Will Rogershttp://facebook.com/SpitShineRocks

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                          • #14
                            Hey goose, you have that poll running to the other 612 then? This is probably what I'm going to do. Screw buying another whole set of stands when I'm only using a couple of lights per side.... I've got LS801s on the bottom so I should be good on weight if you're using the JBL subs under those.

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                            • #15
                              Does anyone know where we can buy the bars? All I can find is full stands for sale. I have one that I think was left over from a broken stand. I have some QSC 121 tops and the O-Clamps fit in the fly points perfectly. Put a couple of cans on it and they will cover one side of the stage perfectly! So I need to source another couple 4' bars and I am all set.

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