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Powered mixer stand

Post by The Saint » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:29 pm

Rather than hijack yet another thread: What are people using to stand powered mixers on at gigs?

I have a Yamaha EMX2000, weight about 14kg. I've never had a stand for it and usually plonk it on a table at gigs, which always looks unprofessional.

I've looked at various stands online but have yet to find one that will hold a mixer, fold up small for transport and not cost a bomb.

Has anyone come up with a home made/Heath Robinson solution?

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Post by markw » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:09 pm

check out www.dv247.com
I recently bought some PA gear from them and they were great.
They have a section for Mixer cases etc - some of which double as a stand

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Post by The Saint » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:25 pm

Thanks Mark. Those cases allow mixers to be tilted, but they still need to sit up on a table or stand.

I found this:

http://www.musik-schmidt.de/gb-Warwick- ... 0-B-2.html

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It looks like it might do. I also hate having to carry extra stuff though, so if there's a solution that involves less carrying, I'll be happy!

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Post by CJ » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:10 pm

Personally, I use a fold-up keyboard stand, with a nice piece of wood on top. :)

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Post by The Saint » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:27 pm

CJ wrote:Personally, I use a fold-up keyboard stand, with a nice piece of wood on top. :)


What kind of weight will that support, and is it a basic stand or a more substantial one?

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Post by CJ » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:48 am

The Saint wrote:
CJ wrote:Personally, I use a fold-up keyboard stand, with a nice piece of wood on top. :)


What kind of weight will that support, and is it a basic stand or a more substantial one?


It's a good quality stand and I reckon I could probably sit on the thing ok. It is also 2 tier so I can have a mini-disc player or whatever on top. (With apologies for being a "karaoke" act as John calls us! :wink: )

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I have a solution

Post by The Saint » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:31 pm

Thanks for your replies. Mark's comment about flight cases doubling as stands got me thinking - I've made a box for my amp:

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Could it be adapted to make a stand (maybe by adding four legs to make a table). Then I tried just turning the box on its side, sitting the amp on the partially opened box and... ta da...!

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It's not quite as high as I'd like, but it's surprisingly sturdy and if it saves having to carry stuff, it'll do. I might rout a couple if location holes for the amp's feet to drop into, just to make it fit more firmly.

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Re: Powered mixer stand

Post by Larry » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:24 pm

A PROEL workstation Stand.

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Re: Powered mixer stand

Post by Newthunderbird » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:50 pm

Where possible I put mine on top of the bass rig.

It's solid around the right hight and keeps space free on stage.

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Re: Powered mixer stand

Post by The Saint » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:59 am

Newthunderbird wrote:Where possible I put mine on top of the bass rig.

It's solid around the right hight and keeps space free on stage.


Thanks for the replies!! I'd forgotten about this thread. Does the bass rig not vibrate the amp? I'd be worried that it might shake something loose.

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Re: Powered mixer stand

Post by Newthunderbird » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:36 am

I haven't had any problems. (So far)

One cure would be to put a thin piece of high density foam under the mixer.

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