A couple interesting set ups...

djcrazychris

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my first set up was pretty similar...

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lol...but seriously...my first official gig....i was 17 and was the only person in the family with a large stereo...lol... did my aunt and uncles wedding and a family grad party... by years end i had a much better set up and a ton of gigs

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Ausumm

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Oct 21, 2008
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Me too Mike back in 1989...was it The Pros?
NO!
Thank Heaven!
It was a a local multi-op consisting of three of the best Mobile/Radio DJ's in my area (at the time).
One passed away, one retired, and the third took over the entire business in the late 80's.
But he's been having health issues, so he sold the business to his son, and I work for them to this day!

I did do ONE gig for The Pro's when I started to book my own gigs...
(to see what else was out there)
but I never took a second gig with them...for all the obvious reasons.
 

wifedj

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Mar 20, 2008
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Shit has an inescapable capacity to reveal itself and stink.

The pictured set-ups reveal what clients get when they value little the craft in which some of us participate and uphold.
 

adj2ent

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Oct 20, 2006
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Long Island NY
my first set up was pretty similar...

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lol...but seriously...my first official gig....i was 17 and was the only person in the family with a large stereo...lol... did my aunt and uncles wedding and a family grad party... by years end i had a much better set up and a ton of gigs

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Chris, you had the same smile even way back in the beginning. It’s funny how many started out with stereo equipment in the beginning. I started out with stereo equipment too but then moved to building speakers. Our first attempt building wasn’t too successful as we didn’t account for the thickness of the wood. Years later got much better I was able to copy cabinets, as working Capital was still tight. But I don’t have any photos from my first couple of years 1975-1977. It’s like we never took time to take any photos until I started college. The earliest pictures I can find were from my High School yearbook, some how I ended up with a full page of me spinning. Guess I was very lucky then.
 

djcrazychris

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Chris, you had the same smile even way back in the beginning. It’s funny how many started out with stereo equipment in the beginning. I started out with stereo equipment too but then moved to building speakers. Our first attempt building wasn’t too successful as we didn’t account for the thickness of the wood. Years later got much better I was able to copy cabinets, as working Capital was still tight. But I don’t have any photos from my first couple of years 1975-1977. It’s like we never took time to take any photos until I started college. The earliest pictures I can find were from my High School yearbook, some how I ended up with a full page of me spinning. Guess I was very lucky then.
Yeah back when we couldnt browse the internet for good prices ...we were tethered to our local music shop and their crazy prices... we only had one store with any equipment ...and it was all for bands... and 95% peavey.... i had to get a few gigs under my belt to ever begin to afford real equipment... once i was ready tho...i drove clear to norfolk va...bout 8 hr dr...to get real dj equipment... was worth the trip.. lol ...kid in a candy store moment for sure!

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djcrazychris

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Chris are you using either fog or haze on some of those shots?
yeah i think a couple of them have fog... i have a couple small foggers... would probably pick up a hazer but ive gotten so many "no's" from venues lately ive pretty much quit asking...lol... it definitely makes the moving heads look amazing... but its a little too much for most weddings anyways... i use it for grad parties and the like...

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rickryan.com

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yeah i think a couple of them have fog... i have a couple small foggers... would probably pick up a hazer but ive gotten so many "no's" from venues lately ive pretty much quit asking...lol... it definitely makes the moving heads look amazing... but its a little too much for most weddings anyways... i use it for grad parties and the like...

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Like I'm sure most of you, I quit using fog machines years ago. Something about that time I set off the hotel's alarm and emptied the hotel................

I'm interested, however, in a hazer. I'm thinking that once I have my own place up and running, and have it fully enclosed, I'm going to want haze. Some very, very subtle but just enough to really make the beams of the movers pop.
 
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djcrazychris

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Like I'm sure most of you, I quit using fog machines years ago. Something about that time I set off the hotel's alarm and emptied the hotel................

I'm interested, however, in a hazer. I'm thinking that once I have my own place up and running, and have it fully enclosed, I'm going to want haze. Some very, very subtle but just enough to really make the beams of the movers pop.
Wish id purchased a hazer instead of foggers... i bought them when i was starting back up...and when i left djing hazers werent in the vernacular for a mobile dj... and light fixtures still had halogen bulbs...lol....i ofcourse later learned of all the new innovations...too late for the hazer tho

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adj2ent

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eah back when we couldnt browse the internet for good prices ...we were tethered to our local music shop and their crazy prices
Lol, browse the Internet? In 1975 very few had seen a computer. You were really on your own, Info came from magazines or in person. In High School in 77 our school’s computer was the size of three large refrigerators and we had to use Keypunch cards. It’s like we only had stone, knives, bear skins & a slide ruler ( yea I really had one) . For music we had to go into NYC to Rock N Soul, Believe it or not the store is still open just in a different location. The same woman who used to run things was still there a couple years ago.when I stop in.
 
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Lol, browse the Internet? In 1975 very few had seen a computer. You were really on your own, Info came from magazines or in person. In High School in 77 our school’s computer was the size of three large refrigerators and we had to use Keypunch cards. It’s like we only had stone, knives, bear skins & a slide ruler ( yea I really had one) . For music we had to go into NYC to Rock N Soul, Believe it or not the store is still open just in a different location. The same woman who used to run things was still there a couple years ago.when I stop in.
I still rock a BlackBerry in 2019...

I remember the days of using a tube power amp... The soft glow, the smell of warm... yup

As an aside - Admin Jeff - you remember the old MusicStop chain in Nova Scotia? They were Cunard Street in Halifax - think they had a Sydney location too...
 
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