Another dead Rock n Roller

DJ Bobcat

DJ Extraordinerror
Nov 8, 2014
10,899
Oklahoma City
Do those subs have wheels on them? I ask that question because I had a pair of Yamaha subs that didn't have wheels. I got rid of them some years back. They were great for small rooms and events.
Adding wheels to a sub is an easy DIY project. Almost as easy as refinishing doughty PA speakers.


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steve149

Veni, Vidi, Lusi
Staff member
Sep 26, 2011
32,436
Prospect, CT
Adding wheels to a sub is an easy DIY project. Almost as easy as refinishing doughty PA speakers.


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Wow .. THAT easy ??? :)
 
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oldschool

DJ Extraordinaire
Jun 25, 2018
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Uline makes great hand trucks that are heavy duty and come in a number of configurations. I have 2 of them and they are rock solid.
 
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adj2ent

DJ Extraordinaire
Oct 20, 2006
1,085
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Long Island NY
Mix, You don't necessarily get more for a job that way. Now, I don't necessarily rush at each event but being efficient & quick pays dividends. I routinely do multiple events in one day so if you can't get stuff in & out quickly you're limited. My record is three events in about 30hrs. A Video Dance Party in Boston, MA in the evening 10 pm 2am Thursday, DJ corporate event 12 -4pm Friday in NYC, Video Dance Party in PA 9pm - 1am Friday, finally back to Massachusetts for another Video Dance Party 9pm -1am Saturday. Also halls have multiple events too. At times they limit your time getting into a room & leaving a room. Hopefully you don't end being the DJ who holds things up while the removing stuff one piece at a time. Especially in urban area I pull up upload, park the vehicle then roll everything in one trip. Now when it come to subs you need to think it thru how you are going to move them. I had 4 Cerwin Vega T-38 , absolute nightmare to move and pack. But I could still lift them in/out the van and stack them even at 150 lbs ea. But I definitely couldn't now after chemo. Luckily I changed things up to a system which uses four compact 2x15" sub @ 85lbs ea are relatively easy to lift. You use 2 or 4 depending on what's needed for the event. I do a ton recurring work. Those I work for want people who get stuff in & out quickly and are easy to work with. In the long run it makes it easier on them.
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

DJ Extraordinaire
Oct 16, 2011
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Mix no on the wheels and have you seen the size of those cabinets I only bring them out for big events
Ok no problem for me. I just warn you like I do my partner. He carries the Yamaha tops without using the hand truck. I tell him he will regret it later on as he gets older. He's 50 now.

What do you do when you bring them, have to go upstairs and there's no elevator? I started out right before I retired from my day job with back pains. This past May I found out I have problems with my hips and need hip replacement surgery on my left hip. Sometimes the right hurts too.
 

redhotdj

Its 5 O'clock somewhere
Mar 21, 2008
2,052
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Richfield Springs n.y.
Mix as of yet I have had No events that I didn't have a elevator. Those big cabinets only come out for proms, home coming events like that. Mix I had not 1 but 2 Hernia's which they did both at once so I watch what I lift. When I use my big set up I always use my hand truck flat bed
 
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tunes4046

DJ Extraordinaire
Jul 24, 2008
5,881
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Fennimore Wi
Ok no problem for me. I just warn you like I do my partner. He carries the Yamaha tops without using the hand truck. I tell him he will regret it later on as he gets older. He's 50 now.

What do you do when you bring them, have to go upstairs and there's no elevator? I started out right before I retired from my day job with back pains. This past May I found out I have problems with my hips and need hip replacement surgery on my left hip. Sometimes the right hurts too.
I don’t play venues that don’t have roll in access or I charge enough to hire help to do the lifting at 50 I refuse to work physically that hard when there are plenty willing to do that work for me
 
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DJ Bobcat

DJ Extraordinerror
Nov 8, 2014
10,899
Oklahoma City
I am still using the very first hand truck/cart that I bought.
$60 at Home Depot....and it still works great after more than 20-years.
Looks like they are more expensive now...but not by much.

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Just proves you don’t have to spend a fortune, and if you take care of your gear (using it within its limitations), you can get many years of use out of your gear.


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adj2ent

DJ Extraordinaire
Oct 20, 2006
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Many years ago I added a item in the contract where it states there must be an elevator available and what must be done if there isn't one. When the event is at a catering hall I have them discuss this requirement with the hall. I have run into locations where they don't like to let the DJs use the elevator. They make the DJs carry their equipment up the stairs. In one case what they don't tell the DJ is there is a dumbwaiter for their use. That's why it's always important if you have requirements to make sure the client passes them on the venue

Two other options for moving equipment is a dolly for large items and at Global industries they have their version of a Magliner which is pretty affordable. IMG_4716.PNGIMG_4717.PNG
 
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wifedj

DJ Extraordinaire
Mar 20, 2008
1,167
My Magliner Gemini Sr. has provided more than a decade and a half of FLAWLESS service.

For years prior to my initial Magliner purchased, I had to re-purchase, on an annual or biennial basis, the HD Sam's Home Depot, Lowes, etc. wannabees.

Other than my rare but lazy failures to properly maintain (typically air pressure checks), my Magliner has been a prefect employee, never late, never sick, never failed to provide the expected service and the ONLY component on my arsenal, including ME, that has NEVER failed...ALWAYS STELLAR PERFORMANCE.
 

djcrazychris

DJ Extraordinaire
Jun 12, 2018
2,290
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i was doing some relief work for the hurricane last month and saw a beefy flatbed hand truck demolished by about 20 cases of water... i had almost brought my rock and roller....glad i didnt....the volunteers were abusing every dolly there by proxy...

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Ron

DJ Extraordinaire
Caught this today; when I looked down and saw the wheel at about 10 degree tilt. Clearly poor welding. The cart is 3 years old this month. Gonna take it a welder. Just hope it makes it through the load out tonight. I only have about 220 lbs on it; less than half the capacity. Disappointed; but, still believe it is a work horse of a cart for this business.
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