Set Up pics from back in the day

djcrazychris

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Saw someone in another thread mention it would be comical to see photos of our old set ups....wasnt sure if this type of thread had been done in here before....but thought id give it a shot...lol

Here is my very first set up around 1982...lol

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then in 91 i finally progressed to a sweet stereo with 2 karaoke machines

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it progressed from there...

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adj2ent

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Here are a couple of photos with two of my DJs from around 1980/81. Back then I had to design & built all my stuff. I guess I was smarter back then. What really cracks me up is the color of the carpet. Oh boy. But back then everything was new and fun. Equipment changed often as the money came in.Scan_Pic0036.jpgScan_Pic0195.jpgdowing 001.jpg
 

steve149

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adj2ent

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That is a lighting system controller I built it using a Lighting Fantastic Chaser, Radio shack color organ kit with dimmers for each channel, switching for strobes, police lights and a pin spot. I had to use every bit of three year Tech Elec class l I had in High School.
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Saw someone in another thread mention it would be comical to see photos of our old set ups....wasnt sure if this type of thread had been done in here before....but thought id give it a shot...lol

Here is my very first set up around 1982...lol

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then in 91 i finally progressed to a sweet stereo with 2 karaoke machines

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it progressed from there...

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That Peavey speaker was the first speakers I bought used at GC. They are great speakers! I just sold them because at the time I didn't have any subs to use with them. I wish they made a power version of those speakers. The big mistake I made was replacing them with a pair of JBL JRX 125 speakers. After that I bought a pair of Yamaha S215 speakers which I still have to this day. They are in storage and still work. They are a great sounding speaker and worth every penny!
 
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djcrazychris

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That Peavey speaker was the first speakers I bought used at GC. They are great speakers! I just sold them because at the time I didn't have any subs to use with them. I wish they made a power version of those speakers. The big mistake I made was replacing them with a pair of JBL JRX 125 speakers. After that I bought a pair of Yamaha S215 speakers which I still have to this day. They are in storage and still work. They are a great sounding speaker and worth every penny!
INDEED!! mine worked great until my equipment filled van got caught in a flash flood... with me and three friends trapped on the roof...once it was all over there were snakes and everything in the van... i gave the speakers to a friend....he painstakingly cleaned them and they actually worked for him for years... lol

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djtaso

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Here are some throwbacks for ya...

This one is circa 2007


Couldnt find great pics, but in 2008 I started using a black facade and in 2009 I added scanners (using basic effect lighting before then):


Circa 2010 switched to moving heads and trussing


Circa 2011 added truss towers as an option


Circa 2012 added white facade, 4 elation platinum spots moving heads (same ones used today) by this time I also expanded my uplighting to 24 units


Circa 2014 upgraded sound system, added tv services


circa 2015 added new facade, now offer photo booth


circa dec 2016 upgraded sound again
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current day (added staging to the front of set up for sweet 16's)
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Future plans... looking into custom dj tables over the next month(s).
 

djcrazychris

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Jun 12, 2018
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Here are some throwbacks for ya...

This one is circa 2007


Couldnt find great pics, but in 2008 I started using a black facade and in 2009 I added scanners (using basic effect lighting before then):


Circa 2010 switched to moving heads and trussing


Circa 2011 added truss towers as an option


Circa 2012 added white facade, 4 elation platinum spots moving heads (same ones used today) by this time I also expanded my uplighting to 24 units


Circa 2014 upgraded sound system, added tv services


circa 2015 added new facade, now offer photo booth


circa dec 2016 upgraded sound again
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current day (added staging to the front of set up for sweet 16's)
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Future plans... looking into custom dj tables over the next month(s).
Those set ups get cleaner and cleaner and meaner and meaner....good stuff!!! About how long does it take your crew to set up your latest package?

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djtaso

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Those set ups get cleaner and cleaner and meaner and meaner....good stuff!!! About how long does it take your crew to set up your latest package?

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The one in the last pic with the proper crew (about 5 of us) can be done in about 1hr after all equipment is loaded in. Break down about the same.