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  1. Valerie Hicks

    Loudness

    Most of our work is schools where we tend to run around 100-110 dba on more intense dance songs, peaking at 115 or a little above on heavy bass notes, and of course the volume knob goes all the way to zero too :sqwink: We don't pay much attention to dbc ratings unless we want a spectacular...
  2. Valerie Hicks

    The load in for this one might be tough.

    no we do not have a rider to add that coverage, it's in our standard policy. I had to check because we used to do a very large event that utilized up to a dozen volunteers in order to keep costs down (and involve more of their people). Our liability reads that accidents to or caused by...
  3. Valerie Hicks

    The load in for this one might be tough.

    Our insurance policy specifically covers any hired or volunteer help.
  4. Valerie Hicks

    DJ needed in West Yellowstone MT

    oh that'd be a fun destination to do...I love west yellowstone. Can't pull it off on that short of notice though, got commitments that week already.
  5. Valerie Hicks

    Looking at lav/headset mics. Your recommendation?

    doesn't seem like a bad deal if it's complete and all works. I don't know much about that mic to know if it's good/bad/mediocre or what the pickup pattern is. I see a couple out there on ebay and reverb missing one antenna (looks to be same unit from sam ash listed multiple places). You can...
  6. Valerie Hicks

    How do you deal with a potential client who wants a price quote right away?

    You also said you were "bringing what others have brought" yet the only reference to what others might bring is 2 12" tops and 2 subs. Just trying to keep up. And people would only laugh if the DJ was lame. A good dj could rock the park with a pair of tops and a pair of subs.
  7. Valerie Hicks

    How do you deal with a potential client who wants a price quote right away?

    so you're bringing 2 12" tops and 2 subs and people will laugh and laugh and laugh.......
  8. Valerie Hicks

    Looking at lav/headset mics. Your recommendation?

    yeah they are single system but you can have multiple options for the mic end of things....but typically just one mic per receiver. If you need a hh and a lav you'd need 2 receivers in order to have 2 different channels. The reason you buy the hh+ lav system is to have different options...
  9. Valerie Hicks

    Looking at lav/headset mics. Your recommendation?

    I'm not super familiar with all the details as it's been a long time since we shopped...but one of the main differences is the number of channels available, so if you need more than a couple wireless at a given event, the ulx series will suit you better. Otherwise I believe both slx and ulx...
  10. Valerie Hicks

    Looking at lav/headset mics. Your recommendation?

    We have had flawless performance with our ULX Shure's. We have a couple sets with HH + lav for flexibility, but most often use handhelds. For handhelds we go SM58 heads. Channel selecting ability comes in handy in areas that might have other wireless activity going on, and for events using...
  11. Valerie Hicks

    How do you deal with a potential client who wants a price quote right away?

    Great way to race to $0 Seriously, some people are really good negotiators and some customers love to negotiate. If that fits his niche, great for him. Most people I don't believe fall in this category. They don't like dealing with snakes and someone who can't give you a straight up price is...
  12. Valerie Hicks

    How do you deal with a potential client who wants a price quote right away?

    I don't even understand how this is a question. A prospect wants a price you give them a price. It's not hard at all. "generally you can expect to pay $100-200 for that type of event, do you have a date set?" then you get the ball rolling. If I give them a price and it's way out of their...
  13. Valerie Hicks

    How do you deal with a potential client who wants a price quote right away?

    What type of event? Wedding system $1000 + $.60/mile round trip VideoDance system $1800 + $1.50/mile round trip Ultimate VideoDance $2800 + $1.50/mile round trip *up to 4 hour dance, overtime rates after that
  14. Valerie Hicks

    6 minutes of work!!

    great reply!
  15. Valerie Hicks

    New camera

    CF Is a Compact Flash card...it's used in lieu of an SD card. They tend to be more reliable and faster to write information, so are a feature on higher end cameras typically.
  16. Valerie Hicks

    New camera

    But the 2.8 is such an amazing lens. I LOVE it! Something about those white Canon lenses..... As to the big and heavy...I once pumped the hand car around Prairie Village (you know the little flatbed cart you hand pump down the train tracks) with Ben Stowe and a couple others with my 5D around...
  17. Valerie Hicks

    My cord bag....personal zen.

    Well in years past in a former life, our cord box (the top box of this arrangement) was a box covered in red Astro turf so we always referred to it as the red fuzzy box. Eventually we rebuilt it to include the bottom drawer so it was more space efficient in the truck and in the process removed...
  18. Valerie Hicks

    My cord bag....personal zen.

    Our cord box...
  19. Valerie Hicks

    My partner is something else.

    you have lost nothing because you invested nothing. you never HAD the event booked. you had a prospect. you neglected to get details. Yeah, you can try to throw your 'partner' under the bus, but it's obviously the norm to handle inquiries and supposed events that way, so that brings it back...
  20. Valerie Hicks

    My partner is something else.

    Sometimes the whole band is out of step ya know.
  21. Valerie Hicks

    My partner is something else.

    Here, I'll type slowly so you can keep up. you...talk....to....the....potential....client...and.....get.....the....information....necessary.....to.....complete....a.....contract.... If you had a contract and discovered the event was a wedding instead of a birthday, what would it matter? You...
  22. Valerie Hicks

    New camera

    CF storage is one of the reasons I bought a 5D to start with...along with wanting a full frame body.
  23. Valerie Hicks

    My partner is something else.

    It's simple really, "if you'd like to reserve that date, let me get a few details from you so I can get a contract out and the date reserved". If someone else (like your partner) is taking events without contracts, that's your problem for tagging along with him and letting that be acceptable...
  24. Valerie Hicks

    School & Teen Events Pricing

    well that was a lot faster answer than mine to say the same thing lol
  25. Valerie Hicks

    School & Teen Events Pricing

    Several reasons actually, and a valid question. Yes, we could pack about the same punch with a smaller PA, but we keep our EVX 18's in service because they are very effective, we own them, and they provide a certain look. The 24 18's hold up the 12 3way high packs at a suitable height, so...