Recent content by Josh

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    Light Board Recommendation?

    Forgot to add that ETC boards are available on the used equipment market as well. So if you'd like a more powerful board for your money, investigate the used equipment option. There wouldn't be a warranty in many cases, but ETC boards are very stable if kept clean and not abused. The newer...
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    Light Board Recommendation?

    It comes down to the features that you require, budget, and, of course, preference. ETC has been a favorite in the US for years now, but Strand is an equally competent manufacturer. ETC does have outstanding tech support - 24/7/365 - and thanks to its popularity its "fairly" easy to get...
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    ETC Acclaim/Microvision

    The Acclaim is essentially a 2 scene preset board. Plug and play. Plug in the DMX and bring up the faders to get lights up. It couldn't be simpler. Simple is it though, as you won't be running cues with a go button on it. If it is the 100 series, then it will have submasters as well. I'm not...
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    ETC Express Console Cover

    Very good. If you have older dimmers or older power distribution, then I would suggest that you purchase an inline isolator for your DMX line (such as Doug Fleenor's model: DMXOPTO). If you have really old dimmers and are buying a protocol convertor, than it should have an isolator built in...
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    ETC Express Console Cover

    I actually went to Upper Dublin high school not all too long ago - back then Methacton was in the same sports league as us. (not sure if they still are) :) Not that you need to hear it from me, but the Express console is absolutely wonderful and there should be no worries about purchasing...
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    ETC Express Console Cover

    If you were to buy an ETC Express console new it would ship with a dust cover. As said in the previous post, it's a pleatherish material with an itchy thin "cotton-like" layer on the inside. I'm sure that you can buy one aftermarket through an ETC dealer. If you're interested in more details, PM...
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    Hello! Let me introduce myself....

    I am originally from the Philadelphia area. Right now I work in New York City. Is anyone here planning on going to LDI-ETS this year? I'll be there, and it would be a really great opportunity to shake some hands and make some friends. Josh
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    Hello! Let me introduce myself....

    Hello! My name is Josh and I work in sales at a lighting company. A lot of my training and experience comes from working in small theaters and community centers. (I can't tell you how many times I've run the followspot for the Nutcracker!) For that reason, I think I have a lot in common with...
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    "As is" Used Lighting

    Hi Guys. I've found that As-Is is a term used more for protection. For example, moving lights are very picky. Things go wrong, and that should be expected. If you know your way around the light you will get wonderful use out of it. If a company sells things with a warranty, you will pay for it...
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    Question About DMX Universes

    1.) The forerunner box is only needed to provide power over DMX to the fans and scrollers in the color scrollers, and possibly providing signal amplification. Just like a hub with power over LAN features for the computer network people. The power supply provides power to the scrollers and...
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    ellipsoidals

    Hello! I'd like to give you some additional considerations, but also, break these into easy categories: Altman 360Q's - These are the old workhorses. They are excellent "bang for the buck" instruments to use for area lighting. If you saw my other post, we sell them all cleaned up for an...
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    USED ALTMAN 360Q Ellipsoidals - $59 Each

    Hello All. My name is Josh, and yes, I posted the information about the used 360Q's. It upsets me that it started such a big discussion of Spam. I am a member of the local theater community, I am someone who lurks around quietly in these forums, and yes, I also have used equipment to sell. I...
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    USED ALTMAN 360Q Ellipsoidals - $59 Each

    If you are interested please e-mail [email protected] No Spam is intended.
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    Used lighting gear anyone?

    I have used lighting gear available. All out of a major rental company's stock. Source Fours, Pars, Dimmers, Consoles.... everything. I found some random roboscan 518's ($900 each or make me an offer on all 7) and Martin destroyer X250s ($299) each when u buy two or more. E-mail...