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Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by sloop, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. sloop

    sloop Member

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    While I have been using condoms for years to cover the transmitter packs, our local civic group has come up with a better and cheaper solution...

    The cut the neck off of balloons and stretch them over the cases. They are just as water proof, are tougher to rip and are a LOT cheaper!! So far we have only had to replace one after two nights of rehearsal. On that one, the actor snagged the mic and I had to re-solder the connections. I hate soldering those tiny little wires(Countryman mics).
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    That all may be true, but not nearly as much fun, (on many levels).;)
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    I usually buy them buy the gross online... or walk into a planned parenthood wanting expired un-lubed condoms. They look at your weird.
     
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    Unlubed condoms work great...my university is the largest buyer in the area. People are always kind of scared when we first tell them that until they figure out why...
     
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    Give these a try someday

    http://www.sheatheswireless.com/products.html

    Eliminates the awkward looks and if you're working with children/Christian groups you don't have to explain the boxes of condoms.
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    How much are those?
     
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    We bought the box of 600 for $120.
     
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    The other nice thing I forogt to mention is that the bulk packaging eliminates the hours of opening up condoms.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Personally, I've always enjoyed that process.;) Elayne Boosler (whatever happened to her?) used to have a joke saying what should be printed on the packaging is "Make her bite here."
     
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    I used polybags on my last show ... basically ziploc bags, but 4x7 so they fit the transmitter better. 100 for $5 from the local TAP plastics store. They seemed to do the trick, plus they didn't bend the antenna or pull it close to the lav cord.
     
  11. Andy_Leviss

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    Yup, polybags are a great and economical way to go. I get them from Uline.com, less than $10 a box for 1,000. You want ones an inch taller than your transmitter, just enough to fold over the top and tape between the connector for the element and the antenna. (The ziplock ones are a waste of time and money, IMHO). Stuff the top with cotton squares, just like condoms, then fold over and tape shut (you don't necessarily have to tape if you velcro into a pouch, although it's a good idea).

    I can't remember sizes off the top of my head, brainfarting right now, but I can post sizes for Shure and Sennheiser beltpacks later on if you want.

    You want the 2 mil polybags, any thicker is too thick, and thinner is easier to tear.

    --A
     

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