Category Archives: General Interest

James Turrell – not great lighting art

I have studied James Turrell’s work, and seen it in person at the installation in the Guggenheim museum in NYC.  As the 3rd paragraph in the NY Times article excerpt below indicates, you are sitting in a very, very dark … Continue reading

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Common “pipe” dimensions for audio/lights

Quick facts around common pipe and thread dimensions for lights and sound: Microphone stand threads:  5/8″ – 27 thread Camera tripod sockets: 1/4″ – 20 Theater batten/pipe:  1.5″  Schedule 40 Black Iron pipe Lighting C-Clamp yoke bolt: 1/2″ – 13 … Continue reading

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Training Power Cords to be Nice Coiled Loops

Training power cords to behave and stay in nice coiled loops is easy.  Elongated and kinked cables are the downside of buying them sold in hanks. And trying to coil them ends up in bizarre tri-cornered loops.  But warm them … Continue reading

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Lighting Class Project – Jeremy Dominik

A note from our friend Jeremy Dominik: Thought you would enjoy one of my class projects from grad school. The moving light programming class I’m in once a year puts on a show called BAMM, which is basically an excuse … Continue reading

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Musician’s Stories from the Trenches – Bob Norton

Editor’s note:  this is another in a recurring series of stories of musician’s stories.  Some are biographical, and some are more along the lines of “how I did it”.  We hope you enjoy this series. Bob Norton’s musical story: My … Continue reading

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No flipping the road case – no kidding!

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Sleep No More – theatre review

“Sleep No More” is by far unlike any other theatre production I’ve ever witnessed.  One of the most memorable theatre experiences ever. This past August, my wife and I were able to see this show during our annual New York … Continue reading

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Online Store is Open Again

The online store is open again.  Thanks for your patience with our annual summer vacation shutdown.             If you haven’t looked at the store in a while, take a look at the FET-Booster for guitars.  … Continue reading

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Musician’s Stories from the Trenches – Mardou Case

 Editor’s note:  This is another in our recurring series of musician’s stories.  Some are biographies, others are specific events in a musician’s life.  We hope you will enjoy reading these original stories, as told by the musicians themselves. Mardou Case’s … Continue reading

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Dummy Batteries for a WX5 – making it feel more like a sax

We had a client named JD Smith (TracesOfGold.com) who wanted his WX5 to have a little more heft and weight to allow for easier transition back and forth from his WX5 to his saxophones. Here’s what he came up with. … Continue reading

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