Bass Cab + Christmas Lights= Good Idea?

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  1. bringitlow

    bringitlow

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    My band is booked to play a show tomorrow night and in the spirit of the holidays, I am planning to wrap my bass head and cab in a string of Christmas lights. (GK 800rb in a rackmount case +Ampeg 410hlf)

    I feel like this is a kind of stupid question, but will wrapping the lights around my amp cause any issues? ie RF interference, rattling, etc?

    Thanks!
  2. topcat2069

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    It will make it brighter than usual....:bag:


    I saw Tower Of Power in San Jose and they had chase lights on all their equipment (even their mic stands) and I didn't notice and humming or buzzing problems... I was in the audience though .......

    use the new low voltage LED lights.....
  3. Jim C

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    I played a big show on Christmas night many years ago and everything was wrapped in the conventional small lights
    Looked kinda cool on the video and no audio problems
  4. Floyd Eye

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    If it were me I would definitely use low voltage LED lights. My drummer has strings of them around his riser and kick drums. Very cool looking and no problems as far as I have noticed.
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  6. Dom_Bass_2

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    It works for me!

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  7. Got2SadowskyNYC

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    If you're micing the cab you MAY hear them rattling on the grill in the front, for the obvious reason.

    DIing, very doubtful.
  8. 2milehighspike

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    Go for it, I wraped my amp and mic stand with them last night, use led lights though , they are cooler and won't melt you're tolex.
  9. fivestringgecko

    fivestringgecko Supporting Member

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    Same here. Wish I would've gotten a better pic with actual stage lighting though... it looks rather unimpressive in this pic. :meh: lol The red rope lights continued all the way around the drum shield, and we had a Christmas tree on the other side of the drums!

    5sg.

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  10. fivestringgecko

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    If you're particularly ambitious, you could wire them up inside the grill like this guy. (Don't remember where I saw these pics, maybe a couple years ago on my Facebook feed?)

    5sg.

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  11. LegoBass

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    This looks awesome, especially with all the chrome on the Hydrive cabs. Now I want to do this with mine, Dang it....:smug:
  12. fivestringgecko

    fivestringgecko Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I always thought that was pretty hot and can't say I haven't thought about doing the same thing. ;)

    Their drummer apparently got in on the action too.

    5sg.

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  13. crguti

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    ^ very nice.
  14. vishuddha

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    The gear slut in me ruins any enjoyment in an otherwise cool picture because I can't take my attention off the 410 + 115 :meh:
  15. thehorse

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    man. it's the best idea ever.

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