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props, sets and stage stuff

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Slade N, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    do any of you use sets, props, signs, banners, blow up dolls, inflatable dragons, 50 foot IM Eddies, live stock, nude dancers, stonge henge replicas,etc for your bands live show?
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    We would SO use an Eddie if we could!

    We just have a banner and some lights
  3. Mr. Sound

    Mr. Sound Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    18" Stonehenge Monument?
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  4. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
  5. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Would love to, but no.
  6. circuitspore


    Aug 27, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
  7. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass

    May 10, 2006
    Can anybody recommend an economical way to have a large sign made to display the band's name? And how do you erect the sign in various venues (some have walls, others are outside without structures nearby to support it).
  8. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    Aside from the usual banners,fog and strobe lights, once upon a time we had a Jacob's Ladder set up....People would go nuts when it came on.
  9. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Band wise: we did a large banner... cheapest real solution we found was a vinyl company that was mainly directed at canopies, but was way cheaper than sign companies for better quality.

    Solo stuff: I designed a crazy light rig all beat synced or music controlled (imagine a flashing cage covering about 100 sq ft of stage): a really fun project but was too much work/ worrisome to transport. I made a second version that was even cooler and easy to set up (imagine a 10ft wide pulsing butterfly), but still the possibility of damaging something during transportation was tough to mitigate. It's pretty tough to make elaborate DIY rigs that can be set up quickly (my music equipment set up was elaborate too, so not a lot of time left if sharing the stage) and break down into something durable for transport.

    Next version will be simpler and mostly built into an old 8x10 cab with some extending panels. Hopefully much easier and more durable... The neon butterfly was pretty damn cool though!

    Sure you could buy a truss and regular stage lights, but I just had to get all crazy with it... ha ha
  10. Banners with eyeholes are easiest/quickest/simplest to hang or fly with rope, also they rollup for easy transporting and storing. When playing outside, if you can't hang or fly the banner above and behind the band, just put it on the front of the stage riser. Most sign shops make banners with eyeholes and depending on the size of the banner, artwork, number of colors, and etc - they're usually pretty cheap too.
  11. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    Three Legged Dog

    ...we also have put out a Milk Bones box with Throw Us a Bone on it before
  12. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    If given the chance, Id go all the way. Costumes, paint, props. In fact... I dont like the idea of ever being in a coverband/tribute band unless it was a GWAR tribute band.
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  13. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
  14. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    heres the doghouse and hydrant, the hydrant looks odd in pics but great in person

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  15. 10cc


    Oct 28, 2013
  16. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    I hand out a few tambourines to the crowd at most gigs. Does that count? I buy them at Dollarama for $1.25 each.

    We have a 3x5' plastic sign we hang behind the drums. Looks great and was $50-ish.
  17. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out....

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    I have a little Plamobil viking that I put on my amp at shows...that is about it. He scares away bad grooves
  18. hsech

    hsech I'm not old, I'm just seasoned. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    Years ago we use to hang a rubber chicken on the singer's mic stand.
  19. YES! blow up dolls and nude dancers fighting to the death! now that would be a show!
  20. Gaolee

    Gaolee It's all about the polyester

    Singerbabe. Do we need anything else?