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Small but powerful on-stage fan

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tonegasm, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    My band puts on a very energetic show and I'm getting little tired of being drenched in sweat constantly (not the sexiest look!).

    Can anyone recommend a small but powerful fan that I might be able to sit atop my amp and aim at my back for some cooling? Fitting inside a gigbag, pedalboard case, or in the back of a combo guitar amp would be optimal.

  2. jimc


    Sep 17, 2002
    New Carsmell, CA
  3. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
  4. You just want the windswept hair metal look, don't you? ;)
  5. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Look for a "squirrel cage" type fan for maximun air movement in smallest package. Much stronger than any "spinning blades" type fan of comparable size.
  6. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    if you want something that is hard to see on stage and provides some actual force, there is nothing but one of these:


    I don't have that one, and I don't think its the same brand, but everyone of them I've ever seen is amazing. My old drummer turned me onto it, and I got my new drummer hooked. Both their fans and mine are all super powerful.

    Mine has 3 settings, and the lowest one is often too powerful.
  7. will33


    May 22, 2006
    That's a squirrel-cage fan. OP could maybe find a smaller one of the same thing.
  8. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Me or the O.P.?

    ME, nah, wearing it short these days. The fan kicks butt from 15 feet away. :)
  9. Was directed at the OP . . . but a bit of protest sneaking in there, I can imagine your eyes glazing over at the thought ;)
  10. will33


    May 22, 2006
    I still have the hair to pull it off but you do not want to see me in spandex. :p
  11. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Hey, I could use a good laugh. Same deal here, got great hair, the manly bod ain't what it used to be.:crying:

    I think Rich's sideburns are what is making him get all hot and sweaty.
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I think Dyson makes a sweet fan.

  13. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    You want technical type clothing that will wick the, er, moisture out rather than spandex.
  14. will33


    May 22, 2006
    No kidding.

    CB4 did a whole song about it called "sweat from my balls".
  15. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    This small but powerful looking fan seems to work on stage. There may be laws against placing her on your amp in some venues. I don't thnk Milly approves of the "sweat". :atoz:
  16. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    Squirrel cage fan from Lasko, looks a bit like the blowers used to dry carpets. About $45 at club warehouses like Sam's and Costco.
  17. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011

    And this


    This one pivots so you can set it on the floor and have it blow upward. Stanley used to make a couple different sizes of this fan, but I've not looked in a while so I don't know what they offer these days.

    I got the smallest one they made when I got mine and it's always been plenty of fan. A little goes a very long way with this style of air mover.
  18. Not sure how handy you are but how about this for an idea. Build yourself a fake 8x10 cab and mount a couple of fans inside. Cool on-stage presence (see what I did there?) Those smallish industrial fans that contractors use to dry paint, etc. The music should drown out the noise from the fans, and will seem like your cabs are moving tons of air lol
  19. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI