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#2592226 - 04/25/14 06:35 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: mate stubb]
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Your use of those tubes makes me regret getting rid of what I had a few years ago. I could have kept them and built something similar.

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#2592229 - 04/25/14 06:51 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: mate stubb]
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Ok that second tier pad idea is excellent! How does it attach to the two vertical posts though? Its not loose is it?


Originally Posted By: mate_stubb


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#2592231 - 04/25/14 07:10 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Mogut]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Gallant
Ok that second tier pad idea is excellent! How does it attach to the two vertical posts though? Its not loose is it?


No, there are sockets that the posts sit in, and also holes for the feet of the organ. It's lightweight and pretty darn rigid.



Edited by mate_stubb (04/25/14 07:13 AM)
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#2592250 - 04/25/14 08:50 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: mate stubb]
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Originally Posted By: mate_stubb
I've reconfigured my stand for the "minimal acceptable rig." The mixer and Vent will mount on a small board or in a small box to eliminate the rack. I should be able to get it down to 2 carry trips or 1 dolly trip.







yeah so that kicks ass
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#2592609 - 04/26/14 09:34 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: EscapeRocks]
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This is kinda OT, but I don't want to start a new thread about it. Here is the beginnings of my MiniRack for my MiniRig (tm). It's a small box, with the top holding the 4 line lumps powering everything, and the bottom holding a tiny mixer and Vent.

The idea is that it will mount right at the bass end of the organ, and be handy for on the fly EQ, volume, and FX adjustments.

The only other things I will be carrying are bench, speaker, and cable bag.

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#2625491 - 09/06/14 02:52 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: mate stubb]
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I finally got around to taking some pics of the wooden stand I built for my SK1 and FA06. To B3 in another thread just asked me for pics so I decided to post them here.

Originally Posted By: To B3
Bob, i'd like to see some pics of that case if it's possible, as I'm thinking of building one for my Nord Electro/VR09 combo. Is it portable? How much does it weight and what do you do to keep the panel visible?


Your wish is my command...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hTKC2...5928195_HDR.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8iUrV...0_135456387.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VM7Bd...0_135557775.jpg

Here is my high tech transport system with the FA06 on the bottom of the case wrapped in a towel:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AD4PS...9_144516752.jpg

Here it is at a gig:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D0pKO...5_220209011.jpg

This is basically a prototype. The top piece is a leftover piece of scrap. I'll probably spring for another sheet of ply and make that top piece wider. I'm also using 1/4" oak for the sides and back. It's actually pretty strong because of the inside glued and nailgunned bracing. I might glue another piece of something on each end just to make it look thicker.

If you look closely you'll see the top piece slides back and forth depending if I want the SK1 keys to be directly above the FA06 keys or if I need access to the FA's controls. I also took Tonysounds' very good advice and created a cable snake and pedal board. All the stuff on the floor is velcro'd to the board and the whole thing fits into another old 36" keyboard bag I've had laying around for years. I can carry the wood case with the FA in it back and forth to the car and the SK1 is in it's own soft case. The last gig I actually beat the drummer out the door for the first time ever. About 20 minutes for a complete tear down and on the road.

As for the weight it's nothing. Maybe 15 pounds at the most. I also have both power supplies inside the case against the back and they stay there for transport. I just put a small towel between the back of the FA and the power supplies.

Like I said this is just a prototype, there's lots of little things I would do differently if I decide to build another one or modify this one. One thing I will do is build a separate base for it and not use the stand in these pics.

Bob

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#2625494 - 09/06/14 03:19 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Jazzmammal]
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That's really nice. Good work, Bob.
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#2625515 - 09/06/14 09:08 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: EscapeRocks]
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thu Looks nice on stage too.
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#2626140 - 09/09/14 09:06 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: mate stubb]
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Bob, that's beautiful and very similar to what I have in mind. Actually, the top piece being removable or as a lid that can be opened is my dilema. But your casing was an inspiration as the many others, thanks for sharing. smile
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#2626142 - 09/09/14 09:30 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: To B3]
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Right now it's just sitting there, held only by weight. On the inside edges you'll see a lip and that's what it slides on. I sanded the bottom edge smooth and sprayed some silicone on it but I actually put too much, the thing was slip, slidin away so I sanded some of it off. I was going to attach it somehow but I like removing it to plug everything in or out. There's always surprises, on the back note the 3" notch in the top of the wood. I was planning on running all the cables through the bottom notch that's harder to see and then out the top notch to the SK1 but the angle or something is wrong and they bind when I slide it back and forth so in one pic you can see the SK1 cables are hanging down on the outside while the FA cables go through the bottom notch.

Construction is pretty simple and basic, but I do have some power tools, if you want to know the details feel free to PM me.

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#2626172 - 09/10/14 03:55 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Jazzmammal]
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Quick photo from my post in the Gibraltar stand thread...



Love it!

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#2626295 - 09/10/14 01:20 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Jazzmammal]
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Originally Posted By: Jazzmammal
I finally got around to taking some pics of the wooden stand I built for my SK1 and FA06. To B3 in another thread just asked me for pics so I decided to post them here.

Originally Posted By: To B3
Bob, i'd like to see some pics of that case if it's possible, as I'm thinking of building one for my Nord Electro/VR09 combo. Is it portable? How much does it weight and what do you do to keep the panel visible?


Your wish is my command...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hTKC2...5928195_HDR.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8iUrV...0_135456387.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VM7Bd...0_135557775.jpg

Here is my high tech transport system with the FA06 on the bottom of the case wrapped in a towel:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AD4PS...9_144516752.jpg

Here it is at a gig:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D0pKO...5_220209011.jpg

This is basically a prototype. The top piece is a leftover piece of scrap. I'll probably spring for another sheet of ply and make that top piece wider. I'm also using 1/4" oak for the sides and back. It's actually pretty strong because of the inside glued and nailgunned bracing. I might glue another piece of something on each end just to make it look thicker.

If you look closely you'll see the top piece slides back and forth depending if I want the SK1 keys to be directly above the FA06 keys or if I need access to the FA's controls. I also took Tonysounds' very good advice and created a cable snake and pedal board. All the stuff on the floor is velcro'd to the board and the whole thing fits into another old 36" keyboard bag I've had laying around for years. I can carry the wood case with the FA in it back and forth to the car and the SK1 is in it's own soft case. The last gig I actually beat the drummer out the door for the first time ever. About 20 minutes for a complete tear down and on the road.

As for the weight it's nothing. Maybe 15 pounds at the most. I also have both power supplies inside the case against the back and they stay there for transport. I just put a small towel between the back of the FA and the power supplies.

Like I said this is just a prototype, there's lots of little things I would do differently if I decide to build another one or modify this one. One thing I will do is build a separate base for it and not use the stand in these pics.

Bob



Looks a whole lot like a Rhodes Chroma.


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#2627062 - 09/13/14 06:12 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Bif_]
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This is my custom cabinet that my friend the master cabinet maker made that essentially converts my SKI to an SK2. It sits on any suitable stand. I haven't gigged with it yet as I originally intended, because I use a different setup for gigs, and the woodwork is so fine that I couldn't bear to have it scratched.
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#2627121 - 09/14/14 08:52 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Rustar]
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very very nice!

This is one of my all time favorite threads on KC. Lots of very cool ideas and execution of the ideas.

I love all this custom stuff!
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#2627160 - 09/14/14 01:06 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Rustar]
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Rustar, that is beautiful and my instinct is to build one like that but then I came back to earth and realized I didn't want to make mine too nice because it's essentially a road warrior. I already have a few scratches on it. I was also going back and forth about whether I wanted the sides to go high enough to encapsulate the SK1 and decided to kiss it and just have it sit there in the open. That's why this is such a cool thread, we all have different takes on this.

Now the big question is do I want to spring for those awesome Gibraltar chrome parts for a stand?

Bob

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#2627200 - 09/14/14 04:59 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Jazzmammal]
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Originally Posted By: Jazzmammal
Rustar, that is beautiful and my instinct is to build one like that but then I came back to earth and realized I didn't want to make mine too nice because it's essentially a road warrior. I already have a few scratches on it. I was also going back and forth about whether I wanted the sides to go high enough to encapsulate the SK1 and decided to kiss it and just have it sit there in the open. That's why this is such a cool thread, we all have different takes on this.

Now the big question is do I want to spring for those awesome Gibraltar chrome parts for a stand?

Bob


Because the purpose was to create and SK2 equivalent, the lower keyboard's controls aren't available due to being positioned directly under the SK1. I originally used and still have available a Kawai K1 that I disassembled and sanded down the key edges to create my own waterfall keyboard. The NE2 is a better keyboard for the job and I picked it up cheap. Your cabinet is very nice and your stand looks very stable. What kind of jazz do you play with your rig? The chrome stand is so cool that it's scary. Reminds me of the Terminator skeleton. Thank you and David for your responses.


Edited by Rustar (09/14/14 05:02 PM)
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#2627204 - 09/14/14 05:26 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Rustar]
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Not a lot of jazz lately, that gig pic I posted is a bar in Santa Monica. It's a blues and old time cabaret singing gig with a girl singer. She has us do a couple of instrumentals per set so we do Mercy, Mercy, Canteloupe Island, All Night Long, Tequila, Green Onions, Cold Duck Time, Mr. Magic and a couple of others. No real straight ahead stuff. I haven't done Green Dolphin Street or Tunisia in a couple of years. Sad but this stuff is fun too. In another band it's all classic rock like the Allmans, Alvin Lee, the Doors, Santana etc.

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#2627212 - 09/14/14 05:51 PM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Originally Posted By: EscapeRocks
very very nice!

This is one of my all time favorite threads on KC. Lots of very cool ideas and execution of the ideas.

I love all this custom stuff!


I agree. I love seeing creative people at work.
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#2636776 - 10/30/14 07:01 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Originally Posted By: EscapeRocks
very very nice!

This is one of my all time favorite threads on KC. Lots of very cool ideas and execution of the ideas.

I love all this custom stuff!


I absolutely agree. There are some really inventive feats of engineering on here. Thanks fellas - keep providing the inspiration!
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#2636855 - 10/30/14 11:13 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Jonny H]
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#2645947 - 12/08/14 04:15 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Throbert]
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All,

Here's a case I made for my KeyB. The Organ transports on its back;





The 'Dolly' fixes to the legs to form a brace;



I recessed small receptors in the lid to locate a Nord Stage 88



Ready to rock!


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#2645953 - 12/08/14 04:58 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: JulianJ]
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That's nice! I like the combined functionality of case & stand. thu

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#2645957 - 12/08/14 05:17 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Joe BrokeIt]
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Wow, that's really great!

I can't tell you how much I also dig the layout of the KeyB. I'd have to look twice to realize you weren't playing a chop.

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#2645960 - 12/08/14 05:23 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: WesG]
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That's really nice, very clever design! Looks great when put together too.
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#2645975 - 12/08/14 06:32 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: MorayM]
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Reminds me of the old combo organ days, when the stand was part of the case.
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#2646197 - 12/09/14 03:10 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: mate stubb]
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Thank you all for the kind words. I based the design on a tone wheel chop cabinet & stability was a high priority.

Whilst all of the modern clone wheel organs sound great, I chose the KeyB because, IMHO, it looks and feels most like a traditional Hammond. I find having a firm and solid stand also helps enhance the playing experience.

I used an old set of Rhodes handles & 'Fender' Tolex to give it some traditional DNA. Glad you all like it :o)

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#2646202 - 12/09/14 04:34 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: JulianJ]
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Really nice stand/case - love the design! smile
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#2646269 - 12/09/14 08:45 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Mr T, Sweden]
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Great job there. It looks almost exactly like my old chopped B3 but I'm sure it doesn't weigh 250 pounds! I even built a wheeled dolly just like yours. The only difference is the guy who chopped it installed 4" pipe fittings so my removable "stand" was four 4" aluminum pipe legs that I polished and clearcoated and simply screwed into the fittings on bottom of the case. When it was set up is was as solid as any real B3 was.

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#2654945 - 01/14/15 07:20 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Jazzmammal]
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I completed my custom 2nd tier for the K&M 18880.

The inspiration actually came from the 2nd tier for my Invisible Stand, and addresses a few issues well have, such as the tier hanging too far forward over the bottom keyboard.



2nd Tier Pictures

They are made from 2 pieces of wood only, and weigh about a pound each. The posts slide right into the 18880. The resting surface for the top keyboard is angled at 5 degrees, and I used that tacky material from the pads used to stick your cell phone to the car dashboard. Here are a few pix with my Electros stacked.




I tested it with my PC361 as well for the purpose of a picture, but it's moot for me since I don't take the PC361 out of the studio.




Edited by Rusty Mike (01/14/15 08:16 AM)
Edit Reason: Pix embedding idiocy
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#2654951 - 01/14/15 07:35 AM Re: The stand construction thread [Re: Rusty Mike]
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Yo, need to fix links!
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