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Fabricating a cloth screen / skirt frame for a keyboard rig.


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I want to fabricate some sort of frame that will wrap around the Keyboard stand. and I cant attach some sort of funky cloth print to it. I would think should be an easy and fairly commonly available for things like both displays etc....

 

Anybody do something like this. What would be the easiest way to fabricate a frame? It has to be collapsably.

 

I am thiking something like the stage sets that Chester Thompson's rig would sit behind on some Santana shows.

 

Thanks

 

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If you look at my "stand" in this thresd, it started out as three pieces of ply held together in the corners by hinges so that it folds flat. It had a piece of webbing across the front to stop the sides opening out - pretty simple (until I installed shelves! - it still folds flat(ish) though)

 

https://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2557872/Re_The_stand_construction_thre#Post2557872

 

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Not exactly what you asked for but still worth a mention:

 

Some years ago I decided to kill two birds with one stone by having a magnetic sign made up at a sign shop with my logo and web address on it. I sized it to fit the side of my car (van at the time). I also got a cheap piece of aluminum from Home Depot that I could hang from the front of my keyboard stand and attach the magnetic sign to. It worked great and it didn't have any folds in it like fabric would. I could also mount the sign on the wall behind me.

 

It wasn't terribly expensive and it looked very good on stage or going down the road.

 

edit: also check out www.pianoback.com

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Not exactly what you asked for but still worth a mention:

 

Some years ago I decided to kill two birds with one stone by having a magnetic sign made up at a sign shop with my logo and web address on it. I sized it to fit the side of my car (van at the time). I also got a cheap piece of aluminum from Home Depot that I could hang from the front of my keyboard stand and attach the magnetic sign to. It worked great and it didn't have any folds in it like fabric would. I could also mount the sign on the wall behind me.

 

It wasn't terribly expensive and it looked very good on stage or going down the road.

 

edit: also check out www.pianoback.com

 

That is cool :) looks like it only suits X stands and not stands like Proel or K&M Spider styles where the legs extend past the back edge of the keyboard, but it is still really cool idea...thanks for the link

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It's plausible that you could use "male" velcro sticky tape on the stand and/or bottom board and get muslin to hook into it.

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I think I found what I want. 1" square aluminum tubing with slip over connectors. Going to search if this stuff is available locally. All the parts are available from this company.

 

http://www.estoconnectors.com/index.php/price-list/print/category/1-inch-1516-od-.044-wall-/

 

 

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So can a auto Mechanic." - Stokes Hunt

 

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Not sure where you reside, but if there's a Joann's Fabrics near you they have all kinds of things for making what you want, as well.

I always stroll through there when doing projects, just to see what might work.

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I was going to go there to look at cloth. Thanks. I didn't think they would have hardware. I struck out at Lowes.

 

Thank again.

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So can a auto Mechanic." - Stokes Hunt

 

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PS. I am from the great state errrr .... The state of Illinois about an hour north of St Louis.

"It doesn't have to be difficult to be cool" - Mitch Towne

 

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So can a auto Mechanic." - Stokes Hunt

 

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PS. I am from the great state errrr .... The state of Illinois about an hour north of St Louis.

 

 

I grew up in downtown Chicago. :) Love the city. Anyway, I believe Joann's has the kind of hardware you use to make frames for painting, where you stretch the fabric over it.

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PS. I am from the great state errrr .... The state of Illinois about an hour north of St Louis.

Actually, the state of Illinois is great. It's our leaders who stink! :mad: And that's all I'll say about that, lest I cross the line into political discussion. And the only reason I've said this much is because I can't imagine anyone who lives here disagreeing with my statement! :D

 

And back on topic, I agree with the JoAnn's suggestion. I like the black cloth/velcro idea. I'm considering doing this myself, and putting the band's logo on the front. :cool:

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