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Yesterday my school had a forum with 5 veterans. We have only 3 dynamic mics and 3 cordless...but one's gone missing :freak: . There were 5 veterans, a podium, and an audience question mic. For the veterans I used our two better dynamic mikes and one crown PZM to cover the entire table. The podium and audience mikes got cordless mikes. The problem being, we only have 5 mic lines from the stage to our booth, and the first line is kind of half dead (our running theory being it was chewed by mice in the coves). We also had to run the audio of a video projector up. When it came time for the video, it had a ton of high static and hiss, and it seemed to have been from the cord we were using. I got out my adaptors and made it so we didn't have to use that cord, BUT that made the XLR cord female end go to the line up to the booth, with is also female. I broke the ends off 2 nails I found (rusty I might add) and stuck them in the connector. I couldn't find I third, and I luckily placed them on the + and - connectors, and it all worked. The assembly applauded me and I returned to my regularly scheduled sitting in the booth with our CR-1604. :)

"If you're flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit. Unless you are a table."

-Mitch Hedberg

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Hey thats cool, in one of the bands I used to be in we had a McGiver (sp?) wannabe for a roadie. The man was simply amazing, and could fix just about anything on the spot. I think there is a kind of lost art to problem fixing. Lord knows that I couldn't do it. Mabye I should start learning.. Iaian

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[quote]Originally posted by Iaian: [b]Hey thats cool, in one of the bands I used to be in we had a McGiver (sp?) wannabe for a roadie. The man was simply amazing, and could fix just about anything on the spot. I think there is a kind of lost art to problem fixing. Lord knows that I couldn't do it. Mabye I should start learning.. Iaian[/b][/quote]That's my brother too...he's amazing.
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The history teacher kept on raving about my fix! I had to do a similar thing for our speaker wire when my 2 year old poor soldering job failed, so once again, I used an RCA to 1/4" adaptor and just taped the wires in place. ;)

"If you're flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit. Unless you are a table."

-Mitch Hedberg

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