I absolutely Hate scrims and speaker stand covers!

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djtunes

Checking Reality
I think this whole thing started because someone based their comparison between the OP's service and another guy based solely on the spandex.

Which I could understand if we were talking bicycle races.
 

Billabong

Rock Lobster
I don't know, but given the amount of little kids, drunks and various other personages at my events, a white scrim with a bright light behind it might be in order.
Even though I keep my speaker stands tucked back far from the dance floor, people STILL manage to bump into them. :mad:

Events would be so much better if there weren't all those people there!!
 

Steve Lynch

Well-Known Member
The triangles stick out like a sore thumb. They do not match the architectural lines of any room I've veer seen. They clash. The eye is drawn immediately towards them, which is the absolute opposite reaction you want. They do look like big spider webs, or something odd, but they just do not look like they belong there. You have to lose the mentality of more is better, and think like a lighting director.

It's almost like being an architect. You're designing a light "motif" if you will. an "A Frame" home will not fit into most neighborhoods. Why? Triangles break the horizontal and vertical planes in an unflattering way.

There is a lot of science behind why they're ugly. You don't have to convince us. We're just trying to help you guys.
 

ninodj

Active Member
Matter of taste I guess....

Used in the right manner, I think they can add a nice touch to a set up. Not for every set-up, but for some....

Heck, I've had brides tell me they would never chose uplighting because they don't want the hall to look like a jail cell. lol

Whatever the case, I respect the DJ's here because we are passionate about what we do.
 

bill_smith

MobileBeat Moderator
Staff member
Simple. GIGO.:)

FWIW:

I think that the speaker stand covers can cause other problems, like guests thinking that these are somehow solid, and doing more damage. At least with an exposed speaker stand, it's mroe obvious to not be a bloomin idiot and get tangled up in it. As far as the look, I think it's deceptive in this perspective.

Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
 
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jcthedj

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Wow, seriously. You prefer the look of bare speaker stands and cables wrapped around (or velcroed) to the stand or worse, just hanging down from the back of the speaker (as some DJs are do) compared to a nice clean look of most cables hidden away. I use a table and stand scrims and have gotten a lot of compliments of how clean and professional my set-up looks as compared to most DJ set-ups. I guess it is all in personal taste but the better I can make my set-up look, the better it is for business.
 

djtunes

Checking Reality
Wow, seriously. You prefer the look of bare speaker stands and cables wrapped around (or velcroed) to the stand or worse, just hanging down from the back of the speaker (as some DJs are do) compared to a nice clean look of most cables hidden away. I use a table and stand scrims and have gotten a lot of compliments of how clean and professional my set-up looks as compared to most DJ set-ups. I guess it is all in personal taste but the better I can make my set-up look, the better it is for business.

I prefer the look of something barely visible. I do not like wires wrapped around. i do not like wires just hanging down from the back. I like to use black Velcro straps to run the wire down the back side of the pole where it is hidden.

If there is drapery I'll hide my speakers behind the draping if possible.

A Bose system is a black pole. Not sure where I'm going with that one but it's something.

I do not like the triangle that goes all the way up to meet the bottom of the speaker.

It really is all opinions. Mine just happens to be right. Just kidding. :)
 

Hits

New Member
Not a big fan of the Tee-pee look of skrim products. I do like the look of the DJ Skirts Light stand covers. Here is a pic of mine with thw glow skirts, along with The DJ Skirts Table topper. I have had many compliments about them. I don't know if DJ Skirts is still around with their limited production runs of certain products. Is so, I want more of their products.




Classic Wedding Package 3.jpg
 

DJ Jonny T

New Member
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. If it's a formal event, and the head table is skirted, the cake table is skirted, the buffet line is skirted and your DJ table/booth/facade is skirted.... why wouldn't you finish my skirting your tripods? You've hidden everything else, why not the cables for the speakers and possible light tree?
 

djtunes

Checking Reality
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. If it's a formal event, and the head table is skirted, the cake table is skirted, the buffet line is skirted and your DJ table/booth/facade is skirted.... why wouldn't you finish my skirting your tripods? You've hidden everything else, why not the cables for the speakers and possible light tree?

Just to answer the question. Not trying to be argumentative. I just think the things look weird. That's the bottom line.

If you want to go to extremes maybe get white speakers, or paint them white. This thread has me considering this. Also paint the tripods white. I'd put a white cloth over my sub, but it would look crazy once the music starts getting louder. The cloth would look like a flag in the wind.

Now I'm also considering making a white surround for my roadcase just for weddings. Right now it's a black box on a white table.

I've been seriously considering a facade, but don't know if it's worth the money that is being charged for them. I see a lot of DJs using them now.

A white sock for my tops???

Is this the most interesting thread on here right now. :p
 
Ok,

All audio gear is UGLY! No matter what you do, you can't make it look pretty. You can match colors, you can skirt it, you can do any multitude of things, but overall, its UGLY.

Therefore, in my opinion, the idea of at least trying to make it look better then it does, or hiding it, is the best option.

The Bose systems have come the closest, by making things as small as possible. However, the idea of these nice skinny sticks sitting right next to something the equivalent size of an 18" sub blows my mind. Why would you go to the trouble and investment of a minimal setup, and not hide the subs under the table?

Then you could always go the opposite direction. Bring so much gear to setup that the guests cant see anything but big black boxes and blinding lights. :):multi:
 

Bobby D

Member
Sometimes I think mobile DJs are way too concerned about what their rig looks like. It seems to be the most important aspect of the business to many. Just make it look neat, symmetrical, and not all scratched up.
 

bill_smith

MobileBeat Moderator
Staff member
How are your construction skills? they are not too hard to make.

I've been seriously considering a facade, but don't know if it's worth the money that is being charged for them. I see a lot of DJs using them now.
 

Arnoldo Offermann

Active Member
Ok,

All audio gear is UGLY!

I'ma disagree



So does she:

 

Scott Hanna

Member
I put my bass unit on the outside of the tower, so it's harder for someone to trip over a corner that's so low to the ground
 

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