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- Dec 31, 2005
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Can anyone recommend a study portable drum riser? Thanks
The Intellistage stuff is very well built, I wish I had the budget for an 8'x8' (I can't scale back to fit a 6'x6' unfortunately).Budget?
For me, the Intellistage is unbeatable. Compact, highly portable and super stable. I love it! If you can be creative with stands/hardware, you can have a very small footprint. Mine in 3X3 panels. I used to have 4X4 panels and they were just too big and harder to handle. I carry this to all suitable gigs and it fits easily in the ole minivan.
Twenty years ago, I made the common wood riser with X brace and folding deck. It was super heavy and awkward to carry. I ended up burning it in a fire pit. When I found this Road Ready staging, I bought it straight away. It's an excellent investment beyond it's usefulness and good looks and portability. I choose the 16" height and it's ideal for anywhere.
I use the skirt clips (velcro) that clamp on. One of the band wives sewed the skirt with velcro on it. It's three pieces so I can arrange it however it works best. Normally I just use the longest main piece across the front when I'm on a bigger stage and flanked by amps or road cases. Takes about 28 seconds to install.The Intellistage stuff is very well built, I wish I had the budget for an 8'x8' (I can't scale back to fit a 6'x6' unfortunately).
What are you using for skirting on your riser? Do I see lights under there, too?