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Burning Man and gear

Post by XeemEyexoX » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:29 am

So i'm one of those crazies heading to Burning Man this year... My band is slated to mob a massive sound system and i was thinking of bringing two of my electribes. Is there anything i could do to protect from all the dust? I have a guy who will hopefully be able to clean them up after the burn, but is there any pre-protection steps i could take to keep things somewhat safer?

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Post by Old Iron Giant » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:57 am

sort of difficult protecting your gear from playa dust :?
The only idea that comes to mind are- plastic trash bags. keep your equipment in them at all times.

see you at the burn :wink:

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Post by cartesia » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:06 am

at the very least, cover any unused ports/plugs/slots... although if something has cooling-holes.. its a tough call.

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Post by tallowwaters » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:45 am

Didn't we already do this?

Build a baffle or use a sandblasting tank or something along those lines.
Brains can be used like a "stress ball," but only once.

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Post by Old Iron Giant » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:37 am

we did cover this before.
This event takes place on the Alkaline flats of NV, so its more dust than sand.
from my experience , this mineral wreaks havoc on electronic devices/ on top of the 115+ degree weather.
"both Laptop, & Digital camera suffered casualties"
I'd almost advice not doing it- but you sound gun-ho about it.

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Post by XeemEyexoX » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:44 am

many thanks for the advice, IG, i'm gung-ho but i'm thinking i will just brink my es-1. If it does get damaged, it will give me an excuse to invest in an ESX.
Tallow, apologies man if it was a repeat... i was in a hurry and needed some quick advice.

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Post by Old Iron Giant » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:37 am

also-
Best advice for your trip, Is to have fun :D
If its your first time going, It'll blow your mind. Lots of creative minds, and so much inspiration.

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Post by tallowwaters » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:35 pm

XeemEyexoX wrote: Tallow, apologies man if it was a repeat... i was in a hurry and needed some quick advice.
No worries, I was just saying maybe check that thread out. It is in Sound Production somewhere, lots of ideas tossed about in that one that might be helpful to you.

Good luck with your gig.
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Post by schmidtc » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:05 pm

Get a padded case for both of them. It would be a miracle if they made it to and from without getting bumped around. Take them out only when you're performing. After that, just hope for the best. You could have beautiful weather or an 80 MPH sand storm and not much you can do about it.

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Post by waveterm » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:04 pm

Your gear WILL get sand into it. That is the simple truth.

No matter how careful you cover it up it will get sand into it.

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Post by novielo » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:21 pm

if you don't have sliders or knobs i've came to the conclusion that a cheap way was to cover them with thermoretractile cling wrap and only poncture the holes for the cables. if you're freak as i am, you can seal the plug by using those tacking gum used to hang posters to the walls.
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Re: Burning Man and gear

Post by elsongs » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:43 am

Invest in a large plastic bubble to perform in.

Work that concept into your act somehow.

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