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Offline Stumpy

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« on: April 16, 2008, 01:28:41 AM »
Ok folks...Here it goes

I was rolling the D410xlt/racked up WT800C up a slight rise to the performance space. This was a gig for my students (vocal jazz) and they were performing for the new district supervisors/spectators. About 200 people were there...

I moved it up a "handicapped ramp" that was fairly long. It had several of those cement spacer things in it. Since I haven't had my knee worked on yet (torn meniscus, 2 cysts, etc.) I was going pretty slow.

I hit one of the spacers and in super slow motion watched in horror as the SKB rack containing the WT800 and other things lurched off the 410 and bounced 3 times on the cement. Our drummer looked on in horror. I quickly picked it up and we proceeded into the room.

It took me a good couple of minutes to get up the nerve to open the case. I opened the back first. No visible damage there. Encouraged by this I opened the front. No apparent damage. I looked at the rails and everything looked fine.

About that time our bassist (I direct the group) came in and I told him the story. He stood there with his mouth open. I had him plug in and turn everything on. The porch light came on. A few seconds later he turned up the volume and

rich gooey goodness. All was well.

I will probably open it up to make sure that nothing has actually broken loose...but....


Near heart attack there...

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Offline Lowman28

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 11:51:03 AM »
Stumpy, I hate those moments, and the feeling. A little off-topic but,
We played a gig @ Alpine Valley, Tahoe and load-in was snowey and horrible. There was this one little tiny "freight elevator" I was rolling my keyboard players Hammond A-100 into it when I snapped off both Leslie control toggle switches.. right before a 3 set gig!!! My heart just sank. Luckily he had wanted to convert to a foot controller and my mishap had just given him another reason to do so. He was able to use a multi-tool to switch the Leslie speeds but obiously it was awkward for the whole show... Kinda funny looking back. But, let's just say if that was my skb w/ my Wt-500.. it would not have been so funny.
Just thought I'd share :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2008, 10:35:08 AM »
OUCH!!! Glad it all turned out well....

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Offline Stumpy

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008, 05:54:39 PM »
Another testament to the "bullet-proof" rumor of the Eden Bass rigs. :)

Mr. Freeze- "No Groove, No Food!"
MTD Kingston 5/Z5
Thunder (WT800C, D410XLT, D210XST)
http://www.crashthemachine.com
Endorsing Artist: Eden Bass Amplifiers, MTD Z-Basses
Craig Murray
A.K.A. Mr. Freeze from Crash The Machine
Endorsing Artist - Eden Bass Amplification
Endorsing Artist -MTD Kingston & USA Basses
Endorsing Artist -MTD Bass Strings
Emerging Artist -Bartolini Bass Pickups