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Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss  Black 

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Includes 2 T-bar lighting stands and one 9' truss. Each stand holds up to 4 lights and adjusts from 60"-144" tall. The truss bar can hold up to 8 lig...Read More

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A reliable stand at a steal of a price!

Includes 2 T-bar lighting stands and one 9' truss. Each stand holds up to 4 lights and adjusts from 60"-144" tall. The truss bar can hold up to 8 lights.


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Musician's GearLighting Stand with Truss
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Holds items securely (5)
  • Stable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Performances (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great buy on a great product

I purchased theMF Lighting stand/truss as an "open Box" purchase and got a great buy on it. It was missing one of the top light bars on one end,...Read complete review

I purchased theMF Lighting stand/truss as an "open Box" purchase and got a great buy on it. It was missing one of the top light bars on one end, but with a little ingenuity we made a replacement. I read a number of comments/reviews inferring that the unit was too flimsy, etc. There was a minor amount of bowing in the truss bar at the joint. However, we simply added two large wooden dowels to fit inside the main bars and the thing is rock solid! We are a performing band, 4 piece and we hang our 5 x 6 banner from the truss with a small 4-light highliter over it, and 2 small Am. DJ effects lights as well. On the light bars we hang a large and a small stage light on each side. We've etched/numbered each stop on the sliding uprights so as we raise the sides simultaneously we know what stop we're on. It doesn't take 2 of us more than about 10 minutes to completely set up the truss with all the lights attached and ready. I made a carry/storage case for it, so it's completely portable and stores easily. It probably isn't something that a larger touring band would rely on day in and day out, but for a smaller rock band that plays out ocassionally it's perfect. We were able to easily adapt it to our needs, beef it up a little where needed, and with good care it'll last us many years. Gave it 4 stars only because the open box we bought was missing some parts....otherwise great truss for the money!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst engineering EVER!

Being a new DJ on a very tight budget I decided that this lighting stand and truss system would be perfect. I was so wrong. For a breakdown of my ratings:Features: I...Read complete review

Being a new DJ on a very tight budget I decided that this lighting stand and truss system would be perfect. I was so wrong. For a breakdown of my ratings:Features: I guess it would do the job if the proper t-clamps were included. Right now the features are of no advantage.Quality: The stands seem to be built good, and the truss is sturdy.Value: If I have to spend the same amount of money that this stand cost to make it usable, where is the value in that?Overall:The t-clamps supplied to hold the truss to the main stands were 1 1/4 inch diameter clamps, but the main shaft on the main stands are 1 1/2 inch in diameter. Therefore, I'm not able to put this together with the supplied hardware. Instead, I will need to purchase 1 1/2 t-clamps to make this system work. What makes this bad is there are a total of 6 t-clamps that are needed to make this unit a whole. Four of them for the truss, and two of them for the light bars on top of the main stands.

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5.0

Works

By chickering435

from ny

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

      does the job.

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      4.0

      Great buy on a great product

      By Twisted Whisker

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Holds Items Securely
      • Portable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

        I purchased theMF Lighting stand/truss as an "open Box" purchase and got a great buy on it. It was missing one of the top light bars on one end, but with a little ingenuity we made a replacement. I read a number of comments/reviews inferring that the unit was too flimsy, etc. There was a minor amount of bowing in the truss bar at the joint. However, we simply added two large wooden dowels to fit inside the main bars and the thing is rock solid! We are a performing band, 4 piece and we hang our 5 x 6 banner from the truss with a small 4-light highliter over it, and 2 small Am. DJ effects lights as well. On the light bars we hang a large and a small stage light on each side. We've etched/numbered each stop on the sliding uprights so as we raise the sides simultaneously we know what stop we're on. It doesn't take 2 of us more than about 10 minutes to completely set up the truss with all the lights attached and ready. I made a carry/storage case for it, so it's completely portable and stores easily. It probably isn't something that a larger touring band would rely on day in and day out, but for a smaller rock band that plays out ocassionally it's perfect. We were able to easily adapt it to our needs, beef it up a little where needed, and with good care it'll last us many years. Gave it 4 stars only because the open box we bought was missing some parts....otherwise great truss for the money!

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        5.0

        MUSICIANS GEAR LIGHTING TRUSS SYSTEM

        By "D.J. THE DJ"

        from CAMBRIDGE, MASS

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Holds Items Securely
        • LIGHT WEIGHT
        • Portable
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Stage Set Ups For Band

          Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

          Very light weight. Easy to set up. All parts were in the box! Worth the price paid and got it on sale! Thanks Musicians Friend. Great service!

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          4.0

          MORE than I expected!!!!

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          By Daddy Dan

          from Beautiful Walls, MS

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Holds Items Securely
          • Portable
          • Stable

          Cons

          • Needs C Clamps

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Light Weight Lights
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

          I was worried that this might be TOO light weight after reading all the reviews but I was pleasantly surprised! With two trusses on each side of our group, something was needed behind the drummer. This is perfect!!! We are putting some "pin spots" and small effects, that need to be behind the drummer but up in the air on this . With our drummer being on a riser, this is perfect for variable heights. I also read about "more assembly instructions"....if you can't figure out the assembly WITHOUT instructions AT ALL...you probably don't need to be messing with the lights anyway!
          ONLY thing...you need C clamps for additional fixtures. M/F has them for more than reasonable price, so no big deal. I bought 12 just to have enough!
          Great deal....glad I bought it...you will be too!

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          5.0

          Awesome Customer Service

          By MJ Hempstone, Lead Vocalist for Vendetta

          from Southwestern WI

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy Set Uptake Durable
          • Holds Items Securely
          • Portable
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

            What a great piece of equipment! If you want a good light truss, don't hesitate to buy this item, we also hung our back-drop from hooks at the top, this truss is a must for any pros out there that want a professional, durable stand! We used it at an outdoor festival and even with people up on stage & a windy day, this stand stayed put. Thank You Musician's Friend!

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            4.0

            Durable enough, but don't be deceived.

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            By Charles Zink

            from California

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Unstable

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

            When I ordered this stand I went into it thinking it was going to be flimsy and would just barely support my (very light) lighting setup.

            I was wrong there, as it easily supports much more than what I'm working with, and it's very functional. Bows in the middle slightly, but it's only noticeable if you're looking for it.

            Two things you have to know before you buy:

            1) The 10ft truss does not have holes drilled in it for C clamps, so you will need to purchase additional O clamps for this rig. The trees on both sides do have holes, so you're good there.

            2) You will likely need help raising this thing in the air, and bring a ladder, because you will need to hang your lights after it has been raised, not before. I suggest a crank-based truss if you would like to hang and wire before you raise.

            Overall, a killer deal for the price. I'm happy.

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            5.0

            In Door use is Great Deal

            By ronald

            from undisclosed

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Holds Items Securely
            • Portable
            • Set Up Break Down Is Fast

            Cons

            • Sort Oflight

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

            If you will use this outside would highly recommend using anchoring. I use DOG-TIE-DOWN STAKES with Antenna wire and U-Bolts. I have loaded this thing down with 8 par38 cans, Laser Light, Fog and three moons. It can take it all with ease.

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            4.0

            Good Truss System

            By Big Daddy

            from NY

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Does The Job
            • LIGHT WEIGHT
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Stage Lighting

            Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

            Purchased this truss system the other day and used it over the weekend,
            Simple to use fairly solid and secure, the whole system is a very thin aluminium which makes it very light but not the most sturdy, Had no problems with it, held 8 par 34 cans and a relay box.(did not need the T tops)
            I just was being very careful not to over tighten all the knobs because they looked flimsy , But had no Problem with it,
            Truss came with 2-1 foot sleeves to insert in the truss halves on the joint where they link, i guess to prevent the sag some were complaining about, Again I had No problem,
            Good value for the price paid and made the stage look like a million!

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            4.0

            EZ Setup by one person

            By KG

            from Silicon Valley, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Portable
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

              The biggest complaint about this affordable and well built truss unit is the box used for shipping. Made in China and shipped by container, it doesn't see the abuse doled out by UPS, etc. The box is not rugged enough for the real world and arrived with miles of packaging tape, applied somewhere along the journey, to hold it together. Given the number of parts (dozens), it's a miracle everything arrived unscathed. It should be shipped inside a durable container.

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              2.0

              Okay if you live near a hardware store.

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              By fawwx

              from superior, wi

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Musician's Gear Lighting Stand with Truss:

                Dented in shipping. Truss sags easily. Hardware is soft - stripped threads by hand but is easy to replace. Great for small applications. I bought this just to get by. Doing weddings. Definitely plan on upgrading.

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