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Friday, 13 December 2013

Sold - Rank Strand Quartet Fresnel Lanterns - £65

Next up in the current flow of used lighting equipment is a set of 4 Rank Strand Quartet Fresnel lanterns. They can be split and sold individually if that is what you want. There's no bespoke flight case available for these, but there is a simple little baby road trunk that they normally live in which is available for £39.

They have been used exclusively for conference or awards use, they are in near mint condition and have proved to be very reliable, requiring little more than the occasional lamp change.

Rank Strand Quartets for sale - very reliable


Hanging brackets and a safety wire are included, the mains cord is terminated with a 15 amp plug. They are priced at £65 each, which includes; clamp, safety wire, barn door and gel frame. Bear in mind that they cost about £200 new for that combo and a lamp.

Rank Strand Quartets for sale - hanging brackets included

They are already here in South London all ready for collection, but if there isn't much interest over the next few weeks they might well be heading back to the unit in Rochester, Kent.

They can be sent individually by courier for around £10 or if you are after a batch, I can arrange personal delivery for the following cost:

    Within the M25 - No charge
    50 miles from London (e.g. Brighton) - £20
    100 miles from London (e.g. Coventry) - £30
    200 miles from London (e.g. Sheffield) - £60
    300 miles from London (e.g. Newcastle) - £90

If you want to inspect them before making a purchase drop me a line via the contact page here


UPDATES:

03/01/2014 - Now Sold

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Sold - Robe 250 XT Wash Moving Head Lights - £450 a pair

This is the first of a substantial batch of used lighting equipment that I will be listing over the coming weeks, all of which needs to be cleared.

On offer are 6 Robe 250 XT Wash moving lights which are to be sold as pairs, complete with a heavy duty braked flight case and additional hanging accessories.

Robe 250 XT moving lights for sale - complete with flight case

They have been custom flight cased from new and used exclusively for conference or awards use, they are in near mint condition and have proved to be very reliable, requiring little more than the occasional lamp change.

Robe 250 XT moving lights for sale - very reliable

Some of the foam inside the flight cases is getting a little used and could do with a quick spray over with adhesive. But otherwise you are getting pristine kit for Cash Converter prices. Hanging brackets and a safety wire are included. The mains cord is terminated with a 16 amp cee-form connector, but a 13 amp mains plug to cee-form adaptor will also be included.

Robe 250 XT moving lights for sale - hanging bracket and safety wire inc.

The user manual can be downloaded from Robe here

Robe 250 XT moving lights for sale - delivery possible

They are priced at £450 a pair and are stored at Rochester in Kent ready for inspection and collection. It might be possible to relocate them to South London once sold, if this was easier.

I can arrange personal delivery for the following cost:

  • Within the M25 - No charge
  • 50 miles from London (e.g. Brighton) - £20
  • 100 miles from London (e.g. Coventry) - £30
  • 200 miles from London (e.g. Sheffield) - £60
  • 300 miles from London (e.g. Newcastle) - £90
If you want to inspect them before making a purchase drop me a line via the contact page here

UPDATES

11/12/13 - One pair provisionally sold - DiscoDave Less - awaiting collection and payment
12/12/13 - One pair provisionally sold - Jordan Ashley - awaiting collection and payment
14/12/13 - Last pair also provisionally sold - Jordan Ashley - subject to payment
03/01/14 - DiscoDave Less is not a man of his word! So still one last pair to go
10/12/18 - Sold out.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Sold - Optikinetics Opti Trilite Ladder Truss - 2m Straight Sections - £45 each

This will be the very last of the current tranche of truss. As can be seen from the picture below, on offer are 6 pieces of 2 metre long straight ladder section truss. They have all been very lightly used are in near mint condition.
Due to their length, they are above the size that can be sent cheaply using regular carriage services, so it might be best to call and collect, the good news is that this size will fit inside even smaller hatchback cars (with a little care). Alternatively I may be able to arrange personal delivery, subject to a suitable time slot.


For sale Trilite truss - cheapest price in the UK?


Each length will be sold with 2 spigots and mounting fixings.

The price is just £45, this should be the cheapest price in the UK, unfortunately I am not able to go any lower, that is the final price, take it or find better elsewhere if you can.

UPDATES:

23/06/14 - Offer received
25/06/14 - Payment received - NOW SOLD
05/07/14 - Delivered to customer

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Sold - Optikinetics Opti Trilite Truss - 90 Degree Angle Sections - £20 each

On offer are 2 90 degree angle sections, the Optikinetics part number is 2TR5290. They have been lightly used, so are not mint, but are certainly better than anything else you are likely to find on the 2nd hand market in the UK.

For sale Trilite truss - cheapest price in the UK?

The price is just £20, this should be the cheapest price in the UK, but if you can find better, drop me a line via the contact page and I will do my best to match it.

Feel free to call and collect, alternatively, carriage by courier will be £10.

For sale Trilite truss - lightly used

UPDATES -

05/01/14 - Both units sold

Sold - Optikinetics Opti Trilite Truss - Base Plates £10 each

On offer are 2 small base plates, the Optikinetics part number is 3ABP3T. The base plates have been drilled and countersunk for what looks like size 8 wood screws, no doubt to fit to a stage or wooden spreader plates. They have been lightly used, so are not mint, but are certainly better than anything else you are likely to find on the 2nd hand market in the UK.

Each plate will be sold with 3 mounting fixings.

The price is just £10, this should be the cheapest price in the UK, but if you can find better, drop me a line via the contact page and I will do my best to match it.

Feel free to call and collect, alternatively, carriage by courier will be £10.


For sale Trilite truss - base plates have been drilled and countersunk

For sale Trilite truss - cheapest price in the UK?


UPDATES -

23/11/2013 - Both Items Now Sold - That was quick work!

Sold - Optikinetics Opti Trilite Truss - 0.6 m Straight Sections - £15 each

On offer are 2 pieces of 0.6 metre long straight section, the Optikinetics part number is 2TR600.200. They have all been lightly used, so are not mint, but are certainly better than anything else you are likely to find on the 2nd hand market in the UK.

Each length will be sold with 3 spigots and mounting fixings.

The price is just £15, this should be the cheapest price in the UK, but if you can find better, drop me a line via the contact page and I will do my best to match it.

Feel free to call and collect, alternatively, carriage by courier will be £10.


Optikinetics Opti Trilite - 2TR600.200

UPDATES:

20/04/14 - Currently under negotiation for sale of a matching pair.
24/04/14 - Matching pair sold, one additional piece left in stock.
28/04/14 - Last one left in stock!
10/06/15 - Sold Out

Sold - Optikinetics Opti Trilite Truss - 1m Straight Section - £25 each

On offer are 2 pieces of 1 metre long straight section, the Optikinetics part number is 2TR1000. They have all been lightly used, so are not mint, but are certainly better than anything else you are likely to find on the 2nd hand market in the UK.

Each length will be sold with 3 spigots and mounting fixings.

The price is just £25, this should be the cheapest price in the UK, but if you can find better, drop me a line via the contact page and I will do my best to match it.

Feel free to call and collect, alternatively, carriage by courier will be £10.

Trilite truss for sale - sold with fittings

UPDATES:

23/11/2013 - 1 Sold - Last one left, best be quick if you want this!
05/01/2014 - Last unit sold

Sold - Optikinetics Opti Trilite Truss - 2m Straight Sections - £45 each

On offer are 9 pieces of 2 metre long straight section, the Optikinetics part number is 2TR2000. They have all been lightly used, so are not mint, but are certainly better than anything else you are likely to find on the 2nd hand market in the UK.
Due to their length, they are above the size that can be sent cheaply using regular carriage services, so it might be best to call and collect, the good news is that this size will fit inside even smaller hatchback cars (with a little care). Alternatively I may be able to arrange personal delivery, subject to a suitable time slot.

Each length will be sold with 3 spigots and mounting fixings.

The price is just £45, this should be the cheapest price in the UK, but if you can find better, drop me a line via the contact page and I will do my best to match it.


Trilite truss - sold with mounting fixing

UPDATES:

21/11/2003 - 2 Now Sold - Just 7 left
23/11/2013 - 2 More Sold - Just 5 left
24/11/2013 - 5 Sold - Collection Arranged - 28/11/2013
28/11/2013 - Buyer pulled out due to insufficient funds to purchase - Just 5 left
30/11/2013 - Please, no more tyre kickers, dreamers or wannabe techs! Serious offers accepted
24/12/2013 - Last 5 sold subject to pending payment
02/01/2014 - Sold and Delivered - No more stock left

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Rigging Hardware - Optikinetics Opti Trilite Truss Collection

This week is a bit of a hiatus from the recent flurry of work and I have had a chance to set about clearing out some Optikinetics Opti Trilite trussing that isn't getting used as much as it should. If you've made it to this page, you probably don't need to be told how useful trussing is, or the multitude applications it has. But I bet you didn't know that Truss is derived from Old French trousse, which means "collection of things bound together".

Originally bought by a company as their exhibition stand, I used it for a number of jobs, most notably in a "goal post"configuration in a room with a terrible low ceiling. Thankfully that room is not used for events any more, but then neither is my Trilite trussing.

So here's a quick list of parts of the parts I am collecting:

9 of 2 Metre straight sections, part number 2TR2000
2 of 1 Metre straight section, part number 2TR1000
3 of 0.6 Metre straight sections, part number 2TR600.200
2 of 90 degree 2 way right angle sections, part number 2TR5290
2 of small base plates, part number 3ABP3T 
Huge number of truss joiners, nuts and bolts

The 2 Metre sections are too long to send by regular courier service, so they will have to be collected. For multiple items I would be able to arrange personal delivery, as has been the case with other oversized items listed on this website.

Time to move this truss!

Don't forget Opti Trilite 200 is the original aluminium truss system,it is a highly versatile, strong 2 inch aluminium tube truss system used in exhibition halls all over the world.  Opti Trilite is perfect for all types of temporary or permanent structures inside or out.

OPTI Trilite 200 is produced in three formats Ladder (2 main tubes), Triangular (3 main tubes) and Quad (4 main tubes). Here are its key features
  • Opti Trilite 200 has a simple M10 Nylock high tensile nut and bolt system
  • Opti Trilite 200 is quick and easy to assemble
  • Opti Trilite 200 has great length to weight and loadbearing qualities
  • Opti Trilite 200 has 10 Straight Lengths from 0.4m to 8.0m
  • Opti Trilite 200 Curved Sections to maximum length of approximately 2.0m to any radius over 0.8m
  • Opti Trilite 200 has junctions from 2 Way to 6 Way in all formats
  • Extensive range of Opti Trilite 200 Accessories

UPDATES:

21/11/2013 - I posted the above picture on the Dodgy Technicians Facebook Group and created quite a stir, my method of transportation seemed perfectly legit to me.
21/11/2013 - 2 sections of 2 Metre sold and collected.
23/11/2013 - 2 sections of 2 Metre, 1 section of 1 Metre and 2 base plates sold and collected.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Sold - Sennheiser EW500 Hand Held Radio Microphone - £199

As part of the ongoing rationalisation of the OneOneTwo.com live sound department, there will be some radio microphone kits to clear. Starting off with this rather plush Sennheiser EW500 hand held microphone kit, it is the 1st generation or G1 version of the series, as it is more commonly known.
At the time of purchase it was the top of the range unit, costing around £500, it has only ever had light use and is still in mint condition.

It last got an outing in June 2013 at an outdoor event and I was blown away at just how good these units sound, with a rich powerful proximity effect, that flatters a male voice, but with lots of top end that is great for female vocals too and a subtle presence lift that helps any voice to cut through the mix.

This unit is set to work in Range E covering frequencies from 838 – 870 MHz, this covers the "Licence Free" frequencies in Channel 70, along with the former shared frequencies in Channels 68/69.
Since 2012 it has become illegal to use Channels 68/69, but Channel 70 is still perfectly legal to use.  Thanks to the excellent selectivity of Sennheiser equipment compared to some other manufacturers,   there are 4 possible frequencies you can use simultaneously in Channel 70 without encountering intermodulation issues.

At two of the sites I supply services to, we have tested this plan in a real world situation and it works perfectly well without any gremlins.

Here's a some extra salient information gleaned from the Sennheiser website
With the evolution wireless Series ew 500, Sennheiser offers musicians, video
and sound amateurs, reporters and private broadcasters high-quality
state-of-the-art RF transmission systems with a high level of operational
reliability and ease of use. Transmitters and receivers permit wireless
transmission with studio-quality sound. Due to further optimised PLL and
microprocessor technology, the HDX noise reduction system and true diversity
technology (excluding pocket receivers), these transmission systems ensure
interference-free transmission and minimise dropouts in the RF link.
The systems can be supplied in five frequency ranges within the UHF band.
Please note: Frequency usage is different for each country. Your Sennheiser
agent will have all the necessary details on the available legal frequencies for
your area.
Range A: 518 – 550 MHz,
Range B: 630 – 662 MHz,
Range C: 740 – 772 MHz,
Range D: 790 – 822 MHz,
Range E: 838 – 870 MHz.
ew 500 transmitters and receivers each have 16 frequency memories to store
your selection out of 1280 transmission/receiving frequencies which are freely
selectable within the preset frequency range.
Each system has 16 factory-preprogrammed frequency memories, so that
– the systems are ready for immediate use after switch-on,
– several systems can be operated simultaneously on the factory-preset
transmission and receiving frequencies without causing intermodulation
interference. However, all frequency settings can be changed to your
individual needs, if required.
Each system consists of
– a receiver (mains or pocket)
– a hand-held/pocket/plug-on transmitter and
– comes complete with all necessary accessories.
You can read more by following this download link

The price is £199, although this is not cheap, do bear in mind that this is a top of the range item in near mint condition, if you can find better, drop me a line via the contact page and I will do my best to match it.

Sennheiser EW500 - blown away at just how good these units sound

It will be supplied in a small lightweight flight case, with padded foam cut outs for the receiver, transmitter, power supply and a couple of batteries. The original hard copy operator's manual will also be included.

Feel free to call and collect, alternatively, carriage by courier will be £10.


UPDATE

20/11/13 - Currently under negotiation for sale.
23/11/13 - Now sold

Monday, 9 September 2013

Sold - BlackStar 1410 Video Monitor Tester - £25


This is a mains powered Black Star 1410 Video Monitor Tester, a useful tool if you need to test, calibrate or set up visual displays or testing leads and lines, It generates a variety of test signals or patterns for both tv/video and computer graphics with both VGA and RGB outputs.  There is a VGA analogue output on a standard high density 15 way (3 row) D-type connector. It also has legacy digital outputs on 9 way D-type and analogue output on 9 way D-type. There are  R G B with composite and field syncs outputs on BNCs too.

A useful bit of kit for now obsolete analogue video and VGA monitors.  Note that due to age, it doesn't have DVI or HDMI outputs.

Black Star 1410 Video Monitor Tester - VGA and RGB test signals

It is in excellent electrical condition, all the knobs slide freely without crackles. Note that there are three covers missing from the comp sync switches on the front panel. This doesn't affect the function, but is just cosmetically unsightly, see the photo above.

I have priced this at £25 to clear. Feel free to collect, or I can arrange courier delivery within the UK mainland for just £10. Exceptions apply to certain areas though, do let me know your post code first.

If you want to inspect them, or make a purchase, please drop me a line via the contact page here.

UPDATES:

02/10/13 - Currently negotiating sale with customer
07/10/13 - SOLD

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sold - ElectroVoice EV Sx80 Speakers - £120

UPDATE - OCTOBER 2017 - FRESH STOCK AVAILABLE HERE

Adding to the every growing list of audio items is this pair of compact ElectroVoice PA speakers. This pair are already in the workshop for immediate dispatch, plus there are potentially a further 3 pairs available locally in similar condition. There is even the possibility of two pairs of hanging frames if you are interested. If you are looking to build a larger set or hire fleet, get in touch for the latest pricing and availability.

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speaker front view
EV sx80 - each pair good for 50-100 people

Here's what the Electro-Voice website has to say about the Sx80:
The Electro-Voice Sx80 is a compact, two way, high-efficiency, constant-directivity speaker system for sound reinforcement and monitoring. The small size, high sensitivity and high power-handling capacity of the Sx80 make it an excellent choice for use in studios, clubs, bars, theaters or other applications. Through extensive use of computer-aided design and modeling, Electro-Voice engineers have developed a state-of-the-art professional loudspeaker system. The high-frequency section of the Sx80 utilizes a molded-in 90° x 65° constant-directivity horn. This unique pattern contributes to high intelligibility and aims the speakers output where it is most useful. Vocals sound natural yet "cut through" in reverberant, noisy rooms. In addition, the coverage pattern is unusually uniform over its range of operation. The horn's unique, VariPathTM throat geometry helps direct driver output to the corners of the room, to points of coverage not described in the usual specifications of horizontal and vertical coverage angles, and to parts of the audience that typically do not receive the strongest coverage. One of the many other unique features of theSx80 is the cabinet. Constructed of high impact paintable, polystyrene it provides a stiff and extremely durable enclosure. The cabinet includes threaded inserts for the optional Sx80MB U-bracket. It also has inserts for installing with an OmniMount® Series 75mounting system.
Features are as follows:
  • 2-Way Full-range
  • Vented LF enclosure
  • 1” voicecoil (titanium diaphragm)
  • PRO™ Driver protection
  • HF-horn features Varipath™
  • Trapezoidal
  • Compact dimensions
  • 7 x M6 and 4 x M5 inserts
Specifications are as follows:

Power Handling - 175 watts continuous, 700 watts peak
Sensitivity - 92 dB (1 watt/ 1 meter)
Coverage - (H x V): 90o x 65o
Input Connectors - Speakon NL4
Compression driver - Electro-Voice DH2005
Woofer - Specially-designed 8-inch
Dimensions- (H x W x D)
Inches - 15.75 in x 11.5 in x 8.75 in
Millimeters - 400 mm x 292 mm x 222 mm
Net Weight - 16 lb / 7.3 kg
Shipping Weight - 18 lb / 8.18 kg
Available accessories - Sx80MBB, Sx80MBW U-brackets, Sx80SMK stand mount adapter

The full tech manual is available for free download here

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speaker top view
Sx80 - small size, high sensitivity and high power-handling capacity

The speakers have been used mostly for conference use, plus the occasional music related event. A single pair makes a good pa speaker set up for 50-100 people, two pairs are good for audiences of up to 250. The speakers have just the one connector on them, so for "daisy chaining" pairs together I use a short Y-splitter lead.

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speaker back view
Sx80 - just the one connector

A while back I worked with a duo of musicians who did a lot of corporate parties and they used a similar pair as their main pa, including running backing tracks in addition to vocals. With their high power capacity and broad frequency response they were well up to the task.

The speakers are in good condition, there is some scratching to the casing as shown below, the flash on the camera makes it look much worse than it appears to the naked eye.

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speaker surface scratches
Sx80 - some scratching to the casing

They will come fitted with stand mount adapters included. There is also a lightweight plastic flight case available to go with them for additional cost, it has foam lining to protect them whilst in transit.

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speakers flight case
Flight case available for £40

This model of speaker is no longer manufactured, but some websites still have them listed from £240 and upwards new, don't forget the stand mounts would cost you extra. I have priced these at £120 for a speedy sale.

Feel free to collect, or I can arrange courier delivery within the UK mainland for just £10. Exceptions apply to certain areas though, do let me know your post code first.


UPDATES

08/01/14 - SOLD OUT - Case still available

UPDATE - OCTOBER 2017 - FRESH STOCK AVAILABLE HERE

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sold - Behringer Eurolive F1220 Stage Monitors - £49 each

I bought these a few years ago for a series of gospel shows that needed more monitoring than a normal gig. They came from another pa hire company who had used them for church related music events, they were supplied with heavy duty custom covers. In my experience the sort of companies who look after their kit with covers, don't run things into the ground and are worth doing business with.

Image of a Behringer monitor speaker system - top view
Behringer Eurolive F1220 monitor speaker system

The Behringer brand was built on price and there hs been legal action taken where some product lines have veered too close to being copies of other manufacturers premium brand products. Within the sound industry there is also a great deal of snobbery about the label on items, sometimes this is justified and sometimes this not.

Image of a Behringer monitor speaker system - side view
Behringer - brand snobbery sometimes justified, sometimes not

I was impressed with the solid build of these units, they are constructed from extremely thick ply with a carpet covering. I remember using a Shermann Sound Systems pa that was built to similar levels of ruggedness. In some respect they could be too solidly built, each monitor weighs as much as some bass bins. Still, if you're young and fit, or better still have a suitably ape like humper to shift stuff around, life will be sweet. Unusually it is worth noting that these units can be run passively or can be bi-amped with separate amplifiers for the bass and treble drivers. In my experience this is quite a high end option, especially on what many would consider to be a budget unit.

Image of a Behringer monitor speaker system - custom cover
Speaker covers - we don't run things into the ground

The sound was up to scratch too, the only complaint I remember was that they could be too bass heavy, which is not bad for a 12" driver. Behringer themselves have the following to say...
The BEHRINGER EUROLIVE F1220 monitor speaker system is specially designed to provide the musician on stage with the same power and clarity that our EUROLIVE full range systems offer, ensuring first-class monitoring in any situation. With its custom-made high-power 12" woofer and 1" titanium HF driver, the F1220 delivers plenty of sound for a variety of applications. In addition, the system can be operated in passive full range or active bi-amping mode. 
This is the full specification:
  • 200 W (RMS)/400 W (pink noise), nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Extremely high sound pressure level (95 dB full space 1 W @ 1 m)
  • 50 Hz – 18 kHz frequency response (-10 dB)
  • Switchable bi-amping mode
  • 1" titanium diaphragm for brilliant, natural high-frequency reproduction
  • BEHRINGER CD horn technology for optimal wide-angle dispersion (90° x 40°)
  • BEHRINGER HF driver protection
  • Ultra-rugged carpet covering for efficient cabinet protection
  • Recessed, ergonomically shaped die-cast handles
  • Rugged steel grille plus acoustically transparent polyester foam for optimal speaker protection
  • 2 different cabinet angles
  • Professional connectors compatible with Neutrik® Speakon®
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Read more at the Behringer website here

Image of a Behringer monitor speaker system - input panel
Behringer F1220 monitor - capable of bi-amping

Manufacturer's marketing copy is one thing, but it seems that real world musicians like the  Eurolive F1220 monitors too, there are favourable reviews to be found here at Musiciansfriend.com giving them the highest 5 star average rating, pretty much across the board.

I currently have 3 at the workshop to clear, custom covers included, there is also the possibility that I can source a further unit locally, without a cover, if you would like to make up a full set of 4. They are all still in good presentable condition, there are one or two tiny wear holes in the carpet about the diameter of a ball point pen in places. The electrics are in fine shape. The branding shown in the images will be removed prior to sale to their new owners.

They are priced at £49 each to clear, courier delivery available for a further £15, or if you are buying a batch, I can deliver any quantity of 2 or more personally on the following price scale:
  • Within the M25 - No charge
  • 50 miles from London (e.g. Brighton) - £20
  • 100 miles from London (e.g. Coventry) - £30
  • 200 miles from London (e.g. Sheffield) - £55
  • 300 miles from London (e.g. Newcastle) - £80
If you want to inspect them, or make a purchase drop me a line via the contact page here


UPDATE

02/11/13 - Currently under negotiation for sale as a set of four.
05/11/13 - Sold Out

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Sold - Laptop / Monitor / Tool Box Flight Case # 2 of 2 - £39

This flight case was used to house a 15" LCD monitor used at events as a "confidence monitor" until last year. The dimensions are; 46cm x 40cm x 17cm, a dinky size that will fit into the smallest of boot spaces. The case is constructed from plywood covered in super hard wearing blue melamine. As the pictures show, it is has been over painted in satin black to match the livery of my other cases. I will most likely return it to the original bright blue finish prior to sale and provide updated images.

Image of small flight case top view
Flight case - used to house a 15" LCD monitor

Internally the case is finished with some foam padding, you will probably need to re-foam it to your new kit, I can provide further info on where to source high density foam if you require it. It has a twin Penn branded miniature butterfly catches, a single leather carrying handle and 3-rivet ball corners.

The lid is on lift of hinges on this case and is therefore removable allowing kit to remain in place whilst in use.

Image of small flight case internal view
The case is finished with some foam padding

This style of flight case is usually quite expensive and could cost from £99 upwards new. I have priced it at £39 for a speedy sale.

Image of small flight close up of butterfly catch
Twin Penn branded miniature butterfly catches

Feel free to collect, or I can arrange courier delivery within the UK mainland for just £10. Exceptions apply to certain areas; such as the Highlands and Islands and may be subject to surcharges.

If you want to inspect it before purchase, please drop me a line via the contact page here.


UPDATES:

30/04/14 - Sold 


Image of small flight case bottom view
Will be returned to the original bright blue finish prior to sale

Monday, 26 August 2013

Sold - Laptop / Monitor / Tool Box Flight Case # 1 of 2 - £39

This flight case was used to house mobile PC recording set up I used a few years ago. The dimensions are; 46cm x 40cm x 15cm, a dinky size that will fit into the smallest of boot spaces. The case is constructed from plywood covered in super hard wearing blue melamine. As the pictures show, it is has been over painted in satin black to match the livery of my other cases. I will most likely return it to the original bright blue finish prior to sale and provide updated images.

Image of a small flight case top view
Small flight case for sale - re-coloured in satin black

Internally the case is finished with a little thin foam padding, you will probably need to re-foam it to your new kit, I can provide further info on where to source high density foam if you require it. It has a twin Penn branded miniature butterfly catches, a single leather carrying handle and 3-rivet ball corners.

Image of a close up of a butterfly catch
Small flight case for sale - Penn branded miniature butterfly catches

The lid is on fixed hinges on this case, I am currently using it as a storage box for boot sales, the contents are not included.

Image of a small flight case internal view
Flight case for sale - Contents not included

This style of flight case is usually quite expensive and could cost from £99 upwards new. I have priced it at £39 for a speedy sale.

Feel free to collect, or I can arrange courier delivery within the UK mainland for just £10. Exceptions apply to certain areas; such as the Highlands and Islands and may be subject to surcharges.

If you want to inspect it before purchase, please drop me a line via the contact page here.


UPDATES:

30/04/14 - Sold

Image of a small flight case close up of top view
Will be returned to the original bright blue finish prior to sale

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sold - Lemsford Style Solid Aluminium Flight Case - £49

On offer is a flight case in the true meaning of the word, i.e. cases designed to be as light and strong as possible for air travel The best way to achieve this, is for the case to be solely constructed from corrugated or textured aluminium.
Lemsford Cases are well known for making this type of all aluminium construction, even the edges are welded together, rather than featuring riveted extrusions. I can't say whether this was from Lemsford Cases, but it is certainly very similar and is exactly the style of case much loved by TV broadcasters in particular.

Image of a small solid aluminium flight case from above
Lemsford style case for sale - a style much loved by broadcasters

The dimensions are; 56cm x 51cm x 15cm, a useful size that should fit into the boot of any car. I have no idea what its original purpose was, but I used it as a case for my Spirit Folio mixing desk. It is still padded out with extra foam for this purpose, obviously it could be stripped out to suit your own purposes. It would make a great case for another small mixing desk, guitar effects pedal board or tool kits and test gear.

Image of a small solid aluminium flight case opened
  Lemsford style case for sale - has a lift off lid

The case is constructed from diamond pattern aluminium and as mentioned above, there are no corners fitted or required. It does have 2 Excelsior catches, a comfortable leather handle and a lift off lid.

Image of a catch on an aluminium flight case
Lemsford style case for sale - with two Excelsior catches

There are a couple of differently coloured patches on the lid, these are just the residue of areas that had worn a company logo in the past and have been over-painted. There is a dent on the bottom of the case, as shown in the picture. Other than that it is still a very clean, presentable and functional case.

Image of hinges on an aluminium flight case
Lemsford style case for sale - a small dent on the bottom of the case

This style of flight case is usually very expensive and could cost from £150 upwards new. I have priced it at £49 for a speedy sale.

Feel free to collect, or I can arrange courier delivery within the UK mainland for just £10. Exceptions apply to certain areas; such as the Highlands and Islands and may be subject to surcharges.

If you want to inspect it before purchase, please drop me a line via the contact page here.


UPDATES:

03/12/12 - Now sold.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sold - Microphone Box Flight Case - £39

On offer is a flight case that I fitted out to use as a stage box for microphones. The dimensions are; 50cm x 46cm x 26cm, a size which will fit into the boot of even the smallest of vehicles.

Flight case for sale - will fit into the smallest of vehicles

It was originally manufactured by CP Cases, a company with a long history who are still producing both stock and custom flight cases today. This particular flight case is made from vinyl covered lightweight plywood and aluminium extrusions. It was originally a bright blue colour, but I refinished it in Vinylkote satin black in order to match my other cases.
Vinylkote is much more than just a normal plastic paint, it is designed to be used on car interior parts, once applied it cannot be removed from the surface and will not wear off like other finishes. It is testament to the product that it has survived for around 20 years without a blemish.

Flight case for sale - New handle on the front of the case

It has 2 regular sized recessed industrial grade butterfly catches, 2 spring loaded recessed flip handles and 3-rivet ball corners. The handle on the front of the case is one that I fitted, the original was not well placed for balance, resulting in the case knocking into your leg. This new arrangement is much better balanced, there is a slight overlap of the mounting surfaces and I chose not to utilise a couple of the rivet holes. If you wanted to add a couple rivets if would be half an hours work to drill out the metal work and fit them.

Stage box for sales - space for 12 mics and accessories

I constructed a hardboard and foam divider for 12 standard microphones, anything like a Shure SM57/58 will fit a treat, with slimline condenser microphones like the AKG C451/460 there will be a little free play. As can be seen on the picture below the Samson CO5 fits beautifully. There is an accessories pod section for you to store additional clips, desk stands, clamps, cables or whatever else fits. The lid is captive, with a stay and substantial hinges.


Flight case for sale - Samson CO5 fits beautifully

Flight case for sale - Something like a Shure SM57/58 will fit a treat

This type of heavy duty road trunk style flight case would cost from £100 new. I have priced this at £39 for a speedy sale, someone will get a bargain.

Feel free to collect, or I can arrange courier delivery within the UK mainland for just £10. Exceptions apply to certain areas though, do let me know your post code first.

If you want to inspect them, or make a purchase, please drop me a line via the contact page here.

UPDATES:

02/11/13 - Currently under negotiation for sale.
05/11/13 - SOLD

Friday, 9 August 2013

Sold - Heavy Duty Road Trunk Flight Cases - £89 each

As promised in my last post, it is now time to switch from the microscopic world of components to a series of posts about the very macroscopic world of flight cases.

On offer is a matching pair of road trunk flight cases, which can be purchased individually or together. Their dimensions are; 75cm x 57cm x 57cm, which is a very handy size, I once managed to fit both of them into the boot space of my Citroen Berlingo and still leave space for all five occupants or plenty of other gear.

Flight cases for sale - satin black diamond pattern ply

The cases are constructed from heavy duty ply, covered in a satin black, diamond pattern, finish.

With; 4 large recessed industrial grade butterfly catches, no fewer than 10 spring loaded recessed flip handles, heavy duty 6-rivet ball corners, birch ply wheel boards (black finish) with 4 x 100mm castors and industry standard ‘Guitel’ non-marking blue wheels, they are substantial items.

100mm Guitel  castors - non-marking blue wheels.

There is foam lining remaining from their original purpose, ensuring maximum protection for delicate items whilst in transit, obviously this can be removed for extra space for cables, etc.

A marine ply tray is included which sits on top of the foam lining, it is strong enough to be used as a step.

Marine ply tray - strong enough to be used as a step

There was some surface patination from storage in an unheated area, so I have taken the liberty of running over the worst of it with a burnishing tool where feasible. This has smartened up their appearance and they shouldn't shame you whether you next gig is at the local pub or a 5 star hotel.

Flight cases for sale - smart enough for 5 star hotel

They have no corporate branding logos or sign writing on them, there are a few minor marks on the top from the position of the original tour labels.

Once used to hold a pair of Barco video projectors and their associated accessories, I re-cycled them as road trunks. There is plenty of space for cables in the bottom section, whilst the trays are very useful for patch leads or smaller accessories like effects pedals or D.I. boxes. As the pictures below will show; a Roland JC85 (2 x 10" combo) fits and even my Sessionette 90 (monster 2 x 12" combo) would fit comfortably with thinner foam.

Roland JC85 - fits with space to spare

Sessionette 90 2 x 12" combo - would fit comfortably

This type of heavy duty road trunk style flight case would cost from £200 upwards new. I have priced these at £89 each for a speedy sale, the castors alone would cost around £80 and they are virtually in new condition.

I can arrange personal delivery for the following cost:
  • Within the M25 - No charge
  • 50 miles from London (e.g. Brighton) - £20
  • 100 miles from London (e.g. Coventry) - £30
  • 200 miles from London (e.g. Sheffield) - £60
  • 300 miles from London (e.g. Newcastle) - £90
If you want to inspect them before making a purchase drop me a line via the contact page here

UPDATE

30/12/13 - Currently under negotiation for sale as a pair.
02/01/14 - Both Units Now Sold

Monday, 5 August 2013

For Sale - 2SC438 Vintage Semiconductor Transistor - £0.99

The 2SC438 is a Silicon NPN Semiconductor Transistor, its specifications are as follows:

Type Designator - 2SC380
Material of transistor - Si
Polarity - NPN
Maximum collector power dissipation (Pc) - 13 W
Maximum collector-base voltage |Ucb| - 75 V
Maximum collector-emitter voltage |Uce| - 60 V
Maximum emitter-base voltage |Ueb| - 5 V
Maximum collector current |Ic max| - 2 A
Maximum junction temperature (Tj) - 175 °C
Transition frequency (ft) - 100 MHz
Collector capacitance (Cc) - pF
Forward current transfer ratio (hFE) - min: 20
Noise Figure - TBC dB
Package of 2SC380 transistor - TO8

For sale - 2SC438 transistor

I am a bit dubious of the information about the 2SC438 gleaned from the database at  AllTransistors.com certainly 13 Watts of power dissipation from such a tiny package normally in the region of a fraction of a Watt seems odd. But this is the only source of information available and certainly if you know more about this type of 2SC438, drop me a line via the contact form.

Get the last one for just 99p.

Delivery within the UK is £2.99, I can send to Europe and Worldwide too; but please ask for a quote first, as rates vary greatly between countries and are prone to rapid price fluctuations. Items will be sent in a padded "Jiffy Bag" type envelope to ensure safe delivery.