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Rod
10-21-2008, 03:06 PM
Having four little ones's it's hard to find space to practice music. So I decided to take over the garage! Now I have my own little music room, with a 8x4 stage that I built. It's my little escape I can go to after a long day of work. Here are the pics....

Ohh and thanks Howlin' Hobbit for the review of the Prime PM-50 (http://www.howlinhobbit.com/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=290). It's exactly what I needed. When the kiddos want to hop on the mic, I just plug in the ipod and they go to town. And the sound is great!

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/_rodg_/ukulele/DSC05709.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/_rodg_/ukulele/DSC05707.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/_rodg_/ukulele/DSC05706.jpg

seeso
10-21-2008, 03:37 PM
Rod, dude that's awesome!! :D

Totally digging it, the grass skirt, the wind chime... it's sweet!

Dominator
10-21-2008, 03:38 PM
Very nice Rod. That's a great little stage that should work great for some summertime (or anytime) parties. Good job.

JKoval
10-21-2008, 03:42 PM
That's beyond awesome, man! Well done. We should have a -hide-a-way- contest! :)

-Jeff

Rod
10-21-2008, 03:46 PM
Thanks guys!

It's actually a 16x4 stage, but the other half is disassebled right now so we can get another vehicle in the garage. We used the whole thing for my daughter's birthday party (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQq3OArqaX4) and we were able to get 4 people on easliy. If anyone ever needs instructions on how to build you own, below is a link with the walk-through that I followed, the only deviation I made was making mine 1.5' instead of 1'.

http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1081_stage-building.htm

ChamorroDT
10-21-2008, 04:34 PM
that's great. nice details as well - you should throw a show for UU sometime, that'd be awesome

ricdoug
10-21-2008, 05:12 PM
Very nice, Rod! Your choice of the one and a half foot height for the stage was wise for sound and visibility purposes. Smart thinking! I did not see that Prime PA system being available anymore. I'm curious what would be an equivalent one-pice PA system with similar power. Ric

Rod
10-21-2008, 06:28 PM
Very nice, Rod! Your choice of the one and a half foot height for the stage was wise for sound and visibility purposes. Smart thinking! I did not see that Prime PA system being available anymore. I'm curious what would be an equivalent one-pice PA system with similar power. Ric

Ric,

I could not find the Prime PA available online as well. However, I searched on craigslist.com and found someone in Tucson, AZ. Lucklily they were nice enough to pack it up and ship it over to me in San Antonio, TX. It was worth the extra effort. Thanks for the comment!

Rod

uluapoundr
10-21-2008, 06:28 PM
video, video, video, video:rock:

Nice stage Rod, I love the Hawaiian bar flare! Aloha!

Rod
10-21-2008, 06:52 PM
video, video, video, video:rock:

Nice stage Rod, I love the Hawaiian bar flare! Aloha!


Ask and you shall receive!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzKBVHGbZuI&fmt=18

UkuLeLesReggAe
10-21-2008, 07:03 PM
i think thst extremly awesome!!

nice chair ;)

Rod
10-21-2008, 07:08 PM
you should throw a show for UU sometime, that'd be awesome

Help me get Deach, Seeso, PoiDog and the rest of the east-coast guys down here and we could definetly get a show going! They always have a free place to stay in Texas.

hawaiianmusiclover06
10-21-2008, 07:39 PM
Very cool!

thesoobz
10-21-2008, 07:42 PM
sweeet build!
very nice its the same one from the vids?

Rod
10-21-2008, 07:57 PM
sweeet build!
very nice its the same one from the vids?

If you are referring to the video's labeled, "Isa's 1st bday luau", they sure are.

If the build can handle Kainoa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEXYNJspBJo), they can handle anything.

deach
10-22-2008, 01:25 AM
Help me get Deach, Seeso, PoiDog and the rest of the east-coast guys down here and we could definetly get a show going! They always have a free place to stay in Texas.

I'm down!!!!!!!!!

hotnanas
10-22-2008, 04:32 AM
I'm down!!!!!!!!!

Crap, I think I am still hung over from the last time Rod came to Houston, now we are gonna add more people to the mix?:o

I'm game to hang out with Rod and other UUers again!

Rod
10-22-2008, 04:48 AM
Crap, I think I am still hung over from the last time Rod came to Houston, now we are gonna add more people to the mix?:o

I'm game to hang out with Rod and other UUers again!

Let's do it!
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/_rodg_/ukulele/me_kai_cliff.jpg

freedive135
10-22-2008, 06:18 AM
Very nice!!!!!
all thats missing is http://www.tropicaltikis.com/catalog/40t06-love-tiki-statue-p-455.html

SailQwest
10-22-2008, 06:44 AM
Wow, Rod! Your stage is awesome! I want to come jam with you!

muzikengineer
10-22-2008, 06:56 AM
That is really cool!!

Us Texans have great minds don't we?! :D

Howlin Hobbit
10-22-2008, 07:23 AM
Help me get Deach, Seeso, PoiDog and the rest of the east-coast guys down here and we could definetly get a show going!

Phbbbbt! :p What about us west coast guys, hm?

Rod
10-22-2008, 07:46 AM
Phbbbbt! :p What about us west coast guys, hm?

Everyone invited, Texas is between both! :)

hotnanas
10-22-2008, 07:52 AM
Wow, Rod's gonna have the first Continental UU Get Together....

I think those guys need to experience the ATX also.

Rod
10-22-2008, 08:22 AM
I think those guys need to experience the ATX also.

A drive up to the town Stevie Ray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Ray_Vaughan) built would definately be in order.

hoosierhiver
10-22-2008, 08:32 AM
Pretty sweet!! I'd suggest some chili string lights and a pink flamingo.