FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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HOW BIG ARE THE STAGES?
Our largest stage is The Truck Stage. We also have 3 medium sized stages; The Stage Bus, The Truck Junior and The M Stage. Our smallest stage is The Camper Stage.
The images below show the dimensions of each of the vehicles and stages.
WHERE WILL YOU TRAVEL TO? IS THIS INCLUDED IN THE HIRE PRICE?
We are based in Birmingham and will drive anywhere within the UK, we will also consider events further afield, however this will increase the transport costs.
Transport costs are priced on an individual basis depending on the vehicle you chose and the distance from our base in Birmingham, this will be included in the quote we send when you enquire.
CAN YOU DRIVE ON GRASS?
When set up all of our stages are freestanding and so can be set up equally successfully on grass and on hard surfaces.
Please be aware of low hanging branches as our stages are tall structures and will need space when is position.
WHAT POWER DO YOU NEED?
If you require power for other concessions we are able to provide a generator at an additional cost, please discuss this when making your enquiry.
WHAT BRANDING IS AVAILABLE?
I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF MY EVENT, HOW WILL THE STAGE BUS AFFECT THIS?
Our stages are fully solar powered and all the electronics are geared up to be as efficient as possible. Most of the lighting is LED and the PA system is very efficient. Our stages all use less than 10% of the power an equivalent stage would use.
Please contact us if you have any particular concerns.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE YOU TO SET UP?
All of our stages can be setup in under an hour (from arriving on site to the first performance on stage). The Camper Stage holds the record for our fastest setup time of just 15 minutes!
CAN I GET A DISCOUNT IF I BOOK SEVERAL EVENTS AT ONCE?
Please get in touch for more details.
CAN YOU PROVIDE JUST A STAGE WITH NO TECH?
MY EVENT STARTS EARLY IN THE MORNING, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO ARRIVE THE NIGHT BEFORE?
MY EVENT WILL RUN OVER 2 DAYS, DO I NEED TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR THE CREW OVERNIGHT?
No. Our vehicles are all set up so that our crew are able to sleep on the vehicles. We do however ask that you provide access to toilet facilities during this time.
If for any reason our crew are not able to remain on the vehicles overnight (such as security restrictions on site) then we would ask that you provide alternative accommodation.
INDUSTRY TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS EXPLAINED
UK manufacturer of stage lighting http://www.abstractavr.com
Behringer X32 with Ipad control
this is the make of sound desk we use, it can be controlled remotely from an Ipad
lights which point directly at the audience and are used to create special effects
a unit for measuring noise output
Direct Input Box
an adapter box which allows you to plug electronic instruments (guitars, keyboards, etc) directly into the sound desk
Front Of House
this refers to anything viewed from the audiences perspective
Front Light Battons
lights directed onto the stage so the audience can see the performers
Light Emitting Diode
a very efficient type of lamp
a type of special effects light with a moving head used to create light effects on the stage
a design of speaker designed to cover large areas
a stand to hold the microphone for singers/compares/etc
a speaker designed to make middle and high range frequencies
a cable which enables you to control the sound and light from the front of house position
Public Address System
this refers the speaker system
coloured lights on the back of the stage which provide special effects to give presence and atmosphere to your event
Planar Wave Subs
a design of bass speaker for large areas
manufacturer of high end, professional PA systems http://www.renkus-heinz.com
Red, Green, Blue
this light has all 3 colour sources which can be mixed to create any colour you choose
Shure Beta 52 / PG56
microphones used to amplify drums and other percussion instruments
Shure Beta 57 / SM57 / AKG C1000
microphones used to amplify instruments
Shure Beta 58 / SM58
microphones for use by singers
Sub / Subwoofer
speakers designed for creating bass frequencies
Visual Productions Cuelux
professional lighting control software used to control the stage lights
speakers which are positioned on stage to point towards the band, enabling them to hear themselves play
vocal microphones which to not need to be connected to the sound desk by a wire