T1 "put away" diagrams and instructions.

Hi friends. Here are some pics of the changes we made to the theater 1 carts. The next time you are helping to tear down T1, Just look on the right door of each cart, and each compartment is labeled with a laminated diagram to show you what goes where. Everything has a nice little spot.

*Notes from Chad (Thanks Chad!)

This is an update of changes made to the setup of the stage. I will go through item-by-item so people can get a feel of what changes we have made and how to help tear down and set up. Please read through this so you can get a feel for what the changes are.

The goal for setup is to minimize any and all connections. The rule of thumb is this, if it can stayed plugged in it does. That means all microphones, monitors, and speakers that have cords running to it stay plugged in. The cords and the piece of equipment it is attached to get stored together.

I will start with the easiest and work to the harder.

Vocal Mics. ----- All vocal microphones stay connected to the cord they are attached
To and the microphone itself stays connected to the stand. That
means the cord, microphone and stand get put away together in the
bins on the microphone shelf.

Main Speakers ----- The Main speakers have a power cord and mic cable attached to them. The mic cable and power cable are zipped tied together so you roll up both cords and set them on top of the speakers. Nothing gets unplugged from the speakers.

Monitors ----- The monitors are like the main speakers. The power cord and mic cable are zipped tied together so. When tearing down, keep the power cord and mic cable plugged into the monitor. Wrap up the cords and place them in the bins with the monitor.

Guitar Amp ------ The electric guitar amp has a microphone attached to the front. Again like the speakers it also has a power cord zipped tied to the microphone cord. Wrap up both cords and place the guitar amp and cords in the bins together.

Bass Amp ----- The bass amp is just like the guitar amp with one difference. Instead of a microphone attached to it there is a direct box attached. Wrap up the mic cord and power cord and place all of them together in the bins.

Acoustic Guitar ----- The acoustic guitar is pretty simple. The acoustic guitar uses a direct box so; the mic cable stays connected to the direct box and gets put into the mic box. The acoustic guitar also has a ¼ to ¼ inch cable that gets used. That ¼ to ¼ inch cable is usually taken care of by whoever plays the guitar. If that cord has not been put away by the guitar person just put it into the mic bin.

Drums ----- Most of the time the drums are put away by the player. However if they have not been put away, this is what to do. Each drum has a microphone attached to it. Just wrap the mic cord up and place it on the drum. Do not take the microphones off the drums nor unplug the cord. Most of the drums have a place in the bins to be placed into. The drums also have cymbals. The cymbals get taken off and stored together in a cymbal bag. That bag gets placed into the bins as well.
With the drums is a table with the clicker on it. If that is up leave that for someone who plays the drums to take care of.

Stage lighting ----- The lights on the stage each have an extension cords with it. Do not unplug the lights from those extensions cords. Wrap up all the lights on the stage with the extension cords plugged into it. Place all the lights with the cords in the bins.

The Keyboards ----- The keyboards are by far a little more complicated. The power cord, mic cord, and monitor cord are all zipped tied together. That bundle of cords get wrapped up and placed on the keyboard in the bin. Along with that bundle of cords is a direct box. Again that gets placed into the bin on top of the keyboard. Now we have two keyboards so both are set up the same. Both have a shelf in the bin to be placed on. The rule of thumb for the keyboards is anything attached to the keyboards gets placed in the bins on it’s own shelf.

Music stands ----- All the music stands have a place in the bins. The bottoms of the stands get folded up and placed in the bins. The top of the stand does not get taken off.

Again the rule of thumb is this. Whatever can stay connected does. If you work with any of these items for setup please keep this in mind when you tear down.

Thank You.


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