So this weekend I was playing a gig at a place I’ve played about 50 times, the last 30 or so have been with my KPA.
I played here about 15 times with my Atomic CLR and the last 15 or so with my DXR10.
Usually I sit the cab on a chair and the KPA on top of the cab. This is easy with the CLR but a bit precarious with the DXR10 so I use a strap to hold the KPA on top of the DXR10 like so….
During the middle of a particularly loud and energetic song, I felt something gently brush the back of my legs and I looked around to find there was no KPA or DXR10 on the chair anymore. The cab had vibrated itself forward and had toppled (along with the KPA) off the front and onto the floor like so…HORROR! (of course these pics are just a reconstruction at my house, when it happened it was all wired up)
Anyway, the show must go on. I realised that I could still hear myself, and the KPA was connected to the FOH, so I just kept on playing until the end of the song, meanwhile worrying what damage had befallen my precious KPA.
Once the song was over I reached down and picked up the DXR10 and the KPA as one unit, still held together by the strap, and placed it back on the chair.
There was no damage to the KPA and everything seemed ok. The strap had actually held the KPA to the DXR10 so it didn’t nose-dive into the floor like this….
I would never have believed this was possible….first that the cab had vibrated forward so far and also that my little makeshift strap had held them both together in the fall. Here is my little life saver.
It seems like the light weight of the DXR10, combined with the slippy nature of its housing on top of a flat slippy chair surface are not secure so I’ll now be taking a non-slip pad with me to gigs in the future. either that or a couple of chocks under the front legs of the chair.
Moral of the story…don’t assume your KPA is secure. I’ve seen a couple of pics on this forum where the precarious position of the KPA worried me…it’s only a matter of time before it takes a fall.
Anyway, I hope someone can benefit from this…it could have been a disaster for the KPA…she lives to play another day!