Music Stand PA Monitor Speaker & Shelf



Introduction: Music Stand PA Monitor Speaker & Shelf

About: Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, musical comedy playwright, Coreldraw v9 guru & vector graphic designer, FRPG floorplan designer, woodworker, inventor and owner of a VERY bad back which doesn't l…

I play bass and am forming a old country music duo with Richard, a guitar playing friend with a cool workshop. I'll be the only singer so I came up with a way to incorporate a PA vocal speaker monitor for myself with a 'shelf' to hold a drum machine that i'll be controlling. The light under the music shelf is a simple LED with a glued on magnet to enable me to see the non-backlit drum machines screen. I still need to make or buy a clip-on double light/gooseneck affair to see the lyric notebook on a dark stage.

The 6.5" diameter speakers are some old Bose bookshelf ones I pulled out of the original speaker cabnets (the tweeters were blown) I've had lying around for some time now. It's a simple box I and Richard made of 0.5" thick plywood. The interior top/center wood block is hardwood to prevent it from splitting from the weight on the music stand. The box is at a 30 degree angle and originally spun freely around on the stand so Richard put a compression clamp & knurled knob on the back of the box which also enables the box to be secured at any height on the stand instead of just setting on the stands lower half. No attempt was made to figure out 'proper' speaker enclosure dimensions but it sounds pretty good! One of the pictures shows speaker wiring of which I'll be replacing with heavier guage wire of the same length on both speakers.

The pics with a cardboard 'mock-up' are just that, to help figure out what it would eventually look like.

FYI, my musical stageplay comedy:

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