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Topic: Using Percussion Tables ... ?
Message: Posted by: jerome96114 (Feb 19, 2012 09:54AM)
As I am only an amateur magician, and a poor student as well, I was searching for a cheap solution
for a busking and close-up table.

Then I had the idea to use PERCUSSION TABLES. They normally only cost between 30 and 70 ,
so they are quite cheap compared to the tables usually sold to magicians.

They are quite sturdy, and I only can recommend them. They are available from several brands,
but for the things a magician would use them for most brands are sturdy enough. Even the cheap ones.



Here is the one I use:

[img]http://www.bilderload.com/bild/176584/perc14ANOW.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.bilderload.com/bild/176585/perc2XT157.jpg[/img]

Anyone else who uses percussion tables ?
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Feb 19, 2012 12:22PM)
Not sure what a percussion table is? I'd guess it's a musical term for percussion instrument like a drum or something, and I'd also guess it could be purchased at a music store?

Sorry for my ignorance, but I'm not a musician.
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Feb 19, 2012 12:37PM)
This is the style of table I have used for years. Mine does not have quite the high perimeter edging as yours Jerome. I like the fact that when used for stage the edging on the table keeps props from rolling off, even when using a cloth table cover. For close-up I add an expanded flat top to the table that velcros on, giving me a 2" X 3' working surface. Add to that that the height adjusts quickly and it has proven to be the perfect table for me.
Message: Posted by: Magic_engineer (Feb 19, 2012 01:54PM)
I had never heard of these also, but after looking on the net - there are some very interesting options

http://www.vintagedrum.com/category/Accessories-New-Drum-Accessories-Trays-Tables/brand/Cannon
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Meinl-Percussion-Table-Stand-105630412-i1174132.gc
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Feb 19, 2012 02:12PM)
I've been drumming for 20 years and so use of a percussion table was a natural progression for me. They're essentially what we use to old random percussion instruments - shakers, chimes, bells, etc - that would otherwise just sit on the floor at a gig. Mine actually attaches to my drum rack but they can easily be placed on a stand and they're built to be sturdy since they take a lot of abuse. The padding makes them great for a number of magic effects and the height is adjustable.
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Feb 19, 2012 04:36PM)
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On 2012-02-19 14:54, Magic_engineer wrote:
I had never heard of these also, but after looking on the net - there are some very interesting options

http://www.vintagedrum.com/category/Accessories-New-Drum-Accessories-Trays-Tables/brand/Cannon
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Meinl-Percussion-Table-Stand-105630412-i1174132.gc
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Thanks for looking it up, I should have just Googled it myself! But the two you linked to seem pricey compared to what OP says he pays for them. Still, nice alternative solution.
Message: Posted by: jerome96114 (Feb 19, 2012 05:52PM)
I bought mine for around 35 ... :)
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Feb 19, 2012 10:51PM)
If you get the stands that are chromed it will cost you more.
Message: Posted by: silverking (Feb 19, 2012 11:57PM)
The Rolls Royce of trap tables........I've used one for for years.

http://www.pearldrum.com/Products/Percussion/Stands-Clamps-and-Accessories/Trap-Tables.aspx

If there's a portable table anywhere that's better for close up, I've never seen it.