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jerome96114
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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:

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Anyone else who uses percussion tables ?
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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.
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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.
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I had never heard of these also, but after looking on the net - there are some very interesting options

http://www.vintagedrum.com/category/Acce......d/Cannon
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Meinl-Percus......74132.gc
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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.
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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/Acce......d/Cannon
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Meinl-Percus......74132.gc

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.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
jerome96114
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I bought mine for around 35 € ... Smile
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If you get the stands that are chromed it will cost you more.
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The Rolls Royce of trap tables........I've used one for for years.

http://www.pearldrum.com/Products/Percus......les.aspx

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