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    Hey, so after being inspired by taking a trip to Vancouver and seeing all the unique buskers on the street it got me thinking. I think I'm going to plan a couple controllerism routines and take it to the street! I've got a vci-100 and an Lpd 8 and I'll probably map a rock band guitar as well just for show.
    Does anyone have any suggestions on a cheap, battery powered speaker or amp that could work on the streets? Or any tips or suggestions on how to impress the random people? I'll be playing Funk and old classic rock remixes, tracks that people can relate to. Any tracks suggestions as well?

    Cheers, Misha (MiishMash)
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    awesome idea!! you win the internet.

    no ideas on your question though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradCee View Post
    awesome idea!! you win the internet.

    no ideas on your question though...
    Whoop whoop!
    Yeah some of my buddies in Van make quite a bit of cash just busking every couple of nights. One of them is a beatboxer/freestyler and he seems to do pretty well so why not DJing?
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    I would recommend using a generator so that you can use whatever type of PA you want.

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    I see people using big car batteries here in NYC for stuff like that.
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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Portable.html

    Check out this badboy .. runs on a car battery too



    I'd toyed with the idea about 10 years back and I have busked in the past, just seriously have lotsa mates around you WILL get distracted and people WILL try to steal ur cash/gear/both

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    Quote Originally Posted by deevey View Post
    just seriously have lotsa mates around you WILL get distracted and people WILL try to steal ur cash/gear/both
    dj loudly and carry a big stick

    sick idea tho.
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    I've thought about this as well. having my gear at risk is what has stopped me.

    but I still think about doing it.

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    i've run 2 tapco thumps for about an hour and a half on a single car battery charge using a pretty small, simple inverter (dont remember the wattage on the inverter, but it cost about $40)

    when running 1 speaker, it would last about 2.5 hours.

    only downfall is the weight of the battery

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    also, thought this might be of interest to you. maybe you have seen it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jztRZ34AEcY

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