A Quick Guide to Building Your Stage with Global Truss Products
Whenever you’re building stage rigging for lights, cable runs, and special effects, you’ll need to be able to rely on high-quality hardware that will provide safety as well as performance. That means finding a range of products with good weight tolerances, easy interconnects, and light weight construction for transportation and storage.
At Digital DJ Gear, we’re proud to carry the Global Truss range of products, all of which can be used to develop a quality stage setup that would be fit for use in some of the most demanding environments.
If this will be your first time buying stage rigging equipment, then this quick guide will help you to learn about all of the most essential elements, with a few specific examples from the Global Truss range.
Get Baseplates for a Strong Foundation
Any stage will start from the ground up, which means that you’re going to need high-quality baseplates to mount your system from. Baseplates come in different sizes and materials, depending on how much load you’re going to be putting on your truss sections.
The most basic plates are made from aluminum, but this doesn’t mean that they’re not stable and of the highest quality. Take the 20”x20” aluminum Global Truss base plate as an example. It is 3/8 inches of solid aluminum, yet it only weighs 13.5 lb. in total. If you want something more sturdy, then you could consider a steel plate, such as a 36”x36” steel baseplate. Using a number of these plates could form the foundation of a larger truss system or one that needs to carry more weight from stage lights, speakers, or other pieces of equipment.
When you choose base plates from the Global range, you’ll be able to choose compatibility with different truss sizes, including 16” square, 12” square, and 12” triangular. Mounting hardware can be relocated to various slots in most mounting plates, allowing you versatility with your purchase.
Choose Your Truss Pieces for Upright and Connecting Sections
Global Truss individual truss sections are some of the best in the world and are made from a high-quality magnesium and aluminum compound that helps to improve load bearing, without impacting the weight of the truss pieces themselves.
You will have plenty to choose from when building a system, whether you are looking for straight square segments, arches, or even 90 degree and square corner junction systems. The great thing about choosing a system from Global is that you will always have options when it comes to lengths and shapes. No matter what you require in your setup, the modular system will allow you to build rigging that suits your needs.
Find Clamps and Accessories to Hold Your Global Truss System Together
Global Truss clamps will be essential to hold your whole system together, and when you choose authentic products, you won’t have to worry about compatibility issues or any problems with individual items living up to their performance targets.
The Global coupling system uses special tapered conical connectors which help to increase the strength of any connection while reducing the chance of any shearing of the material. This conical system is already built right into the Global Truss base plate products, and you can also buy special spacers and couplers for connecting individual pieces of truss.
For mounting your equipment, you will have a selection of high-quality clamps, ranging in purpose and weight bearing. Light duty clamps are suitable for weight loads up to 165 lb., and you could even order specialty parts that can handle loads of up to 500kg. No matter what kind of hardware you need to mount, or what kind of truss pieces you are working with, you’ll be able to talk to us to find the best solution.
Contact Us Today to Start Building Your System
Explore the range online, and then give us a call when you have questions or if you’re ready to start ordering. With Digital DJ Gear and Global Truss, you’re guaranteed to get the highest quality stage-ready systems, at some of the best prices you’ll find in the US.