Stage Rugs

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  1. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Does anyone have a good method for transporting your stage rugs, other than rolling them up and tying string around them?

    You can see my little rugs in this pic from Saturday night.

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  2. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    Rugs are typically rolled. Folding it would probably make it harder to keep flat when unfolded, I would venture.

    I do want to say that the rug really ties the stage together!

    Sorry. Couldn't resist.
     
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    I roll it and use a 2” wide Velcro strap. It’s the last thing in/first thing out usually keeping a couple of speakers from banging together.
     
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    I have a small rug as part of my stage rig, and use it every time I play out -

    rolling it, nap side in, is what I’ve always done. A couple of straps that I bought from the camping section of a local store work really well, and have held up for years. They were intended for sleeping bag rolls, FYI.

    hope that helps -
     
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    Roll them up and put into a golf bag?
     
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    Double Tele Band - that's cool.
     
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    Thanks guys! I just threw some Velcro Straps into my Amazon cart. Great idea.

    And yes, they make good buffering in the back of the truck between amps, guitar cases, etc. and those unruly mike stands!

    BTW - I always roll them pretty side out, so when you lay them out, they don't roll back up at the edges and catch your foot mid riff.
     
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    Sorry, I thought this was a thread about Carl Perkins.
     
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    Those velcro straps really tied the rug together.
     
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    Oriental rug in a roll.
     
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    More important, where are these country rockin bands allowed to play in jersey?
     
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    They don't make those self floating magic carpets anymore :(

     
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    I generally pull them completely apart by the threads, stuff them into a bag, then knit them back together when I want to use them again. If I'm in a hurry, I just roll them up.
     
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    I see you have an Afghan Turkmen rug. The Persian Bakhtiari carpets have the best tone.
     
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    Never used a rug but I do pull the Weather Tech liner from the Forester if setting up outside or on concrete. I just don't need anything more to pack up.
     
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    May seem like a silly question but, other than looks? Do the rugs serve for any purpose? Ie. Do you run cables underneath that you just cant be bothered (or are able to) run otherwise?
    I could see maybe easing the leg fatigue some ( for us older guys anyway). Don't get me wrong I like em, but as stated.. more to pack, and face it. They're not cheap!
     
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    They won't unroll if you're careful, and I'm not sure it's something to worry about, but I suppose you could use a belt or two if you wanted to.
     
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    Tabriz...cause standing on a rug that costs more than my rig tells a story.

    Roll them or fold them...that's the choice offered in the Mideast rug markets. If you fold, do so with the decorative side exposed. Do not step on your rug or put under heavy objects if folded as it can part the weave. :cool:

    Oh, you can use a stretch/shrink wrap on a roll to hold your rug in the rolled position...I use it for all sorts of stuff.

    Also works to keep weather off...I wrap my bike seat and bars when transporting it in the truck
     
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    I used to have this album cover on my wall.
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    And Strange Days next to it, its corner covering the song titles at the upper right.
     
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