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Crash 'N Flash

A professional lighting system designed for on cue lighting, controlled from the stage without cumbersome foot switches or complicated and finicky DMX controllers. The Crash 'N Flash Drummer Light Show system provides an on cue, expressive, and affordable alternative to random and predictable pattern light shows. The Crash 'N Flash is completely timed and executed by the drummer through cymbal crashes on acoustic or electronic drum sets, making for an instantaneous and seamless lighting show to punch-up the visual impact around the drum kit or whole band integrated lighting control; each system can power 1250 watts or as much as four 300 watt par 56 cans!. The Crash N' Flash lighting system puts the drummer in control to never miss those expressive lighting cues again and makes the cymbal crashes visually "come alive" with a simultaneous explosion of LIGHT and sound! Complement this with fog/haze and/or strobe lighting and the effect is truly outstanding. Now any band can have a concert-style choreographed light show at a fraction of the cost. This is the perfect lighting system to take your show to the next level. Couple the Crash 'N Flash system with LED lights for a vast amount of impressive lighting.

The Crash 'N Flash system was designed by Bob Poels, a working drummer and professional stagehand for some of the biggest touring acts on the concert circuit. This lighting system has stood the "test of time" and can withstand the rigors of years of non-stop failure proof performances. Even for bands with a lighting director/designer, this is the perfect lighting complement, especially impressive on drum solos or the massive drum fills at the endings of songs. The mounting bracket comes in standard satin finish aluminum with options of highly polished chrome-like aluminum, black or gold finishes. The Crash 'N Flash Drummer Light Show system consists of a cymbal stand mountable switch/ bracket assembly that is activated when the drummer strikes the crash cymbal (specially designed non-scratch/ non-marring felt tipped activation wand), a power outlet gang box with switched outlets, and all of the necessary cables and hardware. It even comes with a sturdy storage pouch. Simply plug in your lights and the show is ready to begin!

In this video interview, recorded during the 2011 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN, Drummer Cafe founder/owner, Bart Elliott speaks with Crash 'N Flash inventor, Bob Poels.

For more information or to purchase the Crash 'N Flash, visit www.crashnflash.com.


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