maandag 5 mei 2014

Welcome to my blog!!

Being a deejay for more than 30 years in several discotheques and venues, made me a great fan of the old vintage 70/80's lighteffects. The most I like the effects which are manufactured with Par36 light bulbs. I like the mecanicsm, I like the noise, I like everything about them. Good scraftsmanship from brands like Coemar, Clay Paky, Nisel and Kremesa.

I try to salvage them, restore them in a good working order and then rent them to a select group of people who know how to handle them and put them to work on my own 70/80's parties.

If you know any forgotten effects, or know somebody who needs information about these things, let me know..I'm connected to a worldwide group of vintage disco lights lovers and we can provide answers to your questions.

Mail me : Info@ricovrijhoeven.eu or check my facebook : www.facebook.com/ricovrijhoeven

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Looking forward to your mail, enjoy the tour in this blog!!

 

Starlight Cross (restauration project)

A very rare Britsh disco effect, with a heavy 36V 400Watt halogen lamp on the inside. Got it on ebay, wiothout knowing what i was..Its helpfull to have a big Facebook group to help you determine the brand and type!!
 





Sapro Trifid MK2

I'm not a Sapro fan at all, so I dont think this one will stay long time in the collection.
However worth th post this on my blog, you for you to see the variety of my collection.




Fal Starlight PF 100 (ready for rent)

Very rare 8 lens disco ball, which has the same setup as the conventional Fal Lunar 8, but where the Par 36 are orginally replaced by gigantic glass lenses and the light is provided by a 220V 500Watt halogen bulb..enormous light!!

Very happy to have these!!




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Clay Paky Orion (restauration project)

Very rare strobe balls from Clay Paky. One is in working condition, the second needs some serious work.

Keep you posted!!



Coemar Galaxy in Parts (restauration project)

Got my hands on a dissassembled Coemar Galaxy 36. All the parts are present, even some new parts. The Ball itself hasnt had a paint job yet, so I'm free to chose which color. The Coemar Galaxy came originally in Metallic Silver or Gold. but the other galaxy effect, the half balls also cam in metallic Blue and Red. I decided to make this one Metallic Blue.. As soon as she is ready, I will post some pictures..
 
 
 
 
 

woensdag 1 januari 2014

Coemar Trisball (READY FOR RENT)

The second unit I happened to stumble on is probably one of the most rare Coemar ball effects. In the Venus range, the M4 is very rare and expensive. I now know only two collectors that have a Trisball in the collection. And one of them is me. It comes complete with a dedicated flightcase and basemotor.

Already had some very interesting offers from other collectors to buy this item..
But as all effects in this blog. They are NOT for sale!

Look at the Trisball :






Programmissistem Luci Rotostar (READY FOR RENT)

Had a nice new year's eve surprise with somebodyu who mailed me with some pictures of some old disco effects, which had to go..
They came complete with flightcases and were in exceptionally good condition.

One of the items you see in the next blog, the other one was this nice effect, which looks like an ordinary helicopter, but the lamp units also have separated music triggered movements. Later the unit was copied by Superstar.




maandag 30 december 2013

Ever Hexagon

My first Ever product ever bought..Its a simple 6 bulb helicopter, but with a fairly complicated drive unit, which is situated at the inside of the head.

Just for fun!