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Synaxis
06-13-2012, 11:25 AM
So Chauvet is finally getting into Trussing:

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/552807_10150893791573873_402640949_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150893791573873&set=a.119637768872.94468.92519653872&type=1)


Some competition for Global Truss, especially if the price will be lower.

More to come at InfoComm2012.

Edit: Found the new website, which doesn't seem to have a domain associated with it yet: http://72.32.35.149/

Edit: http://www.chauvettrusst.com/

trauma11
06-13-2012, 11:58 AM
A little birdie told me that they are using the same manufacturer as global

Mystic
06-13-2012, 12:43 PM
From that picture, it almost looks like that trussing you connect with cotter pins. http://i.imgur.com/AACmJ.gif

GaFFLe
06-13-2012, 08:19 PM
I saw this product about a year ago. They still aren't out? What's the holdup Chauvet?

sss18734
06-13-2012, 09:52 PM
I'd be all over this if they were cheaper than Global... Almost $1K for a pair of totems makes me sad.

noize_unit
06-14-2012, 01:56 PM
I'd be all over this if they were cheaper than Global... Almost $1K for a pair of totems makes me sad.

^ this

GaFFLe
06-14-2012, 03:47 PM
I'd be all over this if they were cheaper than Global... Almost $1K for a pair of totems makes me sad.
+1

Like I mentioned a year ago when they 1st introduced these, I hope they're in stock at my local GC's. I just don't like the idea of shipping a 6' product through the mail at $90 shipping charge. I wanna put my hands on the truss before buying it.

BillESC
06-14-2012, 05:02 PM
You realize you'll be paying shipping one way or the other. Either dropped shipped to you from Chauvet or shipped to your local GC. Granted if your GC buys a big enough load the shipping expense will amortize better but the difference will probably be made up in paying your State Sales Tax.

I expect to have pricing early next week.

noize_unit
06-14-2012, 05:29 PM
You realize you'll be paying shipping one way or the other. Either dropped shipped to you from Chauvet or shipped to your local GC. Granted if your GC buys a big enough load the shipping expense will amortize better but the difference will probably be made up in paying your State Sales Tax.

I expect to have pricing early next week.

you go bill! :love:

Synaxis
06-14-2012, 06:40 PM
I'd be all over this if they were cheaper than Global... Almost $1K for a pair of totems makes me sad.

+1 Again,

Bill, Please keep us updated.

DYM
06-14-2012, 08:18 PM
Bill, you gotta hook us up with those VIP deals ;)

Edit: How much are you guys looking to pay for 2 totems and base/top plates? $800 for everything?

sss18734
06-14-2012, 08:29 PM
Bill, you gotta hook us up with those VIP deals ;)

Edit: How much are you guys looking to pay for 2 totems and base/top plates? $800 for everything?

I paid $1140 for two 2M trusses, 2x2 base plates, top plates, and truss socks. With shipping. So $800 would be a pretty solid deal, especially if shipping is included.

I am looking to get a pair of 1.5M trusses soon to use as speaker stands (with both plates + socks), so I may have to wait for these.

GaFFLe
06-14-2012, 08:56 PM
I hope they're the same exact build quality (or better) + compatible with all the Global Truss pins/connectors/etc.

DYM
06-14-2012, 09:19 PM
I trust Chauvet on build... should be solid....

DJ Donnie Lewis
06-14-2012, 10:24 PM
I hope they're the same exact build quality (or better) + compatible with all the Global Truss pins/connectors/etc.

Was just gonna ask this. I'm in the process of building onto and adding more trussing and would like to know if I could add these to my global trusses

GaFFLe
06-15-2012, 08:10 AM
I hope they're the same exact build quality (or better) + compatible with all the Global Truss pins/connectors/etc.

...Oh yeah,... and less expen$ive.

CQE DJs
06-15-2012, 09:48 AM
I hope they're the same exact build quality (or better) + compatible with all the Global Truss pins/connectors/etc.

Same here!

BillESC
06-15-2012, 05:44 PM
As I said, I'll let you all know next week when the new dealer price sheets arrive.

instinct
06-15-2012, 08:02 PM
Bill, do you know if it will be compatible with global? It looks identical from the photos.

GaFFLe
06-20-2012, 03:04 PM
I finaLLy purchased myself a pair of 6'5" square truss, connectors + tripod support bars. Got'em locally for $249 each and only $53 for the pair of tripod supports so no shipping was involved.

I really hated the idea of paying ~ $600 for a pair of 6'5" trusses online and over $100 for a pair of supports. I've gotta now see what's the best solution for pre-wiring these puppies up and properly securing things while still keeping them travel ready.

sobi
06-20-2012, 07:46 PM
I finaLLy purchased myself a pair of 6'5" square truss, connectors + tripod support bars. Got'em locally for $249 each and only $53 for the pair of tripod supports so no shipping was involved.

I really hated the idea of paying ~ $600 for a pair of 6'5" trusses online and over $100 for a pair of supports. I've gotta now see what's the best solution for pre-wiring these puppies up and properly securing things while still keeping them travel ready.


Brand? Link? Pictures?

GaFFLe
06-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Brand? Link? Pictures?

Global DJ... http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-6-56ft-2M-Global-DJ-12-Triangle-Triangular-Truss-American-TR-4079-1-Section-/150779701250?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item231b2ba802 I haven't set it up yet so no pics. This link is the guy's triangle truss version.

BillESC
06-21-2012, 12:21 PM
Just spoke with my Chauvet Rep and pricing will be available next week. They are still tweaking the numbers.

trauma11
06-21-2012, 01:02 PM
They're certainly taking their time with that price sheet.

GaFFLe
06-21-2012, 02:02 PM
Just spoke with my Chauvet Rep and pricing will be available next week. They are still tweaking the numbers.
Knowing the price break Global Truss is at, do they (similar product newcomer) always attempt to come in lower with the newer product considering it's probably from the same manufacturer?

BillESC
06-21-2012, 10:20 PM
I generally find Chauvet to be lower priced on comparable products.

I suspect the product lines may come from the same manufacturer and if that's the case mating the brands will not be a problem. As I posted, I'll know next week and post my findings here.

CHAUVET DJ
06-22-2012, 01:40 PM
Thanks for sharing this information. You can read the press release here http://www.chauvetlighting.com/trusst-back-by-chauvet-launches-infocomm-2012.html which gives a bit more information about the launch.

sss18734
06-22-2012, 08:06 PM
Off the site...


the first line of trusst® is 12-inch (290-millimeter) square truss that utilizes a conical connector system, that easily mates with other major brands of truss of the same size and connector style.

:) :) :)

TreyDingo
06-25-2012, 01:00 PM
Is there a better deal on Truss totems than the one found of kpodj? Tax and shipping free seems to put it above the rest I've found. Maybe the new Chauvet line when we find out pricing ;)

http://www.kpodj.com/2-global-truss-7ft-square-trussing-package-p-102768/

seb.dj
06-28-2012, 03:59 AM
It seems like global truss to me too!

PS: Checkout the SEBsTruss system i designed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM5X8Il6sTY

love to hear your feedback

a-mart
07-05-2012, 05:44 PM
Any update on the pricing, Bill?

BillESC
07-06-2012, 12:31 PM
It was supposed to be available this week but it's Friday and I haven't received it yet. Probably early next week.

Synaxis
07-11-2012, 07:20 PM
Some Video from InfoComm 2012;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HvZscs_rOI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5a1NKOXebM

Synaxis
07-16-2012, 10:47 AM
Now Shipping:

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s720x720/309361_10150960704543873_771410056_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150960704543873&set=a.119637768872.94468.92519653872&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf)

(Click on Picture)

BillESC
07-16-2012, 03:37 PM
Chauvet is now shipping their Trusst line of truss. They are currently stocking only 12" square sticks, angles, two, three and 6 way junctions along with end plates and bases.

Their pricing is a bit less than Global but the big savings will be shipping for those on the right half of the United States.

The Trusst like will work and mate with Global.

noize_unit
07-16-2012, 03:45 PM
so for the west-coasters it wont really make a difference going with Chauvet or Global?

BillESC
07-16-2012, 04:00 PM
That would depend on the size of the order.

Sween
07-16-2012, 04:09 PM
I was just gonna get top and bottom plates for my Global... So you're saying I can buy the Chauvet stuff and it will fit too?

noize_unit
07-16-2012, 04:42 PM
That would depend on the size of the order.

2 totems with top and bottom plates ?

Synaxis
07-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Bill, in your opinion, how much less stable would a six foot totem, composed of two 1 meter sections, be with the 24x24 inch baseplates instead of the 30x30 inch baseplates?

instinct
07-16-2012, 06:15 PM
In the latest issue of PLSN, it says "Aluminum Square truss with a conical connector system to easily connect with other major brands of truss".. So I'm guessing it will be compatible with Global Truss :) Looking at the photos, especially the Junction box, it looks identical to Global.

Synaxis
08-01-2012, 11:44 PM
Some pricing info has come out, but I'm not sure if it is correct. According to Bill, Trusst is cheaper than GT, but I'm not seeing it :(

For example, one 1m long section is $300?!?! Nearly twice the price of GT...

http://www.livesoundandlights.com/Chauvet-CT290-410S_p_2636.html
http://www.djmundo.com/Chauvet-CT290-410S_p_2083.html


The cheapest I've found it for is for $200 at Farralane, but it is still more expensive than GT:
http://www.farralane.com/store/p-12245-chauvet-trusst-ct290-410s.aspx

DJ Higgumz
08-02-2012, 12:38 AM
Or go to cheaplights, they have global truss, I think a 8 ft section is 300 if I remember right

BillESC
08-02-2012, 11:00 AM
MSRP on Chauvet's 1 meter truss is $ 299.00, however the actual price you'd pay for it will be much much less.

DYM
08-02-2012, 12:20 PM
If they are avaliable for <200 then two 10' moving head totems would cost approximately $1100? Baseplates are sort of in there... Bill can you help me out here?

Synaxis
08-02-2012, 04:55 PM
MSRP on Chauvet's 1 meter truss is $ 299.00, however the actual price you'd pay for it will be much much less.

Ah, I see. So why are all the dealers so far displaying MSRP prices rather than MAP prices?

trauma11
08-03-2012, 08:27 AM
Shipping is what kills you with trussing. Even when you purchase it at dealer cost, if you don't purchase at least $5000 (global truss anyway) then you pay shipping.

Synaxis
08-03-2012, 09:56 AM
Shipping is what kills you with trussing. Even when you purchase it at dealer cost, if you don't purchase at least $5000 (global truss anyway) then you pay shipping.

True, however you can buy it from a local dealer and pick it up, saving on the shipping cost. Plus, shipping is cheaper (sometimes free) on smaller sections, and I don't plan on buying any trussing longer than 1m due to portability issues.

BillESC
08-03-2012, 02:24 PM
Chauvet has not set a MAP on the Trusst line, just MSRP.

A set of 6.5' totems with bases, top plates, spandex sleeves and tote bags runs under $ 1500.00 delivered to the lower 48 states.

When you consider the life of this investment (forever!) and the fact that resale in the future should recoup 75% of the initial investment, it's really not that expensive in the long run.

trauma11
08-08-2012, 09:50 AM
True, however you can buy it from a local dealer and pick it up, saving on the shipping cost. Plus, shipping is cheaper (sometimes free) on smaller sections, and I don't plan on buying any trussing longer than 1m due to portability issues.

The only difference buying it in store is that they've already paid the shipping and worked it into the price. I'll take dealer cost +shipping any day. How big of rigs do you plan on constructing out of 1M truss? You may come to hate that idea.



When you consider the life of this investment (forever!) and the fact that resale in the future should recoup 75% of the initial investment, it's really not that expensive in the long run.

Exactly!

Synaxis
08-08-2012, 10:57 AM
The only difference buying it in store is that they've already paid the shipping and worked it into the price. I'll take dealer cost +shipping any day. How big of rigs do you plan on constructing out of 1M truss? You may come to hate that idea.


So what your saying is that if I choose to have the truss shipped form my local dealer, instead of picking it up, they are going to add an additional shipping cost on top of the original price which already has a shipping cost worked in? I'm no dealer, so I have no clue how this works, but I doubt they would charge me the shipping cost twice.

I see a 1.0M of GT running for around $175 - $200 + shipping cost. I can get it from my local dealer for a bit under $175, and it would be even cheaper if sales tax wasn't worked in, considering we are both in the same state.

I just want want two 6 foot totems, composed of four 1.0m sections. Nothing complicated. I don't plan on doing huge productions or anything. Perhaps an arch type system sometime in the future.

Plus, I'm still waiting to see the MAP prices on Trusst, and keeping my fingers crossed that it will be cheaper.

BillESC
08-08-2012, 11:17 AM
Again, Chauvet has not set MAP pricing for the Trusst line, only MSRP.

If you're looking for four one meter sections, I can deliver them to your door for $ 179.00 each with no tax.

trauma11
08-08-2012, 03:38 PM
So what your saying is that if I choose to have the truss shipped form my local dealer, instead of picking it up, they are going to add an additional shipping cost on top of the original price which already has a shipping cost worked in? I'm no dealer, so I have no clue how this works, but I doubt they would charge me the shipping cost twice.

I see a 1.0M of GT running for around $175 - $200 + shipping cost. I can get it from my local dealer for a bit under $175, and it would be even cheaper if sales tax wasn't worked in, considering we are both in the same state.

I just want want two 6 foot totems, composed of four 1.0m sections. Nothing complicated. I don't plan on doing huge productions or anything. Perhaps an arch type system sometime in the future.

Plus, I'm still waiting to see the MAP prices on Trusst, and keeping my fingers crossed that it will be cheaper.

You'll be ok that way with just a couple totems, what do you plan to use for base plates? I just envisioned like 50 feet of trussing in 1M sections, made my head hurt.

And I guess I'm a little confussed about the shipping thing at this point, all I was saying is that you aren't "saving" by purchasing it from a local supplier, they have already worked shipping into the price your going to pay so to you its the retail price of the item. To them it's dealer cost, +Shipping, +Retail Mark-up.

I'd seriously consider Bills offer as I rarely see his prices or quality of service beat.

Synaxis
08-08-2012, 08:15 PM
I just envisioned like 50 feet of trussing in 1M sections, made my head hurt.

No way, lol. I don't need THAT much trussing. I would need a trailer or van just to transport it, and if I actually had a trailer or van, I wouldn't need the truss to be broken down into such small sections. For base plates, i planned on using, well, the base plates from GT. I don't see any other realistic alternatives at this point.

And yes, I will consider Bill's offer, however I still think I will wait until Chauvet's Trusst gains a bit more popularity. I looking forward to the smaller base plates 24x24", which GT unfortunately doesn't carry.

instinct
08-18-2012, 03:30 AM
No way, lol. I don't need THAT much trussing. I would need a trailer or van just to transport it, and if I actually had a trailer or van, I wouldn't need the truss to be broken down into such small sections. For base plates, i planned on using, well, the base plates from GT. I don't see any other realistic alternatives at this point.

And yes, I will consider Bill's offer, however I still think I will wait until Chauvet's Trusst gains a bit more popularity. I looking forward to the smaller base plates 24x24", which GT unfortunately doesn't carry.


Do you have a roof rack? I got a 2x2 base plate from Global Truss.

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/8999228/img/8999228.jpg

DJStevieRay
08-18-2012, 04:05 AM
No way, lol. I don't need THAT much trussing. I would need a trailer or van just to transport it, and if I actually had a trailer or van, I wouldn't need the truss to be broken down into such small sections. For base plates, i planned on using, well, the base plates from GT. I don't see any other realistic alternatives at this point.

And yes, I will consider Bill's offer, however I still think I will wait until Chauvet's Trusst gains a bit more popularity. I looking forward to the smaller base plates 24x24", which GT unfortunately doesn't carry.

Actually Global does have 2' x 2' steel plates or 30" aluminum.

DigitalArtDJs
08-18-2012, 11:41 AM
Actually Global does have 2' x 2' steel plates or 30" aluminum.

They do and the part is Global Truss 2.2S. They are 49lbs each which means shipping is going to cost you, but I found one dealer (the DJ House - I believe) that provides free shipping on these and the price was ~$170/ea. which is a steal in my opinion. I prefer the smaller footprint of these over the 30" aluminum plates.

Synaxis
08-18-2012, 01:47 PM
Do you have a roof rack? I got a 2x2 base plate from Global Truss.

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/8999228/img/8999228.jpg

Right, I know, the steel ones, at 49 pounds each. What I meant to say was that they don't have Aluminum 2'x2' base plates. PLus the steel base plates don't have carrying handles :tdown:

instinct
09-05-2012, 10:34 PM
Right, I know, the steel ones, at 49 pounds each. What I meant to say was that they don't have Aluminum 2'x2' base plates. PLus the steel base plates don't have carrying handles :tdown:


Heavy Baseplates are a good thing! Not having handles is kind of a drag, but it's not like the edges are rough and are pretty easy to handle.

DJ Donnie Lewis
09-06-2012, 08:51 AM
I HATE MY 3X3 95 POUND STEEL HARD TO CARRY WITH NO HANDLE BASE PLATES!

I actually thought of adding a small shelf on each side of my TV case to hold the plates there when I need to move them.

CQE DJs
09-06-2012, 02:14 PM
I have the 30x30 aluminium base plates. I think those are perfect IMO. Light enough to easily move, handles and still heavy enough to support a TV (especially newer LED tvs) and moving heads.