Gearhouse Durban were the first adopters of 12 MAC Viper Profile’s for the Group, but shortly thereafter and based on the feedback from Durban, the Johannesburg branch took a bold step and added 60 Viper Profiles. Almost a year later the opportunity came for the Cape Town Branch to look at phasing out some of the more tired MAC 2000 Profiles too. 

The Gearhouse Team took their time and evaluated their options thoroughly. They took into account running and lamp costs, the performance and reliability of the 72 units already in the group and finally looked at the Gearhouse Group’s philosophy to stock what is specified on riders for international acts. The decision was clear; more MAC Viper’s for the group and the order was placed. 

14 Days later the 24 MAC Vipers were safely in the Warehouse in Cape Town and ready to shine for the busy December season. Andrew Gleave, Lighting Operations Manager for the Cape Town branch was both pleased and had his reservations with his new “toys”. All for good reason. There is every possibility that his precious cargo will be snapped up by other branches when necessary for larger events because keeping up with demand for Vipers in the country can be difficult. Not really a bad situation though. 

We wish the Cape Town lighting team of Charl, Andrew and Willie a great venture with their new Vipers. 

Story and photos Electrosonic

Feb 2, 2015

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