Q:
What happens when I buy something
from you, and it developed a fault ?
A: 
 
Every product we sell you is thoroughly inspected and tested by us before we sell it. If, by chance, a fault develops within the first year then it's repaired under warranty. After that we will be pleased to quote for your repair and help maintain your disco equipment, until it needs replaced !!
Q: 
Why do some loudspeakers sound
louder than others? 
A:
 
It comes down to efficiency. More expensive speakers use better components that are more 'effencient' at turning the raw power from your amp into the sound you hear coming out your speaker !
Q:
So how long can I safely leave my
lighting effects running ?
A:
 
Unless it's a ‘Discharge lamp’ or it says it has a 'lamp saver switch'  the suggested running times for your average lighting effects is 1 Hour  maximum with 10 15 mins off (not just blanked out !)  Some effects have the facility to blank out the light, although the lamp isn’t off. If you leave your effect on for too long you will burn out the lamp quicker and you will also ‘fry’ the lamp holder which will cause you to go through more lamps in the long run. (which makes the effect ultimately, more expensive to run.)
Alternatively push the boat out and get yourself some new LED effects !
Q:
So how long can I run my LED lights ?
A: 
Because LEDs are the latest technology in lighting effects ( as seen on the front of Porsche, Audi, & Mercedes ) these lights do not generate the heat as the old style ‘lamp’ lights. LED’s are able to run all night ( However be aware that it may get a bit  boring after a while ‘cause although the programming is better. . . your lights are effectively just ‘on’ !)  Vary the lights all night, and at the end they can be moved straight away for packing up.
Q:
UHF V VHF mics? What's all that about ?
A: 
 
VHF mics are at the budget end of the audio market. They are usually on one fixed frequency and are prone to picking up unwanted frequencies e.g. : Taxi's and other radio mics. UHF mics are more professional and can be set up to avoid such interference.
Q:
I'm looking for. . . .
Do you have the latest . . . .
 
Questions we get asked all the time
A: 
 
At the Glasgow Sound Centre we always have our finger on the pulse. Whether it’s the latest in the new LED lighting effects ; the newest single ‘U’ 1000 watt amp ; the best media players / or controllers ;  Latest design in lightweight speaker design ; or just a few new bulbs and a bottle of smoke fluid. 
   Whatever you think you need, before you think you need it  . . . . we already have it in stock.  The Best place in Glasgow, and the West of Scotland for your Band / Disco /Karaoke / Lighting / Sound needs & advice . . .  look no further  - - - 
THE GLASGOW SOUND CENTRE.  0141 248 4158
call now !!  beat the rush !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q:
What is this PAT testing all about ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Portable Appliance Test.
A: 
 
It's to do with Health & Safety and Insurance essentially.  If you go into a Hall, Hotel, Boat, . . .  basically anywhere that is ‘Accepting Responsibility’ for you on their premises and are duty bound to ensure you have suitable certification.  
If you have a faulty piece of equipment, and it goes terribly wrong and starts a fire, or takes out the electrical circuit in the room / floor, or if it injures a guest or member of staff. Then ‘The venue’ are held responsible.  (However you are ultimately responsible though, don’t forget that !)  But if an insurance claim is made against the venue, then you and you’re gear must be safe and of a certain standard,  therefore, it must have a current P.A.T.* Certificate.
It is better to be safe than sorry, because of recent legislation the manager of the venue will refuse to set up , and in some cases would even refuse you admission into the gig.  (It’s happening more and more !!)
From Council Halls to 5 Star hotels everyone wants, and needs to see, your certification before you start.