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KISS Ace Frehley Rock And Roll Over Tour 1977 Concert Stage Used Vega Dynex Wireless Guitar Transmitter --- doesn't work anymore but a cool as hell artifact for display --- Now here's your Wireless Guitar Transmitter Kisstory Lesson ---At the end of 1976, on the Rock And Roll Over Tour they arrived in Lakeland, Florida on Dec 12th. The band’s opening song was Detroit Rock City. The band had a spectacular entrance, where the band would appear on a metal landing above each side of the drums and walk down a staircase construction onto the stage amid smoke and fire. Guitarists Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley usually appeared on the stage left side, with bass player Gene Simmons taking the ramp on stage right. Stanley would usually rush down the flight of stairs confidently and quickly, leaving Ace to take his time. Frehley is known for having poor balance at the best of times. Ahead of traversing the steps that evening, he grabbed onto the railing so he would keep steady. The railing was made of metal, and as he found out, this time it was also unearthed. With his guitar being electric, he created a connection which led Ace to get electrocuted. Frehley’s hand was locked to the railing for several seconds, but as luck would have it, it shook loose after a short while. At that point, Frehley fell off the platform to the ground a few meters below – a bad enough fall in itself as well. The platform was next to Peter Criss’ drum set, and his drum tech Chuck Elias was well positioned and saw what was happening. “It happened very fast,” he later said, “right at the beginning of the show and basically right above my head. Ace was standing on top of the stairs. I saw him grabbing the rail and not being able to move, and then eventually hitting the ground. We were up there instantly, but he was stunned more than anything else, which was lucky because it could have been life-threatening.” The show was promptly stopped as Frehley was carried back to the wardrobe by the crew. After resting for a bit, Frehley felt better. Declining further medical assistance, he told the others that the was fine to go through with the show. Everything got reset, and after a 30-minute delay, KISS restarted the show from the top. The incident made the band and their crew think closer about the set-up they were using. Looking for safer and more practical options, the band invested in Schaffer-Vega wireless guitar systems not too long after this incident. Comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
KISS Ace Frehley Rock And Roll Over Tour 1977 Concert Stage Used Vega Dynex Wireless Guitar Transmitter
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