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  • Everyone’s telling me not to buy a 12u Rack...

    As the title says, every time I mention a new rack case, everyone says “NOT A BIG ONE!”

    Unlike pedals, you kind of do need a rack case to use everything. You can stack a few units but after about 3 it’s too much. Not to mention the spaghetti of wires needs to be tamed.

    I a 6u Roto molded case. Should I add a 2nd, they will stack, and use two intelligently thought out patch/power/MIDI cables to connect them? if I do this, I’ll try to have it setup so one is all “amps” and amp-related and the other is “effects” so it could be used with a different head.

    Thoughts?
    Oh no.....


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  • #2
    My 12 is heavy as heck and difficult to load in some cars. Mine is for PA, I can't imagine having a guitar rig (again) in a 12 rack. Did it in the 90s won't do it again.


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    • #3
      Are you gonna move it, or will it be furniture? If you are moving it, I'd go for 3 4-space racks. If not, then it doesn't matter. But the ergonomics of moving something like 12 spaces will be a hassle- special vehicle, a friend to help, etc.
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      • #4
        I can get what everyone is saying. But if you want it and are capable of transporting it, go for it!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mincer View Post
          Are you gonna move it, or will it be furniture? If you are moving it, I'd go for 3 4-space racks.
          I think this is the question. Am I going to leave this in the basement and when everything opens up just put the “greatest hits” back in the 6u rack or am I going to try to heft this thing around.
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          • #6
            well, if it is in the basement, and you want to eventually move it up and down the basement stairs..what's the condition of your back?
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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            • #7
              I currently have a 6, 4 and 2 space racks. I switch things up and don't use the same setup all the time, and sometimes have to play smaller places, or more specific music, so.. need to be able to mix and match. I was in a band with a 12 space in the 1980's, had a 6 channel mixer, some effects and a power amp in it, and no casters. It was a two-man haul that should have just been furniture. Never again.
              Originally posted by Demanic
              Incompetence is widespread in a world that rewards mediocrity while punishing excellence.
              Originally posted by GuitarFanatic
              I am currently using Skullcandy headphones I found in the garbage.
              I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
              I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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              • #8
                hand truck

                just saying
                EHD
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                  hand truck

                  just saying
                  Hand trucks don't go everywhere the gig/stage is.
                  Originally posted by Demanic
                  Incompetence is widespread in a world that rewards mediocrity while punishing excellence.
                  Originally posted by GuitarFanatic
                  I am currently using Skullcandy headphones I found in the garbage.
                  I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
                  I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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                  • #10
                    Well until then they are nice


                    Wait a min

                    Like where?

                    Back of a swamp?

                    Ten foot up a ladder?

                    C'mon man
                    EHD
                    Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                    RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                    SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                    Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                    Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                    Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                    Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                    GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                      hand truck

                      just saying
                      That works so well up the steps of a basement.
                      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                      • #12
                        if you can't get to the gig with a hand truck
                        you need to rethink how you book gigs
                        EHD
                        Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                        RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                        SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                        Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                        Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                        Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                        Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                        GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mincer View Post

                          That works so well up the steps of a basement.
                          It does if you know what you are doing.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                            if you can't get to the gig with a hand truck
                            you need to rethink how you book gigs
                            You obviously haven't played outdoor festivals with hand built/scaffold/flatbed truck stages, dirt/mud back stage areas, and 1000 obstacles between parking and the stage; or small hole in the wall european cafe/bars with parking blocks away and steep cobblestone hills every direction ... I could go on.
                            Originally posted by Demanic
                            Incompetence is widespread in a world that rewards mediocrity while punishing excellence.
                            Originally posted by GuitarFanatic
                            I am currently using Skullcandy headphones I found in the garbage.
                            I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
                            I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post

                              You obviously haven't played outdoor festivals with hand built/scaffold/flatbed truck stages, dirt/mud back stage areas, and 1000 obstacles between parking and the stage; or small hole in the wall european cafe/bars with parking blocks away and steep cobblestone hills every direction ... I could go on.
                              Man, if I was a smaller band playing gigs like that, a Helix/Kemper/AxeFX with a controller board, monitor and PA feed makes so much sense.
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