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  • #31
    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
    I am always amazed at how heavy the Furmans actually are.
    That was actually the most shocking number. You know a power amp with 1 power transformer, 2 output transformers, 8 power tubes and 3 preamp tubes is not going to be light. The power unit though is surprising!
    Oh no.....


    Oh Yeah!

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    • #32
      My 4 space rack has a Furman, and it is the heaviest thing in there.
      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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      • #33
        Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
        It’s clear what the issues are. I could build up the “effects”
        portion to use with a head and there would be no issues moving it. It’s those damn preamps/poweramp!


        Furman PL-8C: 11.8lbs

        Dunlop Rack Wah: 3lbs?

        Korg Pitchblack Pro: 0.8lbs

        Voodoo Lab GCX: 3.65lbs

        TC G-Major 2: 4.1lbs

        Shelf: 2lbs

        Pedal Power: .8lbs

        Pedals (6): 4.2lbs

        Marshall JMP-1: 10lbs

        Mesa TriAxis: 11lbs

        Mesa 2:90: 35lbs
        ~90lbs.
        That's not horrible. That's about what my 4x12 guitar or 4x10 bass cabs weigh. And I can easily move those with a two wheeler.

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        Last edited by Demanic; 10-10-2020, 03:37 PM.

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        • #34
          Break your back rack.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by JMP/HBE View Post
            Break your back rack.
            It's not even as big as a refrigerator.

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            • #36
              How tall is each space in a rack? 2"? That's only ~2' tall. I think that I'd have an easier time with a 12 space rack than a 4x12 guitar cab.

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              • #37
                Total height under 2 ft, the rack itself is in the neighborhood of 35lbs itself.
                Oh no.....


                Oh Yeah!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
                  Total height under 2 ft, the rack itself is in the neighborhood of 35lbs itself.
                  Seriously? And people are concerned with moving that? I if you also had an amp head and cabinets and you had to move it all in one shot it could be challenging, but not impossible.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Demanic View Post
                    Seriously? And people are concerned with moving that? I if you also had an amp head and cabinets and you had to move it all in one shot it could be challenging, but not impossible.

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                    This rig will be the rack, a smallish pedalboard with a Ground Control Pro and Wah controller and a cabinet.
                    Oh no.....


                    Oh Yeah!

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post

                      This rig will be the rack, a smallish pedalboard with a Ground Control Pro and Wah controller and a cabinet.
                      Piece of cake.

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                      • #41
                        Life is short, go for it! We all did back in the day and lived to tell about it.
                        The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                          Not to mention, if you had roadies, and a 12 space rack...they would hate you.
                          You would feed on their hatred and play better than ever!

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                            Not to mention, if you had roadies, and a 12 space rack...they would hate you.
                            Unless you were James Hetfield, John Petrucci or Jerry Cantrell and you were compensating them handsomely!
                            Last edited by PFDarkside; 10-16-2020, 08:04 AM.
                            Oh no.....


                            Oh Yeah!

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                            • #44
                              I would ditch the Furman for a regular shallow rack mount powerstrip and put it in the rear rails. Would also ditch the Korg tuner and put a boss tuner with 3ft cable on top of the rack when playing. This will give you a 10u rack option and remove 20lbs (using SKB rack case). Put wheels under the rack and it will rolls easily almost everywhere.

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                              • #45
                                I have to say, I can't believe how heavy those Furmans are...they add a lot of weight to a rack. I am sure there is a better solution for power out there.
                                Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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