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Re: Portable racks
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 10:25:57 pm »

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Re: Portable racks
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 11:23:14 pm »

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Re: Portable racks
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 12:01:36 am »


Drew Curtis is involved in this operation. These are what I emailed you about incorrectly a while back.

https://voidrack.com/store


I ordered some custom fly light cases from another company a while back but they took over 90 days to deliver and were a nightmare to deal with. Even caught them lying after I had to initiate a chargeback to get the goods I'd paid for. The racks were nice when I finally got them, but I lost out on a summer worth of rental revenue because of the delays and incorrect fulfillment.



So.... What’s new in portable 4u racks? I’ve seen all the usual suspects - gator, skb, pelican, but looking to see if anyone’s found anything better from perhaps a less well known manufacturer? There’s millions of them!

Ok, here’s what would be ideal:
4u
16-20” deep
Front and rear rails
Lightweight but protective
No external latches that break or don’t lock (skb/gator)
Anything that doesn’t have those annoying lids? Pocket doors? Flat covers?

I might just go with a 4u “coverless” rack inside a pelican briefcase for shipping, but maybe someone that travels a lot like me has come across something particularly cool that I can check out?


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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2019, 01:41:11 pm »

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Re: Portable racks
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2019, 11:12:31 pm »

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Re: Portable racks
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2019, 12:50:20 am »

So.... What’s new in portable 4u racks? I’ve seen all the usual suspects - gator, skb, pelican, but looking to see if anyone’s found anything better from perhaps a less well known manufacturer? There’s millions of them!

Ok, here’s what would be ideal:
4u
16-20” deep
Front and rear rails
Lightweight but protective
No external latches that break or don’t lock (skb/gator)
Anything that doesn’t have those annoying lids? Pocket doors? Flat covers?

I might just go with a 4u “coverless” rack inside a pelican briefcase for shipping, but maybe someone that travels a lot like me has come across something particularly cool that I can check out?

Andrew, do yourself a favor call Mark at RoadHawg Cases in Georgia.  I order case from him and they last forever.  I always get front and back rails and pricing is great.  Here is the link to his website http://www.roadhawgcases.com/home.html

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Re: Portable racks
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2019, 05:50:37 pm »

Andrew, do yourself a favor call Mark at RoadHawg Cases in Georgia.  I order case from him and they last forever.  I always get front and back rails and pricing is great.  Here is the link to his website http://www.roadhawgcases.com/home.html

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Thanks, Bill... but... https://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/topic,169724.msg1565072.html#msg1565072
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Re: Portable racks
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2019, 05:51:57 pm »

Check out the EWI cases at Audiopile.net. I just bought a 6U 18" deep with front and rear rails. Padded covers. Was like $150. They have from 1U up to 8U or so. The one I have is almost too heavy with my interfaces, switches and Furman in it.

They also have shock mounted ones if that's a requirement.
Thanks... But... https://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/topic,169724.msg1565072.html#msg1565072
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Re: Portable racks
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2019, 05:55:46 pm »

Drew Curtis is involved in this operation. These are what I emailed you about incorrectly a while back.

https://voidrack.com/store


I ordered some custom fly light cases from another company a while back but they took over 90 days to deliver and were a nightmare to deal with. Even caught them lying after I had to initiate a chargeback to get the goods I'd paid for. The racks were nice when I finally got them, but I lost out on a summer worth of rental revenue because of the delays and incorrect fulfillment.



Thanks, Tim. A few places do these sort of "rack in a case" deals. SKB, Circle 3, Void, etc. Probably what I'll end up with. The SKB, while inexpensive, isn't customizable, so the rails are where the rails are. I could probably drill them out, but that's ugly.
Your experiences with the Void company sound like it's one company to A-void, or are you saying they were good, it was a DIFFERENT company that you had trouble with?
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Re: Portable racks
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2019, 05:58:08 pm »

Here's a company that makes truly mil spec cases and racks.

https://www.ecscase.com/packaging-solutions/rackmount/

My uncle was a rep for them a while back and he gave me a bunch
of his old rep samples, mostly trunk style cases, you can say there built tough!!
They look quite heavy. Also not a fan of the sticky-outy latches ala SKB/Gator...
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Re: Portable racks
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