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boburtz

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Source for affordable amp racks?
« on: June 13, 2021, 10:52:26 am »

We had a few amp racks made by IndyCase in Indianapolis, which we love. They are exactly the same size as the rest of our road trunks; 22.5" x 30" x 30" high, shock mounted and have slam-lids with the slide-in lid pocket on the side, all the features we want and a great price to boot. They are perfect. Well evidently IndyCase is no more, and we need a couple more of these cases. Anvil can make them, albeit at twice the price, trying to avoid that expense if possible.

Anybody have a case builder they like with reasonable pricing? I know, it's a tall order at this moment...
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Re: Source for affordable amp racks?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2021, 01:04:02 pm »

Maybe Space Case in Sacramento?
Joe has always taken care of me and builds great cases.

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Re: Source for affordable amp racks?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2021, 02:15:55 pm »

We had a few amp racks made by IndyCase in Indianapolis, which we love. They are exactly the same size as the rest of our road trunks; 22.5" x 30" x 30" high, shock mounted and have slam-lids with the slide-in lid pocket on the side, all the features we want and a great price to boot. They are perfect. Well evidently IndyCase is no more, and we need a couple more of these cases. Anvil can make them, albeit at twice the price, trying to avoid that expense if possible.

Anybody have a case builder they like with reasonable pricing? I know, it's a tall order at this moment...

There's a company that bought all of Indy Case Company's tooling, the old ICC shop foreman works there, and they build the same exact cases - Streamline Cases .  From my searches it seems that they've been around for several years, so it's not like they started up out of the ashes from ICC.

I haven't purchased any yet as I just reached out a couple weeks ago, but the owner Paul was quick to respond and was confident they could match exactly what I had from ICC.

The one thing he did mention (and you should keep in mind) is that the prices quoted now many not be able to be held for long due to the price hikes in raw materials lately.  But reach out and hopefully you'll find what you're looking for.
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Re: Source for affordable amp racks?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 03:33:19 pm »

Maybe Space Case in Sacramento?
Joe has always taken care of me and builds great cases.

Joe LaRussa - 916-927-3131

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I've had a couple of custom cases fabricated by Joe.
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Re: Source for affordable amp racks?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 06:02:47 pm »

The one thing he did mention (and you should keep in mind) is that the prices quoted now many not be able to be held for long due to the price hikes in raw materials lately.  But reach out and hopefully you'll find what you're looking for.

Thatís an important point to keep in mind.  Yearly price increases are coming quarterly (or faster) for some mfgrs now.  That 2x price from anvil might not be as outrageous as it initially seems, especially if youíre comparing to prices from a few years ago.
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Re: Source for affordable amp racks?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2021, 10:49:07 am »

There's a company that bought all of Indy Case Company's tooling, the old ICC shop foreman works there, and they build the same exact cases - Streamline Cases
Thanks Brian, I've reached out to Paul and hopefully can get something similar to what we have.
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Re: Source for affordable amp racks?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2021, 01:15:24 pm »

Thatís an important point to keep in mind.  Yearly price increases are coming quarterly (or faster) for some mfgrs now.  That 2x price from anvil might not be as outrageous as it initially seems, especially if youíre comparing to prices from a few years ago.

Yep.  Inflation in certain products is INSANE right now.  If there's plywood in the case, realize that in just the last year, the cost of that material is up around 300%, and they appear to continue to rise.

Custom built anything is going to cost a LOT more than it did just a few years ago.  All you can do is plan for that in your budgets.
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Re: Source for affordable amp racks?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2021, 09:11:05 am »

That's a bummer that Indy Case is no more. I have a couple of their racks and workboxes and they're amazing. They were good people too, I hope they're off to bigger and better things.

I'm curious to see how your conversation with Streamline goes. Keep us posted!
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Re: Source for affordable amp racks?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2021, 08:51:36 pm »

+1
I've had a couple of custom cases fabricated by Joe.

They also did a road trunk for me and it was perfect for trade shows shipping everything by UPS/DHL freight (vs. the team shipping in cardboard boxes that disappear...) Joe was easy to work with.
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Re: Source for affordable amp racks?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2021, 08:22:37 pm »

I just received a new case from Higbee Cases for my CTi1500 dLive console, and holy cats is it built like a tank. I believe Shane (owner of Higbee) builds any type of rack/case you might be interested in - it might be worth giving him  a call as well. He's super easy to work with, shipped incredibly fast, and pricing was in line with everything else I was getting quotes for. The quality appears to be top notch (baltic birch wood throughout).

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