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RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS

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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2006, 05:12:23 pm »

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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2006, 07:54:51 pm »

EWI does not make their cases, they're OEM manufactured by Road Ready.  EWI's prices are definitely lower though.

Also, they're not 3/8" ply.  They're 5/16" ply with 1/16" laminate.  The total thickness is 3/8".

I'm not knocking anything though, EWI/RR cases are definitely the best buy, but only for a specific group, like muso's and regional/local sound companies that don't work with Union crews & loaders.  Unless they're housing something lightweight like a couple wireless units or some rock stars wig collection, 1/4" ply cases and single-wall extrusion cases usually won't last one abusive tour.  Back in '93 I had to have my lower leg X-rayed when one came apart and landed on my shin.  EWI/RR cases have a slight extra thickness, and have double-wall extrusion, so I believe they'd probably last a bit longer.  
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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2006, 12:42:03 am »

I'll be surprised if FedEx makes good for the damage to the case. It's gotten to the point where the risk of shipping damage kills what what would be a good business deal.

Truck freight seems a bit less prone to destruction.
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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2006, 09:18:20 am »

Excellent review!

Exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks for biting the bullet for all of us.

I guess it is time for me to give them a call.

Thanks for helping us all out at your expense.

Rodd
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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2006, 10:36:17 am »

FedEx has been good to me on the shipping damage side so far... they trashed a 1066 on me and paid the insurance with little hassle, then returned it to me so I could send it to dbx. Hopefully I'll have a $80 1066 at the end of it all.

This particular time I don't even have to worry, Liz and Mark had a new case out to me yesterday so I could make my time crunch, and she's handling FedEx, too. Talk about a way to keep customers. I know where I'll be getting my cases and audio adapters for the next long while.
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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2006, 10:36:57 am »

Interesting.
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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2006, 12:25:12 pm »

Hi Bennett, I agree with the others that your review is well done.
I have a couple old RR cases in my err..case collection.  Your overall description of the case, the wood standoffs, and other attributes made me think of my cases before anyone even mentioned RR in the thread.  Similar design except yours have all the desireable finishing touches.  I am a big fan of the soft blue non-marring types of wheels.  Cool

Obviuous differences in price point I see are market sector, overseas production, materials design, and also perhaps manufacturer capability (R&R doing OEM speaker cabs for instance).

Chris
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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2006, 07:14:41 pm »

"EWI does not make their cases, they're OEM manufactured by Road Ready. EWI's prices are definitely lower though."


Are you sure of that statement?

Although they look very similar, I have cases from both EWI and Road Ready.

The Road Ready cases were made in Southern California.

The EWIs came from China

The nuts and bolts that came to attach the casters to the racks were VERY different.

The EWIs have foam inside the lids, the Road Ready cased do not.

They even SMELL different.

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Lee
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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2006, 08:37:31 pm »

Could be.  Myself and a friend were both told on the phone from Road Ready that they make OEM cases for a number of different companies.  And since the EWI cases are damn near identical to the Road Ready cases, I figured it was a pretty good assumption EWI was one of those companies.  
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Re: EWI Cases
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2006, 09:29:31 pm »

This must be where the "Behringer OEMs that part for Ebtech" comes from Wink Just giving you a hard time, John.
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