Moving your gear, yourself!
Any nifty gadgets anyone might recommend to help move gear without blowing your back out? Years ago I had this little folding contraption that fixed into a cart or at the pull of two pins I could make it a dolly.
It liked to damage the skin covering on the marshall cabs however. Any way of doing this with a better product now days?
What do you use?
I use exactly the folding cart you mention. If you discovered that it damaged your amps or cabs, then get covers or cases. That's part of the deal as soon as you take your gear out the door. But I always figured that battle scars are part of gigging. As long as my amps or speakers weren't structurally threatened, I didn't sweat it.
What I had I had back in 1992 and I think I got it at home depot. Old tech. I saw something at Costco that did not look like it would scrape up the cab skins but don't know if they still have it or if I can afford it.
I wrote on mine "Instant Roadie" the Drummer walked by and it got a laugh out of him.
I would recommend a trolley (foldable) with air-filled wheels with a decent size to them, solid ones tend to get stuck all over the place.
I use bungee chords to tie down my amp and cab, works like a charm, otherwise they'll jump around if you roll over uneven ground/curbs.
Cabs getting scraped up? It's not some design flaw in the cart, rather user error. Getting a cover for the cab is a simple fix.
Not so much a design flaw as it was simply not a specialized cart for moving music gear.
What I had was a lot like this in concept but was more rickety and cheapo but was basically something like this at the link,
I sure don't wanna spend that kinda money on one like that.
This is the one you want (except get the non-pneumatic wheels. They have as much give and they won't go flat. Mine all went flat until I did this).
Considering it's lasted for more than 10 years, the amortized cost is practically nothing.
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