1/4 rack space multi-effects?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassistom, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. I'm redoing my mini rack and have 1/4 rack width, 1U space available for a multi effects unit. I generally use a chorus/room for my electrics, and a little reverb for my acoustic bass (a short decay room, mostly for bowing on ballads). I've used the Alesis Nanoverb (1/3rd rack) for this purpose in the past, but need to size down to a 1/4 rack. Any suggestions?
  2. 5stringwonder


    Sep 24, 2006
  3. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    I've never heard of a 1/4 space anything. 1/2 space, sure....

    That's 1U. OP is looking for something 1/4 the size.
  4. Huh!?! Does NOT compute. :wacky:


    Dost thou have any pics for reference? Are you just trying to make a small width cabinet? Need more input.
  5. AciDBatH666


    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    Presonus makes some stuff that takes 1/3 of a 1U rack space. Never seen anything that's 1/4 though.

    Here's a pic for reference
  6. 5stringwonder


    Sep 24, 2006
    ah...got it now. was trying to figure out what he was looking for.

    Used to have an old Boss Multi Effects unit that was pretty small - either 1/2 or 1/3 size. But not seen anything in 1/4. May be easier to rack a small multi effect pedal like maybe a Line 6 M5
  7. The Alesis Picoverb (http://alesis.com/picoverb) is an option. I wanted to see what else is available before I pick one up.

    The 'rack' is just shy of 14" wide, the width of my Walter Woods. Soon to go in is a Summit Audio 2BA-221 pre-amp for my acoustic (have a new mic that needs the adjustable impedance). That takes a 1/2 rack width, which in this narrow rack leaves just about 1/4 rack space. SO, I'm going to fill that with an effect or a DI. If I go the DI route, I may move on to a pedalboard, which I have avoided because I am lazy and want a quick setup.
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