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Best balance between quality and price in terms of rack cases?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Grahams Groove, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Grahams Groove

    Grahams Groove Can we please just groove for a while? Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Boulder, CO
    I'm looking for a 6 space rack case...don't really require anything insane like the shockmount stuff, but I've heard of some ****ty rack cases that will not hold up at all...

    What are some good brands/styles to look for? I'm trying to keep it around 100 (or less if possible)

  2. inazone


    Apr 20, 2003
    Ive had 2, 4 and 6 space gator cases for over a year and they hold up as well as my skb cases. They are at least 1/3 or close to half of what skb cost. Look at the used market as well.
  3. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    used skb 6 spacesn go for about 77 bucks avg according to prepal
  4. I´d bet there are some small companies making rack cases in your area. I´d look around (yellow pages?) and ask for prices.
  5. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Look on-line at www.musicgoround.com to see if the Greenfield, WI or Kenosha, WI Music Go Round stores have any. I've gotten some pretty good deals on nice used SKB cases from both stores. I think I paid $40 for a 6 space at one store and $50 for an 8 space at another...both had covers, no cracks and even came with hardware.

    I forget the name of the store, but there's a nice ratty gear store down 1st or 2nd street. It's south of Allen-Bradley a ways but the clock tower is clearly visible.

    If you're south of the border, the Buffalo Grove, IL Sam Ash sells CNB brand cases that are a knock-off of SKBs and a lot cheaper.
  6. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    How about the CNB rack cases rondo sells?
  7. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    I prefer the weight to durability ratio that SKB's stuff provides. Also the rubber gasket on the endcaps has saved my gear from a watery grave more than once.