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CA9 users : rack cases

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Uziel, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Uziel


    Sep 2, 2003
    in what rack case do you have your ca9 ? i cant find one deep enough...
    and, how do you rack de back of the amplifier ??

    thx !
  2. I have some experience with this... If you really want to rack that heavy sucker, the Mesa Boogie SUS-4 shock racks work fine and is plenty long enough, but it effectively doubles the carrying weight.

    I put mine into a 2U SKB rotorack. It hangs out the back and is as ugly as all get out, but it has a handle for easy carrying and can stand in a vertical or horizontal position without adding much weight at all. I don't ever really need to look at it, so I stow it behind my cabinets on-stage.
  3. Uziel


    Sep 2, 2003
    thx for the reply oddio

    the ca9 will be racked along with my (coming) TD1...
    how much weight your SUS4 with the STT1 and the CA9 ? is it the 22" version ?
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    A standard SKB rack case (not the roto rack) of three or more spaces will fit a CA9.

    I found out the hard way that the 2 space SKB will not work because it's 3/4" shallower than the others. By "not work", I mean that the rear lid will not close because the CA9 sticks too far out.

    Some here have said that the Gator 2 space will work.
  5. TD-1? Sweet! It's really an excellent matchup with the CA9.

    The TD-1 with rack ears weighs almost the same as the STT-1. The SUS-4 I have is the 22" model with rear mounting rails, extra shocks (below the amp), wheels and a telescopic handle. In this configuration it weighs in at just below 100lbs with both the preamp and CA-9 installed.

    FYI - I don't bother with the rear cover on my 2U rotorack when the Crest is installed. THe Crest is built like a tank, and the rack really just serves as a carrying handle and feet.
  6. Uziel


    Sep 2, 2003
    i should receive the CA9 this week, same for the TD1 :hyper:
    i've a Furman PL Plus II and a DTR1000 in my old (too short) 6U rack... do you think they are usefull or i should just get a 4U cab with only the ca9 and td1 ? (the SUS4 didn't exist in 6U)

    the SUS4 seems perfect for my need...
    it's seems to be one of the best shockmount rack, and one of the lightest ?

    when they say 18" or 22", is it the total depth or the rackable depth ? the 22" have four handles i'm right ?
    does they all have the "springs" to support the back of the amplifier ?? it's very usefull for the long and heavy CA9 !

    and the last one... where can i find one ?
  7. Uziel


    Sep 2, 2003
    where can i find a new one ?
  8. gregbackstrom

    gregbackstrom Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    Tacoma, Washington
    I have one of these that's in brand new condition. I bought it for my Bass 400+, which I ultimately decided not to keep. Are you interested? It's the long case with the casters and telescoping handle.
    - Greg Backstrom
  9. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    I have mine in a gator rack, and its perfect. It hangs out a tiny bit, but has enough room. I keep mine in a 2 space, because its heavy enough as it is, without adding size and weight to the equation.
  10. Uziel


    Sep 2, 2003
    i prefer to carry only one rack...
    does anyone figure a way to use the rear rack ear on the CA9 ?
  11. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    bump for more info
  12. Uziel


    Sep 2, 2003
    i heard about L-bracket made by Penn Fabrication... but cant find them

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