GK800rb owners, what are you using for rack cases?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bdm, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. bdm


    Jul 30, 2012
    Finding an affordable option in a 3 space rack case that isn't a Gator or SKB is proving surprisingly difficult. Im looking for a traditional flightcase style rack. I found two reasonably priced manufacturers online however I can get neither to return my calls! Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks.
  2. I'm using a Pearson 4 space shorty. Removed the rat fur (yecch :spit:), painted it semi-gloss black, looks and works great, not too heavy and it wasn't expensive.

    I like having the extra space above the amp for air circulation 'cause those amps can get quite hot when pushed. It that's an issue you can always get a one-space vent panel. Or drop in an effect, tuner, etc.
  3. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I'd be looking for a used Road Ready.

    I wish i could find rack ears for mine, they are the old style ones.
  4. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Homemade headcase that I cut in on the top back to let the heatsink breath.

    +1 to an empty space above and/or little fan to sit in the back of the rack and blow on the heatsink if there is any sort of cover above the cooling fins.
  5. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Quickest way to get there would probably be to take your amp and a rack to a local metal shop and let them measure and fabricate you some as the ears are part of the sides of the chassis. All they really amount to is a piece of bent plate with holes drilled in the right spots, which is a fairly simple job for those guys.
  6. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    I built this for my 1001RB-II out of scrap 1/2" plywood. Took me about an hour or so. The handle was something I had on hand.
    Years later, I added the corner protectors (given to me by a friend) and the aluminum angle (~$9) to dress it up a bit.

  7. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    You know, I've thought about making them myself on a few occasions...but I never thought about having someone make them for me.
  8. RC52


    Apr 10, 2010
    Laurens, SC
    I have an old style '87 , have you been able to find the side panel rack ears ?
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I did, thanks!
  10. IPYF


    Mar 31, 2011
    First thing I did when I got my GK was to take the handles off the face. Who knows where they've gotten to. I mounted mine in a 4-space WW Rockcase. It's been fantastic.

    I'd suggest having the 2 spaces above though if you can for oxygen as GK amps can get super warm in enclosed spaces. My rack unit actually stinks because the heat from the amp has burned the paint off the interior of the unit.
  11. bassthumpersf


    May 30, 2010
    Carvin has a good 4 space case for a decent price.
  12. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I have both a 3 and a 5 space old SKB Standard shallow ... its in the 3 space now, but I am not using it .. should it start getting regular use I will put it back in the 5 space ... whats wrong with the SKB's??