Help with a head case....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Jun 16, 2021.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Yeah, I did that on purpose...

    No idea where to start. I'd LIKE to spend under $100. I'd actually like to spend under $50, but I don't think that's gonna happen.

    Dimensions are LX8500 = 14” x 12” x 3” (355mm x 300mm x 73mm)

    Help?

    This is the head:

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  2. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    The LX and TX series of Hartke amps don't have any points for adding rack mount hardware. This is by design to accommodate the built-in handle.
    The LH and HA series heads are rack mountable.

    If you mean a custom head case that isn't a rack, you would have to remove the handle first, then the enclosure and see if the guts slide out easily. Use the enclosure as a template to build your new case, paying special attention to the inside dimensions of the enclosure. Make sure that you provide enough ventilation.

    This will probably void any warranty you have.

    What kind of material are you planning to use? Is this purely for aesthetics?
     
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  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    @abarson Thanks... though I'm not looking for any kind of rack mount. I'm one of those super fortunate people to have roadies and I leave my gear with them. My last head I saw get tossed around once though (not intentionally, but kinda carelessly), and want something that's going to protect it a bit better than the padded laptop bag I kept that one in. I'm looking right now at something like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08C6TTZ27/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A37AWEJ224JQ3T&psc=1

    I like the price, but I'm not too sure about its ruggedness and fit.

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  4. Snaxster

    Snaxster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Hi. If that's the genre of case you are considering, you may as well get the real thing:

    Camera Cases | Pelican
     
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  5. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Not looking to spend like that.
     
  6. Snaxster

    Snaxster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Sorry, I was rushing. :bag: I just re-read your post and saw your price range.
     
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  7. RSBBass

    RSBBass

    Jun 11, 2011
    NYC
    Go to a thrift store and get the sturdiest briefcase you can find. Get some foam and cut it to shape. It should come in under $20.
     
  8. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Supporting Member

    Harbor Freight
    4800 Weatherproof Protective Case, X-Large, Green
     
  9. wmhill

    wmhill Inactive Suspended

    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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  10. L Anthony

    L Anthony Supporting Member

    May 14, 2009
    Ohio
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  11. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
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    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
  13. Redbrangus

    Redbrangus Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Under The X In Texas
    These certainly meet the price point, but IMO offer considerably less protection to the contents versus the molded plastic products. These are extremely vulnerable to breaking apart at the corners if they're dropped with any weight in them. If someone else is going to be handling the case, it needs to be pretty much bulletproof, IME. SKB has a line of pseudo-Pelican cases -- I presume Gator does too.

    Personally, I don't think Pelicans are particularly expensive given the amount of protection provided. I have a couple of Pelican cases that are more than 25 years old and have been to Europe countless times -- sometimes loaded with WAY too much stuff.
     
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  14. Anemic_SluG

    Anemic_SluG Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2009
    Washington
    +1 on the harbor freight cases. They work really well, super sturdy. Check them out if they have one that fits.
     
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  15. a double pistol hard case would work too...probably 20 bucks or around there..
     
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  16. musicman556

    musicman556 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    Smyrna, TN
    I have one of the large Harbor Freight Apache cases and it's great. Recommends!
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  17. HardNHeavy

    HardNHeavy

    Apr 17, 2014
    earth
    how about just a padded laptop case or this thing <---
     
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  18. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Like, a carrying case? Pm me, I'll send you the perfect one. It's a laptop bag. It'll also hold your cables, and whatever you want.
     
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  19. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
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  20. David76112

    David76112

    Feb 19, 2012
    America
    How about finding an old small suitcase at a thrift store?
     
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