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how heavy is your rack?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jebthebassist, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Jebthebassist


    Dec 8, 2004
    I'm just curious to how much weight you all are lugging around when you do shows? My 8 space weights 95 lbs as of now :crying: Where do all of you stand?
  2. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    About 40 lbs...

    I got an SKB rolling rack (5 space) for mine.. it's a back saver..
  3. haujobb


    Dec 16, 2004
    My old rack was pushing 105 lbs, my new rack will prolly be around 70 lbs...
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    4 space rack, right now, about 45, 50 lbs. More to come, or maybe less.
  5. Jebthebassist


    Dec 8, 2004
    haujobb, what space will your new rack be? When i exchange my power amp out and get the digital one space I should be around 70lbs. Is 70lbs a decent weight for an 8 space or do i still have too much weight in there?
  6. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    4 space ATA spec flightcase with PV900, Sansamp RBI, and a power conditioner. I don't have a scale but I'd estimate maybe 60 lbs.

    I know the PV is 33 lbs, the RBI is a couple, the power conditioner might be a pound. The rack itself is pretty heavy. I just looked it up and Odyssey's site say 28 lbs for the rack.

    If I had the scratch, I'd like to downsize to a lighter 3-4 space and replace the PV with a Stewart 1.2. That would probably knock it down to 30-35ish
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Almost 60 kg. The poweramp alone is 40 kg. Plus 9 kg for the preamp, plus Compressor plus BBE plus 6-unit wood/aluminium rack.
  8. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I guess I should calrify on mine *L*

    5-space rolling rack
    Ampeg SVT-3 PRO
    Furhman Power conditioner
    Behringer patch bay

    I will probably add some other stuff to that.. Maybe a second head. not sure.

    If I add a second head, it will run to about 60 lbs.
  9. Jebthebassist


    Dec 8, 2004
    here is a pic of it

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  10. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I did some rough figures. 60 kg = 132 lbs.


    That has to be a tube poweramp.
  11. mine is 4 unit and about 90-95lbs :p
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  13. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    iAmp 800: < 20 lbs. Soft case, no rack.
    I carry one of two cabs, each weigh ~50lbs.

    I haven't used my rack rig for about 6 months, but it weighs 45-65 pounds depending on whether I use a 6 space or 4 space configuration. My current rule of thumb is to carry nothing that weighs over ~60lbs. In your situation I'd carry two four spacers, most likely.
  14. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    My old rack was up in the 60's. Crown CE power, Demeter pre, whichever 1 ru compressor I favored that week and whichever 1 ru eq I felt like and a 1 ru tuner...

    Screw that - the new rack is 30 lbs. GK 1001 RB II. 1 ru compressor, 1 ru filler and handheld tuner ... to my current way of thinking, anything over abotu 30 lbs belongs to the FOH system which is where all my od rack crap now sits ...

    except for the Demeter which is off in other hands.
  15. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I'm not sure how that applies here, but I'm glad you had fun.
  16. Old rack was 89 lbs:
    Ampeg SVP Pro preamp
    QSC PLX1602 power amp
    dBx 266xl compressor
    Korg Toneworks DTR2 tuner
    Rack Rider power supply/light
    6 space ATA case

    New rack is under 30 lbs:
    Thunderfunk TFB550 amp
    Korg Toneworks DTR2 tuner
    Rack Rider power supply/light
    4 space ATA case

    Back relief and tremendous tone!!!
  17. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    40lbs - 4 space. Tonight I'm just running a Kustom Groovebass and Korg Tuner.
  18. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    Homemade wooden rack with a Carver PM1400 and Alembic F-2B = 54 lbs.
  19. I don't think I can really play on this thread,

    Clarus @ 5lbs :D

  20. Budbear

    Budbear Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Staten Island, NYC
    Me either. Focus I - 4lbs. :D