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How much does your head/rack weigh?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Davidoc, Oct 30, 2002.

  1. 5-10 lbs

    13 vote(s)
  2. 11-20 lbs

    28 vote(s)
  3. 21-35 lbs

    51 vote(s)
  4. 35-55 lbs

    77 vote(s)
  5. 55-70 lbs

    37 vote(s)
  6. greater than 70 lbs

    38 vote(s)
  7. I don't use a seperate head, but like to vote in polls.

    14 vote(s)
  1. My amp (ampeg SVP PRO, QSC USA 850+skb roto rack) weighs 50 (well 51 to be more precise) pounds.

    It's heavy, and I'm wodering if that's an average weight.

    How much does your guys' stuff weigh?
  2. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Ellicott City, MD
    Endorsing: Spector Bass Guitars
    mine's between 55-70.. my lead guitarist's is around 130-150. weighs more than my 6x10 (~110)
  3. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    the average adult human head weighs any where from 28-48 lbs while attached to the neck... ;)

    my rack weighs about 65 lbs. (less than it was but still too heavy)
  4. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    i don't have a rack, but the head in my acoustic image contra weighs 5 lbs.
  5. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I believe around 30. Eden specs say my WT-300 is 13 lbs, and my Carvin DCM1000 is 20ish, I think.
  6. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I am guessing my rack weighs about 50lbs.... give or take 5lbs
  7. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    small rig:

    EA iAMP350 = 15 lbs.

    medium rig:
    Demeter VTBP = 9 lbs.
    Stewart 1.2 = 11 lbs.

    total = 20 lbs.

    big rig (but only in JKNY terms ;)):
    Aguilar DB680 = 16 lbs.
    Peavey DPC1400x = 12 lbs.

    total = 28 lbs.
  8. 79 pounds on my beam balance scale:

    Rane MX22
    Rane GE30
    QSC PLX 3002
    Various power supplies and cables

    Since this last measurement was taken, I've acquired a 2nd PLX 3002 and a DBX120a sub-synth.

    My plan is to put the two power amps in their own rack, and the other electronics in a second rack. Easier to move without assistance.
  9. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Lets see my 400+ (45'ish) and my Mo' Bass (29), conditioner (5), compressor (5) and 12 space shockmount (30)= way too much
  10. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    80 lbs
  11. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    I was going to guess 50lbs, but if Bruce's weighs 79, I've got about the same amount of stuff:

    2-space rack and 4-space Roto rack

    The small rig: 5lbs. :) (AI Clarus)
  12. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    6 rack units @ 50-60kg -> around 100 pounds. The poweramp alone clocks in @ 40kg, preamp 9.5 kg plus rack plus FX
  13. Well my Trace head weighs about 20kg - about 44lbs. Which is also roughly what my Ashdown Electric Blue combo weighs!
  14. This is something I was really conscious of when speccing up me new rig. I used to have a Peavey head, which weighed a tonne, I then got an Ampeg SVT-100 and preamp, again not light. I then got a SWR Bass 350, which although a little underpowered, was exactly the kind of weight I was prepared to lug about.

    I've just upgraded to a Soundtech PS-802 digital power amp. Much more like it - 400 Watts per channel and 14lbs.

    No point in giving yourself a hernia
  15. Too d@mn much! Especially at 2:00 am on a Sunday morning.
  16. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    My Peavey Classic 400 head weighs in at 122lbs.

    My Eden rack weighs in at around 50-60lbs you guess which one gets more gigging time and which one stay's set up at the rehearsal room;)

    Edited for Spelling
  17. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    My Hafler Pro5000 is 40 lbs. I'd guess my 1 1/2 space Demeter pre at around 10 lbs or so.
  18. :eek: :eek: Wow. That's really heavy. I thought my SVT was heavy at 85 lbs.......
  19. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    my ampeg B4R comes in at about 40 pounds... then i have an skb 3 space that holds a power conditioner, a tuner, and a bbe sonic maximizer... maybe 15-20 pounds?

  20. Taylor,

    Part of my poundage is self-inflicted. I built the rack as a 10RU type, and used ACX 3/4" plywood. It is also 21" deep, and has a pair of Penn heavy duty steel handles on it, plus full rail pairs both front and rear.

    I'm sick of the weight.


    I built a pair of 4RU racks out of 1/2" MDF that are much lighter, but I missed on the measurements by 1/8" and they are unusable. Bummer. The equipment attached to the rails is what provides the strength, so the rack can be pretty flimsy by itself. I want to separate the two PLX into a single 4RU rack for ease of handling. The other components will go into a separate rack, probably 6RU, because they are lighter.

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