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Pro Rig ATA Rack Recommendations

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rbonner, Oct 4, 2008.


  1. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008
    Guys, I'm looking to pull my rig together into a larger rolling gig box. Possibly self propelled with 4 bikini clad exotic dancers driving it. :hyper: I've been looking at a couple different shock racks. I'm going to need to suck some air through this thing so it will need some fans. The 4PRO's dump their air on the end so the rack will need some space on the ends for clearance. The OSP 20U rack is cheap, $430... and the highest end one I found was $2700 for 24U, thats a big difference in price. It would probably be wise to go to the 24U or 26U size racks to allow for gizmos I might add. The big guys I could go custom depth and do some mounting in the rear. Any of you guys have specialists that build them / recommendations? Yeah right, ATA rack, like anybody could lift this stuff? BOB
     
  2. heath_r_91

    heath_r_91

    Jun 3, 2006
    Topeka Area, Kansas
    Endorse:Artus-Basshanger-Dava-EC-Hartke-Orange-InEarz-SHS-Tigi
    I'm sorry, I got lost.

    What is the question again?
     
  3. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008
    I'm a ramblin man there fixed it some.
     
  4. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    Maryland
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    Road Ready makes top notch stuff that is readily available.
     
  5. Umm.......what the heck you gonna put in the thing???
    And you touring a lot these days?!?!?

    +1 on Calzone cases.
    The built my old custom flight case for my basses (years back when I was out on the road a lot)- could hold 3.
     
  6. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008
    I'm gonna put in a bunch of power conditioners, they are 2U each I've been using Monster PRO 3500. It trips if I crank up all the way two amps plugged into it so I will have to put one amp per power conditioner, 8U. I currently have 3 Ampeg SVT-4PRO's they are 3U each and I'll be adding 1 more. A 1U rack tuner. I'll need a 1U to 2U for radios. 2U for amp combiners / controllers / effects. I'll need fans that takes up 2-3U I suppose my rack mount 9U 20" LCD monitor and a 1U computer for special processing and effects... a cable drawer and a slide out keyboard drawer. Whats that? 92U thats only 14 feet tall... Not on the road at all, currently rebuilding. Tired of plastic cases. If I get a 30" deep one I can put the stuff I dont need to get at in the back of the rack to save height. I'm zeroing in on a 24U I think. BOB
     
  7. Jesus lord.

    And here's another vote for RoadyReady. Inexpensive, and built really well.
     
  8. You gonna go with a standard or auto transmission on that bad boy?

    Do you tap power right out of the breaker box (bypassing the breakers)?
     
  9. calebbarton

    calebbarton

    Aug 25, 2007
    Oregon
    I manufacture for several companies including but not limited to: Bridge City Sound, Catalinbread, more.
  10. Check out djk cases. best prices i've ever found, better quality than the road ready i used to have.

    EDIT: i just looked at their site and they only go up to a 16 space SORRY!
     
  11. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008
    Hey guys thanks for the suggestions. I looked at each one of them. I just a couple minutes ago picked up a Custom Cases 24U unit in NYC on eBay for $400. It was just in a studio its whole life and not roaded. It looks like all the features I need http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=230297600796 I really appreciate the suggestions it lead to a good decision I feel. The case that really impressed me was ANVIL, but their price is cosmic. There was one on eBay a 34U but I'm not ready for 8 amps yet. BOB
     
  12. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008
    Andrew, to answer your question. I think auto would be easier for the girls to drive it. Also you make jokes about the power but I am having some serious issues when setup at the house. When running the two 810's and a pair of 4PRO's direct to the outlet I have BLOWN the 15 amp breaker. When I run two 4PRO's through the Monster Power 3500 it over current trips before the breaker. When I heat all three I need to plug into a second outlet with the third amp. If I get my forth I will max that circuit out too. I'm considering running a pair of 20 amp circuits to the room I have the rig sitting. BOB
     
  13. Here's a totally crazy thought....don't run the whole rig at once in your house!!!
    Sorry bro, I can't fathom why you would run, a stadium sized rig anywhere except for...well, a stadium!
    Let alone in your house.
    If you have to up the amperage of the breakers in you humble abode just to practice............:rollno:

    But if that what is takes! Knock it down man!!!!!!!!
     
  14. The transmission bit was a joke, not the power bit. When I worked for a studio in town we would occasionally be hired to take out our remote studio (in the back of a box/small moving truck). In order to power the truck once we were set up at location, we would tap right into the breaker box of wherever we were. It's a miracle I wasn't electrocuted.
     
  15. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008
    I have a wierd history of employment and am licensed in many different fields. When I was building hours to be an airline pilot I worked as an electrician. I have on more than one occasion pulled the cover off a bar's panel and popped in my own breakers and ran the power straight from the panels. And MikeBass, I'm a big 53 YO going on 16; when my 18YO looks at me and gives a thumbs up I know I'm out there. Why crank up the whole setup? Because I can. When I asked the wife where am I going to put the other six cabs, she pointed to the backyard and said you're building the studio right there. Stadium rig, yeah... Way fun. Its the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. Vikings currently beating the Saints game starting again. BOB
     
  16. Well, thats about the best answer anyone can give!:D
    If more guys would jus come clean like that, this place would be even cooler!!!

    Instead we get "Well, in order to get MY sound, I need to hear 240Hz at 4db higher than 2K with a roll-off of 22Khz at 1db/oct blah blah blah"

    Geez....that kinda crap bugs the snot outta me these days!
     
  17. rbonner

    rbonner

    Sep 25, 2008
    THX MikeBass. Ah, I'm a pretty straight shooter. Usually call it like it is and dish it without too much icing or chream cheese on it. The point in anything at this point is to try and have some fun. I am a Mad Scientist and some of that stuff splashes over into my toys. I have a whole bunch of Ham Radio buddies who are PhD's in Electrical Engineering (mine's in physics) one of the guys we actually call Poindexter who has to talk in formulas all the time. It gets way tiring. Yes if you turn the knob to ten it's at full throttle; it doesn't take loading the thing into SPICE and running the curve. I've only been on this forum a week, been playing since 68. So far I've enjoyed being on here.
     

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