rack case for amp rigs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by DeepDeath, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. when do you think it's nes. to get a rack case, i have a poweramp/preamp right now. i think i can carry both of them and put them side to side on my cab for now. when did you guys get racks, and whats the cheapest you payed for a decent case. thanks
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    about 100 bucks for a new one. I paid like 60 used for a rotorack for my pa gear. I couldn't have made a better purchase. You will wonder why you never had one of you buy one. it makes life a lot easier.
  3. rok51

    rok51 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    I have a mix of cases-SKB 'ATA's and Rotos, Gator, TKB and Hybrid. Although a lot of pro sound guys diss them, If you don't need the rear mounting rails, I really like the Roto series. To me they seem tougher than the ATAs, the rear 'access panel' is not an issue for me...and the price is extremely right-$69 for a 4 space.

  4. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    I've been using the SKB 4-space roto rack and it's been fine, except one time when it got knocked over and the frame around the rails bent a little bit.

    Nonetheless, I bought a second one for my backup rig. If you're just gigging a few times a month, you'll be fine.

    BTW, my racks have an SWR SM-400, a Korg tuner, and a power conditioner. Lots of extra room inside it all.
  5. i have a 40 pound poweramp(a carvin dcm2000) im pretty sure i need rear-rails to bolt on, how are gator cases? ive heard excellent things about them
  6. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    if you put the power amp on the bottom, and don't turn the case upside down, you should be ok with no rear rails. I have a crown ce1000 that is about the same weight, and I have it sitting sideways most of the time. it has caused no problems whatsoever. Roto's are great.