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Rack mounting questions

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by claytitan, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. claytitan


    Mar 12, 2008
    I have the GK 1001RB-II. I want to get an amp bag to protect it since I gig once or twice a month. GK has a bag for it but I am wondering if one of the rack bags would be better. I have never ‘rack mounted’ anything in my life. Any thing I need to be aware of? How many slots do I need? What other items might I want to rack mount at some point? Tuner? Power conditioner (do I need one)? Preamp? I don’t use any effects and I don’t see a real need for them for me if that helps.

    Thanks all!
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    There are a variety of things to put in a rack, and it's tempting to get a bigger rack and put a bunch of neat stuff in it, but it often ends up being a 90 lb. headache. My advice is not to buy any rack gear until/unless you already know you need it, and not to buy a bigger rack just on the premise that you may want other stuff to carry.

    Racks are pretty cheap in the long view, so I'd get just the 2-space one for your GK, or maybe a 3-space "just in case", and hold off on getting anything else until you have a clearer idea about the gear that would be most useful to you.

    Power conditioners are usually not as helpful as their advertisements would lead you to believe. :)
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 to that. Just a simple, (and protective) 2 space rack is all you need.
  4. claytitan


    Mar 12, 2008
    Do I need to worry about the fan (it is on top of the amp)?
  5. If you are really worried you could get a 3U case and put the amp in the middle, leaving 1/2 unit top and bottom.

    +1 on not getting anything bigger.

    If you want to add anything more, you can just buy another rack :bag:

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