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Rack Space

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sippy, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    Hey guys, I'm looking to get a rack to put my Gk in. I'm also going to get a rack tuner so I have to know how much space I need in the rack. I see a lot of heads are different sizes. So if I wanted to put my GK 800RB amp (which is a fairly large size) and a rack tuner, with one space to spare, what size rack should I get? Thanks guys! :)
  2. The tuner will surely be one space. The blank will be one space. So, how many rack spaces is the 800RB? One rack space is (ru) is 1.75 inches. So measure your head and divide it.
  3. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    1.75 inches :) thanks a lot that's all I needed to know!
  4. I'm pretty sure that the 800 RB is at least 2u unless it is a pre?
  5. You could go all out and get a 16 space shock rack...it does wonders for your back and body muscles!

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  6. playmybass


    Mar 28, 2004
    Tucson, Az
    the 800rb is 3 rack spaces.
  7. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005

    Yes it is so 3 for the GK 1 for the Furman power conditioner, and 1 for the Korg tuner plus 2 more just in case I want to add on a 7 space rack! there goes $130 for a glorified plastic box :( lol
  8. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    I'm not sure if I've seen 7 rack space racks, I've only seen 6 or 8. you may want to think about splitting the loads up, maybe two 4 space units, the weight starts to add up.

  9. Check how deep the Furman and the Korg are. You might be able to put the tuner facing front and furman facing rear while keeping them on the same rack level. Makes it difficult to access the furman but you can leave things plugged in.

    I have a 4 space with SWR 900 (2u), sabine facing front, and furman facing out. I did this in order to skip a space above the SWR. It leaves room to keep food warm during a show!:D
  10. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    lol that is awesome.