Recommendations for gear cart

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by joegrant413, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. joegrant413


    Dec 6, 2009

    Lately I have been wondering if I should get a small portable combo amp. But I woke up this morning with the thought that maybe all I really need is a suitable cart.

    Right now, I carry a bass case, a 41 lb. QSC K12 PA, and a small bag with cables and other stuff. I've been carrying this stuff a short distance off the parking lot, and then about 300 or 400 feet to the stage of my church. This takes two trips.

    If I were to get a cart, it would need to be something that could carry the speaker and the bass case together.

    Maybe it is smarter for me to get the cart, rather then another combo amp. Basically I'm satisfied with the QSC K-12 as my personal monitor on stage.

    Any thoughts? Or recommendations for a cart?

    - Joe

    P.S. I'm not ancient, but not a kid anymore. Although the QSC is advertised as "portable", it's about 20 lbs. heavier and 10 inches taller than I care to tote around by hand.
  2. Matthew_84


    Nov 7, 2010
  3. joegrant413


    Dec 6, 2009
    Thanks. My bass case has shoulder straps, and I have used them. In fact, for a short distance I can carry all my gear at once now. But only a short distance.
    - Joe
  4. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Gruv gear.
    I use a solo lite but they have bigger if u need
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Gruv Gear Solo Lite here.

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  6. Gaolee

    Gaolee It's all about the polyester

    I use the kind you can get at Home Depot or a U-Haul shop. It doesn't fold, so keep that in mind, but it is a hand truck that converts to a four wheel cart. I use it to haul bass gear PA gear and all kinds of other things. It was relatively inexpensive, too. If I remember right, it was about $40 and has a load capacity of something like 800 lbs.
  7. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    There's a bunch of carts like this available through numerous suppliers. Search the web for "foldable hand cart".

    The trick is that you should double the weight of the gear you want to truck and find a cart capable of that weight. I found the published specs to be less than what you want to use regularly.

    FWIW, I use a cart of this type to move a Bergantino EX112 plus a Berg 210 with my equipment case (portable toolbox) on top. The cart in one hand and the bass in another works well so long as there is someone to open the door. I've been doing this for the past 10 years and it works so well I'm not about to change - except going amp-less which is the trend these days.

    Am I wiser now, or just less able to handle weight???