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Streamliner rack mount question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kdog15, Sep 17, 2017.


  1. kdog15

    kdog15

    May 31, 2008
    Baltimore
    What's the best way to rack mount a Genz Benz Streamliner if you don't have the GB rack kit? Is it safe to just use a rack shelf and the screws from the amps feet?
     
  2. I've done a number of "rack mounts" by using a rack shelf and the feet mounting holes on the bottom of the gear.
    Be sure the screws aren't too long and protrude up into a circuit board or something else inside the amp.
    If you need shorter screws you should be able to find them at most hardware stores.
    Take one of the screws with you.
    Be sure, you get metric or "American" screws the originals.
    Sometimes mixing these might seem to work but could damage threads or not fit tightly.
     
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  3. kdog15

    kdog15

    May 31, 2008
    Baltimore

    Thanks. I was thinking of using he original screws and adding a larger washer for more support.
     
  4. :thumbsup: That works too. Especially good idea if there are any bottom vents.
     
  5. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Be sure the screws are not too long, very important.
     
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  6. kdog15

    kdog15

    May 31, 2008
    Baltimore
    @agedhorse Is this the recommended way to rack mount w/o having the GB rack kit.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017
  7. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    It's fine as long as the screws are not too long. IIRC, there are PCB clearance issues to be aware of on the preamp board and maybe the back of the power module.
     
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