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    What do you all keep in your guitar rig racks if you use one? I'm planning on building a rack and I'm gonna be fairly disappointed if I end up making it 1U to small for a typical gear setup.
    So to get an idea of how big I should make it, I'd like to hear what all you drag along side your marshall's and mesa boobies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingofpain678 View Post
    What do you all keep in your guitar rig racks if you use one? I'm planning on building a rack and I'm gonna be fairly disappointed if I end up making it 1U to small for a typical gear setup.
    So to get an idea of how big I should make it, I'd like to hear what all you drag along side your marshall's and mesa boobies
    Yes, I agree.
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    KoP, I have a rack amp system but the only stuff in the racks are the amp/preamp and power supply.

    In a 2RU rack I have a Randall RT2/50 power amp. In a 4RU rack I have an Egnater M4 4-module preamp along with a Furman PL-8C power supply. I stack the two racks on my 2 X 12 cab.

    Everything else is on my pedalboard, even the two Eventide FX boxes which are in the serial FX loop.

    So that probably didn't answer your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod B View Post
    So that probably didn't answer your question.
    It was an attempt and for that I thank you.
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    I also have no answer since I don't have anything in any racks.
    Most of my PA stuff just sits in the truck and never comes out except for gigs ..... my guitar amps ride on the passenger seat.

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    LOL @ Lt. Bob. ^^^^^^^^

    KoP, let me ask you something.

    Why would you be building a rack if you don't know what you want to put in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod B View Post
    LOL @ Lt. Bob. ^^^^^^^^

    KoP, let me ask you something.

    Why would you be building a rack if you don't know what you want to put in it?
    Well I have an idea of what I want in it.
    Power supply
    tuner
    Maybe an FX processor
    Just wanted a few more ideas

    eh whatever.
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    "Maybe" an FX processor? That's typically the driver for having a rack setup in the first place.

    I mean, you have three choices for FX: pedalboard, rackmount, or a combination of the two. If you do go with a rack, you'll typically be using a single multi-fx processor and since you have to put it in a rack, you may want to have a tuner in there and since you've now got more than one thing in the rack you'll need a power supply, and since that power supply has all those extra outlets you may as well throw a graphic EQ in there.......

    I'm more of a stompbox guy myself but thats just personal preference.

    But my question was to indicate that you may be putting the cart before the horse. If all you need is a tuner and a couple of FX that you really like, you can get by with a small pedalboard for lots less money than what you'll spend building up a rack system.
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    I'm with Zap - if you want a rack for a power supply and a tuner, you're better off with a pocket-sized tuner and no rack.

    I run pretty dry, so I'm rackless too - head and cab, plus a Line6 DL4 that I leave sitting on top of the head in my room and move to the floor when playing elsewhere, and that's it.
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    I don't think I'm getting my idea across the way I wanted to.


    I'll follow your advice.
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