#1
how much does your gear weight ? amp /rack etc.. ????

im building a rack and im seriously thinking about splitting the rack gear in 2 . instead of 6U .. i would buy 2x 3U . so i could split the weight .

maybe power amp ( carvin ts 100 probably or vht 2:50:2 ) + power conditioner in a rack 3U and rocktorn piranha , ada mp1 , rocktron voodu valve in another ) .

So instead of having a nearly 100 pounds rack , i would carry 2 x 50 ( thats an example ) .

anyone does that ??? splitting the weight . many people seem to prefer head+ cab to split the weight of those Mesa boogie mark iv that weight nearly 83 pounds . i cant lift that ( not safely ) , i had 2 hernia repair and dont wanna mess by lifting too much and having my hernia mesh ripped .
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- Gibson Les paul Standard 2001 Honeyburst .
- Agile 3200 Slim
Last edited by Skysc at Sep 3, 2011,
#3
i think splitting the rack is a great idea. i think the first step would be to analyze your whole rig and find out what is necessary. once you bring it down to the necessary things, try to make each piece as light as possible. in most cases, you just have stuff weigh whatever and deal with it. i like to make fewer trips and have a couple bigger pieces. in your case, though, i would try to split it into as many light pieces as you can. you dont want to overdo it while carrying things.
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#4
My amp is 30kg, and then I have a standard weight LP, so its not too bad. Though the amp can get tedious at times.
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EHX Little Big Muff
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#8
Quote by Skysc
i had 2 hernia repair and dont wanna mess by lifting too much and having my hernia mesh ripped .



Recommend you sell all your gear and start again with some lighter wieght stuff!
#10
My half-stack comes up to about 20kg, plus the pedalboard and guitar, I would guess less than 35kg(77 pounds) all up. Given your medical history, you'll probably want to split gear up as much as possible, or at the very least, sort out some castor wheels so you wont have to lift it just to move it back and forth. It means an extra trip back to the van when you're setting up for a gig, but it saves you a trip to the hospital.
#11
Quote by Grif22
My half-stack comes up to about 20kg

Half stack.. 20kg?
My 1x12 combo weighs 40kg, there is no way your half stack is less than that!
#12
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Half stack.. 20kg?
My 1x12 combo weighs 40kg, there is no way your half stack is less than that!


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#13
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- Gibson Les paul Standard 2001 Honeyburst .
- Agile 3200 Slim
#14
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#15
My amp weighs about 150 lbs, IIRC.

My guitars aren't all too heavy. One of them is about 3 lbs (probably less, I swear).
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#16
Just get a furniture dolly or loading dolly. Shoot, I put my rack on top of my 2x12. Easy.
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On topic: Most racks come with even number of spaces, at least the ones I've seen, so a 2 x 3U deal seems like a no-go. You could do 3 x 2U setup or a 2 x 4 and put a 2U drawer in one. Your initial idea of splitting them up does seem like a good idea though.
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#18
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On topic: Most racks come with even number of spaces, at least the ones I've seen, so a 2 x 3U deal seems like a no-go. You could do 3 x 2U setup or a 2 x 4 and put a 2U drawer in one. Your initial idea of splitting them up does seem like a good idea though.


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This rolling one might be nice for OP. Or even a rolling 6U.
Peavey 5150
Mesa Mark IV
Mesa Single Rectifier (Series 1)
Fender Custom Shop Tonemaster
Roland Microcube

-Whitebox OS 1x12
-Port City OS 1x12

Digidesign Eleven RackAxe Fx Ultra
#19
My cube is 15 pounds, my rp355 is about 5 pounds, and my strat is about 7-9 pounds. I have a pretty light rig
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Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
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#20
My Crate valve amp is 50lbs (!!!) and I can't lift it without a buddy. My guitar is pretty hefty too (it's a maple semi-hollow) and I have this aluminium pedal case...
So basically, I'd need roadies. Except I don't really gig this stuff much.
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