Gator GR-6S (6 Rack Spaces) Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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from Cedar Rapids, IA
March 2, 2012Music Background:
Bar Band Musician
6 space short rackI use this rack for my guitar rig. It's solid and fits perfectly on top of my (straight) 4x12 cabinet. After opening up the rack, the ends do not hang over the 4x12 at all.....perfect fit. With all 6 spaces full, I can now carry my rack with one arm since it's not big and awkward.
from St. Louis, Mo
September 2, 2011Music Background:
Guitarist (Not Pro) and Ambient music composer
Built Like a TankI bought this case to hold my Gibson Echoplex Loopers (Two). I have no fear that they will remain protected for years to come. As usual, the personal support from Sweetwater is beyond belief in this day and age. Thanks guys. You do NOT find this kind of support anywhere from any other company, other than Sweetwater.
May 17, 2012Music Background:
40 years independent musician
Works just fineEverything on the box works just fine. Strong, light, decent looking. I perform by myself, and this is part of my mobile set-up which breaks things down into small parts that a 60 year old man can carry. The only thing I would change on this is that I would have preferred not to have so much pressed design on the bottoms and tops so I could attach some stomp boxes easier to the bottom, but other than that minor thing, go for it.
December 23, 2011Music Background:
Nice CaseWell made, rugged case. Very sturdy feeling. No jagged edges, etc. Lids fit and latch securely. I use this with a POD HD, Furman line conditioner and a sliding drawer with plenty of space in the rear to hide cables, etc. Looks good on my desk and can be quickly closed up for travel. Came with a pack of mountings screws as well.
from Michigan USA
September 12, 2011Music Background:
Rock/Blues/Country Bass, Live sound, and Drums
Love these thingsgreat protection, very compact, and light. What a rack case is suppost to be. I have two of these things now, one for my bass rig and the other for live sound. The latches rattle a bit on the case I use for my bass rig but other than that perfect.
from Jackson, MS
February 24, 2010Music Background:
None, Case is used in Amateur Radio (Ham)
AwesomeWhen I ordered the case, I had no idea that it would be so spaceous and adaptable. I use my case as a portable integrated "emergency ready" kit for amateur (ham) radio. When a disaster happens, I don't have to break down a station and waste time installing it when I reach the disaster site, all I have to do is set up and antenna and apply power and I'm on the air. Thanks Sweetwater for being so helpful in making this selection. Doug K5CID
from Northfield, IL
September 1, 2004
Fits on desk + holds some gearUnit came with a pack of seventeen rack screws and plastic washers, no instructions.
I am new to rack gear, so I had to figure out which side was "up" from sweetwater product pictures. You'd be hard-up to find a picture of gator cases in normal horizontal use, on the gator product website!
Four butterfly-style latches are secure and trouble-free to operate. Case feels solid. Gear is mounted by "+" headed machine screws through plastic inserts, through the target piece's rack ear, through gator case frame, to threaded mounting bar (not attached to case frame), 18 holes on each side. There's about 2-3mm of play in this arrangement when screws are loose. Removable case ends are similar in shape, one has a gator logo secured to it. Top of case has two "nubs" and bottom has two "indents" for stacking. Handles on each side are rigid, with a graded recession into the case (perhaps to make it easier to put your hand in there for carry). Short legs (four of them) are on each side of the case. Would not worry about standing case on-end.
You cannot put, say... a mixer securely on top of this case, without some non-slip material or taping a flat surface to the top. The shell of the gator case, though textured, has those nubs and is too smooth for placing items other than stackable rackmount cases on top. I used some duct tape and an old highschool yearbook. My mixer sits on top of that.