Gator GRB-4U (4 Rack Spaces) Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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from Dallas, TX
February 8, 2013Music Background:
Pro Musician, Recording Engineer
Great for its purposeLike you are probably thinking, I was initially a bit skeptical of the fabric rack case design. How could it possibly be stable and protect your gear? Well, you have to keep things in perspective. This case is meant for local transport, not really meant to be loaded on a truck and dragged across the country. If you've broken your back loading anvil cases in and out of local gigs, you know how that just gets old. So for its purpose it's great, even more stable and hearty than I anticipated. The outer pocket is quite large and more than adequate to hold all your knick-knacks and doilies.
My beefs are quite minimal at best - the zippered face covers don't have a tremendous amount of protection but certainly adequate for tossing in the trunk. It's not likely you're gonna have bowling balls rolling around in there smashing up gear anyway, right? Also the zippered ends don't complete un-attach, which means they have to be folded under the unit when in use. That's ok if you have a flat top cabinet, it's stable enough. But I suspect if your cabinet had big chunky handles on top, the case would teeter around a bit. Keep that in-mind.
The carry handles are quite solid and strong, having some sort of solid dowel sewn inside. The only thing they should add is some sort of velcro wrap to tie the handles together, making them easier to manage. But man, I'm just picking...
The other thing I was a bit worried about was heat dispensation. I'm running an Ampeg SVT Pro and a BBE Sonic Maximizer and thought they could possibly generate a bit of heat, causing fuses to blow. But I can say after running for several hours at a time in rehearsals and a few gigs, it has not been a problem. BUT keep in mind that some units such as the Ampeg heads require a bit more space for air circulation. So I left a full space open between the two units. Certainly something to keep in-mind.
Overall, the Gator GRB-4U is a good buy, as long as you keep within its purpose uses. Use the hard cases when appropriate.
from San Antonio TX
January 31, 2013Music Background:
Perfect combo of strength/portabilityI'm pretty "type A" about our equipment. If I can swing it, I buy the best I can afford and take care of it. We have good mics, Mackie Onyx mixer, QSC K-series loudspeakers and DBX EQ units, including the awesome DriveRackPA. I have black nylon covers for everything and this case fits in perfectly. We don't throw equipment around and don't have to ship it commercially, and this case is perfect to protect our stuff without adding lots of weight. Much better than the plastic SKB in my opinion.
from near a swamp in souh Louisiana
September 27, 2012Music Background:
Exactly what it should beOk, it's just a rack in a bag, but it's much more solidly constructed than I expected. I needed something to carry an Axe FX II and a Voodoo Labs GCX in, and I wouldn't have put anything as expensive as the Fractal Audio Axe FX into anything that wasn't well built. This fills the bill perfectly, and the inside is more padded than you'd find in a regular rack. Plus, the zip compartment on the top holds more than I'd hoped.
from La Plata, MD
June 24, 2012Music Background:
Great RackThis is an awesome rack. it is lightweight and well built.
from San Antonio, Tx. USA
May 2, 2012Music Background:
This Bag Really WorksOur recent purchase of the Gator GRB-4U has proven to be money well-spent. The bag is light, easy to carry, and looks sharp. It is sturdily built, and makes gigs so much easier.