One of the unfortunate headaches of trying to organize all of your gear is the fact that many spectacular pieces of equipment are simply not suited to rack mounting. Here's the good news. You can still organize all of your odd shaped items in your rack using rack shelves. At Sweetwater, we have put together an incredible array of options designed to address a wide variety of situations.
With sizes ranging from 1/2U to 6U in lightweight aluminum or rugged heavy gauge steel, there is almost no piece of gear these shelves can't handle. Many of our larger format steel shelves are extremely strong. This gives you incredible flexibility in what you can do with your rack. If you need to ensure good air circulation, check out our selection of shelves with vented slots. These give you plenty of room for situating your equipment, yet allow air to flow freely so your rackmounted gear won't overheat.
A slotted rack shelf can also be used with velcro strips to secure things like effects and cabling. This is an economical way to securely add things like stomp boxes and vintage effects to your signal chain. If you want to get a little more elaborate, we have shelves with mounting holes pre-drilled in a variety of common spacings. Of course, the ultimate in racking up your non-rackmountable gear are shelves with clamps. These use adjustable crossbar clamps to firmly hold your gear in place. They're also padded so they won't damage the finish on your equipment.
We have a huge number of shelves designed for specific applications. One of our favorites is built to securely hold DI boxes. Everybody has seen DIs randomly stashed around the studio, or worse, hanging free off the edge of the desk. Gather your direct boxes together and give them a home where they're easy to get to and out of the way. Another awesome purpose-built option is a pop up shelf for your laptop mounted in your top-facing rack. Yet another great way to accommodate a laptop is with a slide out shelf. When your laptop is the brains of your system, you need to keep it secure and close at hand. We also carry a variety of exact match shelves designed for specific pieces of gear.
Want to make sure your gear doesn't walk off without you? Check out our fully enclosed lockable steel shelves. Anybody who wants what's inside is going to have to take the entire rack with them.
Whatever your scenario, we're confident that we have a rack shelf to suit your needs. Give us a call and tell us about your requirements. Our Sales Engineers will help you narrow down the choices and choose the best shelf for you.
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.