Gig Cart

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  1. ezkahuna

    ezkahuna New Member

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    Anyone have a good recommendation for a wheeled cart? I am done carrying my gear! Haha! Looking for something sturdy but light weight that folds ups. I have a Mesa Boogie Lonestar w/extension cabinet, pedal board, bag-o-cables, & mics/stands. My motto is that I am too poor to buy cheap. I can only afford to buy things once.
     
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    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    I use one of those heavy-duty sets of "wheels" (flat rolling dolly) you can pick up at Lowes or Home Depot (25-40.00, I think) ...and I attached a strap at two corners for lifting up steps...
    I use a heavy duty tool bag for all my starps, strings, tuner, batteries, etc...
     
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    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    I like that "I am too poor to buy cheap." line. I'm going to start using that.
    I've got one of those folding cart things here at the office and I don't have anything nice to say about it.
    And for those of you who have one, a word of caution to watch your fingers when opening and closing it that you keep all your fingers attached to your hand.

    Finally... regarding the OP, I have started making a mental note of the kinds of setups that I see being used in some really big shows.
    Most recently I saw Edge with a VOX AC30 strapped to the top of a rolling crate or something.
    I've also seen 4x12 speaker cabinets which sit down into a padded case of their own. The whole cover is unlatched and removed while the cabinet remains in a rolling tray for the show.
    Another band had a large rolling cabinet which had a bunch of padded cubby holes with multiple 100W heads and rack mounted effects. No unpacking required, just remove the cover or open the front door of the cabinet, plug everything in and you are ready to rock. I can see myself building a custom made (small) rolling gig cart at some point in the future.
     
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    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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  6. ezkahuna

    ezkahuna New Member

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    I just ordered http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces.../h70789?pfm=sp. Thanks.

    I used to haul everything in my SUV but I've downsized to a C-Class MB and it's like playing a game a of Tetris fitting everything in there. Haha1 (To all the youngsters out there, Tetris was a building block puzzle game from the 80's. Yes, from the 80's!)
     
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    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    Same here, I was in school, getting married and having babies...

    I have very little recollection of the "Hair Band" era. And for that, I'm grateful...
     
  9. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    Yep, getting married, changing diapers, raising two kids, getting divorced.
    POOF!
    Where did the 80s go?
     
  10. Rookie

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    They say the memory is the second thing to go. But I digress,
    With a cart, I'd avoid pneumatic tires. (those that require air.) I've got a great cart from Sam's Club, except the tires are always flat when I need it.
    Larger wheels are better, because sooner or later, you're going to cross cables or lumps and lifting the cart is no fun.


    *Know how they're sure there's no life on Mars?" They sent an audio cable up and after a week it had no footprints on it, so that proves there's no living beings.
     
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