I couldn’t help coming back to this thread a few times. I’m now inspired to design a guitar head studio rack of my very own, which I’ll have made when I redo the studio this spring.
I figure it has to be made of wood to match my other racks and stands, open at the front and back for ventilation and access to cables, etc., and large enough to accommodate the PRS heads and Lone Star combo, along with 5 equipment rackspaces for the Furman power supply, a switcher, etc. Plus there has to be at least one extra space for another amp, just in case.
I haven’t seen anything online that would work for me, so this will be 100% custom. Should be interesting. I’m already sketching out some ideas.
Sounds like a great plan Les!
I went with the commercial wire shelving for the weight capacity, ventilation and ability to move it (on heavy duty wheels) for when I need to change cables. Makes it easy to route cables between shelves, and provides plenty of options for attaching cables with zip ties or Velcro. I’m working on a pedal board for the bottom shelf that will have the foot switches for all amps on it...my effects floorboard slides in under the bottom shelf. This makes it easy for me to bring the effects board into my control room where I use it with some other amps (smaller low-wattage combos). The next project will be attaching all of the effects loops (For the amps that have them) to the patch bay in the 4 space rack above the HX-DA so I can switch my effects into different loops using patch cables. It never ends...
I can only imagine the power flickering in your neighbors' homes. Hell, probably the state.Took me two days...but finally got my version of the ultimate Christmas Tree wired up...powered on...and ready to rock. Look at all the pretty lights!!!
Next to the wall of “presents” (speakers).
I remember my dad using the word "blivet" when I was just a kid. He learned it in WW2.