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So I bought a new 4RU rack recently, Stagg, not to expensive $200AUD.  So it's nice and simple, MP-2, Alesis Midiverb4 in the MP-2 fx loop, B200s.  I did have this stuff in another 4RU rack I had but the rack was as heavy as the gear (plywood rack with all heavy duty road case fittings and huge).  So I've always use a small mixer in my rig for fx send/return.  This is basically the first time I've used the MP-2 loop.  So one tip I'd offer is that the loop defaults to 25% mix when you switch it in.  At first I was turning it down to 10% to balance with the Mv4.  But I had to adjust each mix (a&b) on every patch as I want the fx in on all patches (faint short delay and reverb).  So now instead I'm leaving the default 25% mix and turning down the Mv4 output to match. 

Anyway the new rack is going well and allot more portable than my normal 8RU live rack or the heavy duty road case.
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Re: New Rack Build
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Haha ^^

That rack is gonna save your back. I had a plywood 4u rack for a long time (with that stylish carpet covering) and was so much happier with an SKB that I found online for cheap. Now, I have TWO 4u and TWO 2u racks, one of each is empty  :facepalm:

Enjoy your newfound strength, try not to throw the rack too far ;)

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Re: New Rack Build
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MP-2 Racks:  Obviously top one is the new 4RU


 


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Re: New Rack Build
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Cool little rack Richard! :thumb-up:

    What Dante said
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Cool little rack Richard! :thumb-up:

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Re: New Rack Build
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Yeh, it's nice and compact, easier to carry and fits in the car boot (which my 8RU rack doesn't).  The only thing I don't like about the Stagg rack is the handles, they are metal, circular and have small grooves which hurt your hands.  I need to cover them in something, leather would be good but how to fix it to them  :dunno: , or some foam and wrap it it gaph tape?  Also mounting a power board in it was interesting, did a combination of cable ties to the rear rails and gaph, also had to put a cable tie around the Mv4 power supply/wall wart so it doesn't fall off/come loose.
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Re: New Rack Build
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Hey Richard,


     Instead of trying to figure out how to wrap the handles and all that fuss which will end up wearing down and irritating your hand again, why not get yourself something like this? You'll be able to get your gear in and out in one shot and it won't break the bank.

         https://www.amazon.com/LUCKYERMORE-Convertible-Capacity-Platform-Warehouse/dp/B08KXRXW72/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=convertible+hand+truck+and+dolly&qid=1663098301&sr=8-4
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Hey Harley, I think the drummer has something similar.  I've got my rehearsal pack down nice and small (when it's not at my place where everything is set up already) I leave my stereo wired split stack at the drummers place so I just have to take the 4U rack, lead case (small wheely travel suite case), and a guitar.
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Cool rig dude :headbanger: :headbanger: :headbanger:
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Thanks Danny, simple but effective  :thumb-up:
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Re: New Rack Build
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Yeh, it's nice and compact, easier to carry and fits in the car boot (which my 8RU rack doesn't).  The only thing I don't like about the Stagg rack is the handles, they are metal, circular and have small grooves which hurt your hands.  I need to cover them in something, leather would be good but how to fix it to them  :dunno: , or some foam and wrap it it gaph tape?  Also mounting a power board in it was interesting, did a combination of cable ties to the rear rails and gaph, also had to put a cable tie around the Mv4 power supply/wall wart so it doesn't fall off/come loose.

I used a 4u for years, and the GX-700 power supply is weighty - use adhesive back velcro to stick it to the inside of the rack. It may come loose during travel, but it'll stay put for a gig. Always ran a power strip tucked in the back, or a rackmount power supply. You got a nice little rig there that packs a punch

Happy loading in/out :)
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