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The SKB Gig Rig series has set the standard for mixer/rack cases for more than 15 years. Based on the 1SKB19-R1406 Mighty Gig Rig design, the 1SKB19-R1208 Gig Rig provides more versatility than previous generation Gig Rigs. The 7 angled top steel rails are 12U rack spaces with extra room in the back for cable connections. The lid provides enough space for cables to stay connected as well as, space for the optional 1SKB-AV8 retractable shelf. The front facing 8U steel rails provide enough space for amps or outboard gear.
Rear rack rails are included for additional mounting storage and support. In the same fashion as the Mighty Gig Rig, the lid can also be used as a pedestal. By placing the lid on the bottom wheeled skid and locking down the Gig Rig on top, the mixer height has perfect performance position. The 1SKB-R1208 Gig Rig includes two injection molded extra-long handles, (one per side) for easy lifting in transport. Four heavy-duty locking casters complete the new Gig Rig.
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Comments about SKB 12X8 Gig Rig Rack Case:
If you are gigging and transporting your gear a lot, this is an excellent choice. High quality, rugged, sturdy, heavy-duty quality wheels. Moving in and out of a gig space, I stack other stuff on top of this with no problems.
I used to use a Gator rolling rack case and separate case for the mixer. The Gators (I've owned two) lasted 2-3 years with heavy use. This case lets me keep my mixer connected to the rack gear (which speeds up setup and tear-down) and it feels like it will last a lifetime -- although I've only owned it for a month now.
Being this heavy-duty, the rig itself (even without gear) is pretty heavy. You can see from the photos that it converts from a relatively small rolling case to a stomach-high rack/mixer stand. Basically, it is three major pieces - the rack, the rack cover and the wheeled base. When you get to the show, you unclasp the cover and remove it, unclasp the wheeled base from the rack and pop off two small covers. You then reassemble it with the wheeled base on the bottom, then clasp the cover to that (this becomes a stand to raise the height of the rack/mixer), then lift the rack and mixer and place it on top and clasp it. There is room to store the covers on the bottom. You could also assemble it without the wheeled base but I like being able to push the rig around a little while setting up and you get some extra height by leaving the wheels on. Making this conversion might require two people if your rack gear is heavy (to lift the rack portion up onto the top of the stand). I only have two amps, a DriveRackPA and a power conditioner and can lift it myself -- although it's little difficult and bulky to do it on your own.
We mix our own sound and, during the show, I like having the mixer up where I can work with it without bending over.
I'm extremely happy with this product.