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SKB U.S. Roto Rack   

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The SKB U.S. Roto Rack comes in various sizes and features roto-molded tough shells with front and rear doors. Other strong points of this case inclu...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Hit the road securely!

      The SKB U.S. Roto Rack comes in various sizes and features roto-molded tough shells with front and rear doors. Other strong points of this case include recessed military-grade twist latches; molded-in handles; shock-absorbing rubber feet; and SKB's patented Roto-X pattern for secure stackability. A molded-in unbendable valance and steel threaded rails with self-tapping screws make the U.S. Roto Racks the leading choice of discriminating musicians, and U.S. military personnel carrying sensitive equipment! All backed by SKB's Unconditional Lifetime Warranty-if you break your Roto Rack, SKB will replace it-forever!

      SKB is a premier supplier of instrument and gear cases. SKB builds their products with military-spec, ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene, and premium hardware. All SKB hardshell cases are unconditionally guaranteed forever. That means if you break the Roto Rack, they will repair or replace it at no cost to you.

      FEATURES
      • Roto-Molded tough shell
      • Front and rear doors
      • Recessed military-grade twist latches
      • Molded-in handles
      • Shock-absorbing rubber feet
      • Patented Roto-X pattern for solid stackability
      • Molded-in unbendable valance

      Think of it as insurance for the road. Order today!

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      SKBU.S. Roto Rack
       
      4.3

      (based on 20 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      75%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good protection (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      SKB Roto Rack

      About a year ago I purchased the 12 space Roto rack, and began by only filling four spaces, two at the top, and two at the bottom. The problem was that I live...Read complete review

      About a year ago I purchased the 12 space Roto rack, and began by only filling four spaces, two at the top, and two at the bottom. The problem was that I live in the desert of California where it is well over 100 degrees sometimes and over 140 in the back of my truck. During transport the thing would warp inwards (because all plastic will in the heat). It also got VERY hot inside and I was concerned about my power amps frying.The good thing is, once you fill the rack, you will not have the warping problem, because equipment will hold the rack out. It still concerns me how hot it gets though. Fantastic quality otherwards, and I will continue to use SKB because of the liftime guarantee (that nobody else has!) Also, compared to Roadrunner and other wood cases, it is ultra light.Other concerns- NO rear rails. This means you have to install them to mount most power amps correctly. Also, no casters, you have to install or buy these from SKB. Be sure you don't do a home job and void your guarantee! That is what you pay for with SKB!

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      Useless for some equipment

      This rack is really poorly made and poorly designed. First, the finishing is not very good. Some racks I saw in the store had small holes in them where the plastic didn't fill...Read complete review

      This rack is really poorly made and poorly designed. First, the finishing is not very good. Some racks I saw in the store had small holes in them where the plastic didn't fill in during molding. They all have rough edges and generally do not look that great up close. Admittedly, a rack's job is to take abuse, and it'll get scuffed up and rough looking even if it's perfect new. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be perfect new.

      But that's just cosmetic. Functionally and design wise, it's a disaster. There is a lip around the rack opening on each side, and a groove in the lid. All well and good, should provide some minor protection against water and dirt getting in (there's no O-ring though). The problem is that the inner wall of the groove in the lid comes in too far. It overlaps the rack gear. If the rack gear has a thicker faceplate, such as the Line 6 Relay G90 wireless receiver, the lid does not fit on. Or, if you like to put washers between the rack rail and the gear to protect both sides, any gear is now too thick. Now, if the gear has a thin enough faceplate and you don't want to use inner washers, you might not notice it, and maybe you're OK with it. HOWEVER, even then, the lid is rubbing up against the face of your rack ears. You can tell because the latches are harder to close with gear in than when it's empty. There should be no difference if it isn't pressing up against the gear. You could carve out the lid, but you shouldn't need to.

      The rack is at a fabulous price, and I'd overlook the cosmetic flaws for that. And if you have the right gear and don't mind the lid rubbing up against the edges of your gear, maybe it's fine. But for a lot of gear, it's simply a flawed design that does not qualify as a functioning rack case.

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      5.0

      Great Service

      By 

      from Willits, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Light
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

        The SKB rack cases arrived on time and in good condition. We had some special needs and your rep worked well with us to provide the gear we needed in a timely fashion.

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        workable product

        By 

        from phoenix az

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Travel

          Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

          good overall used to travel portable protools interfaces and outboard gear

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          hit or miss quality

          By 

          from Illinois

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Not Sturdy

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Everyday
          • Travel

          Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

          Rivets that attach clamps are brittle

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Useless for some equipment

          By 

          from Saint Louis, MO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Flawed design
          • Incompatible with gear
          • Not Functional

          Best Uses

          • Doorstop

          Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

          This rack is really poorly made and poorly designed. First, the finishing is not very good. Some racks I saw in the store had small holes in them where the plastic didn't fill in during molding. They all have rough edges and generally do not look that great up close. Admittedly, a rack's job is to take abuse, and it'll get scuffed up and rough looking even if it's perfect new. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be perfect new.

          But that's just cosmetic. Functionally and design wise, it's a disaster. There is a lip around the rack opening on each side, and a groove in the lid. All well and good, should provide some minor protection against water and dirt getting in (there's no O-ring though). The problem is that the inner wall of the groove in the lid comes in too far. It overlaps the rack gear. If the rack gear has a thicker faceplate, such as the Line 6 Relay G90 wireless receiver, the lid does not fit on. Or, if you like to put washers between the rack rail and the gear to protect both sides, any gear is now too thick. Now, if the gear has a thin enough faceplate and you don't want to use inner washers, you might not notice it, and maybe you're OK with it. HOWEVER, even then, the lid is rubbing up against the face of your rack ears. You can tell because the latches are harder to close with gear in than when it's empty. There should be no difference if it isn't pressing up against the gear. You could carve out the lid, but you shouldn't need to.

          The rack is at a fabulous price, and I'd overlook the cosmetic flaws for that. And if you have the right gear and don't mind the lid rubbing up against the edges of your gear, maybe it's fine. But for a lot of gear, it's simply a flawed design that does not qualify as a functioning rack case.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Rack!

          Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

          This is a heavy-duy rack and is built to last.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          forget the top or bottom

          Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

          This rack case is heavy duty and protects your units very well. Only problem which is a huge problem is I have the 6 space rack and i can only use 4 of the spaces. The inside has a terrible design that pushes down on the units make the top and bottom spaces completely useless. Your best bet is to go with something else.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome...

          By 

          from Virginia

          Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

          I originally just bought the Musicians Gear Rack Case to house my equipment just because it was cheap, but I quickly realized how un-sturdy it was. It is definitely not for a traveling/touring guitarist. I eventually just sold it and paid the difference for this case & couldn't be happier with it. I got the 6U first, to improve the tone of my amp, but eventually got another 4U & went ahead and got a pre & power amp to use it as a full system as well!! The stackability of these things are near perfect, and while stacked, you really can't even tell that it's 2 different units if you're not paying close attn. And the molded handles on the side are FAR more superior to the bolted on handles of the Musicians Gear case. By far, a great purchase, & the sturdiest case I've seen. I would highly recommend one for any touring guitarists.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          better than what I had before

          By 

          from DC area

          Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

          I just sold this rack unit after 3 years. It held up well. The latches were a little flimsy, but the construction overall is super industrial strength, better than the Gator I had before. It is more bulky. I like the built in handles, one less latch to go bad. I would buy it again.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not 10 spaces-bottom space too narrow

          By 

          from OR

          Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

          These are not practical cases for mounting medium to large amps or power amps. The floor of the case narrows about where the handles are. This makes it impossible for mounting say, any Marshall power amp, on the lowest space. You will have to move the larger units up at least one space for them to fit and leave the bottom empty with supports needed. Very poor design.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SKB Roto Rack

          Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

          About a year ago I purchased the 12 space Roto rack, and began by only filling four spaces, two at the top, and two at the bottom. The problem was that I live in the desert of California where it is well over 100 degrees sometimes and over 140 in the back of my truck. During transport the thing would warp inwards (because all plastic will in the heat). It also got VERY hot inside and I was concerned about my power amps frying.The good thing is, once you fill the rack, you will not have the warping problem, because equipment will hold the rack out. It still concerns me how hot it gets though. Fantastic quality otherwards, and I will continue to use SKB because of the liftime guarantee (that nobody else has!) Also, compared to Roadrunner and other wood cases, it is ultra light.Other concerns- NO rear rails. This means you have to install them to mount most power amps correctly. Also, no casters, you have to install or buy these from SKB. Be sure you don't do a home job and void your guarantee! That is what you pay for with SKB!

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