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SKB U.S. Roto Rack  

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Product #544581
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Overview

  • Roto-Molded tough shell
  • Front and rear doors
  • Recessed military-grade twist latches
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $219.99 - $394.99
  • Your Savings:
    up to - $166.70
  • New Starting At:
    $11105
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  • 12 Space

    $244.99 Best Seller

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    $173.29 Price Drop

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      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
       
      4.2

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

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              • 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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            Most Liked Negative Review

             

            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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            4.0

            workable product

            By gruzel

            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 heavyJ88

              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 bkrodgers

              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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome...

              By JC Legion

              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.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              better than what I had before

              By Bassman Al

              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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not 10 spaces-bottom space too narrow

              By JLO

              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.

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              (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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              5.0

              What a Great Rack!!!

              By ihavenoqueerscreenname

              from pawcatuck, CT

              Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

              The SKB Roto Rack is the best rack case I have ever owned, hands down. I recently bought an eight space for my Mesa Boogie Triaxis and 2:90 power amp which are considerably expensive pieces. I also house the rest of my gear in it. It is built extremely rugged, the pieces fit into securely, and has enough room to easily wire your components and leave them wired. It is such a joy to just have to pop off the front door and plug in. It's a breeze. The heavy duty latches that secure the door to the case for transport are rugged and I can't see myself ever damaging them or any other part of the SKB. The best thing is if I do somehow damage it in ANY WAY it will be replaced for free for the lifetime of the case. That is hard to beat. I will never look at another case ever again. The next time I need a rack case or any other type of case, SKB will be my choice.My gear is expensive and I trust it's protection with SKB.

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