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The SKB-R6 U.S. Roto Rack features roto-molded tough shells with front and rear doors. Other strong points of this case include recessed military-gra...Click To Read More About This Product

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Hit the road securely!

The SKB-R6 U.S. Roto Rack 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 SKB-R6 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
  • Steel threaded rails with self-tapping screws

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

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SKBU.S. Roto Rack
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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

 

forget the top or bottom

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...Read complete review

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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(5 of 6 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.

(2 of 3 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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

better than what I had before

By Bassman Al

from DC area

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not 10 spaces-bottom space too narrow

By JLO

from OR

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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.

(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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome...

By JC Legion

from Virginia

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Rack!

By Dukkskull

from WV

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Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

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

 
5.0

Best Rack Case I've Ever Had

By TwitchBronBron

from Lancaster, PA

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Travel

    Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

    This thing is super heavy duty. It also sits great on top of other rack cases of the same type, which works great when stacking them in trailers. The latest version also has screw holes on both sides of the doors, so if you have some shorter items, you could technically put things on both sides.

    The clips holding the doors in place are sturdy and spring loaded, and don't appear to be breaking anytime soon.

     
    5.0

    Great Service

    By Wizard

    from Northern California

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    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.

       
      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

         
        5.0

        SKB 10 Space`

        By SpAzMaTrOn

        from Raleigh NC

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        Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

        This is by far the best rack unit I have owned. I have purchased several differnt racks and this is by far the strongest lightest, best overall rack. DO Not buy Gator unless you only want something to play with at home. BUY SKB it is worth the price!!SpAz(PIVOT)

         
        5.0

        What a Great Rack!!!

        By ihavenoqueerscreenname

        from pawcatuck, CT

        See all my reviews

        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.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        SKB Roto Rack

        By Pinkzebraproductions

        from California

        See all my reviews

        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!

         
        5.0

        SKB 6 space

        By Warlockmatized

        from Washington, MI

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        Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

        Have had my SKB 6 space for about a week now and I absolutely love it. I have owned several other brands in the past, and by far SKB blows them all away. Since I have had mine, BOTH of my guitarists have ordered them. ONE complaint, no where in the description does it say that these U.S. Roto Racks do NOT come with REAR rails. I have my Hartke head, bass pod pro xt, tuner and furman ALL mounted without a problem. NO issues with THESE racks and having your furman mounted in the top slot like the other SKB version with that little "trap door" on the back. BUY this, you will NOT be disappointed!!! p.s. they ARE guaranteed FOREVER, (just hang onto your receipt) :)

         
        5.0

        Best Rack Case...Period

        By Paul-Saftl

        from Chicago - N. Suburbs

        See all my reviews

        Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

        I needed a 6 space rack, SKB was not the cheapest so I looked around them, but I wanted something indestructible and the difference in price was ~$25, I could not justify buying something cheaper at the expense of quality. I am happy I bought the SKB rack, very nice.

         
        5.0

        Good Stuff

        By Worshipatfullvolume

        from Sand Springs, OK

        Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

        This rack case is so nice, the best thing I like about it, it's not fiberboard! So this way, the walls are a lot stronger and more durable, because I've already dropped it and it barely even got scratched up, the holes are all drilled in the racks great. I didn't have to do anything to it, and all my gear fits in great. For as cheap as this is, this is a great deal.

         
        5.0

        Maximum Protection

        By Panther3204

        from Escanaba, Mi.

        See all my reviews

        Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

        This is the best rack I have ever owned, bar nun!!! If you are thinking of buying one you wont be disappointed! I have the 10 space now and I am planning on buying a 6 space as well very soon. I feel very secure with my gear in this rack, I wont buy any other rack ever again!!! Worth every penny!!!

         
        5.0

        great rack

        By line6man

        from torrance

        See all my reviews

        Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

        great rack , i bought the 8 space. it's big but sturdy. it's very portable, and i can stack another rack on it.

         
        5.0

        Nice

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

        Works perfectly. No problem mounting my equipment in it, and it hasn't broken. Easy to handle; I can carry it by myself (I am, however, a big guy), and the front and back panels are easy to put on and take off. Great product.

         
        5.0

        Great Case

        By AgentCbassist

        from Undisclosed

        See all my reviews

        Comments about SKB U.S. Roto Rack:

        I bought this just a few weeks ago, and I love it. It fits my Ampeg B1RE, my behringer racktuner, and a sonic maximizer with room to spare. I usually put all of my cables and some bass tab books in the back. Makes everything so much easier to lug around to practice and shows. And how can you beat an unconditional lifetime warranty??

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