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Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case

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Stackable shallow rack case fits equipment up to 14-1/4" deep and features nearly indestructible lightweight polyethylene construction, front & rear ...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Protection and portability for your shallow rack gear.

Stackable shallow rack case fits equipment up to 14-1/4" deep and features nearly indestructible lightweight polyethylene construction, front & rear 19" rack rails, heavy-duty twist latches, and comfortable recesse side handles. Includes heat-treated 10/32 bolts with protective washers.

FEATURES
  • Compact design fits equipment up to 14.25" deep
  • Lightweight polyethylene construction
  • Front & rear 19" rack rails
  • Threaded field replaceable 7mm zinc plated steel rack rails
  • Heavy-duty twist latches
  • Comfortable recessed side handles
  • Heat-treated 10/32 bolts with protective washers included

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Interior Front Rail to Rear Rail Distance: 12"
  • Interior Front Rail To Rear Lid: 14.25"
  • Interior Lid Depth: 2.25"
  • Exterior: 8.25" x 22" x 16.75"
  • Weight: 10 lbs
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GatorGR ATA Shallow Rack Case
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (14)
  • Easy to carry (13)
  • Good protection (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Stylish (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (9)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Everyday (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Light weight and good protection

Ordered the 4 space shallow case for a lightweight bass head. A dbx 160A, an Alembic preamp and a Crown XTI 2000 power amp. The Crown XTI series of amps do fit in...Read complete review

Ordered the 4 space shallow case for a lightweight bass head. A dbx 160A, an Alembic preamp and a Crown XTI 2000 power amp. The Crown XTI series of amps do fit in this shallow case flush with the back, except the 6000 series that is slightly deeper. great case for these components. They seem to be made with a little better materials than they use to be. The latches can be replaced if they ever fail or get damaged. The handles are better than the old cases also. I am sure the case will last a long time with proper care and minor maintenance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

Do yourself a favor and buy an SKB case instead. I'll probably end up selling this case and buying an SKB case that is larger than what I really need but at least I...Read complete review

Do yourself a favor and buy an SKB case instead. I'll probably end up selling this case and buying an SKB case that is larger than what I really need but at least I will be getting a MUCH higher quality case.
This Chinese made Gator case is a so-so rack case. Nowhere near the quality of a U.S. manufactured SKB rack case. I had to settle for it though because SKB's closest equivalent was 1/2" short depth wise for my rack equipment needs.
This is a 3 space rack case with mounting rails both front and back. It should have come with a minimum of 12 screws for mounting three single space pieces of gear from the front. It came with 10. Six in front and 4 in back. What's really disappointing is that it didn't come with any nut clips. Instead each rail has a strip of metal behind it with tapped holes in it. And these pieces of metal are simply stuck to the back of the rails with what appears to be double sided Scotch tape. When you remove the screws the tape doesn't even hold the strips of metal in place.

The latches are very loose and of low quality. They are also installed wrong. On SKB cases the key portion of the latches are attached to the covers. On the Gator case they are attached to the rack itself which means they are free to vibrate and make noise. Since the latch keys on SKB cases are attached to the covers this is not a problem.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointed

By Steve-j24nP

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

Do yourself a favor and buy an SKB case instead. I'll probably end up selling this case and buying an SKB case that is larger than what I really need but at least I will be getting a MUCH higher quality case.
This Chinese made Gator case is a so-so rack case. Nowhere near the quality of a U.S. manufactured SKB rack case. I had to settle for it though because SKB's closest equivalent was 1/2" short depth wise for my rack equipment needs.
This is a 3 space rack case with mounting rails both front and back. It should have come with a minimum of 12 screws for mounting three single space pieces of gear from the front. It came with 10. Six in front and 4 in back. What's really disappointing is that it didn't come with any nut clips. Instead each rail has a strip of metal behind it with tapped holes in it. And these pieces of metal are simply stuck to the back of the rails with what appears to be double sided Scotch tape. When you remove the screws the tape doesn't even hold the strips of metal in place.

The latches are very loose and of low quality. They are also installed wrong. On SKB cases the key portion of the latches are attached to the covers. On the Gator case they are attached to the rack itself which means they are free to vibrate and make noise. Since the latch keys on SKB cases are attached to the covers this is not a problem.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Rattle

By Hans Frank

from Long Beach Island, NJ

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Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

this is a great rack if you dont play bass. The hinges are badly designed, they are very loose against themselves when thier open. The vibrations from my 210 and 115 cab realy make this thing make noise, every G A and D vibrate the most. othewise very good rack.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By Sin

from Los Angeles, CA.

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Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

Needed a shallow rack for an audio interface and some mic pre's. SKB shallow rack was too shallow and the normal SKB was too deep. This Gator was the ticket. The tapped pieces of metal for the screws are useless. I used some SKB captive nut hardware instead. The supplied rack screws were crappy and soft. Overall though, I'm happy with the purchase. Build quality is fine. As good as SKB? No, but good enough and a great value for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Light weight and good protection

By Basses and Bulldogs

from Caledonia Wisc.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

    Ordered the 4 space shallow case for a lightweight bass head. A dbx 160A, an Alembic preamp and a Crown XTI 2000 power amp. The Crown XTI series of amps do fit in this shallow case flush with the back, except the 6000 series that is slightly deeper. great case for these components. They seem to be made with a little better materials than they use to be. The latches can be replaced if they ever fail or get damaged. The handles are better than the old cases also. I am sure the case will last a long time with proper care and minor maintenance.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    not entirely pleased

    By bennybass

    from Oklahoma

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    Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

    I bought one of these a few months back and I was concerned about the "looseness" of the latches from the getgo. They got even more floppy with use. also, one of the handles is loose in the slots, causing it to slide to and fro, sometimes to the point that it comes loose on one end or the other!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Does the job

    By onarohl

    from Chicago, IL

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Carry

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Travel

      Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

      Needed to assemble a simple I/O rack for live keyboard/synth use. Does the job just fine. I usually use SKB racks but for a small 4U rack, the gator case is more than sturdy enough.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Access the back of the rack-easy

      By Mac-c2-8i

      from Indiana

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      Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

      I've had this 3 space unit for about a year or 2,and it has held up well. I don't beat my equip. up, but I do haul it around a fair amount. Latches are good quality. Easy to tell front from back. Very easy to access the back panels of your rack gear- unlike some units with a smaller view of the back side that makes plugging stuff in more difficult. Carries easily like a suitcase. My power/preamp weigh about 45 lbs and it handles the load.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Case!

      By Alex-RiyVH

      from Florida

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      Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

      This case is super light. I used to have the skb shallow but it was to short and the back panel was cheap. I preferred the gator shallow because i didnt want to lug around more case than i needed, and its the perfect length(not to long, not to short in depth). I have my racktuner, head and wireless in it. It is built very nicely. The shell and rack parts are top notch. The only lower quality part of this case is the latches. When tighten they are indestructible and create a good seal, but when loosened they begin to feel like they arent nice, but this does not bother me at all, because i am careful with my equipment and not careless and throw it around. I am very happy with my case. It also looks sick when your gear is in it sitting on top of your speaker cabs.

       
      4.0

      Nice case and seems built good.

      By Jimdog

      from Oklahoma City

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

          The case is nice overall and has good fit and finish. Wish the handle opening was a 1/4 bigger to allow hand to go in easier.

           
          4.0

          Shallow rack helped lighten my 8 space for mobility

          By Buzzard

          from Cincinnati

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          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Compact
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

            Wish the handles were offset to the front to balance when carrying. Adhesive mounting pieces fall off until you get something installed in it. Shallow covers would be nice too.

             
            5.0

            Great lightweight case.

            By Polka Pat

            from Chandler, AZ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

              I was getting tired of lifting my Grundorf cases, the Gator is so much lighter!

               
              5.0

              I am happy with this product

              By None

              from Midland, MI

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

                I'm using this case to hold four wireless microphone receivers. This makes it convenient for traveling as well as storage when the receivers are not in use.

                 
                3.0

                Rack Case

                By Jack

                from Florida

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

                  I knocked down the star rating because of the rack mounting hole spacing. The holes are not spaced properly to allow mounting screws on the top holes and bottom holes of standard rack equipment. Only the top holes can be used.

                   
                  5.0

                  perfect sized case to hold mu bass head

                  By NY Ker

                  from NY

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Good Protection
                  • Sturdy
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • gigs

                    Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

                    Regular sized 4U racks added weight, unused depth space and bulk. I needed something to house my GK RB1001 bass head and a power conditioner. Fit's perfectly on top of my cabs without hanging over the front and back. Older shallow 4U racks I had looked at used only had a rear access panel (not a removable cap/door) that I could barely fit my hand inside. weighs roughly 15 pounds less than the ATA style 4U rack case I had and smaller size makes it easy to one hand.

                     
                    4.0

                    Perfect size. Sturdy, lighweight and durable.

                    By Joe Roz

                    from Massachusetts

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                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Carry
                    • Good finish
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight
                    • Sturdy
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Everyday
                      • Practicing
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

                      The shallow case fits perfect on my fender rumble 4x10 cab. Aesthetically and functionally an improvement on the standard depth case. I have a markbass little mark tube 800 so it fits well plus my power conditioner. Probably want to make sure your gear dimensions are suitable. Mounting hardware is solid. Looks great, feels great works great.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great case!

                      By clint

                      from undisclosed

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Everyday
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

                        Watertight and built like a tank, an absolute must for effects units, power conditioners, compressors, power amps, etc.

                         
                        5.0

                        Lightweight Great For Gigs & Traveling

                        By Carsonics

                        from Seattle, WA

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                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Carry
                        • Good Protection
                        • Sturdy
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

                          Gets the job done, light weight, sturdy.

                           
                          5.0

                          very pleased Bass player.

                          By Thunder

                          from Orange county,Ca

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Carry
                          • Good Protection
                          • Sturdy
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Everyday
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

                            I use it to house my SWR bass head .

                             
                            5.0

                            GR ATA Shallow Rack Case

                            By Lilly

                            from US

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Carry
                            • Good Protection
                            • Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Everyday
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

                              great value

                               
                              3.0

                              Improved in one way, worse in another.

                              By HCarlH

                              from Jacksonville, FL

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Carry
                              • Good Protection
                              • Latches Now On Cover

                              Cons

                              • Screw Plates Are Pita

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Gator GR ATA Shallow Rack Case:

                                I prefer light weight racks and this line from Gator fulfills that need. SKB cases are probably made better, but I am not too demanding on my racks and carry these in my car to local gigs.

                                The good...Gator now installs the latches on the cover (like SKB) and not the rack itself. No more rattling during a performance. Bravo.

                                The bad. As others have stated, the tapped metal plates are a PITA and will not stick to the rack.
                                If your units are 1U each, you can hold the plate in place with one hand while screwing in the screws with the other. I installed a 3U Kemper rack and you can't do it. It took me 30 minutes to install the Kemper as the plates kept falling away. I had to use packing tape to try and secure it plate from behind then use a piece of dowel through the hold (sideways) to keep the plate on while putting in one screw on each side.

                                Gator should have attached these with a bolt. If you can't deal with the plate issue, but an SKB.

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