My times have changed…no I’m not going to tell you a war story, how I used to walk uphill both ways to school or how a candy bar used to be a nickel; I’m talking about back when musicians had to prove how strong their calves and backs where by bringing a fleet of speaker cabs and rack gear to play the same 4 chords we play today, so yes times have changed.
The Effect Rack was built with simplicity in mind. It holds on tightly to one rack space units so you don’t lose your item, nor need to bring out a big ol’ rack case for one thing. Some examples are; lightweight bass heads, wireless receivers, rack tuners, preamps, multi-effects units etc.
The genius I see here is for micro bass cabs. I lurk the bass forums, I’ll admit and I’ve seen quite a few, “help I stepped on my cable and totalled my lighter than a pair of sneakers bass head.” Perfect example is the setup I’m demonstrating here; an Ampeg SVT 2x10AV cabinet with a GK MB-500 amplifier.
First order of business, slide the Effect Rack under the handle on your speaker cabinet or combo amp;
Next pull up on the Effect Rack to get a little slack while sliding in whatever you’ll be holding, in my case the GK MB-500;
Give everything a look and wonder, “Why didn’t I think of this?” The amp now has a nice snug fit and isn’t going anywhere, well unless I decide to karate kick the whole speaker cab to the floor, but I don’t think I’ll be gigging with David Lee Roth anytime soon. Here’s a side profile shot;
The Effect Rack has a stainless steel core that will never rust. The exterior has a smooth coating that won’t scrape whatever you’re holding with it. Since as musicians we’re the most creative of the bunch I was able to finagle ways to use the Effect Rack as a music stand and a tablet/laptop holder etc.
Street Price: $29.95/shipped.