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  • Where are all the rack mounted tuners?

    The only one in production avasilable in the US at reasonable cost sems to be a Behringer model. There is one tuner brand out there called White Horse, but it's not available in the US. What the heck happened......Korg, Fender and a whole bunch more made them until last year.
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    Most people want lightweight and small these days, two things that racks aren't all that good at.
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    • #3
      Most people want lightweight and small these days, two things that racks aren't all that good at.


      They're only three pounds and fit nice in a rack. With my 5.8 lb. amp and a couple other lightweight things it would make a good addition. I'll have to get the Behringer.
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      • #4
        I got a 4-space rack,put a 700RB in it,and went to try and buy a rackmount tuner.After right at a year I am still using the little Sabine that sets on top.Really want one like I used to have,but I honestly never dreamed they would stop making them.

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        • #5
          They're only three pounds and fit nice in a rack. With my 5.8 lb. amp and a couple other lightweight things it would make a good addition. I'll have to get the Behringer.


          IMO, a better alternative is a used Korg DTR-1000 off of GC's used gear pages...


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          • #6
            my rack mounted tuner is right here...lol

            this Korg DTR1000 is over 10 years old and still works like the day I got it

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            • #7
              I use the Korg DT-7 and have it velcro'd to a rack shelf. Less than 1/2 a rack space wide. Lets me then mount my XDS-PLUS wireless receiver next to it on the same rack shelf. Custom!

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              • #8
                It's funny to see how much the interest in racks just plummeted over the last ten years....

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                • #9
                  People finally realized that it wasn't an interesting solution unless you tour stadiums.
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                  • #10
                    People finally realized that it wasn't an interesting solution unless you tour stadiums.


                    Guess I've gone the other way. I have an ABS plastic/aluminum shell Pulse brand rack, a 5.8 lb. amp, a 5 lb. power conditioner, 3 lb. tuner ordered and a 3 lb. fan. Altogether it weighs 36 lbs. with all the cords neatly out of the way. Really, all I have to do is plug in the power cord for the power conditioner and hook up a 1.5 ft. speaker cord. Everything carries easily and is protected at the same time.
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                    • #11
                      IMO, a better alternative is a used Korg DTR-1000 off of GC's used gear pages...


                      - georgestrings


                      I was considering used, but I haven't really had much luck with anything I've purchased used.
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                      • #12
                        True, I started thinking about weight issues after my last post..... I remember that a lot of the people on this forum ten years ago were using something like a Sansamp RBI with a 20+ pound 2000watt Crown amp, with a power conditioner, wireless, Line6 or similar fx unit, and lot of other stuff added in, and wondering what all that weighed. It'd be much easier to put together a lightweight rack system these days, but it seems like not many people are doing it.

                        I don't see ANYONE around here using rack effects units anymore-- it's either a stompboxpalooza or nothing.

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                        • #13
                          People finally realized that it wasn't an interesting solution unless you tour stadiums.



                          Meh, to each their own - I don't play stadiums, but play fairly large clubs for the most part... For me, it's all about convenience - I can roll my cab in, set my rack on top of it, plug in one pwoer cable and a speaker cable, stick a wireless transmitter in my back pocket - and be up and running... I suppose if I used a pedalboard, I'd use a different approach - but I don't, and really like not having anything but my cab on the floor:

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                          • #14
                            Guess I've gone the other way. I have an ABS plastic/aluminum shell Pulse brand rack, a 5.8 lb. amp, a 5 lb. power conditioner, 3 lb. tuner ordered and a 3 lb. fan. Altogether it weighs 36 lbs. with all the cords neatly out of the way. Really, all I have to do is plug in the power cord for the power conditioner and hook up a 1.5 ft. speaker cord. Everything carries easily and is protected at the same time.



                            Yup - although my M-pulse 600 isn't nearly as light as your amp, my whole rack still weighs under 50lbs, which is very easy for me to manage - and includes amp, tuner, wireless receiver, surge strip, and spare instrument and speaker cables... I've been gigging a LONG time, and this is the most convenient setup I've ever used - I don't see myself changing that any time soon...


                            - georgestrings

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                            • #15
                              I was considering used, but I haven't really had much luck with anything I've purchased used.



                              I bought my DRT-2000, Pitchblack, and Pandora PXB4 all used, and haven't had any problems with any of them... IME, the Korg stuff is pretty durable and reliable - if it works when you get it, it will continue to do so for a long time - if it doesn't, return it for a refund... Even though I don't need it, I'm thinking of buying another DTR-2000 or 1000 to have as a "spare", since they're getting harder to find... I was thinking of putting it in an SKB 3U shallow rack with my 700rb-II and velcro'ing my "spare" XDS-PLUS in the back for a 2nd plug and play gigging rack...


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