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  • Step by Step DIY Road Cases?

    Anyone know of any pages or threads giving step by step help making DIY roadcases? I've been thinking about making a few recently and wanted to know how you guys did it. Pictures would help

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    Scott
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  • #2
    Unless you're just doing it for the satisfaction of making your own, you'd probably come out cheaper to buy a new one, or even better if you can find a used one.
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    • #3
      Check out this guy's site:
      http://www.colomar.com/Shavano/construction.html

      Scroll down about 2/3 of the way. He's got a section on building boxes, racks, etc.

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      • #4
        i am planning on making my own. still toying around with some ideas, but i believe i am gonna use PVC pipe to frame it. i think either 1/2" or 3/4" will work fine.

        i only have a power conditioner and EQ that are rack mountable, but I want to incorporate my 2 powered mixers into it, along with a storage place for cables and such. i will paint it all black when finished and put some type of casters on it.

        i am basically gonna leave it open on all sides for better cooling. probably just a top shelf and bottom shelf, but open on the front, back and sides. i will use the top shelf for sitting an amp on.

        for the storage area i will probably use a plastic milk crate that's painted black. the type of crate that hold 4 gallons of milk.

        i am thinking the milk crate on bottom, then the power conditioner, next the EQ and the two mixers towards the top. i am thinking i will leave enought space open to add another couple of rack mounted units, should i get something else. total height around 36-40"...

        i might get started on it tomorrow. too hung over today to go buy the PVC.

        i will post a thread on it when i get started and take pics...

        i'm not sure how much it will cost. the pipe is cheap, the fittings a little bit more, but i have decided to go this route so i can get the mixers in some type of rack. they are too wide to fit in a normal space rack so that's not an option. plus i want the portability to move all it at once.

        i've seen pictures of a guitar stand that someone here made out of PVC and that's what gave me the idea...
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        • #5
          Check out this guy's site:
          http://www.colomar.com/Shavano/construction.html

          Scroll down about 2/3 of the way. He's got a section on building boxes, racks, etc.



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          • #6
            Unless you're just doing it for the satisfaction of making your own, you'd probably come out cheaper to buy a new one, or even better if you can find a used one.


            thats nice if you can find something used
            but no one makes a live in case (or any case really) for a peavey valveking head.
            so i built my own, cost me maybe 50 bucks and its a tough sob.
            of course i got the carpet, side handles, and plastic corner guards for free...
            so try to collect stuff like that wherever you can find it :P
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            • #7
              Go with at least 1". The smaller sizes (1/2, 3/4) will sag and flex under very little weight in unsupported spans of 12 - 15".

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              • #8
                thats nice if you can find something used
                but no one makes a live in case (or any case really) for a peavey valveking head.
                so i built my own, cost me maybe 50 bucks and its a tough sob.
                of course i got the carpet, side handles, and plastic corner guards for free...
                so try to collect stuff like that wherever you can find it :P


                I'm a bit of a pack rat so collecting stuff def helps me out with projects. Now, remembering where I put everything, thats a different story.
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                • #9
                  By the way, a website with some of the harder-to-find rack & case hardware:

                  http://www.reliablehardware.com/

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