OnStage RS7030 12-space Rack

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  1. ZenGuitarist

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    I was looking to get an inexpensive small rack and the OnStage RS7030 seems to be the best budget choice. It has 12 rack spaces which is plenty for me and I doubt I would be putting gear in it that weighs more than half of its advertised 75 lb. limit.

    Does anyone have any feedback to share about it or alternatives for me to consider? I don't want to waste money on it if it's junk.
     
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    It will work fine in a home studio where it sits in one place, but will not last if you intend to gig with it. On Stage Stands makes pretty decent stuff for the most part.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. It will just stay put in my home studio.
     
  4. Chud

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    I’m sure it’s fine. I have a bunch of On Stage gear and it’s all fine for the price. That said, do you really need 12 spaces? I have two of this guy’s 4u racks in my studio, and I can’t rave enough about the quality, price, and service.

    https://reverb.com/shop/melodic-roo...s-share&utm_campaign=shop&utm_content=1203086

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    I started off with a similar cheap rack like that, and it worked fine but eventually you get rid of the futon and get a nice couch.
     
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    BTW the desk and side cart are On Stage
     
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    A 6U rack would be fine for what I need - 4 slots now and some space for future expansion. But the only size OnStage seems to sell is the 12U one and I want to keep the cost down while I do some experimenting. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I have a few of their guitar stands and they've held up well for home use.

    It looks like you have a well laid out studio with some interesting gear. The Sam Adams is a nice decorative touch.

    Those 4U racks sure do look nice. Now you got me thinking . . .
     
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    I made my own home studio racks from Oak board. 2x 4U. You can buy the rack strip cheap..

    if not travelling/gigging, it’s a nice, simple DIY woodwork project.

    Mine also bring the monitors up to a good ear level. Like Chud’s setup.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for their feedback. I've now ordered an OnStage RS7030 and I think that's a good and inexpensive starting point for me. If it works out well I'll consider moving up to a more elegant solution.
     
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    Same - I built this 3-bay rack/monitor shelf out of pine boards from Home Depot and rack rails. If I were making it again, I'd make the top board longer to have space for two 27" monitors. 3 units tall is a good height for me and has reduced eye strain - I look straight ahead vs. up or down at the monitors.
    Rack gear is all 19" wide; I made all three bays 19 1/4" wide to allow for play in moving things around slightly.
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