Vertical and shallow rack

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ClintAu
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Vertical and shallow rack

Post by ClintAu » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:27 am

I've got a few rows of Moogerfoogers mounted in Moog's rack thing. I'd like to mount them vertically and to use as little horizontal space as possible. Most music rack equipment is quite deep, wasting floor space.

I found 19" server racks, like this: https://www.racksolutions.eu/relay-racks.html or https://www.startech.com/ca/Server-Mana ... POSTRACK42

I presume it uses the same hole spacing and width as music gear, but I've never seen people use them in a music context. Does anyone know if they might work - or be a bad idea for other reasons?
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Re: Vertical and shallow rack

Post by Suspish » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:22 pm

I would think that would work. You just need to make sure the weight balances and wouldn't tip these over. The MF's kind of have all of the weight in the front when in the racks.

I built something similar for my MF Racks. I just bought rack rails and made a shallow wood case to mount them. Not sure why the pic is upside down, but if you click it, it should be displayed correctly.
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Re: Vertical and shallow rack

Post by ClintAu » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:22 am

Thanks! Good tip about the centre of mass. I was figuring I'd have to have weights at the base and/or a wire anchor to the wall.

...and nice Moogy setup you have :)
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Re: Vertical and shallow rack

Post by Reidlowe » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:26 pm

I used a telephony rack, have mounted all my foogers and a few other things as well
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ClintAu
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Re: Vertical and shallow rack

Post by ClintAu » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:09 am

Thanks Reidlowe! That looks to be the same height as the racks I'm considering. Nice to see how many rows of Moogerfoogers fit.
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Re: Vertical and shallow rack

Post by ClintAu » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:05 am

The rack worked out nicely :)
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Re: Vertical and shallow rack

Post by kn_s » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:47 pm

oh that looks sweet! is that the koma 301? thanks for posting this topic, as i have been thinking about freeing up desk space from the 2) desktop style racks i have. i do have a question regarding those standing racks, don't they have square holes? are there adapters for rack screws?
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Re: Vertical and shallow rack

Post by ClintAu » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:24 am

Yes, that's the Koma RH-301.

The pedals are so much more accessible and practical being mounted like that. For me at least it's a win.

The holes are square and I bought a set of screws and rack screw mounts. Very straightforward. The screws and mounts from my K&M rack also worked in it.
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Re: Vertical and shallow rack

Post by MRNUTTY » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:22 pm

I put mine on the wall.
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