At 5:21 AM -0700 1/8/06, Kris Hartung wrote: >I'm thinking of buying a three space soft rack mount case for my >Alesis Masterlink and a few half-rack effects. I found this one: > ><http://www.finecases.com/browse/protec/protec-1022.html>http://www.finecases.com/browse/protec/protec-1022.html > >Anyone else know of another brand I should check out? I noticed this >one didn't have rack rails, so I'm assuming you just stack the units >in there and they fit snug between the foam? I went through this same thing about a year ago. If I remember correctly, Protec was a house brand for one of the big mail order companies (either Sweetwater or Zzounds, I think). I'm not seeing it now, so no telling why that changed. Regardless, you can get the same rack bag for almost $15 cheaper over at Music123 ( http://www.music123.com/Protec-Rack-Case-i31963.music ). Personally, I *really* like the wheeled Rockbag by Warwick ( http://www.music123.com/RockBag-RackBag-with-Wheels-i72299.music ). My biggest complaint with that one, however, is that they are full depth with a very sturdy wooden frame. So, I've this annoying habit of installing a set of rear rack rails myself and mounting things from both front and rear -- thus turning a 4-space into an 8-space, a 6-space into a 12, etc., etc.... ;) But on the other hand, about six months ago I found myself wanting a cheap & light little 4-space bag. I walked into the local Guitar Slut (erm, Guitar Center, I mean) and grabbed a generic rack bag from them; it *might* be an Odyssey, I think. Only cost about $60, with a plastic internal frame (keeps me from operating on it) and rack rails in front. If you haven't already, I'd take a quick trip down to check out what they've got at the local GC. You might find just what you're looking for there. --m. -- _______ "Behind every fear lies a wish, don't you think...?"