For what it's worth, Zoe, I've been sticking my rack AND the FCB in a suitcase for awhile now, and I'll bet mine is similar to yours. The Rack is 32 pounds plus the Behringer (and it's cloth case) comes to about 49 pounds. Another option is to try to bundle them together.
On the cello front, if you're going underneath, I guess you have one of those ballistic cases... An interesting story from my end... Y'all might know that I had a quartet for a long time named Ethel. Our cellist, Dorothy, over seven years, usually carried her very expensive cello on her back in a soft case, and was successful talking her way on to the plane all that time without an extra seat bought, can you believe that? I haven't been in touch for a long time, so I don't know what she's doing now, but I imagine it must be so much more difficult now.
Doesn't it suck that we have to pay these extra charges now when we travel now though? I've started shipping with UPS when I have to take two rack cases, in fact, I may start doing that with all gear in general, just carrying a small suitcase. It's really become severe. However, I'm with you and Andy, can't give it up, this FCB1010.
On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 4:31 AM, andy butler <email@example.com>
well, isn't the Gordius Little Giant exactly what you need?
tech support from Xavier is superb.
I got him to re-arrange the buttons so my familiar fcb layout would work
on the Gordius.
ps when I used fcb1010, it would travel in the hold
info at zoekeating wrote:
ah the endless foot controller issue...
i just got a rocktron midi mate to see if i could replace my beloved (but hard to travel with) FCB1010. i've been working with it for a week, and
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE MY FCB, WAAAAAAA
i'm going to give it another solid week, but really the FCB rocks. i love how easy it is to page between banks. i love the big buttons. it is a tank. and if you install the iFCB application, it is a snap to program. plus, not many pedals can send notes, program changes and control changes, all at the same time. and maybe it is just me, but behringer tech support has been amazing, they respond immediately and are very helpful. (yes, i know about the history of behringer and what people say...)
but i need it to be smaller. its ridiculous that my $40,000 cello and my looping rig go in the hold of a plane, but i have to carry the FCB onboard with me in a violin case. when it is just me traveling solo, the bulk of the FCB causes me no end of grief.
so if the rocktron doesn't work, i'm going to pay whatever it takes to have the expression pedals removed from the FCB.
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