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Re: So what IS the damage when travelling by plane? WAS Re: In praise of the FCB1010 - the instantly playable control approach. Made for BLASTING!

but I neglected to say a few things... 

on 'smallness', I'm carrying 4 rack spaces in an SKB rotorack, which is by definition smaller, but it's the same stuff that most of us carry, an audio interface, oberheim, two wireless units, rackmounted power strip.  Zoe's may be larger starting with two repeaters, that's 4U right there.

Also, Mark, a quick google on any airline name along with 'baggage pricing and restrictions' will yield same results as below. I'm not traveling internationally until November to Poland, and at that point, i might just buy an ultralight and take no hardware whatsoever to save myself. It will be a good experiment.

Bests,  Todd

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 11:23 AM, todd reynolds <toddreyn@gmail.com> wrote:
on most airlines which I travel these days, an extra bag is $50, an third extra bag is $100 additional.  

over 50 lbs on any one of them is anywhere from $50 to $100, more likely the latter, 

and over 70 lbs is not accepted.  


On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> wrote:

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 2:49 PM, todd reynolds <toddreyn@gmail.com> wrote:
 I've been sticking my rack AND the FCB in a suitcase for awhile now,

Hmm wish mine was that small...

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,

OK Tell me... Im very likely gonna be going to be playing at Y2K8. What exactly IS the deal nowadays for travelling on a plane with gear. I have a BiG rack (stupid, cos its mostly air, want to change it for a box on wheels, thats a bit wider that 19" but less deep, that way I hope to mount table top things on the lid... like this ---
except I cant get this in Norway... GRRRR!!!)

Anyway.. I would need to take this, 1 x not very heavy rack (skb thing 19" x 20" x 20"- ish) and a guitar case. (Ohh and a FCB!!! )

Now HOW BAD IS THAT??? When I see all these tourists off to Barbados with these HUGE suitcases, 2 of 'em... I know its a funny shape, but weight and actual sq ft, cant be much different...

What IS the damage really? In dollars...?

PS: Dont think of damage etc.. Ill risk anything in the hold... my guitar is a piece of...


On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 4:31 AM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
hi Zoe
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.

andy butler
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

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.

Bang on a Can has landed once again in North Adams!!!



Bang on a Can has landed once again in North Adams!!!


Bang on a Can has landed once again in North Adams!!!