- by Frank Hammel
in New Gear
Grundorf’s new Tour 8 Series Snake Racks are designed to serve as a road worthy mobile / touring solution for musicians and audio professionals. They are available in 12-, 16-, 18-, and 20-space configurations. Along with a rack-mountable snake box, these cases also have a compartment on the utility side of the enclosure to house the snake reel.
More details form Grundorf (www.grundorf.com):
The Tour 8 Snake Racks are the ideal solution designed to significantly decrease a project’s set up / tear down time.
Convenience and secure connectivity are the hallmarks of the new Tour 8 Series Snake Racks. These versatile systems holds a rackmountable snake box and include a pass-through between the rack and utility sections of the case so the feeder cable can remain connected. For added protection, there is a cable port located at the rear of the enclosure that enables the top lid to remain attached while the system is in use.
Designed and manufactured in the USA, Grundorf’s new Tour 8 Series Snake Racks are constructed using 3/8-inch multi-layer plywood with a durable high impact resistant ABS laminated finish. The edges are finished with a double edged aluminum extrusion and the lid-to-body seal is made with an interlocking aluminum tongue and groove valance system designed to provide a tight, secure fit. The snake rack incorporates twelve rivet point recessed handles and ten rivet point recessed catches to provide the strength required for years of rugged, trouble-free use. The handles and catches all use a steel washer backed rivet system for superior durability.
As one would expect with a rugged touring snake rack, the new Tour 8 Series Snake Racks employ a large, heavy duty dolly outfitted with 4-inch casters and two brakes. To ensure security for the equipment, optional recessed key locks are available. The Tour 8 Series Snake Racks are available in red, black, blue, and gray.
Frank Grund, President of Grundorf Corporation, commented on the company’s new Tour 8 Series Snake Racks. “The new Tour 8 Series Snake Racks provide the touring professional with an efficient and extremely robust means of managing the connections between microphones, mixing consoles, processors, and other equipment typically used in sound reinforcement applications,” Grund says. “With the compartment on the utility side to house the snake, the snake ends can be left plugged into the snake box and be pulled out for the length of the run—saving valuable time during setup and break-down. Featuring robust construction throughout and large casters with brakes for safe, easy transport to further protect the equipment; the Tour 8 Series Snake Racks offer ease of use and a convenient means of making system connections. We’re also proud of the fact that these systems are completely designed and manufactured here in the States. I’m confident musicians and audio pros will find the Tour 8 Series Snake Racks a compelling choice for their connectivity requirements.”
Grundorf’s new Tour 8 Series Snake Racks are available now and include the following MSRP pricing:
• T8-SNR-12C: $1,179.95
• T8-SNR-16C: $1,219.95
• T8-SNR-18C: $1,279.95
• T8-SNR-20C: $1,339.95
Grundorf also manufactures these snake rack cases in Carpet finishes as well as the extra-heavy duty Tour 2 Series. Please contact the company for customization and accessory lock pricing.