Mackie ProFX16 Road Case

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Project by dmlowe posted 05-21-2015 04:31 PM 1800 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cases are expensive. Gear is expensive. Needing a better (and affordable) solution for some of my music equipment when in transit or storage, I’ve started to make cases for them.

This case is 1/2 ply, glued and nailed in place, and painted with a flat latex. The box and lid are cut down the middle at an angle the matches the incline of the control surface – there is no reason for this besides aesthetics and I wanted to try a different technique on the table saw.

Brass hardware on flat black.

-- --Poncho

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 04:52 PM

I would lose that handle.
Get a plastic flip handle like you see on guitar cases. that will bite into your hand and if you are carrying multiple things you’ll have to put it down. Just not worth the hassle/price difference.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 05:10 PM


I’ve definitely thought about that, but all I had on hand was this chest handle lying around and more often than not I’ll be rolling this on a cart with a bunch of other cases. I’m probably going to regret putting this handle on at some point though, haha.

Also, next opportunity I have im adding some washers and rivets to attach the hardware- so I might just change the handle when I do that.

Thanks for the comment!

-- --Poncho

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#3 posted 05-22-2015 01:45 AM

Not sure if you are aware, but if you want to add some protection hardware for corners and the like, there is a pretty decent website, where you can order stuff specifically for DIY road cases.

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#4 posted 05-22-2015 12:46 PM

Very nice. I used to run sound when I was in college. White tape, a sharpie and a soundboard brings back a lot of memories :)

Nice, simple case. I really like it.

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