Gator 19” mixer case (modified) to fit SQ-5 perfectly

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    Because of the height of the SQ-5’s light bar, everyone is obviously aware that all standard 19” console cases don’t fit with the lid on.

    I recently purchased the SKB SQ-5 rack kit (model 1SKB-RE-SQ5) which drastically drops down the overall height compared to Allen & Heath’s standard rack ears for this console.

    I had an old Gator case and was really hoping these lowered rack ears would allow the console to have the clearance but it was off by about half an inch.

    I took the wood sides that angle the rack ears out and sawed off about half an inch or less and now the console fits perfectly.

    It took about an hour and saved me having to spend $300-500 on a new flight case specifically for this console. I’m sure others have old cases similar to this laying around, mine came from an old MixWizard WZ16:2DX I had laying in the shop.

    Hopefully this post saves someone a few bucks if they’re willing to put forth some effort.

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    here’s some pic’s

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    #80655
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    I’ve never had such a hard time upload pictures to a forum in my life, wow

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    Where are the pics? Please

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    Hopefully this actually works this time…

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    The end result…

    The lid goes on with about 1/2″ of clearance. Saved myself a few hundred bucks with 1 hour of work, hopefully someone can make use of this as well.

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