Boss Microrack Rack Adapter

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Boss Microrack Rack Adapter

Post by Joske Turbo » Tue May 17, 2022 2:36 pm

Hi forum friends!

I have a couple of Boss Microracks in my synth effects setup, and am looking to put al those effects in a 19 inch rack for convenience, so I can put my screen on top.

Does anyone have any experience with rack mounting adapters for this series? Would something generic like this work?
https://www.thomann.de/be/thon_rackwanne_1he.htm

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Re: Boss Microrack Rack Adapter

Post by Pepe » Tue May 17, 2022 3:12 pm

This could work, but the Micro Rack units are a lot shorter. Sadly the original Roland RAD-50 are not in production anymore and the few ones for sale out there have massively increased in price.
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Re: Boss Microrack Rack Adapter

Post by Joske Turbo » Wed May 18, 2022 9:50 am

Pepe wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 3:12 pm
This could work, but the Micro Rack units are a lot shorter. Sadly the original Roland RAD-50 are not in production anymore and the few ones for sale out there have massively increased in price.
Yes, I know they are shorter, not really a problem for me as the rack will be deep enough and it won't be visible anyway.
Prices for the RAD-50 are indeed ridiculous for such a thing, guess I'll have to take the plunge and see if this fits.
I'll report back once I know! :)

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Re: Boss Microrack Rack Adapter

Post by laurie » Wed May 18, 2022 11:38 am

The generic one should work. Might need to drill holes in the shelf to match the screw holes on the bottom of the Micro Rack units.

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Re: Boss Microrack Rack Adapter

Post by Joske Turbo » Wed May 18, 2022 12:33 pm

laurie wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 11:38 am
The generic one should work. Might need to drill holes in the shelf to match the screw holes on the bottom of the Micro Rack units.
Great, thanks for the response!

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Re: Boss Microrack Rack Adapter

Post by Joske Turbo » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:29 am

FYI: the generic rackshelves work like a charm, there's a hole to mount the Microracks without extra drilling.

Small question: does anyone here happen to know if there is space saved inside for the screw that mounts it to the shelf?
Just to be sure that I don't touch any of the circuit with the screw. Thanks!

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Re: Boss Microrack Rack Adapter

Post by Pepe » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:33 pm

There are a few millimetres of space inside, but I don't know how much there is in each Micro Rack unit. I would recommend to open the chassis with the four screws (two on each side) and to look inside. In general I would use very short screws to fit the units in the rack shelve, if you don't have the original screw.
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