Good or bad Idea for my DIY gear racks. Help.
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Good or bad Idea for my DIY gear racks. Help.

My idea is to suspend "dog chain" across the back of my rack. I need to provide strain relief (maybe I don't, but I'd like to) and it seems like a good way to do it. I could have 4 or 5 of them up and down the back of the rack. I wouldn't have permanent bars or beams that might get in the way. My question is whether it would mess with the sound having everything hanging over metal chains. Here's how I would fasten it to both of the inside walls of the rack. I would, of course, have to fasten the s hook to the chain, but the other side could just hang off the "O" hook and be easily removable. Good or bad idea?

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Haven't you got enough rattles and spurious noises in your studio? I wouldn't. I just wouldn't.

Rack gear doesn't need stress relief. Maybe wedge in some small pieces of foam if you want to dampen vibrations and take a little stress out.

If that sounds like crazy talk, imagine this: all your rack gear stacked on top of each other, seperated by small blocks of foam. Would it stand up without stress or damage? Of course it would.
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I'm confused now

I was just saying I would suspend chain across the back so that all of the 1/4" cables going in and out of patch bays etc would have something to keep the pressure off the 1/4" jacks and xlr jacks on the back of my gear. I won't be touching any of the rack stuff with chain.

Maybe you understood and it's just a bad idea...but it didn't seem like it.
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like this kinda

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Plastic cable ties around the back rack rails have always worked for me...Do your racks have them?
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my racks

I made my racks myself, so there is nothing in the back for me to tie anything to. I guess I could just use the 0--- hooks into the side walls and tie the cables together and hang them off the hooks with garbage bag ties.
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