SHOULD YOU PROTECT YOUR WIRELESS MIC WITH THIS GATOR CASE?
Wit h the sheer amount of capital tied up into gigging gear it goes without saying that p ortability and protection is paramount. When wireless mic systems can cost upwards and beyond $1000 the last thing anyone wants is to have is their wireless receiver unit sitting naked on the floor waiting to be crushed when Chieko the guitarist gets a little too caught up in the moment.
It also gets a little tiring packing around a 4u reinforced airline case that weighs 50 pounds. For those of you looking for something a little more compact which still offers a nice safe home for your wireless unit Gator Cases has a solution for you.
GM-1WEVAA GATOR CASE: MAIN FEATURES
The Gator model GM-1WEVAA is an ultracompact padded 1/2 U case constructed of 5mm EVA rubber foam that is intended specifically for wireless mic systems. Designed with the on-the-go musician in mind the GM-1WEVAA is constructed of durable vinyl and features hinged zipped doors on each side which open to reveal separate compartments for both a 1/2 U wireless receiver unit and wireless microphone. The rear door contains elastic straps which typically will function as cable management or bodypack/lavalier storage.For added convenience they have also built in two zips topside to allow the receiver unit to be used with antennas attached while still in the case. The Gator case also features a built-in carry handle on one side for easy transport.
We think it's a nice little case on Gators part. Given their reputation for building bombproof products, you can rest assured this one is as well. At a street value of $59.99 the GM-1WEVAA if not a bit of a one-trick-pony represents a moderately inexpensive way to keep your wireless unit safe and negate the necessity to drag around the Queen Mary II every time you gig. On the downside, there's room for little else in the case aside from a wireless unit and mic so pack your extra cables and accessories elsewhere. Christmas is coming. Think about it next time you pop that arm back into its socket. ~TN
GETTING IN TOUCH WITH GATOR CASES
Gator Cases, Inc.
18922 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL 33548
Review by Travis North