Hey Mike (or anyone else who wants to chime in and help),
I was re-reading this feed, because I have a very similar new rig (SMS --with new Waldo-mod (which is sick, by the way), MC50, and a Furman). But -- it's in a really heavy metal rack -- and I'm pondering getting one more like the one you have, which appears to be a good 15 lbs lighter, to avoid what seems like an inevitable back injury. I know you went for a knock-off on Ebay. It's looks to be quite a bit less than the Gator. Has it held up well for you?
Also -- that breakout box looks pretty handy. Where does one get one of those??? Right now, I have the speaker wires coming out of the Mac into an input for the cable that goes out to the speaker, and it just kind of dangles there flimsily, and I've already yanked it out by accident a couple times. Breakout box looks like a better solution. Any other recommendations for a better way of doing this would be welcome!