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Craig Chaquico Upgrades Studio with Furniture from Quik-Lok Systems

(July 10, 2001)
Quik-Lok, the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument stands, exclusively distributed by Music Industries Corp., is proud to announce that Grammy-nominated and Billboard Number One Smooth Jazz artist, Craig Chaquico, has upgraded his studio with Studio Furniture from Quik-Lok Systems. Craig, the former lead guitarist, principal songwriter, and "sometimes co-producer" for Jefferson Starship/Starship, used a wide array of off-the-shelf, modular Quik-Lok components and racks to design his user-friendly, ergonomic Lunatunes Studio at his Ashland, Oregon home.

Craig, an avid sports car driver/sometimes racer, motorcycle enthusiast, and Starship co-pilot, appreciates having precise control, of all vital equipment at his fingertips, especially when it comes to playing his guitar and recording his award winning music.

To support his 40-channel mixer, Craig uses a Quik-Lok ZM-Series Mixer stand, model ZM-2044. Craig added the Z-712/44 Pull-Out Keyboard Shelf, Z-711 CPU Shelf, and Z-710 Computer Monitor Shelf. Additional ZM-93 and ZM-94 Rack Equipment Holders support frequently used signal processing devices on the ZM-2044's lower cross support bar.

Craig keeps his signal processing gear and DAT machines close-by flanking his ZM-2044-supported mixer with Quik-Lok's elegant with two RS-954 20U Rack Stands. When it is time to move the RS-954 racks, "And something always has to be moved," states Craig, "Six teamsters aren't required to do the job." The RS-954's standard heavy-duty casters lets Craig easily move the racks so he can gain fast and easy access to his equipment's primary patch points.

Craig states, "With Quik-Lok Systems, everything in the studio is on wheels - I can simply wheel the rack, and even the mixing console, away from the wall and get to behind every piece of gear. Plus, all of the equipment stays very well ventilated."

Craig uses a QL-400 Studio Locator Stand to support his the auto locator unit that controls his three DAT Machines. Also designed to hold other equipment, such as compact mixers, sequencers and drum machines, the QL-400 is height adjustable from 32 inches to 40 inches. The 5 double-wheel casters allows for easy movement on hard floors or carpeted surfaces. The QL-400 allows the user to comfortably work from either a seated or standing position.

Craig uses a pair of BS-336 Studio Near-Field Monitor Stands to support his reference monitors. Three vertical steel support bars and a 17.7" per side triangular base assures the 11" x 11" monitor platform will not flex, tilt, wobble or vibrate under an active monitor speaker.

Craig's co-collaborator, Award Winning keyboardist Ozzie Ahlers, laid out the ergonomic design of his home studio using the exact same complement of Quik-Lok furniture and pro audio gear. Craig points out, "Ozzie and I live 350 miles away from each other. By designing our studios with the exact same equipment, we are able to work and compose easily via internet, almost as if we were in the exact same studio."

Craig is quick to point out, "I have been very lucky to play the music that I love. I am also grateful to the people who encourage me by buying my CD's and come to my concerts. What's even better is having the technology to be able to create my music in a home studio. With so many modular options for keyboards, computer peripherals and rack gear, Quik-Lok Systems puts everything within arm's reach - everything is finally ergonomically correct."

For additional info about Craig Chaquico and Ozzie Ahlers, visit their web pages at:;

Quik-Lok Systems Mixer, Rack and Studio Furniture are manufactured of solid steel welded construction and carry a standard five-year limited warranty against manufacturers defects. For more information about Quik-Lok Systems and the many other product lines from Music Industries Corp., contact, Quik-Lok Systems, 625 Locust Street, Garden City, NY 11530, tel: 516-794-1888. fax: 516-794-4099. Web: or

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