Originally Posted by Autopilot
I have a Gibraltar, Yamaha Hex II, and a Pearl Icon.
The Hex rack is by far my favorite rack. The looks and design are second to none. It usually doesn't leave the home/studio. I would definitely recommend it if you have the money to spend.
I use my Pearl Icon for gigging....it's a great workhorse. I'm not a huge fan of the looks of the square tubes....but its solid as a rock.
I'm not a big fan of the Gibraltar. I used it for gigging before I got the icon. I found that it was always twisting and turning due to the round tubes. They are very affordable though.
Echos my situation almost exactly, although I have no experience with the Gibraltar rack. We use the series I hexrack as a show rack. Two sided Icon as the gigging rack. It takes a beating, then comes back for more. General engineering on the Yamaha is clearly better though.