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PitneyPercussion 11-05-2013 04:24 AM

Stick bag or Vicpack
 
I'm looking at getting either the Vic Firth SBAG2 or the Vicpack, I would get a nicer stick bag but I'm still young and need money for other things. Also I would probably be using it for carrying smaller percussion items (triangle, tambourine) which I can't use with the stick bag alone and to take to my lessons. Just so you no I also have the Vic Firth EP5 stick bag for school. I just want your opinion so I don't spend $60 when I could've spent $35 for something better. Thanks

qualendi 11-06-2013 04:44 PM

Re: Stick bag or Vicpack
 
Some photos of these bags would be handful...
Well, without the photos...I would buy a bag that' has several compartments to keep some essential stuffs. Not just to keep sticks and extra drum keys, but also a compartment to keep stuff from your trouser pocket empty, like a wallet and a handphone. But not to many compartments that you won't know what to fill it up with. Just go with the one that suits your need and within your budget. Hope this helps ;)

PitneyPercussion 11-07-2013 04:29 AM

Re: Stick bag or Vicpack
 
If you need pictures you can find them on Amazon or a music website or drumming website

Pocket-full-of-gold 11-07-2013 04:39 AM

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Originally Posted by PitneyPercussion (Post 1196164)
If you need pictures you can find them on Amazon or a music website or drumming website

The point is, YOU probably should post them mate. You're asking for help but expecting everyone to do all the leg work for you. Post some links and people will be more inclinded to have a look and offer opinions. It's a bit rich to expect people to scour the internet on your behalf.

But really, buy the bag that fits all you need and falls within your budget. You're not really gonna go wrong with a stick bag provided it meets your needs.

PitneyPercussion 11-08-2013 12:28 AM

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Stick Bag

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002E...110_SY165_QL70

Vic pack

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00267...110_SY165_QL70

Bo Eder 11-08-2013 12:42 AM

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Vic Firth makes a backpack? Really?

I'd find a regular ol' stick bag, and use a regular backpack to carry stuff. The less you look like a drummer advertising brands the cooler you'll be. If your plan is to be playing for the rest of your life, why not invest in a stick bag that will actually last the rest of your life? I purchased a Reunion Blues small stick bag made out of solid leather over 25 years ago and it's still in use today. I also have a solid leather cymbal bag too, that's still going.

Buy once, cry once, especially for things that will be in constant use, like stick and cymbal bags.

Jeremy Bender 11-08-2013 01:24 AM

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This is what I used 30 years ago. Perfect for sticks/mallets/ lesson books and small hand held percussion.http://images.static.steveweissmusic...7773_large.jpg

PitneyPercussion 11-08-2013 10:50 PM

Re: Stick bag or Vicpack
 
I would like to get a higher quality stickbag or case but as I said I'm still a student and I need cash for other things

Pocket-full-of-gold 11-09-2013 01:17 AM

Re: Stick bag or Vicpack
 
I agree with Bo. Get the stick bag and buy any old back pack to cart it and all your other stuff around in. Why pay top dollar for a back pack that is exactly the same as every other back pack save for the VF logo?

Don't over think this mate. It's a stick bag. What you do with the tools inside the bag warrants far more attention than the bag itself.

Bo Eder 11-09-2013 02:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PitneyPercussion (Post 1196637)
I would like to get a higher quality stickbag or case but as I said I'm still a student and I need cash for other things

Well, I've seen some bargain specials at Sam Ash for $15, those will get you by. Or, consider if you didn't eat lunch out for a month - think of how much you could save towards a high quality bag you only have to buy ONCE.

GRUNTERSDAD 11-09-2013 03:12 AM

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I just did a quick tour of Amazon, and if it were me I would buy a stick bag just for sticks. An inexpensive one, and then a WalMart backpack for the other things, mallets etc. They will last forever and hold a ton.

PitneyPercussion 11-09-2013 06:34 AM

Re: Stick bag or Vicpack
 
Well, I've seen some bargain specials at Sam Ash for $15, those will get you by. Or, consider if you didn't eat lunch out for a month - think of how much you could save towards a high quality bag you only have to buy ONCE.

The ones I saw at Sam ash for $15 were the same size I already have

Bo Eder 11-09-2013 07:10 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PitneyPercussion (Post 1196730)
Well, I've seen some bargain specials at Sam Ash for $15, those will get you by. Or, consider if you didn't eat lunch out for a month - think of how much you could save towards a high quality bag you only have to buy ONCE.

The ones I saw at Sam ash for $15 were the same size I already have

You really need a bigger one? How many things you got to carry around to play a concert that lasts maybe 30 minutes?


;)

PitneyPercussion 11-09-2013 02:43 PM

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Re: Stick bag or Vicpack
Quote:
Originally Posted by PitneyPercussion
Well, I've seen some bargain specials at Sam Ash for $15, those will get you by. Or, consider if you didn't eat lunch out for a month - think of how much you could save towards a high quality bag you only have to buy ONCE.

The ones I saw at Sam ash for $15 were the same size I already have
You really need a bigger one? How many things you got to carry around to play a concert that lasts maybe 30 minutes


When you also use mallets, yarn mallets, timpani mallets, brushes, rutes, and drumsticks you eventually do need a bigger one

simmsdn 11-09-2013 05:13 PM

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If I were still playing in ensembles and orchestras, I'd go with this bag because you really do need to keep all of those expensive mallets in great condition as well as separated and quickly accessable:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

Along with everyone else, just get a decent backpack for everything else (I like the Swiss Gear backpacks, the ones advertised for 17" laptops will suffice for you).

PitneyPercussion 11-19-2013 01:26 PM

Re: Stick bag or Vicpack
 
Thanks for all the great advice

jonathanlodder 07-19-2014 01:16 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PitneyPercussion (Post 1195547)
I'm looking at getting either the Vic Firth SBAG2 or the Vicpack, I would get a nicer stick bag but I'm still young and need money for other things. Also I would probably be using it for carrying smaller percussion items (triangle, tambourine) which I can't use with the stick bag alone and to take to my lessons. Just so you no I also have the Vic Firth EP5 stick bag for school. I just want your opinion so I don't spend $60 when I could've spent $35 for something better. Thanks


Does the SBAG2 have 2 shoulder straps or one? I've seen pictures and video that make it look like it has either one or two, and it's really confusing. Anyone?


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