Re: Opinions on picking a new hard pedal case
I think you're over-thinking it. When I use my trap case, the stands go on the bottom, and the pedals are placed on top of all that stuff. In your case, you could simply take the connecting arm off, and put the pedals on top of the other stuff. When I transport my stuff in my small trap case, my pedals suffer no damage and I can leave the beaters in them. They might move around a little bit, but never enough that there's pressure being put on anything. I suggest you try that before spending more money on a specialized case.