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Old 10-22-2013, 05:27 AM
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Default Transporting Hardware How To?

So I have a few stands, snare stand, cymbal, tom, from the Pearl 1030 series. What is available to carry these in? A duffel bag, chest, what? They are rather heavy so I am just wondering how you pack this kind of hardware to travel-gig.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:30 AM
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Get a traps case (or bag) with wheels at one end. Far easier than carrying the thing.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:05 PM
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Yes, lots of hardware bags out there. Definitely worth getting something with wheels!

For example, here's a Pearl one that's reasonably priced:
http://www.pearleurope.com/ProductDe...roductName=PPB KPHD 38W, 46W & 50W

But Rockbag, Hardcase, etc all make them.

As an alternative I use a large duffel bag with wheels sometimes, which is pretty similar.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:26 PM
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http://www.justdrumsonline.com/p-307...dware-bag.aspx

I use this one. Relatively reasonably priced. I used to use a hockey bag, without wheels. You can get them now with wheels and they are probably one of the cheapest solutions.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

Whatever you get, wheels are a must! I can't believe all the years I dragged around 60 or 70 pounds of stuff in a bag on my back.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:37 PM
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I use one of these that is strapped onto a 4 wheeled mover's dolly (someday I'll get around to just bolting the dolly onto the bottom). I can fit my stands, mic stands, and 2 briefcase style hard cases (one for drums mics and the other for miscellaneous stuff like folded up kick pedal, tamborine, shaker, extra sticks, tool kit, etc...).

It lives in our trailer, so I also have a Road Runner rolling hardware bag (the band calls it the "body bag"). The main zippers broke after 2 years so it's relegated to being my backup if I need to transport my gear in my car.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:17 PM
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I use a homemade carrier. (It's on the right)

It's an open-ended plywood box inside a duffle bag I got from the army-navy store. I roll it on a platform cart I got from Harbor Freight for $20. It's open-ended so I can just fold the legs of the stands and put them in without further breaking them down. Saves a lot of time when setting up.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:20 PM
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I have a different solution. Check out the link to the thread about my kit in my signature, below...
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:53 AM
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Default Re: Transporting Hardware How To?

I use a hard shell golf case made by SKB. It has wheels built in and is big enough to hold all of my hardware plus mic stands and a duffle bag full of cables. I got mine off craigslist for $25 in like new condition.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:20 AM
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I use a hard shell golf case made by SKB. It has wheels built in and is big enough to hold all of my hardware plus mic stands and a duffle bag full of cables. I got mine off craigslist for $25 in like new condition.
That's a great idea!

I used to put all of my hardware in a hockey-style bag. The problem was that it took two people to carry it. I took a cue from OSHA and now I use several smaller bags that can each be carried with one hand. It takes an extra trip to the car, but overall it's much easier to handle, easier to load the car or fit my gear into odd-shaped spaces, and I don't put my back at risk every time I need to move my kit.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:15 AM
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If you're going the SKB Golf Club hardcase route, check out the SKB Freedom golf club case. Hard plastic case with wheels, but it stands up and the top half comes off, so you don't have to lay it down and open it like a clam to get your hardware out. I find it handy for mic stands and speaker stands, but it could be useful for drum hardware, too.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:46 AM
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I don't carry much hardware, and I split it all between a small rolling trap case, and a heavy duty hardware hardware bag. Over the years I've discovered that lifting one heavy case into the truck is not the way to go, and now my trap case is sorta light, and the bag is sorta light, so loading and unloading is easier on my body. The bag also travels on top of the rolling trap case when rolling into and out of the venues. Something to think about. From my teens to my thirties I had no problem exerting myself loading a big heavy trap case, now getting into my later 40s all that earlier lifting has taken its toll.
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