Other Gear Discuss Hardware and all other equipment not covered in the other topics

Thread Tools
Old 01-21-2014, 01:27 AM
A-customs's Avatar
A-customs A-customs is offline
Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: south new jersey
Posts: 605
Default Protection Racket Bags

I Just bought a New Ludwig Club Date kit and want to get a nice padded bag for my bass drum.IM Wondering should i buy the size of the drum.Its a 20x 14.oR should i go 1 size up in both numbers.I Dont want the drum flapping around,but dont want to fight it in and out.Any one with these or the padded tuxedo bags id luv to hear from. Thanks.
Yamaha,Ludwig. A Customs.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2014, 01:47 AM
Pocket-full-of-gold's Avatar
Pocket-full-of-gold Pocket-full-of-gold is offline
Platinum Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 10,333
Default Re: Protection Racket Bags

I bought PR bags in comparable sizes to the drums. They all fit. Snug enough, but not so tight as to be a PITA getting the drums in or out.

That said, I recall a thread here where a guy bought the same sized bags as his drums and found that the bass drum in particular was an issue as the mounting hardware (either the tom mount or the spurs...I can't quite recall now) was larger than normal and he struggled to get the drum in and out.

All in all, I'd reckon you're safe to get the bag that is designed for that particular sized drum, but take note that there has been the rare exception.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2014, 01:55 AM
caddywumpus's Avatar
caddywumpus caddywumpus is offline
Platinum Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, OR USA
Posts: 5,589
Default Re: Protection Racket Bags

I just bought an 18" Protection Racket bag for a floor tom, and it fit snug around the drum, and the bag wouldn't fit around the leg mounts. That's a little too snug for my tastes, if it doesn't even fit the drum it's made for. The best case scenario would be to bring your drum(s) into the shop and try it out before you buy.
Be vewwy quiet, I'm hunting Lawwy

My kit: http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44195
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2014, 02:23 AM
alparrott's Avatar
alparrott alparrott is online now
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 4,546
Default Re: Protection Racket Bags

If you are buying from a store, take the drum to the store and try it out before you buy. If the salesperson doesn't like this idea, he clearly doesn't want your money.

If you are buying online, check the return policy and make sure you don't force anything when you try it out for the first time (RRRRIIPPPP!!!)
Al Parrott
"Jus suum cuique"
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2014, 12:34 PM
Flareless's Avatar
Flareless Flareless is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Collingwood, Ontario
Posts: 96
Default Re: Protection Racket Bags

I've had a 14" PR bag for my snare drum for 2 years now and haven't got a bad thing to say about it. Very good quality and durable.

Fit's my 14" x 7" just fine and when I want to take my 4" deep snare instead I just thrown an old throw-cushion in to fill up the gap and keep the drum from bouncing around.
Lower West Side Studio
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com