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Old 07-01-2008, 04:45 PM
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Default Gig bags with soft lining and no zipper exposure to the drum?

I am looking for input from those who know soft bags. I own a set of cheaper ebay ones. They work fine and have been working for a few years now. I have used them for my gig kit that is wrapped. I also own a few lacquer kits, I am thinking about takeing them out to a gig or two where I have control over the stage and I am not worried about some sound guy banging them up. I normally keep those in hard cases. I hate lugging in hard casses to a gig. Soooo much more work.

So to my issue and question.

I am afraid the nylon zipper will scratch my lacquer finish. I am looking for nice gig bags that have a soft lining and will not expose the zipper to the shell. Does anybody have any thoughts on this?

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Old 07-01-2008, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: Gig bags with soft lining and no zipper exposure to the drum?

Try the Gewa Sps series.
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Gig bags with soft lining and no zipper exposure to the drum?

I have a set of Humes & Berg soft bags and I have had no problem whatsoever, the padding is excellent and the zippers never touch. Check em out.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: Gig bags with soft lining and no zipper exposure to the drum?

Pretty lacquer kits aren't supposed to be let out of the house, god forbid if you even touch them. They are strictly to be seen and heard, not touched. To have a bass player nick, or scratch your pretty laquer finish with a swinging guitar cord is unacceptable.

Laquer kits should never be exposed to possible danger, damage, they should never even see the light of day (sun). For the love of god man, having a drum bag scratch your finish would be devastating and we all know this is a possiblilty.

A kit is either going to gig, or its not. Taking out yopur pretty is always a risk, bags minimize that risk. I'm a big proponet of 'OVERSIZED' bags for many reasons... ease of insertion/extraction, ease of carry, better protection etc. etc.. You can always wrap your laqured drum in a soft cloth b/f putting into bag, oversize a plus there as well .


Here's just punishment for the bass, or guitar player that scratches your kit

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Old 07-02-2008, 02:41 AM
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Default Re: Gig bags with soft lining and no zipper exposure to the drum?

I own and recommend Humes and Berg Tuxedo bags. I recently bought a set of Beato pro 3's for another kit and they are junk.- much thinner and tighter, also the pocket on top would be great for spare heads if they fit-- they don't.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:37 AM
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:50 AM
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Default Re: Gig bags with soft lining and no zipper exposure to the drum?

Les ismore,

I hear you loud and clear and agree, that is the reason I own a wrapped kit. I can foresee a few instances where I will want to deviate from that cardinal rule.

I play in a few bands, The first is a classic R&B, Soul and Funk band. www.soulshake.net

We have a gig coming up at a venue called "The Victory Grill" http://www.historicvictorygrill.org/ This place was on the original chitlin circuit. Many greats have played this club, I am seriously thinking about bringing my Birdseye Maple DW kit since it is a very special gig. Although for one gig I will live with hard cases ;-)



The other band I am in is a variety band, we do everything from Elvis to STYX and Kansas. I am in the middle of restoring to large mid 80s TAMA Superstar kits. I think it would be a ball to bring a large double bass kit to play the 80s prog stuff and if you look into Elvis's drummer Ron Tutt he had big kits as well ;-)

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Old 07-02-2008, 06:02 AM
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Default Re: Gig bags with soft lining and no zipper exposure to the drum?

Also check out the Humes Berg Seeker line. They don't seem to be as well known as the Tuxedo line by Humes Berg, but they are lined (sheering) with lacquer drums in mind. I have Tuxedo for my cymbals, but I got Seeker for my drums here ... http://www.midwestpercussion.com/cases/index.html

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Default Re: Gig bags with soft lining and no zipper exposure to the drum?

Those sound perfect!
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: Gig bags with soft lining and no zipper exposure to the drum?

Another vote here for the Humes & Berg Drum Seeker line! They have stiff plastic discs enclosed in the side panels that protect the heads from getting pushed in. Plus made very well and strong, thickly padded, and zippers hidden on the inside.
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I second that, they really are great. I believe they are distributed in the USA.
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