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Old 09-22-2008, 05:54 AM
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I'd like to get some soft bags to protect my drums as I'm planning on gigging with them more often. What do you guys recommend? I'm looking for something with decent padding.

Does anybody own these ones? How are they? Or are the gator bags better?
http://www.instrumentalley.com/Coda-...cd-300-kit.htm

Thanks guys!
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:54 AM
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Default Re: soft drum bags - any recommendations?

I've used Humes and Berg Tuxedo bags for years and I think they are great.

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Old 09-22-2008, 08:06 AM
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Default Re: soft drum bags - any recommendations?

Just wondering...why not hard cases?
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:18 AM
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Default Re: soft drum bags - any recommendations?

i've had 3 different sets of bags and my current set tops anything i've ever dealt with. They are protection racket bags and they are amazing.

Snug fit, lots of padding, really heavy construction... they rock and are definitely worth the extra money over the store brand sets.

I'd love to have hard cases, but that upgrade would also mean i'd need either a van or a bigger car and that's something i can't afford so i bought the best soft shells i could.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: soft drum bags - any recommendations?

I'm using Warwick 'Rock Bags'. Great bags, good quality covering, reinforced seams, heavy-duty zips, great carry handles and even the straps to convert them into back-packs. I can't praise them enough. I've done dozens of gigs with them and never had a problem.
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Default Re: soft drum bags - any recommendations?

I second The Protection Racket bags. Great bags. I did use Kaces bags before and they worked well too. Protection Racket are better IMO
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Protection Racket....worth every penny. Their soft cymbal cases are excellent as well.

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Old 09-22-2008, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: soft drum bags - any recommendations?

I have the Humes Berg Seeker line. Not as well known as the Tuxedo line, but the Seeker line is very good. They are sheering lined in the vein of the Protection Racket bags (and as such do pretty well for lacquer drums).

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Old 09-22-2008, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: soft drum bags - any recommendations?

Depends on how much you want to spend.

I like Protection Racket and Cadillac Sacks at the high end.

But the Galaxy bags from H&B are surprisingly good for the price. What's nice about them is that after you get a five-piece set for the usual package deal, they have a huge variety of sizes available individually for the rest of your drums. See here.

As to why bags and not cases, depends again. I get a 7-piece kit into a Toyota Corolla with bags--plus a spare snare; if I had cases I'd be lucky to get a 4- or 5-piece in it.

If you're using a band truck then cases are the way to go.

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Default Re: soft drum bags - any recommendations?

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I'd like to get some soft bags to protect my drums as I'm planning on gigging with them more often. What do you guys recommend? I'm looking for something with decent padding.

Does anybody own these ones? How are they? Or are the gator bags better?
http://www.instrumentalley.com/Coda-...cd-300-kit.htm

Thanks guys!
Those look like really good bags for the money. As long as you are just gigging locally and handling your own gear, those should be sufficient.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:13 AM
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thanks guys! appreciate all your help!
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