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Old 12-25-2008, 06:04 AM
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Default Carrying is killing my back, need help with cases/bags!

All that drum lugging is killing my back and I'll be doing more moving. I saw couple of these on eBay and wonder if anyone had any experience on these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...link:middle:us

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...95&mfe=sidebar

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...80&mfe=sidebar

Or at least some recommendation? Something from Home Depot or Walmart perhaps?

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:13 AM
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I used a simple "dolly" from a hardware store. Cost me 20 bucks and was worth every penny.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:30 AM
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Cases are king and anything that makes your life easier. That is what I bought immediately after getting my kit, even before top quality cymbals.

Between all the band members and their family, there never is a shortage of road hands.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:34 AM
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when i was backstage with Stellar Kart, Jordan had a roadcase that held everything..

it was awesome..

it was big..very big..but, 2 people could get it...

the bass drum was in one end, then a divider. then the snare/rack were in a space, then the floor tom was in a space, then a hardware space, then a cymbal space..

it was quite awesome i will say..
prolly expensive tho..

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Old 12-25-2008, 09:25 AM
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Rock-n-roller R8 cart... http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...ELAID=26048057 last thing I load into the car, first thing I off-load.
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:12 AM
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I've come down between these:

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...els?sku=547810

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...95&mfe=sidebar

Any advices?
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:33 PM
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I have a couple of these: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...ase?sku=541767

They cost a little more, but they're durable and offer better protection than fabric bags. I also use a Rock-n-Roller cart. It works as a dolly or a four wheeler, and folds down for travel.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:05 AM
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That Rock n Roller cart is great! I shoulda asked for one for xmas! Guess I'll have to buy it myself...
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:48 PM
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I will second the recommendation for the Rock & Roller - absolutely worth every penny. Very easy to get stuff around, you can carry a lot of stuff in one trip and it even makes hardware trips relatively easy. No need for custom (bulky, heavy) cases; and obviously the R&R has tons of uses beyond just moving drums from point A to point B. Mandatory.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:08 PM
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I second the vote for the Rock n' Roller cart. I use the mico version and it holds lots and lots of stuff. Regardless of the bags and cases you get, you will still need to move them from place to place and the cart is a Godsend.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:20 AM
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If you are fast that standard bag set is the Stupid Deal of the Day at Musicians Friend. Go to homepage, click on Stupid deal of the day. 69.00
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I use a trap case to carry my hardware, stick bag, and snare. I can certainly tell you, though, that it gets HEAVY really fast. I originally put all my hardware plus my cymbals in there, but that was way too heavy- probably 250 lbs. Now I put hardware enough for my small jazz setup in there, and have a duffle bag for the other 3 cymbal stands (and 2 clamps), and secondary snare stand should I need them. Cymbal bag just has to travel separately. It works because I don't have to carry the extra gear for the smaller gigs.

One more thing to consider. If you have one case for each drum, it's pretty easy to baby them. If you have a 150 lb multicase for all your drums, well, let's just say they'll be treated a bit more "hastily". Let's not even TALK about what to do when you run into stairs.

I've been wanting a rock n roller for YEARS, but can never do enough work to justify buying that over heads or a new cymbal or something... I used to use a dolly, but it couldn't fold down flat enough to fit in a tight car.

An inexpensive option is to get a plastic tub from Wal Mart and mount a luggage dolly to it. Those things are rated to like 150 pounds, and they fold down totally flat.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:23 PM
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...and obviously the R&R has tons of uses beyond just moving drums from point A to point B. Mandatory.
Yeah. Like riding on it down a really steep hill. zooooooom! Just wear a helmet and knee and elbow pads and you're set for a thrilling adventure!









...just a joke, kids. Don't do that unless you have an ambulance at the bottom of the hill.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:12 AM
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I good hand truck from a hardware store is a must.

And I use one of the coffin looking cases from XL percussion for hardware. It has wheels, and I don't have to break down my stands all the way, just fold the arms in.
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:56 AM
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Hi
I have found that it takes more energy to move in the gear,setup,breakdown and load out than playing 4 sets of music.
So, I did the following years ago....I play a killer 4 piece set(20" bass drum),3 cymbals and hi-hit us a monster kit. Good mikes..
Use a gear bag for hardware that has wheels! Look for help for stairs....Less is more!!!!!!
My goal other than playing is to get in and out of these gigs as fast as possible....Denis
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:13 AM
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Default Re: Carrying is killing my back, need help with cases/bags!

I have these and I love them...

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http://www.interstatemusic.com/webap...egory_rn=20000

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http://www.interstatemusic.com/webap...egory_rn=20000
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