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Old 01-06-2018, 04:21 PM
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I've recently replaced this old drum bag with a new protection racket bag because both zips broke and it actually costs more to have someone replace the zips than buy a new bag. I know, unbelievable. :/



It's 12" and deep enough that it took my yamaha 12" power tom. It's got a very well padded inner lining. It's been sitting here for ages doing nothing. Bin it? Or can you think of a use for it? Bearing in mind I can't seal the lid.
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:58 PM
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A personal keg insulater?
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:02 PM
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Throw it inside your bass drum. :)
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:05 PM
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A personal keg insulater?
Hah, could be that. :D


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Throw it inside your bass drum. :)
That's actually not a bad idea!
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:12 PM
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Stick storage bag at your rehearsal spot?

Or add some round, stackable storage bins with lids holding all your spare parts.
Cut off the cloth lid. Sew on a removable carrying strap. Basically an oversized
ditty bag.
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:54 PM
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Buy a zipper and use it to learn how to sew....

Always good to have a new skill.
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:59 PM
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glue Velcro straps to it horizontally and it's good to go. Or buy a strap similar to those on hardshell cases and use that to keep it closed.
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:37 PM
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:45 PM
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Label it 'vintage' and sell it on eBay for $50
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:28 PM
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Porta-Potty for on the stage.
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glue Velcro straps to it horizontally and it's good to go. Or buy a strap similar to those on hardshell cases and use that to keep it closed.
I agree. Velcro is the way to go.
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Water bottle cooler for gigs
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:40 PM
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Cut eye holes in it and fulfill your destiny to become Drum Case Head.
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Zipper, the Achilles heel of many a soft bag. A couple of bungy cords might come in handy. I'd upgrade my percussion bag out of it. After that didn't work I'd toss it.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:12 PM
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It's a hat with a neck flap.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:53 PM
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Liner for a hard case, maybe?
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Spare head repository?
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:24 AM
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It takes zero "skill" to sew on three buckles and your case is pretty useful again. I would abandon the zipper, but velcro doesn't sound secure enough to hold a drum.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:13 AM
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Some good and some amusing suggestions :D

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Buy a zipper and use it to learn how to sew....

Always good to have a new skill.
I sew a mean shirt button. Never learnt to sew a zipper though. But I'd be worried if my handywork wasn't strong enough, zip stitching came apart and the drum fell out. Certainly one way to achieve a drum roll.


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Liner for a hard case, maybe?
Boom! That's a great idea. I've been meaning to line some of my other hard cases. This could work.
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Gotta luv it when a brit asks how to repurpose sumthin', because they're all about the 'proper' fix mate.

I looked at the OP's pic (1) and upon closer inspection 'seams' like the zipper pulls have busted. Hmmmm, they're designed to break actually. Every bag I have I expect the pulls to get smashed and eventually break.


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http://zippermend.com/?gclid=CjwKCAi...RoC86wQAvD_BwE



Or what we crazy yanks do, use a zip tie. When the pulls on my PROTECTION RACKET bags finally break, I'll be using a zip tie on them too.
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If it's just the zipper pull itself that is busted, then put on a hefty key ring. I've put several of these on coat zippers, hardware bag zippers, etc. over the years. Get one big enough and strong enough you can comfortably put your finger in it.

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Old 01-08-2018, 06:26 PM
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Thermal cooking.

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Old 01-09-2018, 02:17 AM
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If it's just the zipper pull itself that is busted, then put on a hefty key ring. I've put several of these on coat zippers, hardware bag zippers, etc. over the years. Get one big enough and strong enough you can comfortably put your finger in it.


Would not recommend a steel key ring on a pot metal zipper, once the ring on the zipper breaks its game over, new zipper time. Steel against pot metal will force a quicker break.

Even PROTECTION RACKET uses a soft alloy pot metal, not steel.
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If it's just the zipper pull itself that is busted, then put on a hefty key ring. I've put several of these on coat zippers, hardware bag zippers, etc. over the years. Get one big enough and strong enough you can comfortably put your finger in it.

Looks like both zipper closers have completely separated top-to-bottom. Not just the pull bits.

Compression straps for the win, I suggest.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:52 PM
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Simple question : why in the world do the make the zip pullers so weak ?

"Planned" obsolescence by using crap material ?

I actually broke a Profile zip puller in the store while trying it out!

Tie wraps.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:39 PM
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Looks like both zipper closers have completely separated top-to-bottom. Not just the pull bits.

Compression straps for the win, I suggest.
Correct. I wish it was the zip pullers, that would be easy to fix, but they're not broken. One side of each slider has come away from the zipper teeth and there's no way to reconnect them at each end of the teeth. Also, a section of the teeth is slightly damaged plus it's come away from the fabric.

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