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Old 10-27-2008, 06:27 PM
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Default Best soft Cymbal bag?

I'm looking for a good cymbal bag
But I have some questions:

What is the best brand to buy?
is there something I should look out for?
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

i just picked this one up and so far it's a durable material, has a long stick section on one side (cannot see it on the photo) and separate hihat section on the other plus dividers inside and all around well padded. there's some padding on the shoulder strap as well, although i stuck extra padding on it since i had it lying around (i took one of these and velcroed it on: http://www.manhattanportage.com/cata...ulder-Pads/174)

http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/sto...tegorySA182975
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

I personally went through switching from a hard case to a soft case just because the hard case is a pain when you are gigging a lot.

What I recommend whatever you decide in is to make sure it has dividers. This will prevent your cymbals from rubbing and scratching each other.

I went with a Zildjian backpack style bag with enough dividers that I can pack all of my cymbals and none are doubled up except the hi-hats but they have their own compartment.

I am sure there are a bunch of good bags this is just what I personal decided on.

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Old 10-29-2008, 12:26 AM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

http://www.protectionracket.co.uk/index.asp

The Deluxe, the Deluxe with backpack or the Deluxe with wheels.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:44 AM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

i have a protection racket cymbal case and it was a great bargain over here in england they're very cheap for a standard and it was 19 on offer !
I nearly broke my mums hand when i tugged her to show her it :)
One still very happy me 3 months later :D
Best bet is Protection racket ;)
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

Does the standard have dividers?

The basic deluxe is over 100 here in Canada.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:18 AM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

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What I recommend whatever you decide in is to make sure it has dividers. This will prevent your cymbals from rubbing and scratching each other.
Yup, don't forget those dividers. Especially if you have high polished cymbals. Fortunately, mine only suffered very slight scratches. lol
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

I'm with Mad James--the Protection Racket deluxe cymbal bag is terrific, if a bit pricey over here in the States.



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Old 10-29-2008, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

Another proud owner of Protection Racket bags, including the cymbal deluxe bag. really awesome and durable.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

+1 for the protection racket bags. Awesome. Only 1 very minor criticism, if you are using 15" hi-hats then dont expect to fit them in the front pocket. It is only really designed for 14" cymbals or less.

Everything else about it is spot on!!
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

I think I'm going for Protection Racket
I live in Holland so buying it here or shipping from the UK shouldn't be a problem
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:47 PM
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I went with a Zildjian backpack style bag with enough dividers that I can pack all of my cymbals and none are doubled up except the hi-hats but they have their own compartment.

I am sure there are a bunch of good bags this is just what I personal decided on.

That's the bag I have. I like the way I don't have to take the clutch off the top hat to pack it. I can put the hats in their compartment the same way they go on the stand.
Mine's older than this one but I imagine it's basically the same. Oh, and I took the straps off. Fully loaded it's too heavy to carry on my back. Mine also has a pouch on the back that my stick bag goes in. Good bit of gear.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:53 PM
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I used the very basic Zildjian bag for years with no ill effects- no scratched up cymbals, no problems. In fact, the only reason I changed is because I started to overload the bag with all the metal I was packing in there... so I picked up something a little more heavy duty.

If you're not gigging out that much, there's no need for anything huge and hardcore.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:26 PM
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I used the very basic Zildjian bag for years with no ill effects- no scratched up cymbals, no problems. In fact, the only reason I changed is because I started to overload the bag with all the metal I was packing in there... so I picked up something a little more heavy duty.

If you're not gigging out that much, there's no need for anything huge and hardcore.
Yeah, I only carry three cymbals plus the hats so it's fine for me, but if you use a big cymbal arsenal I guess you'd need something much bigger and more "substantial."
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:42 AM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

I use bodyglove which I got from Amazon. I cant remember if it has 5 or 6 sections including a pocket for splashes inside. There's also a puch outside for my cleaning stuff & extra parts.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:43 AM
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Yeah, I only carry three cymbals plus the hats so it's fine for me, but if you use a big cymbal arsenal I guess you'd need something much bigger and more "substantial."
I was carrying hats, 10" splash, 2 16" crashes, 2 17" crashes, 18" crash, 18" china, 18" flat ride, and a 20" ride. When I got another 18" crash, I decided it was time to upgrade.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:00 AM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

Add another Protection Racket bag user. They're very well made.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:20 AM
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The Impact cymbal bag:

http://www.impactind.com/


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Old 11-06-2008, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Best soft Cymbal bag?

I used to have a protection racket case for my cymbals and it's really great, I'd say go for it!
I still use soft case for my drums but not for cymbals.

I switched to the 24" Hardcase with wheels because I find it more durable especially when you're gigging a lot and carrying loads of cymbals.

But like they say here, if you only need 3-4 cymbals, a protection racket soft case would be perfect.
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