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Old 12-04-2008, 04:09 PM
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Default Stands and haulilng

I know this has been discussed here before.

I am always looking for a "better" way to haul my stands/hardware. Right now I have these two nylon bags that are pretty heavy duty, they look nice, but they are both too heavy. I guess another way to fix this, is to get another bag to lighten the load and spread it out.
So the two bags go in the back of my car, which has a hatch, they fit nicely.
But I am still curious if anyone out there uses other means (can't do the big hard cases), I know there are a lot of clever people out there that might blow me away with how you are doing this.
Please help me discover a better way?
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:17 PM
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SKB makes this case for golf clubs, but it works really well for drum harware and mic stands and still fits in most hatchbacks..... and it's on wheels!!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:48 PM
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I use the Protection Racket gear bag. It's a soft bag, roughly 20" x 20" x 48" long, wheels on one end. Doubles quite nicely as a big 'ol weekend bag for the wife and I when we go on vacation. Best cases and bags in the business IMHO. Give 'em a look...

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Old 12-04-2008, 06:46 PM
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Yep. Get a rolling bag. It's life changing!
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:47 PM
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I've used a bunch of different options. I used the golf-style bag on wheels, which worked alright, and I've used the black duffle, but it wasn't long enough for a lot of my stands.

Now I use a military duffle, and it works well. It's heavy, and I generally don't ever move ALL of my hardware, but it works for now.

I know a guy who got one of those plastic bins that roll under the bed. It's long enough for hi hat stands, and is relatively sturdy if you're careful with it.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:32 PM
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:46 PM
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I'll second the RockNRoller. Last thing I load into the car....means it's the first thing out. Stack everything onto the cart.....equipment roadtrip. Even if you have to make a few trips and your parked a block away from the venue. Smooth.
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I just bundle together all my hardware (except for the throne and bass pedal) with shrink wrap.

the only real case I have is a cymbal bag... I should get some drum bags and a hardware case...
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:39 AM
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I know this has been discussed here before.

I am always looking for a "better" way to haul my stands/hardware. Right now I have these two nylon bags that are pretty heavy duty, they look nice, but they are both too heavy. I guess another way to fix this, is to get another bag to lighten the load and spread it out.
So the two bags go in the back of my car, which has a hatch, they fit nicely.
But I am still curious if anyone out there uses other means (can't do the big hard cases), I know there are a lot of clever people out there that might blow me away with how you are doing this.
Please help me discover a better way?
<On stage stands> makes a nice bag that i haul 6 microphone boom stands in. It's got a huge strap for over-the-shoulder

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...Bag?sku=548502
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:45 AM
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If you haven't already, check out what I do in my Ludwig thread (link below). Lightweight, compact, simple. Also, I don't like to take apart my stands (collapsing is WAY faster).

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=44195

It works very well for me.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:46 AM
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I use a suitcase that I stole from my parents attic.

It has wheels (very squeaky) and compartments to fit stuff in. It will be replaced by a similar sort of hardcase for christmas.

I can't get past the wheels. I can't believe people would gig without wheels, it saves so much in terms of sore backs, time and energy.
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I can't get past the wheels. I can't believe people would gig without wheels, it saves so much in terms of sore backs, time and energy.
Yeah, I put my suitcase on a dolly, along with my drums and cymbals. Carrying things takes too many trips, and it can hurt your back if your equipment is heavy or stored in bulk.
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I have been using a hard golf club case like the one above for over 15 years. It works great.
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I'll second the RockNRoller. Last thing I load into the car....means it's the first thing out. Stack everything onto the cart.....equipment roadtrip. Even if you have to make a few trips and your parked a block away from the venue. Smooth.
I third that. The Rock 'n' Roller cart is amazingly handy.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:25 AM
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This is one of my Sherpas. Highly recommended.


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Old 12-11-2008, 05:33 AM
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So does anyone want to guess at how much weight your stands are? I have two fairly heavy duty vinyl bags that I use to pack it all in, and I think I should get another to lessen the weight of each bag. But if I pack the bags evenly, I would guess each bag is approximately 40-50 pounds. Although this may not neccessarily be a major amount of weight, if you factor in how "bulky" these are. I thought about building a "crate" made of wood, but to be an effective crate, it would need to be of at least 1/2 inch thick ply wood, and that would add additional weight. I am considering this with wheels, and maybe a "sled" like apparatus for going up and down steps.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:25 AM
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I'll second the RockNRoller. Last thing I load into the car....means it's the first thing out. Stack everything onto the cart.....equipment roadtrip. Even if you have to make a few trips and your parked a block away from the venue. Smooth.
Which model do you guys use? And where do you buy them online? Approximate costs?
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:56 AM
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I use the Micro, the smallest of the bunch but it still holds a lot. See www.rocknrollercart.com.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:28 PM
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Which model do you guys use? And where do you buy them online? Approximate costs?
Size just depends on how much you want/need to haul. I've seen them at Guitar Center, as well as online.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navig...oller+cart&st=

Price is in that 100-200 quid range, depending on how big you want it to be.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:48 PM
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This one seems like the best overall for price and what it can handle, it's weight, and the nicer wheels.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...art?sku=699005

I usually don't have far to load in where we play, but if there were any distances to carry stuff into a place (like a block away like someone said) this thing would be a life saver.

I got all new stands this year that are lighter weight because I couldn't take the heavier stuff anymore.

I got DW 7000 series single braced stands and a few of the double braced straight/boom stands with the same tubing sizes as the 7000 stuff (1" base, 3/4 center, 5/8 boom holder (for the 1/2" arm) or 1/2" straight top).

The single braced stands are great, and very stable--no worries playing very hard at all.

I also got a 5500 2 leg hat stand. This stand WITH cymbals on it is less than half of what my other hat stand. Feels smooth and is very sturdy too.

It's all just as sturdy and road worthy, with memory locks at every adjustment point.
The cymbal stands are about 3 lb's lighter each, but they feel a lot lighter than that compared to the heavy stuff.

When you have 3 or 4 of them it makes a huge difference.
My hardware case seems half as heavy now.
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