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Old 08-17-2010, 03:02 AM
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Default wanting/needing some cases

basically, i'm just starting to gig with my band and i want my drums to stay nice and safe (obviously)

i know hard cases are probably the best bet but their so much more expensive
a full set for my kit would cost half as much as the drums cost themselves (bar the snare/cymbals)
i have a gretsch catalina maple


ill probably only be gigging with either:
snare,12",14",22" and possible the other floor tom

which cases would you guys recommend?
soft cases? hardcases? softcases inside of hardcases?

if you could post links aswell that would be great!!

im willing to spend a bit of money as i do want to keep them in good condition but then again a new cymbal never goes a miss :P


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Old 08-17-2010, 03:35 AM
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Default Re: wanting/needing some cases

I see you're in the UK.
If you opt for hard cases then check out Hardcase: http://www.hardcase.com/ (A UK company) or
SKB: http://www.skbcases.com/music/produc...dlist.php?c=77.
More expensive than soft cases, but they'll last a lifetime.

I have no experience with soft cases but,
Protection Racket: http://www.protectionracket.co.uk/
and Humes and Berg Tuxedo: http://www.humes-berg.com/viewItems.asp?line=6 get great reviews on the forums.
If you click on the "Enduro" link on the H&B site, you'll notice they do hard cases as well: .http://www.humes-berg.com/viewItems.asp?line=3

Cases have been covered many times here on DW.....do a search for "cases" or "bags" and there's hours of reading pleasure.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:23 AM
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Default Re: wanting/needing some cases

I was a big fan of the Humes & Berg Enduro hardcases, and then on my new kit I got some Gator hard cases. Actually they're really nice and cheaper than SKB hardcases. It's not so much that the cases are half as much as the drums, it's just that the drums (regardless of cost) are the most important things to you to transport safely to and from the gig.

I always tell people, drums don't break when they're set up and being played, stuff gets broken when you're moving it around. So, if you don't want to be replacing drums, I'd invest in the hardcases.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:20 AM
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It's not so much that the cases are half as much as the drums, it's just that the drums (regardless of cost) are the most important things to you to transport safely to and from the gig.
+1.

Couldn't agree more. I've owned several kits and only one set of cases to put them in. Irrelevant if you chop and change your drums sizes, but if you stay the same, the cases will last your journey with you.

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