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Old 06-17-2011, 03:40 AM
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Default Cymbal bag / case for international flight

I'm wondering if this (Reunion Blue) cymbal bag will keep my cymbals in safe during the flight. Is it better to buy a hard case like this (SKB)? I would prefer Reunion Blue cymbal bag, cause it's more comfortable, but safety of my cymbals means much more for me.
P.S. I will check my cymbals in.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:53 AM
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Default Re: Cymbal bag / case for international flight

I know a few baggage handlers mate and heard a few of their stories. Personally, I wouldn't dream of putting my cymbals on a flight in a soft bag......it's like your own personal invitation to disaster.

Hard case all the way and those SKB cases are rock solid.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Cymbal bag / case for international flight

SKB for sure. The only bad things about them are the price and that you can't get a 20" or 22" with wheels. Sucks to lug around a 24" monster when my biggest cymbal is a 20" ride. Both my SKB cases have seen a couple of multi-country flights without a scratch. Wouldn't even consider a soft bag, in that case I'd rather just bring hats, splash and maybe a 15" crash in my carry-on. I've done that on a national (norway) flight without incident, not sure if the slightly stricter US rules would allow it though.
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