Drum Transporting. Need Help!

DanPaton

Junior Member
Ok so as the title suggests, i need help with moving my drums around. Firstly, apologies for if this is the wrong place to be posting this, i saw general discussion so i assumed this was the place. Ok, so im not going to ask people to help me move around my drums, i just want to know what car i can get that would be suitable for taking my drums to and from gigs.
Specific details:
i only have a small 4 piece kit.
im 18 and have my 1 years no claim bonus.
I also live in the UK, just to minimize any responses suggesting to get cars only common in america or other countries.

I was looking at getting an 05 ford focus 1.6 diesel, would this work? all i need is for it to fit my drum kit inside, and also if possible a passenger or 2? The reason i mentioned the engine size aswell is because i preferably want a car that wont cost me loads in petrol getting to gigs and back.

Thanks

Dan
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Ok so as the title suggests, i need help with moving my drums around. Firstly, apologies for if this is the wrong place to be posting this, i saw general discussion so i assumed this was the place. Ok, so im not going to ask people to help me move around my drums, i just want to know what car i can get that would be suitable for taking my drums to and from gigs.Specific details:
i only have a small 4 piece kit.
im 18 and have my 1 years no claim bonus.
I also live in the UK, just to minimize any responses suggesting to get cars only common in america or other countries.

I was looking at getting an 05 ford focus 1.6 diesel, would this work? all i need is for it to fit my drum kit inside, and also if possible a passenger or 2? The reason i mentioned the engine size aswell is because i preferably want a car that wont cost me loads in petrol getting to gigs and back.

Thanks

Dan
Strange question. This one is a little like asking "What house should I buy to store my drums in, when I'm not playing them live?"

You gotta be lead by your nose on this one, it's all up to you. As for what car......if it goes forward when you put it in 'D' (or 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc for a manual) and reverses when your put it in 'R', it gets you from A to B without breaking down, the price is fair and affordable, is legal and roadworthy and most importantly, fits your drums in, then that is the car for you. So, I think we can rule out a Mini Minor or Suziki Swift....but any reasonable sized sedan would probably work. Van's, lockable utility's (pick-ups) are also a good option.

If the Ford focus fits the criteria I've listed above, then yes it'll work.
 

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
As long as you get a hatch back car, or some sort van/suv type car, then you'll be good for transporting your drums.

Beyond that, it's personnel preference and budget.

I prefer a mini-van for gigging, because there is room for all my gear, and then some for people or occasionally having to carry amps as well.

But my 1st car was a hatch back Ford Escort (long since discontinued) and it carried a 5 pc kit with hardware and cymbals without any problems.
 
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