Stacking 2 drums in 1 case

Duck Tape

Platinum Member
I have a 16x16 skb case, and to save space last gig I put my 14x12 tom in there with a 14x5 snare... I put a cardboard carry bag in between them.

Does anyone else stack drums in one case or is this a bad idea? Does this lead to damaged bearing edges or hoops? What's a good, more permanent solution to storing 2 drums in one case?

I'm toying with the idea of getting an aliminium 13 as a gigging snare (even though I don't love 13's), just so they stack nicer, plus I don't really like the chad smith snare much anymore.
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
I used to have a Ragone case that held 12" and 13" toms. The two drums were separated by a plastic divider that was rigid, but not particularly thick.

I also used to carry up to three snares in a case that were separated by some DIY foam lined plastic dividers too.

Never a problem with either case.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
Impact made two-tom cases, basically just a tall case with a foamed divider so the drums don't touch each other. Never a problem with them.

Bermuda
 

caddywumpus

Platinum Member
I use 14" floor tom cases to store two snares each, putting a piece of foam in between for isolation/protection. Works great for me, and I've never had a problem...
 

Duck Tape

Platinum Member
Cool. What y'all think about a 13" metal snare for gigging?

Had my eye on Yamaha brass, dw aluminium, almost considering wood too..

I'd put hoops on my jimbo snare but it would cost a bigger part of a new snare.
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Cool. What y'all think about a 13" metal snare for gigging?

Had my eye on Yamaha brass, dw aluminium, almost considering wood too..

I'd put hoops on my jimbo snare but it would cost a bigger part of a new snare.
I love the 13s nowadays. So much so I bought two of them right off the bat. A 6.5x13 maple, and the same size in steel. I get a better tone and a nicer feel with both - or maybe I'm just excited about using something different after playing 14's all my life. But the 13s are working great for everything I do so far.
 

Duck Tape

Platinum Member
I love the sounds they make but I just find they lack a bit of the pop you get from a 14. But maybe the power + volume of metal will compensate and it's compactness will somehow lend itself to gigging.

I will have to see what depth a can get away with first.
 
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