Storing and traveling - Floor tom legs IN the floor tom case?

PorkPieGuy

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Ok, so I have 3 drum kits that I travel with along with one set of traveling hardware. I don't want to store ALL of my floor tom legs in my hardware case (they are different size floor tom legs, and each one has memory locks). Does anyone put your floor tom legs in the floor tom case? Do you wrap them in a towel or anything? Any advice? Thanks!
 
I slide them in the plastic sleeves; you (used to?) get with new sticks.....
 
left in- can bust the shell; happened to me on a 70s Premier
if tipped/left under tension/ knocked/ the bracket pulls away breaks wood from shell.
 
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Why not just leave them on the floor toms?

Yeppers.

I use soft cases, they are deeper and wider than the intended size of the drums they are for.

I just used to slide them up until a bit of the leg was sticking up top and a bit on the bottom and tighten them up.

They'd be a bit more snug in the bag, but they'd fit.
 
mine was in a case
ever since I take them off;
store in plastic 'stick sleeves.
then they go in duffle small hardware bag with the twin tom post..
It's nice.
some assembly required no biggie
 
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Keep them in hardware case, wrap them in a pillow case, or use different colours to distinguish them
I do that for 15" and 18" Floor tom legs on my large setup
Mick
 
Funny you should post this just now, after the memory lock thread, I got to thinking about maybe just leaving the legs on mine. I hadn't done it previously, cuz I was using bags for storage. Now that I found some old school vulcanized fibre cases, they might fit in the case while still on the drum. Gonna try that this weekend and see if it works! Otherwise, they'll come off and go in the gear box, like they have all along
 
just leave space/ don't tighten/ with bottom of leg/ pressing against bottom hoop.
that was the mistake I made
 
Why not just leave them on the floor toms?
Some drum cases have such tight tolerances, that leaving the legs on won't allow you to close/zip the lid. I have 2 drum bags that fit in this category and it's frustrating.

I'll lay mine in the hardware case next to other stands & they do well.
 
I have electrical tape in a few different colors that I use in addition to memory locks for all of my hardware.

Basically, I put a small piece of tape on the clamp and wrap a small piece around the tube (or floor tom leg, in this case) that match in color.

That allows me to very quickly match up every leg to the drum, every cymbal stand top to boom arm, every tom mount to tom holder just by quickly sorting by color.

That way I can throw everything in my hardware bag and I don't have to worry about finding new ways to lose parts or damage drums or the interior of my car.
 
I have electrical tape in a few different colors that I use in addition to memory locks for all of my hardware.

Basically, I put a small piece of tape on the clamp and wrap a small piece around the tube (or floor tom leg, in this case) that match in color.

That allows me to very quickly match up every leg to the drum, every cymbal stand top to boom arm, every tom mount to tom holder just by quickly sorting by color.

That way I can throw everything in my hardware bag and I don't have to worry about finding new ways to lose parts or damage drums or the interior of my car.
I did this with stands before buying a rack. It was pretty foolproof. After getting the rack, clamps and tubes were labeled 1, 2, 3, etc. Wish I still had that thing.
 
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