Drum Cases

Posted: October 31, 2011 11:56 AM

Andy Doerschuk

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I just ordered a new Pearl Reference Pure drum kit, and can’t wait for it to land on my doorstep. I need to buy soft cases for the drums, and am trying to choose which brand to go with. I really liked the last set of bags I got, which were made by Protection Racket, except for one thing — the bass drum case didn’t have a shoulder strap. In my opinion, that is an essential feature (especially when you have to drag your kit up a flight of stairs).

So please give me your opinion. Which cases do you like most, and why?


Andy Doerschuk
Editorial director, drummagazine.com

Posted: November 01, 2011 06:24 AM


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I went with Humes & Burg Tuxedo bags, mostly because I got a great deal. Drum bags are good. I don’t like the hardware bag much; wish I would have gone hard case for that.
The handle did rip 1/2 way off on the kick bag, which they repaired for free. Although I probably could have gotten it stitched up locally cheaper than shipping it back to them.


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Posted: March 13, 2012 10:59 PM


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Ahead Armored Cases!!!!

I got one for my kick drum, and although they too don’t have a shoulder strap, it does have two handles on each side, so going up a flight of stairs isn’t too bad. I have to do the same with mine.