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Jory Simmons


From:
Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 4 Jul 2017 1:56 am     Reply with quote

There's Probably some Steelers out there That need or want split cases to lighten your load? If You are like me...and The $300 (or so) price tag is holding You back..heres what I did....Got a Drum Hardware bag for $19.95.....lined it with some waffle foam...and I'm all set!!! Theres even room left over for a couple Mic stands...or ????

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Ron Hogan


From:
Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 5 Jul 2017 1:08 pm     Reply with quote

Jory,
I have even thought about the cloth rifle/shotgun bags/cases you can get at the sports stores.

They will hold your legs, pedal bar and rods. I

Good thinking there.
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Greg Cutshaw


From:
Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 5 Jul 2017 5:36 pm     Reply with quote

There can be a big difference in weight between similar sized cases. A few case makers are now making sturdy steel cases that can shave 15 pounds off the case weight for a D-10. My new Excel S-12 case weighs 12.1 pounds. My new Williams S-12 case weighs 31.1 pounds! That's a 19 pound difference.
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Ron Hogan


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Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 8 Jul 2017 4:08 pm     Reply with quote

Jory,
You pushed me over the edge. I went to Academy sports and looked at the gun cases. I found one for $34.00 and don't have to add foam. It is sturdy and even has other pockets for other things.

My pedal rack and leg/rod pouch fits in there great. Shaved the weight of my Carter case from 65 pounds to 45 pounds. So, 20 pounds less weight for me to carry at once.

Ron

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Jim Kennedy


From:
Brentwood California, USA
Post Posted 9 Jul 2017 6:37 am     Reply with quote

I bought a gun case similar to yours, at about the same price. It worked really well until the zipper crapped out, about 3 months. While the zipper appeared to be good quality on mine, I suspect it was not designed to handle the amount of stress/use a gigging musician puts on it. I hadn't thought of a drum hardware bag, which would definetely be designed to to stand up hard use.
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