As I’m sure you’re all aware, we’re now running our February competition! Do get involved – this time we are giving away up to Ã‚Â£129 worth of Protection racket goodies.
As musicians, our instruments are our way to express ourselves and also our livelihood. It is essential that our gear is kept safe and protected as we travel the country, or indeed all over the world with our kits. Ã‚Â As drummers, the added difficulty of transporting bulky equipment means that we are often lugging around heavy stuff. The last thing you need is filmsy cases that keep breaking!
Alongside the competition, we at Drumshack have compiled a list of our best selling cases. These come highly recommended!
Bass drumÃ‚Â / tomÃ‚Â / snare cases
1. Pearl Drum Bag Sets
Choice of a 5 piece set which consists of 2 rack tom bags, a floor tom bag, snare drumÃ‚Â bag & bass drumÃ‚Â bags.
Cordura Nylon,Ã‚Â Light foam padding,Ã‚Â Scratch resistant lining,Ã‚Â Padded carry handle,Ã‚Â Reinforced seams
10,12,14,20 + 14 Snare (Fusion)
10,12,14,22 + 14 Snare (22 Fusion)
10,12,16,22 + 14 Snare (Fusion Rock)
12,13,16,22 + 14 Snare (Rock)
Mark’s comments: Extremely good value for a lightweight carrying bag. Light foam padding and cordura nylon exterior. Good construction. Comes in various set sizes
2. Protection racket set of fusion cases 10 12 14 20
Protection racket says: “From concept to design to production can take up to 18months and every case is put through itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s paces by Team Protection Racket. By the time itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reached the shops we have 100% confidence in itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s performance.
In the highly unlikely event of a fault with your case, simply return it to us for inspection and based on it’s age & condition, we will repair or replace it for you free of charge.”
Mark’s comments: Industry standard cases with excellent construction. hard wearing with high density foam padding. Great quality zips, double denier stitching. Skater style design. Very comfortable, lined handle. Raft of well established endorsees.
3. Hardcase – Snare Drum Cases
Hardcase provides the ultimate protection for your drums, percussion instruments, cymbals, hardware, guitars and amps whether you are storing, transporting or even performing at the gig itself!
Strong and waterproof cases.Ã‚Â Designed to give your equipment maximum protection year after year – they will not fall to bits after a few gigs.
Ultra strong high tensile polypropylene yellow straps with robust quick lock clips provide secure case and fast fastening.Ã‚Â Internal foam pads in lid and base grip and cushion your drums whilst in storage and transit.
Strong robust handles make carrying easy, comfortable and reliable grip.Ã‚Â Manufactured from a one-piece moulding – no rivets or joins to break or come apart.
Trusted by some of the world’s greatest musicians.Ã‚Â Cases nest and stack for storage.
Mark’s comments: Injection moulded cases that are very strong and durable. These cases come with a life time warranty. Industry standard and perfect for travelling, touring and flying abroad. Trusted by professionals and Hardcase have an impressive roster of endorsees. However, may be quite heavy for every day use.
4. Pearl 38″ Hardware case with Wheels
Mark’s comments: “2 very chunky carrying straps. 38″ in length – good size, side pockets for sticks and accessories. Great price point. reinforced bottom section of the bag. wheels are good for transporting luggage style”
5. Protection Racket Hardware Bag with wheels 5028W-01 (28″ x 14″ x 10″)
28Ã¢â‚¬Å“ x 14Ã¢â‚¬Å“ x 10Ã¢â‚¬Â hardware bag wheels
Racketex Propadd Propile
Zip & Thread Webbing Zip Pullys
Handles Ergo Handles Buckles
Luggage Tag Size Labels Rocket Foam
Mark’s comments: “Now with upgraded wheels and extendingÃ‚Â luggage handle. really solid, reinforced bottom and chunky wheels. ideal for every day use. elegant design. large side pocket. go to bag for this size – highly recommended. Even though it is smaller, will fit most hardware needs. Not as heavy as hard case versions of this style of case”
6. Protection Racket 6021RS – Deluxe Cymbal Ruck Sack Bag
All Protection Racket cases have an integrated three layer construction of Racketex, Propadd & Propile which are doubly stitched. First the main body of the case is stitched using bonded nylon that doesn’t deteriorate and holds the case together even if an area of stitching is breached, next the sides or end circles.
These two parts are then stitched together using the same bonded nylon to form the case. This method of construction ensures twice the security at all case corners and edges for greater protection and durability.
Mark’s comments: “Very rugged construction with the added advantage of carrying cymbals on your back. fur lined to keep cymbals safe and self-polishing. A protective layer to stop cymbals from breaking at the bottom of the bag. Side pockets for hi-hats and splashes”
7. Drumfire CB4000 Backpack Cymbal Bag
The CB4000 keeps your investment free of cracks and dents while making transportation easier than ever. Up to four 20″ cymbals will fit inside the bag’s primary pocket, while the smaller pocket accommodates hi-hats and cymbals up to 14″. Adjustable backpack straps allow for hands-free transport and can be tucked away inside a back pocket when not in use. A double handle with Velcro closure augments the double-pull zippers and provides a comfortable carrying option to the backpack straps. Includes felt cushioning to place between cymbals.
Holds cymbals up to 20″ in diameter
Constructed of heavy 500D Nylon
Backpack-style straps and carry handle offer transport options
Includes three felt spacers to protect cymbals against rubbing
Mark’s comments: “Unbeatable value for Ã‚Â£39.99. Solid construction. Complete with side pocket and ruck straps. With leaves to separate your cymbals!”
8. Hardcase – 24″ Kit Cymbal Case With Wheels (12 Cymbals)
The Hardcase HN12CYM24 and HNP12CYM24 is a 24in cymbal case capable of holding and protecting up to 12 cymbals. Includes 12 foam dividers.Ã‚Â HARDCASE products are designed and produced in the heart of England by a dedicated team, who pride themselves on offering one of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most highly recognised and in demand rigid plastic drum cases.
A totally superior breed of case – so strong that you can jump on them
Made from waterproof high-impact polyethylene
Designed to give your equipment maximum protection year after year
Ultra strong high tensile polypropylene yellow straps
Strong robust handles make both carrying and lifting easy and comfortable with reliable grip
Manufactured from a one-piece moulding – no rivets or joints to break or come apart
Trusted by some of the world’s greatest musicians
Fantastic value for money and they look great
Mark’s comments: “Extremely solid moulded cymbal case. With centralised bolt and external screw to secure your cymbals. Used by many professionals to take abroad and are very protective and travel well. Quite heavy because of this. They do honour theirÃ‚Â lifetime warranty”
Mats and Carpets
9. Protection Racket Drum Mat / Rug
Drum mats / rugs / carpets are designed to give you the most comfortable drumming experience. If you are drumming on a wooden floor or smooth surface you will notice the drum kits will slide all over the floor.
Protection racket drum mats have several key features which make them a great solution! Protection Racket drum mats have strong rubber underside to avoid slipping, while also having a thick top ideal to secure any foot pedals with velcro strips to it. They also have handy tie clips to hold it rolled up for transporting.
Gel back, with snap-lock quick release handle.
Mark’s comments: “Industry standard rubber backed with very hard wearing carpet which is the heaviest gauge on the market – think. This does make it heavier but it lies flat to the ground and doesn’t crease or crumple under heavy use. Also has locking strap for easy transportation and storage”
10. Baskey DRUMRUGGÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Drum Mats / Carpets
Their drum mats feature tremendous rigidity and durability in even the most demanding of circumstances. The mats underside has a sectored rubber surface, designed to grip the floor below like a squids tentacles, but also provide protection from potential moisture that may be situated in the surface.
The topside features top quality carpet texture that will leech itself to any velcro placed on it, and will not let go of it in a hurry. The durability of the material also means it will endure the longevity of your drumming career and beyond.
Mark’s comments: “Great range of sizes for electronic kits through to acoustic kits, comes with sleeve for storage. good value for money – cheaper option. Accessories like matt markers and bass drum stops available”