I only have one of these cases for a bass drum. It seems to work fine but I've been transitioning everything into bags anyhow. You may be right but I'm not sure that applies in the case of the OP's 10" deep bass drum which will likely be fully enclosed by a Hardcase without adding any strain to the drum itself.Because of this, Hardcase put all of the stress onto the drum itself, making them the equivalent of a very thick bag (scuff / scrape resistant, but no structural integrity to the case itself). Wouldn't touch them with a 20-foot pole. It's an absolutely flawed design.