Great call! I should totally start doing that. Thanks for the tip.I'd check to see if they fit in another case or bag that you always bring. Like I mentioned, I keep the stick bag in my cymbal bag, so I always have it, even if I'm playing a gig with a backline kit. I always bring my cymbal bag, snare, pedal/gear bag (which also has my mic, in-ears, percussion stuff, etc) and my throne at minimum.
A friend of mine on Long Island has one of these, I really liked it. Unfortunately, I think that it is out of production. Yamaha made it when Erskine was an endorser, DW also made a version while he was endorsing their drums.For me that is the Peter Erskine Free Standing stickbag, combined with the Vic Firth Essential Sitckbag for lighter/quick pick and go work.
I have that one too, but for years it has stayed in the matching tough traveler cymbal bag I'm finally ready to retire after twenty something years of abuse.
I have that same bag, and like you keep stuff in it, my microphone for practice and gigs, earphones, ear protechion, extra sticky tape, drum keys, etc. Now I need to get a flask!I bring this big bag I got from A Drummer’s Tradition in San Rafael after my beloved leather bag was stolen. Probably too big but I have all sorts of things in the outside zippered pockets: snare cord, Sonor and trad keys, felts and sleeves for those stands on that bad house kit, small maracas for those Keltner moments, ear protection, band aids, naproxen, a 9 volt and some guitar picks...and even a small flask of cognac to help me deal with guitarists who forget picks.
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I use the same bag, same color. It hangs on the floor tom with no noticeable change in tone or sustain.Tama Powerpad compact bag, as mentioned above.
Last year I asked myself WHY have I been lugging around a 5 to 7 pound stick bag to every gig for 40 years?
This Tama holds 6 prs. which is plenty for my gigging use.
Half the size & half the weight of my regular stick bags. Cheap too, under $12 shipped from MF.
It's seen a lot of gigging use in the year since I got it and it's held up wonderfully. Perfect.
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