Your Favorite Stick Bag

CC Cirillo

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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.

I know it’s probably too much, but my father was a Chief Mate in the Merchant Marine and a backpacker so I was raised to be prepared. A gig is like being at sea or in the woods.
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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.
Great call! I should totally start doing that. Thanks for the tip.
 

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Cac-Sac bag I picked up at Revival Drum in PDX while on tour in 2013. Last stick bag I’ll ever own.
 

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For me that is the Peter Erskine Free Standing stickbag, combined with the Vic Firth Essential Sitckbag for lighter/quick pick and go work.

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.
I've been using a Humes and Berg Enduro at my rehearsal room across town and a DW bag for gigs for years. I'd like to switch to something stand alone like this.
 

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I've got an old Reunion Blues from the 80's also. Dad bought it for me. He's gone, but the stick bag remains. Quality leather is hard to beat.
 

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I've had this bag for over 25 years and it's tough! Many pockets to stash stuff and a shoulder strap.

 

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I've had this bag for over 25 years and it's tough! Many pockets to stash stuff and a shoulder strap.

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 almost never switch stick types or sizes on my gigs, so for a long time I used a little bag that just held a few pairs of sticks.
I recently got the Tama Powerpad case because it was cheap and looked pretty cool. I had to go online to figure out what that second zipper was for.
 

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I collect old hand held stick bags that have the handle on the horizontal part of them. As far as a stick bag to hang on a floor tom, I bought a very inexpensive stick bag years ago from a member here. Had my wife cover it in some plastic/vinyl upholstery off of an old 50's kitchen chair . Love it!

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I've got a Tuxedo bag that I bought in 92 that still works great, only thing I replaced was the velcro on the outside pocket. I mostly use the small Tama powerpad bag though now. It fits in my cymbal bag and has everything I need. I have a friend that makes guitar straps that wants to make me a case at some point.
 

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A friend of mine made me a stick bag back in the 80's! I've used it non stop for about 30 years. His family owned an upholstery shop and it is very well made.
 

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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.

I know it’s probably too much, but my father was a Chief Mate in the Merchant Marine and a backpacker so I was raised to be prepared. A gig is like being at sea or in the woods. View attachment 412413 View attachment 412414
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!
 

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Because of this thread I am moving my Tama Powerpad bag up to "primary" status and my full size bag is going to stay home and house extra sticks. I realize I'm carrying around far too much bag and too many sticks for the gigs I play and it's just extra weight. Thanks for the nudge!
 

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I use the Peter Erskine bag as well but lately I've been using the stick bag my drumstick company gave me.
 

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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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I use the same bag, same color. It hangs on the floor tom with no noticeable change in tone or sustain.

REMEMBER: The larger the bag the more junk you will carry.

sherm
 

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My favorite was the black leather Ms. Percussion bag that I had for about 30 years. And then lost after a gig. :(

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I just have a regular Vic Firth bag now, but like a lot of you, I carry way more sticks than I really need.
 

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The LP Big that I’ve had for about 30 years. Aside from a key ring in place of the zipper tab, it’s held up through a whole lotta gigs and travel. Still rockin!

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