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Gunsfreddy2003

Hard case/Flight case for gear - advice needed

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Hello,

I'm after some suggestions on cases (hard or flight really) to put gear in. I have some bits of equipment which cost a lot and I need to protect when I take out to gigs but neither have a hard case option from the manufacturer which is annoying.

Anyone got tips or advice on what can be used in this situation? I've looked at custom flight cases but that's a really expensive route. I'm sure I've heard before about people using camera equipment cases which are provabsbky more economical.

Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

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For instruments, Hiscox cases. For (small) amp heads/pedals etc I use Boschma cases from Flightcase Warehouse. Not much is going to wreck any item stored in either of these.

Edit - should also mention neither will break the bank either Edited by Lozz196

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Pelco for gear/accessories

I've got a bass flight case which I wanna sell- although the foam is cut out for a P-bass. I couldn't be arsed taking a flight case when I went abroad, so I use my Mono m80 and that is fine.

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BC Gigster engine and Allen & Heath ME 1.

[quote name='EBS_freak' timestamp='1510314705' post='3405503']
What sort of items are you looking to case?
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[quote name='Gunsfreddy2003' timestamp='1510324790' post='3405625']
BC Gigster engine and Allen & Heath ME 1.
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OK - off the top of my head, these spring to mind -

ME1 - [url="https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/small-flight-case-with-foam-interior-n50fu"]https://www.maplin.c...-interior-n50fu[/url]

Gigster too big to fit in there - you may be able to find something similar but slightly larger.

EDIT: Here you go - https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/large-rugged-case-n79gg Edited by EBS_freak

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On 10/11/2017 at 18:46, EBS_freak said:

[quote name='Gunsfreddy2003' timestamp='1510324790' post='3405625']
BC Gigster engine and Allen & Heath ME 1.
[/quote]

OK - off the top of my head, these spring to mind -

ME1 - https://www.maplin.c...-interior-n50fu

Gigster too big to fit in there - you may be able to find something similar but slightly larger.

EDIT: Here you go - https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/large-rugged-case-n79gg

Top man Russ - thank you.

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A big flight or rack case looks good and protects your kit, but can be a sod to move around, get up and down stairs, etc. At my advancing age, I've separated my kit into smaller cases - several lightweight rack cases rather than one big one, etc. More trips, but easier on the back. Camera cases - alu' ones from Maplin at al - are fine for cables, mics and small stuff and cheap.

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Flight cases are only cool when they are not moving or someone else is moving them. The Trifibre cases Russ has put up are fine and dandy for anything apart from going in the back or vans with lots of proper flightcases.

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Also remember - full on flightcases are great for keeping your equipment safe whilst denting your car as they slide around.

Edited by EBS_freak

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The Trifibre Challenger series cases that EBS linked to are great. They're budget clones of Pelican cases, which are the dogs danglies, but I tour two Challenger cases that spend most of their lives rattling around splitter vans and bouncing off flightcased and they're rock solid. 

The 5015 model and larger ones come with wheels and a pull-out handle, and can be ordered with ready perforated pick'n'pluck foam to make a custom insert with, very handy indeed.

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