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Anyone built there own flight case?

Thinking about one for my Evo neo 2x10 combo.

Does the price of decent ply these days make it prohibitive, compared to buying one already made.

What are your experiences?

thanks.

John 

 

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I found the biggest challenge getting decent hardware in small sizes for bass cases.

Penn do excellent hardware for instrument cases. I used theirs to make this dog case:

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If you can get a tradepoint card, get your ply cut at B&Q.

 

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On 16/07/2021 at 14:25, Stub Mandrel said:

I found the biggest challenge getting decent hardware in small sizes for bass cases.

Penn do excellent hardware for instrument cases. I used theirs to make this dog case:

Testing_with_an_extreme_load.JPG

 

 

Perfect for transporting sub-woofers. 

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I made a couple of guitar cases in the 70s and cases for all the synths and other high-tech equipment I was gigging in the 80s. 

IME the biggest problem was the weight vs the level of protection for the equipment. Anything that provided a decent amount of protection weighed almost as much as the instrument it was designed to fit - in the case of one of the guitars a bit more! The other trade off was between having something tailor-made for the contents and the fact that no matter how much time and effort I put into a case it was never as professional looking as the commercially available ones.

The main advantage to having home-made cases for the synths and high-tech stuff was that we could brightly colour-code them, which:

1. Made it relatively difficult for someone to walk off un-noticed with one of our cases.

2. Meant we could arrange the load in so that the right gear went to the right place on stage - all the yellow cases went one side and the red cases went the other - very useful when several of the cases were identical in size.

3. Some of the cases doubled as equipment stands when emptied and made the stage set a bit more interesting looking.

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