To ensure you get a lifetime of enjoyment and satisfaction from your drums and percussion instruments, you need to take proper care of them, both on and off the stage. On today's market, there isn't any shortage of drum and percussion cases, gig bags and covers, all of which are designed and crafted by experienced professionals.
You don't have to be a touring musician to justify the purchase of drum cases, gig bags and covers. For example, your drums may never leave the garage or basement, but that doesn't mean your cymbals are protected from grime in the grooves, or that your drum hardware is sheltered from oxidation. These are problems that can easily be avoided with proper storage and maintenance.
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From SKB and Gator to Zildjian and Nomad, there's a wide array of cases, gig bags and covers available for your drum and percussion instruments. The Gator GP-Standard-100 5-piece standard drum bag set is lightweight, high in quality, and will provide all the protection your drums need at a more than affordable price. For cymbals, look no further than the Zildjian Gig Cymbal bag. Equipped with a D Hook for the attachment of a stick bag, along with padded shoulder straps, this knapsack-style bag can handle cymbals up to 22'' in the main compartment with 3 dividers.
Drums and percussion instruments are a big investment. But that's not the only reason they should be properly taken care of. If your drums are not functioning to the best of their capabilities, then neither are you. For novice players and students, this is especially important, for they may never unlock their highest level of potential on gear that doesn't allow them to. In short, there is no reason to not give your gear the love and care it deserves. You won't regret it.