It's no secret that instruments and audio equipment are serious investments, and that means you never want anything unexpected to happen to them. Just like most things that you're looking to protect, putting your music-making gear safely into cases is just common sense. When you're planning to travel or even just for storage around the house, cases from SKB are smart choices for ensuring that your prized possessions stay in perfect condition.
SKB cases for instruments come in two basic kinds: rigid, hard-shelled cases and soft gig bags. When you think about these, it's important not to take a "one or the other" sort of approach. The simple truth is that each has its own pros and cons, and your best bet is to have one of each so you're ready for any situation. For example, if you're heading to a local show and you need a way to easily carry your instrument while protecting against minor bumps in the road, you're looking for a gig bag. They're lightweight, simple to use and a cinch to carry. On the other hand, when you're on your way to an out-of-state gig in a tour van or if you'll be traveling by air, you're definitely in hard case territory. These rugged shells are bulkier and heavier than gig bags, but they have the ability to stand up to the most rigorous travel conditions.
Some of SKB's options are as functional as they are practical. Models like the SKB Roto Rack Console and SKB-19-P12 Pop-Up Mixer Case are more than just simple everyday cases; they become part of your stage setup, giving you a seamless switch between performance and storage so you don't have to spend time unpacking and packing your gear before and after the show. There are also a lot of SKB mobile racks like the Roto Rolling Rack, with built-in casters and handles so setting up the stage is a snap.
What SKB proves, above all else, is that a case doesn't have to be "just a case." With options ranging from very basic to surprisingly innovative, they've really done a lot to show that there's more to a good case or gig bag than what you see at first glance. To be sure your instruments and gear get safely to where they need to be, SKB cases are just plain good ideas.