Re: hardware case
I don't know whereabouts in the world you are (USA? Europe?) but here in Australia we've a good company called Ragone that manufacture drum, cymbal and traps cases. I'll get a picture of one up soonish. One set of my Ragone cases (including the traps case) I've owned for probably 20 years of continual gigging, recording and travelling, they've haven't let me down yet.
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