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Old 05-13-2020, 06:51 PM
DionneDrummer DionneDrummer is offline
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Default Drum hardware storage suggestions

Hi VDF folks,
I need to reorganize my droom (aka drum room) - what suggestions do you have for hardware storage (stands, pedals etc): long plastic bins? Something homemade? Or maybe something originally designed for another purpose? Pictures of what you have would be awesome.
I already have two of the “trap” cases and one long case that has wheels. I’m thinking of something that could fit on shelving.
Thanks!
Jeff
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1971 Ludwig Super Classics in Blue Sparkle 13/16/22
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:35 AM
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I have slowly converted all of my hardware and small instrument storage on shelves to plastic bins. I will attach some photos that were taken a while ago and are an intermediate stage. Sorry for the fuzzy photography. I mark the sides and top with a black felt tip marker and use some Goof Off to erase the label if I change the contents. I collect pedals and wrap them in cheap cotton bar towels that I buy at Wally World inside the bins. It keeps them from scratching each other and keeps the various parts and beater together in the bin. I used to keep everything in printer paper boxes but that only works up to a certain size. I keep sticks and mallets in the light weight aluminum tool "brief case" boxes that I buy at the big box hardware stores.
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Old 06-05-2020, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: Drum hardware storage suggestions

Thanks Pedal Pusher. Anyone else with suggestions?
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1960s Ralston (Star) set in Red Agate Pearl 12/12/16/20
1961 Ludwig Cocktail Lounge drum 24 x 16 in blue sparkle
1966 Ludwig Hollywoods in Sky Blue Pearl 12/13/16/22
1971 Ludwig Super Classics in Blue Sparkle 13/16/22
1976 Ludwig Vistalites in Blue 13/14/16/22
70s/80s Ludwig orphans in Black Cortex "Bonham" style 14/16/18/20/26 (B/O Badges)

Many snares
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: Drum hardware storage suggestions

I invested in Cymbal carry bags and have 8 that I keep them stored in, drums sets are all in either hard or padded soft side cases (makes it safer when stacking). For the stands i keep some of the vintage ones in Drum Canister thrones which are sitting "on display" and for the rest of the stands some I keep in their original boxes others are just stacked standing up in a closet. Like you, the pedals are in bubble wrap in boxes. Snares are on racks (Proline from GC) and I have large racks that are 4-shelves and hold 7 per shelf.
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:21 AM
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Many older style suitcases are great for hardware bags. That's all I used for years. I got the kind that had some built-in wheels and a detachable strap. Most always they are made from waterproof material. I either got them for free or paid a very minimal price at yard sales, etc.

Plastic storage bins from Costco are also great for long-term, indoor storage.
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Old 06-06-2020, 03:37 AM
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I saw a rental company use 4" PVC laid on its side...

Like this case for mic stands.. https://reverb.com/item/1497019-osp-...N-N_qT8VLS8Rps
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Old 06-12-2020, 03:00 PM
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I have an old friend with some really old drums and hardware that is really clean.
He had his stuff in trap cases, but he wrapped all of his stands in towels before putting them in the trap case. He had some Premiere stands from the 60's that were like new when I sold them for him a couple years ago.
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Old 06-12-2020, 04:47 PM
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I saw a rental company use 4" PVC laid on its side...

Like this case for mic stands.. https://reverb.com/item/1497019-osp-...N-N_qT8VLS8Rps

That is an idea that hadn't occurred to me, but I do something similar.
I wanted to chip in with this photo of some PVC pipe used to store a ham radio antenna. Note the caps on the ends that I thought might contribute to the conversation.
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One legged '71 Ludwig Rock Duo set in Blue Oyster Pearl
Mapex Saturn kit with semi-matching bass drums
1969 and 1977 Ludwig 400 Supraphonic snares
1965 Acrolite snare
Ludwig Coliseum snare
Pearl free floating piccolo snare
13" Mapex piccolo snare
1959 Slingerland Super Gene Krupa snare in WMP
mid 20's Ludwig Universal Snare NOB
mid 20's Ludwig wood separate tension snare
UFIP cymbals
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Old 06-13-2020, 08:19 AM
DionneDrummer DionneDrummer is offline
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Default Re: Drum hardware storage suggestions

These are all great ideas ! Thanks!
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1960s Ralston (Star) set in Red Agate Pearl 12/12/16/20
1961 Ludwig Cocktail Lounge drum 24 x 16 in blue sparkle
1966 Ludwig Hollywoods in Sky Blue Pearl 12/13/16/22
1971 Ludwig Super Classics in Blue Sparkle 13/16/22
1976 Ludwig Vistalites in Blue 13/14/16/22
70s/80s Ludwig orphans in Black Cortex "Bonham" style 14/16/18/20/26 (B/O Badges)

Many snares
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