Hard Case for 2-Frame - suggestions?

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Hard Case for 2-Frame - suggestions?

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Anyone have a good solution for Bugs on the go? My current method is wrapping the 2-Frame in a bath towel for extra cushion (and to round out the sharp corners of the case) and then putting it in a large backpack. This works fine although I would like something that provides a bit of protection for the pots, or for longer journeys.

Pelican case seems good:
https://www.pelicancases.com/Pelican-1490-P120.aspx

Maybe someone has found a better/cheaper solution?
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I used (and still use) this for a two framer when i take it out and about:




was a £30 jobby from maplin in the uk. Granted I had to remove most of the padding inside but the knob face is protected by foam and i wedge foam around all the edges for cushioning. I'm not throwing it around so it's been fine for me.

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I have a pelican case which I used for my two frames and it's been worth the extra price.
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indexofmetals wrote:I have a pelican case which I used for my two frames and it's been worth the extra price.
Which size case fits two frames nicely? and is there space for power, cables, etc?
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my case for the bug frames is back in the UK but i've got the peli air 1555 for some smaller custom boxes that fit two frames worth and it's just about the same size but a bit lighter.
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Thanks for the input. Chris's case looks pretty adequate to me.

For whatever reason, I clicked the Pelican Air promo vid and it made me smile to think of all the various military / extreme outdoors / industrial people carrying Pelican cases with SynthVoices inside. They do look top quality though. May try to find a used one.
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I have a DJ backpack which fits my 2x16FW system nicely (or 2x11FW + some other machines), with generous padding and room for plenty of extras (laptop, PSU, cables). It's one of the Magma backpacks, a taller version. Lot's of good cases in the DJ world, that fits desktop modulars.

For 2x11FW shallows, I have also used a padded suitcase, very similar to Chris' thing. Those can often be found cheaply in hardware stores.

When travelling far, I have sometimes stuffed a bug system in my check-in suitcase, with masonite baords on both sides (and strings around to keep in place) to protect panel&pots, and plenty of clothes etc around for padding.
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Re: Hard Case for 2-Frame - suggestions?

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Do you reckon the 1556 Air might be too snug for a pair of double frames with power and cables?

https://www.pelican.com/us/en/product/cases/air/1556

Ack, I'll probably have a couple small 5fw things, too, like the DRM1. Suddenly the 1615 doesn't seem so crazy.
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I'm using an SKB case.
Outside: 22" x 18.5" x 8.5"
Inside: 20.5" x 15.5" x 7.44"
I just turn the frac 90 degrees, leaving things patched, lower that and the euro into the box and pack odds and ends around them. A thin piece of plywood on top for more accessories and cables. That and a powered speaker is the whole setup. Hand carried of course.

EDIT: (Aug 2020) Same box but gear's been rebuilt into a homemade 3 row, 21" wide frame. It ends up holding more and being less of a bother then the old pix below. Proving that sometimes after many incremental changes it may be time to step back and try a fresh approach.
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I found a Nanuk 960 with foam for like half-price, and I couldn't pass it up. With hope, this will provide a defacto limit to my BugBrand addiction, but I don't know... :bugbrand: :bugbrand: :bugbrand:
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Re: Hard Case for 2-Frame - suggestions?

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Not a hardcase but the gator gk 2110 bag is perfect for a 2 frame shallow bug setup.
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sungja wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:50 pm Not a hardcase but the gator gk 2110 bag is perfect for a 2 frame shallow bug setup.
That's great to know!
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sungja wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:50 pm Not a hardcase but the gator gk 2110 bag is perfect for a 2 frame shallow bug setup.
Glad I found this thread. I went to source a 2110 for my new 2 frame and found I had bought one from Amazon back in 2015 for something. Now to dig through the closet

I’m thinking about ordering a custom cover from these guys. I have a few of their covers and they are affordable and a step up from a towel or trash bag. I’ve learned the hard way that nothing is immune from spilled coffee or cat puke - the latter was the fate of a cheap Behringer mixer so it was a cheap lesson!

https://www.digitaldeckcovers.com/
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Re: Hard Case for 2-Frame - suggestions?

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BugBrand wrote: Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:55 am
sungja wrote: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:50 pm Not a hardcase but the gator gk 2110 bag is perfect for a 2 frame shallow bug setup.
That's great to know!
agreed! definitely planning to get one of these (though still might use the towel-wrapping method for a bit of extra cush...) :hihi:
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