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SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case   (Open Box)
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      OVERVIEW

      Incredibly tough, lightweight, and reliable with brilliant design.

      The revolutionary SKB Roto-Molded D-shaped drum case has molded-in feet for upright positioning and stability. Patented Roto-X pattern for durability and reliable stacking. Case has sure-grip handles with a 90° stop for easy lifting and transporting of drums. Sturdy, high-tension slide-release buckle and heavy-duty web strap ensures totally reliable closure. This SKB road ready case is stackable for convenient storage. Fabric-covered foam inserts securely cradle the drum with maximum protection.

      SKB is our premier supplier of instrument and gear cases. SKB builds their products with military-spec, ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene and premium hardware. All SKB hardshell cases are unconditionally guaranteed forever. That means if you break it, they will repair or replace it at no cost to you.

      FEATURES
      • Roto-Molded D-shaped design
      • Stable standing and stacking
      • Roto-X pattern
      • Sure-grip handles
      • Heavy-duty strap and buckle
      • Pedestal feet
      • Fabric-covered foam inserts
      • Guaranteed forever
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      SKBRoto-X Molded Drum Case
       
      4.5

      (based on 38 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Durable (13)
      • Good protection (13)
      • Easy to carry (8)
      • Stylish (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (9)
      • Concerts (4)
      • Everyday (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (7), Experienced (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      SKB 14x5-1/2 Snare Case

      I purchased a set of the SKB cases 10-plus years ago and found that these cases are some of the best cases on the market. My drums are held securely and I've never...Read complete review

      I purchased a set of the SKB cases 10-plus years ago and found that these cases are some of the best cases on the market. My drums are held securely and I've never had any damages, and even the time my bass drum case accidentally rolled down a flight of stairs (with my kick inside), the case (and the kick) were perfectly fine. These cases have endured thousands of miles in the band's trailer and in our van and have taken my drums to hundreds of gigs over the years. Highly recommended.
      Fast forward to 2014 and the need for another snare case....I know exactly what I'm going to purchase. From the outside, the new case is identical to my old case. Same tough straps, same handle, same Roto-X molded pattern however inside the case is a different story. Every manufacturer is tasked with the challenge of decreasing costs while increasing profits, and apparently SKB decided to cut back on the amount of padding as their way to lower manufacturing costs.
      The padding around the perimeter of the new case appears to be less than 1/4" thick as compared to the 1/2" thick padding of the old case. The old case securely held the snare and wouldn't allow any movement, but the new case with the thinner padding doesn't. The snare is able to roll around a bit and can bounce from side to side. I've tried all of my snares in this case and they all fit the same way.
      It's somewhat disappointing that I'll have to add some extra padding with this new case, but if I want to fully protect my vintage snare, it's what I'll do. You'd think that with the prices of these cases, I wouldn't be required to do this.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      The 16x16 tom tom that measured 20x20

      The 16x16 tom tom case I ordered measured 20x20, yet the box had a label 16x16. Upon return a new one was sent. Surprise, a 16x16 label on a box that contained a...Read complete review

      The 16x16 tom tom case I ordered measured 20x20, yet the box had a label 16x16. Upon return a new one was sent. Surprise, a 16x16 label on a box that contained a 20x20 tom tom case. Had to return that one as well to find out that no 16x16 was available. The staff was apologetic and helpful but I now have to wait until mid November before a 16x16 case is available. The big question is going to be: "Will it really be a 16x16?"

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      5.0

      Best Cases!

      By 

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

          These cases have endured many miles of extensive touring for me and I trust them with all my gear. I'm an "Inbetweener" when it comes to snare dimensions and the 5.5" deep case fit my 6" deep snare even better than it would have for a 5.5" drum.

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          5.0

          Best cases!

          By 

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

              These are the only cases I use. The tom cases sometimes have trouble fitting drums with a suspension mounting system but these fit my Gretsch mini-GTS style mounts perfectly.

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Great Case, Tight Fit

              By 

              from Glenwood Springs, CO

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

                It's SKB, therefore, almost bulletproof. Only issue with the tom cases is that it's a very tight fit for DW STM mounts. Literally take the case out of shape. If you go up a size, the drum rattles around in the case and I don't like that. Check your mounts and make sure they fit!

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                5.0

                Love it

                By 

                from Napa Valley, CA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Perfect fit
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

                I bought this for my Bodhran. The drum has a little room to move inside the case but overall it fits very nicely. (My drum's actual measurement is 15.5"x5.5".) Great as-is for a carry-on when travelling but If I had to check it as baggage I would wedge in just a little soft foam or packing material around the sides to make sure the drum has no room to move at all. I'm very happy with this case and relieved that my drum has more protection than just a gig bag.

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                5.0

                Cant go wrong

                By 

                from thats life in Hollywood, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Everyday
                  • Practicing
                  • Travel

                  Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

                  The best, hands down. Humes and Berg come in 2nd only cause the handles they put on their are awful. SKB handles are rounded a bit to put less strain on your hand...which is great because we have enough strain on our wrists and hands from playing, carrying, handling other band members girlfriends, etc.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Snug

                  By 

                  from MA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

                      Perfect for most 6.5 & 7" snare drums. Trick strainers fit fine, but Dunnett or Supersensitive style strainers protrude too far for this case. For them, I find,the Elite Air best

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                      5.0

                      Chris was a great help!

                      By 

                      from Baltimore, MD

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Good Protection
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Travel
                      • Whenever Moving It

                      Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

                      This was actually a Christmas gift for my son. But he specifically asked for this. He has the same kind of case for his bass drum. So I'm sure he'd recommend it! Chris (the GearHead from Musician's Friend) was great! He was a huge help! Got me taken care of quickly and professionally but was very personable too!

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                      5.0

                      Great protection

                      By 

                      from Houston,Texas

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Good Protection
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

                        Best protection for the money

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Roto-Xtreem

                        By 

                        from Selden,NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Carry
                        • Good Protection
                        • Sturdy
                        • These Are The Best Cases

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday
                          • Travel

                          Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

                          The best cases on the market. They provide excellent protection. I have dropped the cases with the drums inside, and there was no damage to the drum at all. Only issue I have is with the plastic clips on the straps. They tend to break if you're not careful.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          SKB 14x5-1/2 Snare Case

                          By 

                          from Pittsburg, KS

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Carry
                          • Good Protection
                          • Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • Very Little Padding

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about SKB Roto-X Molded Drum Case:

                            I purchased a set of the SKB cases 10-plus years ago and found that these cases are some of the best cases on the market. My drums are held securely and I've never had any damages, and even the time my bass drum case accidentally rolled down a flight of stairs (with my kick inside), the case (and the kick) were perfectly fine. These cases have endured thousands of miles in the band's trailer and in our van and have taken my drums to hundreds of gigs over the years. Highly recommended.
                            Fast forward to 2014 and the need for another snare case....I know exactly what I'm going to purchase. From the outside, the new case is identical to my old case. Same tough straps, same handle, same Roto-X molded pattern however inside the case is a different story. Every manufacturer is tasked with the challenge of decreasing costs while increasing profits, and apparently SKB decided to cut back on the amount of padding as their way to lower manufacturing costs.
                            The padding around the perimeter of the new case appears to be less than 1/4" thick as compared to the 1/2" thick padding of the old case. The old case securely held the snare and wouldn't allow any movement, but the new case with the thinner padding doesn't. The snare is able to roll around a bit and can bounce from side to side. I've tried all of my snares in this case and they all fit the same way.
                            It's somewhat disappointing that I'll have to add some extra padding with this new case, but if I want to fully protect my vintage snare, it's what I'll do. You'd think that with the prices of these cases, I wouldn't be required to do this.

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