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SKB SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case  

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  • Patented computer design
  • Roto-Molded indestructibility
  • Padlocks for security
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    $239.99
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      The ultimate in secure transport.

      The SKB ATA case is rotationally molded with slide-in cap design for compact shipping and storage. Designed to transport your drum stands and hardware, its patented computer design provides Roto-Molded indestructibility. In-line skate wheels let it glide through airports. Molded Sure Grip handle balances the case while carrying or loading. It meets or exceeds ATA specs and has padlocks for security.

      Manufactured in SKB's North American factory with the exact standards of their top-of-the-line cases, Freedom cases feature SKB's famous molded-in bumper protection, molded-in feet, SKB's exclusive Perfect-Match precision valence system, fully plush-lined EPS molded interior, and an oversized accessory compartment. The ATA drum stand case is backed by SKB's Conditional Lifetime Warranty against manufacturer's defects from normal usage.

      Features
      • Patented computer design
      • Roto-Molded indestructibility
      • Padlocks for security
      • In-line skate wheels let it glide through airports Molded Sure Grip handle balances the case while carrying or loading

      Get it and simplify your life.

       

      SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case Specifications:

      • 48"L x 12-1/2" diameter
      • 14.2 lbs.
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      SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case
       
      4.1

      (based on 16 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      What A Time Saver!!!

      You will love this case. Yes, you will have the occasional wing nut that will snag the lid when you try to put it on. All you have to do is wiggle the case...Read complete review

      You will love this case. Yes, you will have the occasional wing nut that will snag the lid when you try to put it on. All you have to do is wiggle the case a little and it goes right on (The bungee idea that another reviewer used was pretty sweet.). All I have to do is fold in the tripods and booms and put them in the case. You don't have to tear your stands down all of the way because the case is so tall. A lot of cases on the market can't even accommodate a hi-hat stand without removing ,or bending :-(, the pull rod. And as for those other "touring" drummers that tell you to buy a custom case that probably costs more than your hardware, I have a couple of simple solutions to prevent damage on those long rides. 1.) If space allows, load the case in an upright position. Or 2.) Load your hardware more towards the middle or front of the vehicle as possible. That area of a vehicle doesn't bounce as much as the back.
      And yes, it is a great case for storing golf clubs too.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Heavy duty, but a pain.

      Using this product on the road is a waste of time. When you're done with a show, you don't want to spend a bunch of time trying to intricately arrange stands just so the ...Read complete review

      Using this product on the road is a waste of time. When you're done with a show, you don't want to spend a bunch of time trying to intricately arrange stands just so the lid will slide down properly. While it's rugged, it's too rough on the inside for me. No paddng = damage to gear. Great for a rugged storage unit when you're off the road or finishing up in the studio - not a great solution for touring.
      It's big enough to hold most of your drum stands or mic stands. It's quite sturdy, so you don't have to worry too much about it falling apart. The main issue is (like many have said before) the top half slides almost a foot INTO the bottom half. This was a stupid decision by the manufacturer; this will cause the lid to get caught by parts of your stand, and you'll have to constantly rearrange your stands so the top half will fit and lock into place. Bad design flaw. Even with a small amount of stands, you'll still get hung up if a stand leans the wrong way.
      Heavy duty, yes. Only downside is it's quite tough on the inside as well - no padding. So, while this is quite sturdy, I wouldn't use it on bumpy rides unless your stands are heavy duty.
      It's quite rugged, but difficult and incovenient. I wouldn't reccomend this for anything but basic storage, and this is too expensive for a basic storage unit (in my opinion.) Look elsewhere or get a custom built case if you're taking your gear on tour.

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      5.0

      Very pleased!

      By Furrow

      from Oregon

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Loads In Upright
      • Protection From Wet
      • Rugged
      • Slim Lines Snag Free
      • Wheels

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

          A small bungee, a little shake= Golden. I may try a little judicious trimming to the inside lip of the lid also.

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          5.0

          What A Time Saver!!!

          By 1dwumma1

          from Cincinnati, Oh.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • For The Gigging Drummer
            • Travel

            Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

            You will love this case. Yes, you will have the occasional wing nut that will snag the lid when you try to put it on. All you have to do is wiggle the case a little and it goes right on (The bungee idea that another reviewer used was pretty sweet.). All I have to do is fold in the tripods and booms and put them in the case. You don't have to tear your stands down all of the way because the case is so tall. A lot of cases on the market can't even accommodate a hi-hat stand without removing ,or bending :-(, the pull rod. And as for those other "touring" drummers that tell you to buy a custom case that probably costs more than your hardware, I have a couple of simple solutions to prevent damage on those long rides. 1.) If space allows, load the case in an upright position. Or 2.) Load your hardware more towards the middle or front of the vehicle as possible. That area of a vehicle doesn't bounce as much as the back.
            And yes, it is a great case for storing golf clubs too.

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            5.0

            turn it upside down!

            By beatnix13

            from key west, fl

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

                here's the trick to using the skb freedom case. instead of trying to put your stands fitting into the bottom of the case with the wheels, just load all your stands into the top part of the case (upside down). then all you do is slide the bottom part and it fits without having to jiggle the case around. i can fit 2- snare stands, 1-hi-hat stand, 2- cymbal stands, cymbal and cowbell holders and floor tom legs in mine. i've been using this case for 7 years.

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                5.0

                Good Sturdy Case

                By Doug Clark

                from York, PA

                Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

                The case is nice and sturdy. I use it for my cymbal stands and there is plenty of room to put collapsed stands in there. The lid fits perfectly. The only two minor gripes I have would be concerning the clasps and the handle. The clasps are very tight and hard to open and close. You also have to be careful when opening and closing as you can easily pinch your finger. The handle on the top of the case isn't really a handle as much as just a place to hold onto the case. A little more thought could have been put into that. That being said, I wouldn't let that deter you from buying the case. It holds a lot of gear, and the wheels seem very sturdy and it's easy to roll when moving the case. There is a nice handle on the side of the case for when you need to pick it up and put it in your vehicle. Over all, I'd give it a 9 out of 10 stars.
                Got it on sale. Good discount. Still think they are way overpriced.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The reviews on this case are correct!

                By Carl Cickavage

                from Cleveland OH

                Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

                This is my first review on anything ever. Trust the other reviews. They are correct. The case shipped on time and arrived in perfect condition. This case holds all my stands, long and short. I do want to note that the top part of the case goes inside the bottom part. The review that suggested a short bungee cord around the stands to keep them centered in the case worked great and I had no trouble getting the top on. I also use a bungee around my high hat pedal to secure it from flopping around. The bottom portion stands up on its own so no more bending over to load the stands. This is really great. The stands also do not need to be shortened to their lowest position because the case is so tall. This is a valuable timesaver. The case works like a two-wheeled dolly and the centered handle on the side makes it easy to get it into our trailer. I have used soft cases in the past and they are OK for the price but both of mine tore and the zippers broke after years of on the road use. This case will last me for years because of its simple and effective design. I am satisfied with my purchase and recommend this case if you are a gigging drummer.
                Good large hardshell case with secure latches, carry handle for lifting, top handle for dolly use and good wheels.
                SKB is quality.
                Most inexpensive case I could find that still gets the job done from a brand name that I can trust.

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                2.0

                This is a golf bag case

                By Tyler Baker

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

                SKB is great, but this isn't what you're looking for.
                I've owned this product for 7 years or so and have disliked from the moment I got it. It's not designed for drum hardware. It's for golf bags. My guess is they realized they could squeeze this into a wider market and went for it. The lip on the top section made closing the case almost impossible when full of stands. After a little self-modification, it still sometimes gives me trouble. I've had to completely empty it and reload it keeping bolts, feet, and corners pointed toward the middle.

                SKB makes great products. This is a great GOLF BAG case. The latches and wheels are still in great condition after years of heavy use. However, if you're looking for a drum hardware case, look elsewhere.

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                2.0

                Heavy duty, but a pain.

                By David C.

                from California

                Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

                Using this product on the road is a waste of time. When you're done with a show, you don't want to spend a bunch of time trying to intricately arrange stands just so the lid will slide down properly. While it's rugged, it's too rough on the inside for me. No paddng = damage to gear. Great for a rugged storage unit when you're off the road or finishing up in the studio - not a great solution for touring.
                It's big enough to hold most of your drum stands or mic stands. It's quite sturdy, so you don't have to worry too much about it falling apart. The main issue is (like many have said before) the top half slides almost a foot INTO the bottom half. This was a stupid decision by the manufacturer; this will cause the lid to get caught by parts of your stand, and you'll have to constantly rearrange your stands so the top half will fit and lock into place. Bad design flaw. Even with a small amount of stands, you'll still get hung up if a stand leans the wrong way.
                Heavy duty, yes. Only downside is it's quite tough on the inside as well - no padding. So, while this is quite sturdy, I wouldn't use it on bumpy rides unless your stands are heavy duty.
                It's quite rugged, but difficult and incovenient. I wouldn't reccomend this for anything but basic storage, and this is too expensive for a basic storage unit (in my opinion.) Look elsewhere or get a custom built case if you're taking your gear on tour.

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Not bad for a golf club caddy

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

                Is it a golf bag that is taller than I need and the top should go over (not into) the bottom so it sometimes catches on stand wing nuts? Yes.BUT...Can I put enough 800 series stands into it to hold 3 rides, 4 crash, 2 splash and my HH? YES.Can I leave my stands extended (less tear down time) when I put them in the case now? YES.Is it easier to roll this behind me with one hand while my other rolls the cymbal vault than it was to carry 2 smaller cases and another trip for the cymbal bags? YYEESS!!!Will this last longer than I will be playing drums? Probably.'Nuff Said.

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                5.0

                Does the job

                By Pacheco

                from Venezuela

                Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

                This thing works just great. Have had mine for 5 years now and I can say it's virtually indestructible. The wheels still work fine and the padlock thingies too, and I use it every week to go to practice. Many people wrote about the fact that if you put too many stands inside you are gonna have to shake the case a little bit in order to close it properly, but this is nothing to die for, because many stands fit inside and that all that matters. One thing to point out is that this is a big case, and won't fit in most of small-medium trunks, but fits perfectly in the back seat.Overall this is a great product.

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                5.0

                Awesome For Drum Hardware!

                By tylerthompsonmusic

                from Seattle, WA

                Comments about SKB-R4913S Freedom Stand Transport Case:

                I use mine for my drum hardware. I tour full time so I've probably done 500+ shows with this case. It's by far the lightest, easiest to transport, and cheapest hardshell hardware case on the market. It took getting use to, but once I started using a short bungee cord to wrap around the stands to keep them in the center, it worked like dream. It's awesome being able to wheel it behind you and carrying it with one hand up stairs. I don't recommend it for drummers with a 10-piece kit, but it should work for most.

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