Road cases are essential to any touring band. If you have gear to move, it’s best to keep it safe and sound inside a road case.

Plastic SKB cases are not as durable and do not roll right out of the trailer. If you use these types of cases, you will need many more of them and will result in a longer load in and sound check.

Prices for road cases range from inexpensive to costly. We hope this list helps you pick the best road case for your expensive gear.

Best Road Cases For Touring Bands 2018

When it comes to buying road cases, there’s not too many places you can buy them locally. It’s a little different than going down to your local Guitar Center.

Sometimes you can find a used road case at a local pawn shop or used music store. A lot of times these cases will have rivets missing and the latches will be worn out. A better idea is to buy new and buy quality. Here’s my picks for the best road cases for touring bands.

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OSP Cases | ATA Road Case | Utility Truck Pack Transport Case | 45" Rubber-Lined Cable Trunk |...
OSP Cases | Pro-Work | 7-Drawer Utility Case|Attachable Standing Lid Table
Cable Trunk 'Mini Size' 30x22 ATA Case - Heavy Duty 3/8" Ply w/Wheels - Standard High - Truck Pack...
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OSP Cases | ATA Road Case | Utility Truck Pack Transport Case | 45" Rubber-Lined Cable Trunk |...
OSP Cases | Pro-Work | 7-Drawer Utility Case|Attachable Standing Lid Table
Cable Trunk 'Mini Size' 30x22 ATA Case - Heavy Duty 3/8" Ply w/Wheels - Standard High - Truck Pack...
Quick Summary
Rugged 3/8" Plywood with Black Laminate
Perfect for tools, tape, and batteries. Everything you need
Smaller footprint in trailer
Industrial-Grade Rivets, Latches, and Spring-Loaded Handles
Industrial-Grade Rivets, Latches, and Spring-Loaded Handles
Perfect little cable trunk
Perfect for cables, hardware, or anything you can think of
Includes Attachable Standing Table Lid
Heavy Duty Recessed Catches and Handles - Hinged Lid
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OSP Cases | ATA Road Case | Utility Truck Pack Transport Case | 45" Rubber-Lined Cable Trunk |...
Product
OSP Cases | ATA Road Case | Utility Truck Pack Transport Case | 45" Rubber-Lined Cable Trunk |...
Quick Summary
Rugged 3/8" Plywood with Black Laminate
Industrial-Grade Rivets, Latches, and Spring-Loaded Handles
Perfect for cables, hardware, or anything you can think of
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OSP Cases | Pro-Work | 7-Drawer Utility Case|Attachable Standing Lid Table
Product
OSP Cases | Pro-Work | 7-Drawer Utility Case|Attachable Standing Lid Table
Quick Summary
Perfect for tools, tape, and batteries. Everything you need
Industrial-Grade Rivets, Latches, and Spring-Loaded Handles
Includes Attachable Standing Table Lid
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Cable Trunk 'Mini Size' 30x22 ATA Case - Heavy Duty 3/8" Ply w/Wheels - Standard High - Truck Pack...
Product
Cable Trunk 'Mini Size' 30x22 ATA Case - Heavy Duty 3/8" Ply w/Wheels - Standard High - Truck Pack...
Quick Summary
Smaller footprint in trailer
Perfect little cable trunk
Heavy Duty Recessed Catches and Handles - Hinged Lid

Road Case Brands To Avoid

I purchased what was supposed to be a bass drum and cymbal case from Road Cases USA. The case that came was garbage. It’s only 1/2″ thick (making it very flimsy), the rivets are terrible, the latches are tiny, and don’t even get me started on the casters. It ended up being way to small to hold my bass drum and cymbals, so I just turned it into a cable trunk that I still use to this day.

 

Posted by Drumming Review Staff

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