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Pritt

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Hi all,
I bought a nice tabla set from DMS in Delhi a few years ago and I started lessons but stopped after a while and my set has been gathering dust in the loft. I brought them down and tuned the dayan and surprisingly the tabla still sounds lovely and it's stirred up my interest in taking some lessons. I've had two or three bags to carry the tablas in the past and they have all been the poor quality type that often gets bundled as an afterthought by some instrument sellers. The zips on my current bag have snapped and it's time for a new one. My tabla set is very heavy and I need something durable, ideally with a couple of side end pockets to store stationery and accessories. I was looking online at sports shops and was thinking of a sports branded type ideally waterproof. Has anyone found a bag that they're really happy with and doesn't fall apart just by looking at it?!! I don't want something with wheels as I would be taking it into the temple for lessons and don't want to drag any dirt in but something with a good strong shoulder strap would be handy as I have problem ankles and can't carry it too far held just in one hand. If it's helpful I've just weighed the Bayan which is 6.0Kg and the Dayan is 4.3Kg, so maybe 1-2Kg extra for accesssories.
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deep

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http://www.aacm.org/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=118&products_id=335&zenid=2vc8ectfo3ikdjmt3josip54i6
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Pritt

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Thanks Deep for your suggestion. I was thinking more of a strong sports holdall with shoulder strap rather than a full on flight case. I may be expecting too with my tabla being quite heavy.
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I have this one.Its a bit pricey, but can fit 2 dayans and a bayan.

http://www.kipling-usa.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3029647&cp=2999464.2999642&jsessionid=Lk7yTKlQK7GJK3ZyszG9n1hkzKbrkQkQD2h2pLR8f8GrNw0FjCrn%21-967129547&clickid=topnav_luggage_&parentPage=family&cid=1148747

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jmain

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Pritt,
Did you decide on a bag? I'm also looking for a gigbag type. I'm not flying or loading into a band trailer. Right now, just to and from teacher's house and maybe one day to the occasional kirtan.

I'm trying to decide between the one Kala Kendar has http://www.kalakendar.com/products/Tabla-Padded-Gigbag.html

Or one for a little more made by Mid-East http://www.drumfactorydirect.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16_167_220&products_id=1086
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Pritt

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Thanks for the suggestion. Classy but too pricey for me! Costs more than my bayan and two dayans!!
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Pritt,
Did you decide on a bag? I'm also looking for a gigbag type. I'm not flying or loading into a band trailer. Right now, just to and from teacher's house and maybe one day to the occasional kirtan.

I'm trying to decide between the one Kala Kendar has http://www.kalakendar.com/products/Tabla-Padded-Gigbag.html

Or one for a little more made by Mid-East http://www.drumfactorydirect.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16_167_220&products_id=1086
I was rummaging the my loft the other day looking for some computer fans when I found a large sports holdall. It' got a couple of tears in the side pockets but fits the tabla well and the main compartment of the bag looks like it will hold together. I will be using that for now and will let chance find me a bag sometime in the future. For me my tabla set is ridiculously heavy and although the bags you have found look good (thanks btw ), I do wonder how long they will last with the strain.
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jmain

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Glad you found something that will work for you. I have an economy bag I've been using - kinda like a duffle - with no padding. I put a towel in between (with tuner, hammer, notebook inside) and have a piece of cardboard in the bottom. Works pretty good, but I'm just a little worried about getting dents in the bayan. So I may end up with one of these.

Thanks for bringing up the topic and letting me chime in.
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jmain

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Anybody have any experience with either of the two I linked?
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tablafreak

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http://www.kipling-usa.com/product/inde ... id=1148747

On a side note this one will never rip.


The two bags you posted above are crap. Get a good sturdy GYM bag if price is an issue, it will pay off in the end.

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jmain

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http://www.kipling-usa.com/product/inde ... id=1148747

On a side note this one will never rip.


The two bags you posted above are crap. Get a good sturdy GYM bag if price is an issue, it will pay off in the end.
The page is unavailable in the link.

Most gym bags don't have any padding and can cost as much as the above bags. I was looking for a little padding that would help, without getting into fiberglass prices.

edit: I'm looking at some other duffles between $50-80; some with wheels. Should work pretty well. Thanks!
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Acelga

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I use all kind of cases, depending on the occasion. On the train I take the fiberglass one, but if I go with the bike I use a cheap sports bag with no padding.
Some other times I take my cajón bag. Tabla and Bayan fit very well there and it has a pocket for the accessories. Mine is well padded and waterproof. I forgot the brand but I paid 20€ for it like 6 years ago.
Just my 2c.
some examples
http://www.thomann.de/de/meinl_mcjb_cajon_tasche.htm
http://www.thomann.de/de/millenium_classic_cajon_bag.htm
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jmain

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Thanks for the info on the Cajon bag. Found them stateside as well. Also looking at backpack style duffels with wheels/carts. Can carry like duffle, wear as backpack, or wheel around. Under $100 too.
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