With all of the time and effort put into finding the perfect drum, cymbals or hand percussion instrument, the next consideration for any musician or drummer should be the care and protection of these instruments.
Damage to drums can easily happen during transport or storage, and the easiest way to reduce potential damage is with a drum bag. Drum bags are specially made to fit specific drums, such as bongos, cajons, timbales, or djembe drums. Even chimes, cymbals and didgeridoos have special bags as well. Drum bags can vary widely, from simple totes to heavily padded or quilted bags. Many drum bags can also be waterproof, protecting your drum even further from the elements, and convenient handles make carrying your drum from place to place easy.
Cymbal manufacturers also have specialty bags tailored to fit their cymbals, even bags and cases with individual spaces for multiple cymbals. While the metal used for cymbals is sturdy enough to stand up to the challenge of long drumming sessions, it can still be damaged by improper handling or environmental factors such as temperature. Using a cymbal bag can help protect cymbals, as well as limit the amount of time the cymbals are handled prolonging the life and beauty of these instruments. Overall, keeping drums, cymbals and hand percussion instruments in protective bags helps ensure that you can enjoy their sounds for years to come.