Traps case

In music, a traps case or trap case is a piece of luggage used by drummers and other percussionists to transport miscellaneous instruments, stands, and accessories.[1] Traps cases are usually made of vulcanized fibre,[2] molded plastic, or plywood (as in flight cases).[3] Typically, a kit drummer's traps case will be the heaviest of the cases when loaded, and is long enough to contain a hi-hat stand without collapsing it, to avoid losing the drummer's adjustment of its height setting.

A set of cases for transporting a drum kit, for example, will typically consist of one case for the bass drum, one case for the snare drum, one or more for the tom-toms, a case or bag for the cymbals, and one traps case to transport the remainder of the kit, including:[1]

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  1. Meyer, Ben. "What You Need to Know About…Drum Cases". Drum Business (July/August 2013 ed.). Retrieved 10 July 2019. Trap cases are designed to hold drum hardware, snare drums, cymbals, extra heads, and accessories in one multi-compartment case. Due to their weight, trap cases can be difficult to load into and out of cars on your own.
  2. "The Original Vulcanized Fibre Trap Case - Humes and Berg". Retrieved 10 July 2019. The material is "Vulcanized Fibre" with corner reinforcements.
  3. Strong, Jeff (2006). Drums for Dummies. Wiley Publishing, Inc. p. 309. ISBN 978-0-471-79411-0.
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