We get it, as a musician sometimes money can get tight in between gigs and tours. To save a little cash you may be tempted to buy some cheap one-size-fits-all cases for your instruments and other sound equipment. But the fact is, if you’re using cheaply built cases you are at risk of damaging your expensive equipment. This article will explain to you why it’s better to invest in custom-built cases, and how it will save you money in the future.
Invest In Yourself
You’ve spent years practicing your craft. It’s taken years of hard work before you even got your first legit gig. You can hardly put a monetary value on the hours you’ve practiced. So why risk everything you’ve worked so hard to create musically by putting your musical equipment at risk with poorly built cases? Think of investing money into a quality case like insuring yourself as a musician.
Anytime you travel as a musician you’re going to feel anxious. Your sound equipment costs lots of money and oftentimes others aren’t as careful with your equipment as you are. This is particularly true when you travel by air.
Many musicians choose to buy an extra plane ticket so they can be seated next to their instrument. This includes other expensive equipment to keep an eye on it throughout the entire flight. But, the fact is, not all of us can afford to buy an extra seat every time we fly with our musical equipment. If you are regularly traveling to gigs all across the country the costs are definitely going to add up quickly.
Custom Cases Protect Your Sound Equipment When Traveling
Your other choice is to store your musical equipment in the overhead compartments or the even more anxiety-inducing checked luggage in the plane’s belly. If you store your instruments and equipment in cheap bargain cases, you understand the risks of letting your equipment out of your sight.
When you land you have no clue how much luggage shifted during flight and you might have ended up with a crushed instrument. And since you’ve probably dealt with damaged equipment before, you know how hard it is to receive compensation for broken equipment, even if the airline was at fault.
Luckily, custom cases offer a level of protection that universal economy cases don’t. They are designed specifically for your equipment with heavy-duty foam hugging and contouring each corner and curve to provide premium protection from drops and other luggage crushing against it.
Custom cases also offer superb protection when shuttling to shows after your plane lands. From bumps in your equipment trailer to roadies rushing to get the stage set up in time, custom cases limit impacts and protect your equipment from physical damage.
To put your mind at ease during travel, trust your musical instruments and equipment to a custom case built by A&S Encore Cases. As musicians themselves, the team understands how much your music means to you. That’s why they chose only the most high quality supplies when building your case to meet your exact needs. All of their cases surpass the ATA guidelines for travel.
What Are The Benefits Of A Custom Case?
Custom cases are designed to meet your individual needs and can be made to hold all of your musical equipment. Benefits include:
- Built with durable materials
- Sturdy shells that prevent dents and chipping
- Impact absorbing foam
- Customizable shapes and colors
- Multiple latching and locking options
No matter your musical equipment, the team and A&S Encore cases can create a case to meet your unique needs.
Aren’t Custom Cases Expensive?
Sure, you are going to pay a bit more for a custom case, but it is worth the price. Think of it as spending a bit more now for the correct cases for your equipment so you won’t have to spend money on costly repair fees.
Since A&S Encore Cases are made from the highest quality materials, they are built to last and are offered with a lifetime guarantee. You won’t need to buy new cases every few years like so often happens with cheaply or poorly built cases. It doesn’t matter how unique your musical item, the team at A&S Encore Cases can create a case for you.
Custom Cases Express Your Personality
One of the best aspects of a custom case is that they can be created to much you or your band’s personality. Play in a heavy metal band? Our team has created amazing coffin inspired cases. If you can dream it, our team of expert craftsmen can make your dream a reality.
Since nothing is prefabricated, you have the ability to choose from custom colors including the outer shell and even the foam inside. The team uses the exact dimensions of your equipment to create a case just for it. In fact, no two cases are exactly alike. If you desire fancy add-ons or personal touches like polished wood inlays or custom engravings, the A&S Encore Cases team can handle it.
When you create your custom case you will choose from these options:
- Casters and feet in all colors and multiple shapes and sizes
- Customizable corners to prevent denting and damage
- Ergonomic handles in all shapes and sizes
- An assortment of hinge varieties
- Multiple locks and latches
- Multi-colored palate cushions and spacers
This is just the beginning. If you have an idea for your customized case come into A&S Encore Cases for a consultation.
No matter the type of musical equipment you travel with, A&S Encore cases can deliver. Choose a case provider who understands the nature of the music business and provides advice you need. Stop in to talk to one of the friendly staff members and be sure to ask plenty of questions. They more the team knows about the piece of equipment you are looking to protect the more detailed the case design can be.
Since 1976, Encore A&S Cases has been protecting your valuable instruments and equipment. If you’re looking for world-class craftsmanship and the highest quality materials, turn to us. We are one of the world’s premier case suppliers. Call us at 818-768-8803 or email email@example.com.