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Gator GP-DRUMCART - Hardware Cart; Steel Frame Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • from Texas December 9, 2015Music Background:
    Award winning 26 year Western Swing drummer for Billy Mata & the Texas Tradition

    This bag holds up.

    This bag solves a lot of problems. It's tall enough to pack stands at set-up height - big time saver. It's light enough to not add weight to the already heavy metal it carries. Gator worked out access to the gear and the pocket designs in a well thought out way. The cart frame is strong, the handle is a great height for balance as you drag it, and the way the frame angles out from the wheel axle back to frame at the bag creates a really usable stair climbing capability. It climbs stairs better than any dolly I've ever used - and I really didn't believe it would when I first saw the size of the wheels. They look too small to work that way. But they do.

    Some reviewers have expressed concern that the wheels might not hold up. Others may be concerned with how long a canvas bag will hold up carrying heavy gear. Here's my experience. I bought one of these bags in 2010 and have used it for 150 dates a year as a traveling gigger since. I bought another in 2015 - because the first bag was finally wearing out - sort of. I was putting my kick pedal in the side pocket. Very convenient. But it's sharp edges finally did a job on the canvas at the seams. The frame - and the wheels - were (are) still in great shape! Actually, the rest of the bag and all the zippers are still great.

    So I got about 750 gigs out of it and all I really needed was a new bag pocket.

    Here's where it gets interesting. I called a Gator tech to ask how I could buy just a new bag (the frame and wheels are just fine!) - and he volunteered that the bag is (AMAZINGLY) lifetime guaranteed! - as long as it wore out at a seam (it doesn't cover abrasion wear on the fabric.) I explained the kick pedal thing and he still said it was covered. THE ONLY PROBLEM was, it required the warranty card that came with it and the store receipt to claim the warranty. I lost my receipt. (DON'T LOSE YOUR RECEIPT.)

    The tech also said they don't sell the bag separately, In the end, I was happy to buy another cart complete. I can use the old cart with another kit.

    ONE ISSUE: the small bolts that hold the frame together have nuts that can loosen and fall off. I realized that early on and bought some extras to double-nut them (locking them in place). Problem solved. I don't know why Gator doesn't address that with lock nuts at least.

    I like this drum cart.

  • from Powderly, Tx July 29, 2013Music Background:
    Recording, live, Pro Musician

    Gator DrumCart

    Hey I know its just a hardware case, but this thing is great for those distant load=ins. Wheels are great. Rigid frame makes this thing effortless. Even the guitar player said it was nice!

  • from NY December 12, 2012Music Background:

    Sweet gear bag

    Great bag, well made, plenty of pockets and room........Just remember when full the bag is as heavy as a Volkswagon....

  • from New Castle, PA July 29, 2014Music Background:
    weekend warrior drummer

    some "tweaking" helps

    I've had 3 of these (previous manufacturer) they are a very nice hardware bag and I especially like the cart. BUT, there are some issues, MAKE SURE after the assembly that the lock nuts are really snug, they can and will work loose. You may want to change out the wheels with mower deck wheels also (Lowe's, Home Depot) trust me, the original set will NOT hold up. Now with those 2 things out of the way, they are wonderful for maintaining hardware heights, little need to break the stands down, this unit is nice and tall. Good access to the inner bag itself, quite easy to "walk" up and down stairs. (again mower deck wheels help here tremendously) 4 external pockets for "stuff" and they do come in handy. like I said I am on my third, I have no problem with that, with the amount of "abuse" I have put these through, I am very pleased with the actual "life" expectancy of these. recommended.

  • from June 17, 2015

    awsome gear

    Listen guys I have no compliants, the gear and every other gear that i buy from you guys is awsome. luis from whitehall,pa.

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