Gator Roto Molded Elite Series Cymbal Case
Gator is a company that specializes in making cases for all musical equipment and their Protechtor" cases are manufactured to be especially sturdy and durable. The GP-PE302 is Gator’s rolling hard shell cymbal case and it’s the best hard shell case available.
This case offers the highest amount of protection for your cymbals and will last a very long time. I have had my GP-PE302 for many years now and it has kept my cymbals safe through countless gigs. This is a quality, heavy duty hard shell case with molded handles, wheels, and a fold-out extended handle. The design of the case is actually quite simple but very effective. It has a metal center screw with internal and external wing nuts. The internal wing nut holds the cymbals in place, while the external one keeps the case closed.
The cases outer shell is thicker and more durable than other cases and comes covered by a lifetime warranty against cracking, but honestly I can’t imagine that ever happening. The wheels are recessed into the case which keeps them protected and working properly. The interior is large enough to fit up to 22 inch cymbals and even has enough spare room in the case to store a hi-hat clutch or drumsticks. To be on the safe side, I recommend wrapping any extra equipment in a towel so it doesn’t move around and scratch your precious cymbals.
Available in a variety of custom colors to distinguish it from other cases on the tour bus, this case is less expensive than its competitors while offering the same amount of protection. One final note, Gator offers this exact same case without wheels in a different model number. However, I prefer the one with wheels because it’s obviously easier to move around.