Set A New Standard For Protection
By Combining Patented Designs, Advanced Materials And Superior
AHEAD and Big Bang
Distribution are proud to announce the introduction of the
groundbreaking new line of AHEAD Armor Drum Cases. Licensed by
Revolution Drum, the innovative cases feature several major
breakthroughs in drum bag design, including the patented “TruForm”
teardrop shape and “DynaZip” multi-directional zipper along with the
“DX-Core” internal padding system. These drummer-friendly designs not
only advance the state-of-the-art, they completely change the
conversation about the reliability, safety and convenience of soft drum
“Drummers always invest in
the best set of drums they can find and they deserve an equally advanced
way to protect that investment,” says Big Bang president, Bob Kasha.
“AHEAD Armor Cases are designed to meet that demand— providing the
highest levels of strength and protection at a highly affordable price.”
“We’re not just
re-inventing the wheel,” Kasha continues. “The wheel is round. AHEAD
Armor Cases are definitely not.”
Indeed, the advantages of
Armor cases begin with their unique shape. Employing Revolution’s
patented “TruForm” design, the shape of each case corresponds to the
“true” shape of the drum plus its mounting hardware. The universal,
teardrop design allows a much snugger drum fit. It also allows dealers
to reduce their inventory by eliminating the need to double-stock
separate bags for tom-toms with and without suspension mounts and bass
drums with and without tom mounts.
Secondly, the patented
“DynaZip” zipping system makes it easier to take the drums in and out of
the cases by combining an ingenious cutaway design with a zipper that
travels along the diameter of the case as well as down both sides of the
Finally, the Armor cases
incorporate AHEAD’s exclusive “DX-Core”. The drum-hugging DX-Core
provides the security of two layers of high-impact foam padding plus the
softness of premium-grade Sherpa Fleece lining. This significantly
increases both the shock-absorption of the bags and the protection of
the drums. Yet, the plush interior is complemented by the strength and
durability of a virtually indestructible, weather-resistant,
water-proof, double-stitched, 600-denier, polyester fabric exterior.
“At Big Bang Distribution we are dedicated to bringing drummers and
percussionists the most innovative products available,” Kasha explains.
“Through nearly 20 years of experience collaborating with leading
suppliers—including our recent association with Protection Racket—we
have learned a lot about the drum case business. We are proud of all
that we have achieved for them and their worldwide success and wish them
the best in all future endeavors. However, we are confident that AHEAD
Armor cases represent the shape of things to come for us, our dealers
and the drumming community.”
Hardware Sled From AHEAD Armor Cases.
Designed for every drummer who has struggled to
protect their heavy-duty drum hardware while efficiently transporting it, the
revolutionary new OGIO Drum Sled from AHEAD Armor Cases combines the versatility
and durability of a top-quality synthetic fabric case with the portability and
reliability of a state-of-the-art roller-board system originally developed for
the airline industry.
With its reinforced platform supporting a
virtually indestructible, weather-resistant, double-stitched, 600-denier,
polyester fabric case—plus a fully-retractable handle, oversized wheels and
double-locking, adjustable straps—the AHEAD Armor Sled is more than tough enough
to survive everything from local weekend gigs to full-on, cross-country tours.
And, 38”x16”x14”, the AHEAD Sled is plenty big enough to carry a complete set of
stands, pedals, thrones and accessories.