I'm just now seeing the posts you guys had about my bags form 2009... thanks for the comments and view points. i need that bit of info on how you think the bags where done. Good, Bad, alright, GREAT!... what ever, the point is there's always room for improvement.
I'm working on the new line now. I've decided to do a "student Level" & a "Pro Level". I'm really trying to change the game in terms of the weight, style, durability, on the bags keeping in mind the craftsmanship in what Tony Lagrutta was going after in a higher quality (Instrument) djembe bag/case. Not commenting on what happened with Tony, but more importantly keep in mind that this is a CLASSICAL INSTRUMENT and it should be treated as such from the HISTORICAL value with its place in history and that its an instrument that's made up of natural raw materials.
Who wants a bag that weigh's half of the weight of there drum? I'm really trying not to put to much hard ware on the case but at the same time i'm not looking to have any part of the bag to tare or rip. So will only be D-RINGs on the bottom of the PRO Level bag, where the straps meet the bottom. The adjustable sliders maybe plastic... i'm still deciding.
Please leave me your thoughts... TO BE CONTINUED.
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I'm not concerned about plastic hardware. High-quality plastic is just as good as metal and weighs less.
One suggestion: instead of having the pockets rectangular in shape, make them a semicircle on the zipper end. That way, you avoid the zipper going round the sharp corner of the pocket, which is where it tends to get damaged.
what up kojo?
good to see you here. my case is holding up well so far. made a trip down to mexico with it and went all over with no problems.
one suggestion, the feet are screwed into some sort of fiberglass or wood plate in the bottom of the bag. i found that this wasn't that stable and that the feet kept coming unscrewed. after i screwed them back down with loctite the i noticed that the screws were taller than the rubber feet themselves. these screws can wreak havoc on hardwood floors. you may want to spec some loctite and shorter screws for the next run.
should i shave my moustache?
a few more comments...
i think the max size that fits in the current Modoo is about 14" x 25". any plans to make it bigger?
also, the backstraps were janky. i know quinn tore his up real quick and i replaced mine just 'cause.
should i shave my moustache?
The back straps are a HECK of A'LOT STRONGER for that exact reason, my personal broke as well so what I'm doing is reinforcing the shoulder straps with the webbing that circles around the body of the bag itself. NO more clips and D-rings at the top of the shoulders, just at the bottom along the waistline. Also there will be a waist clip that will help the bag w/drum inside fit snug when it's on your back.
The size will fit up 2 15.5"diameter x 26"height - Djembe. I dont want to get any bigger in my basic product line, anything larger would have to be specifically/specially ordered.
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