How To Make Your Own Suitcase Drum Kit

SKF NOTE: This is the first time I’ve seen or heard of a suitcase drumset. I would love to hear it.

How To Make Your Own DIY Suitcase Drum Kit
By RFT Music Fri., Feb. 20 2015 at 4:36 AM
By Candace Hansen


Photo credit: Nina Cervantes, Riverfront Times

Working in a drum shop…[o]ver the years I assisted many customers with a multitude of projects, but there is one that stuck out to me so much that I had to do it myself: the suitcase drum kit.

Legend has it…early low-budget touring drummers would use these…on the road so they could travel easier and faster. These drum kits are…practical and look and sound great. With stages getting smaller, smaller kits have become very practical. They are inexpensive to make, and almost everything will fit inside of the suitcase when it’s collapsed, making for easy transport.

There are many ways to make these kits…. [F]eel free to adapt to fit your own needs. To build one of these beauties you will need…

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