Traveling by air with a musical instrument can be a stressful, but necessary endeavor. Whether traveling as a musician alone, with your band or orchestra, artists of all kinds and genres are likely to encounter the need for air travel at some point. Navigating the labyrinth of rules, regulations and restrictions can be a daunting task for any player. Luckily, The League of American Orchestras has compiled a comprehensive list of tips, resources and links to important documentation to bring with you – so you can be prepared for just about any situation when you get to the airport.
Critically acclaimed vocalist and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello donated her Reverend Fellowship prototype bass guitar to the Smithsonian Institute, along with her Kaces bass gig bag. The donation came after a tour of Europe and Japan, and marks the first Kaces product at the legendary Smithsonian.
As a neo-soul pioneer and renowned activist, Meshell has supported and performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Instrument case and music accessory maker Kaces is now shipping it’s popular and newly redesigned line of school percussion bags. These back-to-school season favorites now sport a modern new look, and deliver the function, value and durability the product line is known for.
Kaces percussion line includes a broad selection of everyday items such as marching drum stick quivers, snare drum porters, bell kit porters, snare and bell kit duo porters, snare drum backpacks and bell kit bags. All porters feature durable heavy-duty wheels, convenient telescoping double-handles and either padded shoulder straps or built-in backpack straps. The Snare Drum Kit backpack model includes heavy-duty handles, a handy zippered music stand pocket, 2 additional accessory pockets for ample storage and built-in backpack straps for easy transportation. The Universal Bell Kit bag features a rigid compartment divider with pockets for sticks and mallets, an interior practice pad pocket, a large accessory pocket, ergonomic backpack straps and an adjustable padded shoulder strap. Another school season favorite, the Marching Drum Stick Quiver is constructed using highly durable 600D polyester material and is designed to make quick work of stick changes on the go. The quiver attaches easily to most marching drums with the convenience of adjustable hook and loop straps, and can hold two pairs of sticks, mallets or brushes.
Kaces also offers a full line of graphic printed practice pads, and all Kaces percussion bags come with a 1 year limited warranty.
Music accessory manufacturer Kaces announces the arrival of newly redesigned Symphony and University Series bags for Cello and Upright Bass. These highly popular bags now feature a modern sleek look, along with all the convenient and protective features cellists and bassists love about these series.
University Cello and Bass bags feature 12mm high density foam padding for day-to-day protection, a bow pocket, accessory compartments for easy storage, and multiple double-stitched handles for convenient transport. All University Cello bags additionally include padded backpack straps.
Symphony Series Cello and Bass bags are constructed using extra-thick 20mm high density foam for maximum protection, a rich velour lining and a rigid reinforced bridge panel for added stability. Symphony Series bags also feature an adjustable front handle, two bow pockets, three extra-large accessory compartments as well as multiple double-stitched handles for easy carrying.
Both series include a 1-year limited warranty, and models are available for ¼, ½, and ¾ sizes. The University Series also offers a 4/4 cello option.
Gig bag and instrument case manufacturer Kaces officially welcomes Irish folk band The Sorry Lot to their artist roster. Hailing from Napa, California, the 9 members of The Sorry Lot play many traditional instruments such as the banjo, fiddle, accordion and tin whistle. The band delivers lively renditions of traditional Irish drinking songs, modern ballads as well as their own original tunes.
Named after a snarky comment from a British bartender, the band was formed in 2007 by members of several local bands who shared a passion for Irish Folk music. Their energy and showmanship stems from their Punk Rock and Reggae backgrounds, but their music remains Irish through and through. Once a side project, the band is now the main focus of its members and they continue to perform year round.
The Sorry Lot can be seen playing regularly at pubs and breweries in and around their hometown of Napa, and they are constantly expanding their library of traditional and original songs.
Kaces is proud to welcome The Sorry Lot to their growing family of artists.
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Kaces unveils its latest innovation – GigPak Series gig bags for electric, bass, classical and acoustic guitars. GigPak bags are designed to be affordable, portable and include ample storage, while also delivering an optimal balance of value and function.
Kaces GigPak guitar bags are constructed using double layer foam padding for durability and reliable protection. All bags also include multiple pockets, and padded backpack straps for musician’s on the go. These simple, yet highly functional bags are designed for practicality, and with pricing every shopper can afford, GigPak gig bags are the perfect gift this holiday season.
Introducing A Modern Take On Traditional Guitar Case Style
Due to overwhelming demand, music accessories manufacturer Kaces is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned hardshell wood case line for electric, dreadnought, classical and bass guitars.
Kaces new hardshell wood cases feature tough 5-ply wood construction, with a durable PVC outside covering. Reinforced outer valences are stitched through the wood to provide maximum durability, and a soft, padded interior and wide neck block cradle the instrument to ensure optimal protection during transport. An ample interior storage compartment provides a convenient place for accessories, and the case is finished with attractive and modern locking black plated latches, hinges and feet. All Kaces wood hardshell cases are backed by a 1 year limited warranty.
Kaces hardshell wood cases are a true modern classic, delivering both the style and function that guitarists demand.
Kaces is a leading global supplier of guitar, fretted instrument and music accessories for musicians of all genres. All Kaces products are designed based on the latest technology and materials, and Kaces is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable accessories, for beginners to professional musicians.
Kaces is adding yet another product offering to their expanding Razor series with the introduction of a new Mobile Producer bag designed for musicians, DJs, mobile recordists, and portable studio enthusiasts.
The bag features a padded compartment capable of accommodating up to a 17″ laptop computer, with a separate large interior space designed to hold headphones, audio interfaces, hard drives, a Serato®, or other equipment.
Multiple pockets and pouches on the inside are strategically located for easy storage and quick access to cables, adapters, cartridges, CDs, iPod®, cellphone, and other accessories. A padded, messenger-style shoulder strap is also included, along with a soft but sturdy carry handle that comfortably conforms to your hand. The entire package is protected with a durable water-resistant ballistic black nylon exterior sporting the popular Kaces razor slash design.
When you’re on the road, you need gear that won’t let you down. The Kaces Mobile Producer bag features ample storage for the equipment you need, with a rugged, stylish design that will stand up to the challenges of the real world.