Tag Archive for 'flight case'

Non-laminated wood

A while back I talked about laminated wood and the types of laminates we use when we build cases.  We also build cases using wood that is not laminated.  I don’t mean wood that is bare but special types of wood that have the coating applied when the layers are laminated together. Generally, we use […]

Cool model

In the old days (I say that a lot) we designed cases on paper and the shop cut and routed the wood by hand with a saw and router.   While the guys who did the work were masterful, it was very time consuming and not always exactly the same.  A few years back we purchased […]

Kriz-Kraft Studio & Road Airack® with fans and sound suppression

Sometimes things just turn out perfectly.  And sometimes you have to make an adjustment or two and it is magic.  Such is the case of the A&S Kriz-Kraft Studio & Road Airack®.  Everyone had a version of them ten years ago.  Then it seems like the need went away or perhaps they didn’t work as […]


A&S was honored to be asked to make case pieces that would be part of an art exhibit. We make cases for exhibits all the time but to be part of an exhibit, now this is COOL! When we were asked to make pieces as large as 28′ feet long and 14′ feet high, we […]


When I first began designing cases in the 80’s the bulk of cases we designed and built were for the music industry.  Amps, guitars, keyboards, drums, and band instruments were high on the list.  Audio and computer cases were a very quick growing second.  This was back in time when monitors were still CRT technology […]

SLAM! Cases

Back in my younger days I was a champion door slammer.  It was the very best way to get rid of all that ire.  Slam that door as hard as you can!  And I always looked so demure people were stunned.  And the neighbors didn’t really like the fact that the entire apartment building shuddered.  […]

“The Veterans Memorial Charity Guitar” – A&S’s second collaboration with Ginny & Byron to provide their Charity Guitars an ATA case for touring

Ginny and Byron have been exposed to music their entire life. Their father was a concert clarinetist, and played jazz locally in Sacramento. He was a Band Master in the Army, as well. Their mother was a concert flautist. Their Grandfather was a percussionist in the Shiners’ Drum Corp., and their Grandma was an excellent […]

The Ramp Case

In the old days when you got a case it had a top lid.  It was either a POL or POC (meaning a pull over style with a large lid and a small base for a big heavy item), or a trunk style.   Everything had to be lifted up and into the case.  If it […]

Why A&S DrumBox?

Back in the old days, if you had a drum set and you needed to transport it, chances are your options were limited.  You would have one case for the toms and snares, one for the bass drum and cymbals, and another for the hardware.  Heaven help you if you had more than a 5 […]

How To Clean A Case

I get asked this question a lot.  How do you get everything from stickers to stencils off a case?  It depends on what the case is made of. ABS is the most common laminate.  This is a plastic product and is sensitive to acetone and other cleaners that are not water based.  Anything that is not […]