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Monday, November 5, 2007

Custom Was the Case That He Made Me

posted by on November 5 at 11:43 AM

Moving gear and instruments from place to place is one of the necessary evils of playing music. The hassle of transporting that gear can be dicey, especially on a plane. Equipment must be packed, and packed right. You love your gear and you want it to be safe. Your gear is good to you, and deserves a decent case.

Can you say shock mount?

Mark DeHart at Rock Hard Cases in Albany, OR can make you that case. He can make any type of case for any type of gear. He will keep your gear-child safe. He is the Shock Mount Man. He’s also nice as hell.

His stuff is rugged, functional, and made for years of use. High-grade plywood case walls are riveted to aluminum framework. We’re talking double channel aluminum angle, heavy duty zinc plated steel corner protectors, and recessed latches and handles.

WARNING: The picture you are about to see is graphic in nature. For those who are gear sensitive, you might want to look away. Two Fish Studios were driving to record a concert and they had an accident. $65,000 worth of gear was dumped out onto the highway at 65 mph:


The trailer landed on a Rock Hard case and nothing was harmed. The wreckage was removed, the gear was powered up, and everything worked perfectly. Unbelievable. They made it to the show the next day, like nothing happened, and are still using the same case to this day. Let us give thanks.

Thank you, Mark, I am rock hard.


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Any relation to the DeHarts of Eugene, Or? We could be step cousins or something...

Posted by Eric Grandy | November 5, 2007 12:34 PM

goddam thats a great title for a blog post.

Posted by jz | November 5, 2007 12:59 PM

Isn't Albany near Eugene?

3 words on that picture - HOLY FRIKKING SHIT.

I didn't believe it till I went to the site and read the little testimonials. That is amazing. There are towers in that rack. Towers with a frikking trailer on top of them. Rock Hard. For real.

Posted by Miguel | November 5, 2007 1:20 PM

Can he make me a case so I can ship myself places?

It is way too expensive to fly these days. I could get in one of these cases with some packing peanuts and Gatorade and my Gameboy and be fine.

Posted by Daisy | November 5, 2007 1:43 PM

I like that picture. Tough gear is good.

Posted by drheavy | November 5, 2007 1:59 PM

You know, there was some guy a while ago that did ship himself. I think it was UPS. He was a student. He got caught. The delivery person said they put the box down and saw a pair of eyes stairing out of the box.

If he had his gameboy with him, he wouldn't have been caught.

Posted by Easy | November 5, 2007 2:29 PM

'Charles McKinley wanted to go to his father's house in Dallas and decided to "ship himself rather than pay for a ticket," said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Suzanne Luber.

McKinley secured himself in the crate, apparently with some help, along with his computer and some clothes.'

Story here.

Posted by Clay | November 5, 2007 4:05 PM

of course, that scenario was first detailed by john cale in the velvet underground song "the gift."

Posted by jz | November 5, 2007 6:12 PM

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