Transport and storage options for the kalimba
Kalimbas have become increasingly popular in recent times. So it's important to take steps to ensure that the kalimba is well protected and easily transportable. Fortunately, there are a variety of options for transporting and storing kalimbas. In this article, we'll look at the various options and assess their merits.
Carrying the kalimba
The most popular and common mode of transport for the kalimba is a carrying case. Carrying cases for kalimbas are usually made of leather or plastic and are designed to protect the kalimba from scratches and knocks. Carrying cases are also usually fitted with a practical carrying strap for ease of transport. They come in a range of sizes and styles, so it's important to take the time to find the right case before you buy. Carrying cases are relatively inexpensive and can offer extra long-term protection for your kalimba.
Kalimbas transport bags
Another popular type of kalimbas carrier is a carrier bag. Carrying bags for kalimbas are designed to offer extra protection while providing more space for transportation. Carrying bags are very practical and can be used to store additional accessories, such as extra carrying cases, cables or even extra speakers. What's more, carry bags are much easier to transport than carrying cases. Some carrying bags are also sealed and waterproof to protect the kalimba from the elements.
Kalimbas transport and storage boxes
Kalimba carrying boxes are the most durable way to transport and store your kalimbas. They are usually made of wood or plastic, and can be fitted with interiors suitable for the kalimba or other accessories. Boxes are more expensive than other transport options, but they offer durable, sturdy protection for your instruments. If you plan to travel frequently with your kalimbas, a carrying case could be a practical and economical solution.
Leather and nylon bags
Leather and nylon panniers are an excellent choice if you're looking for a more elegant look and a more durable, long-lasting carrying tool. They're made from sturdy materials that offer extra protection against damage and are easy to carry. What's more, they're often adorned with beautiful patterns and bright colors to add a touch of style to your kalimba. However, their more chic styling and durability usually mean higher prices.
Storage of the kalimba
Once you've found a transport solution for your kalimba, it's important to take steps to ensure it's safely and correctly stored. It's best to always store your kalimba in a dry room, away from sunlight and splashes. It is also important to ensure that the kalimba is not exposed to wide variations in temperature, as this could affect the stability of the instrument. We also recommend that you always store the kalimba in a case or box for added protection.
Keep and transport your kalimba safely
There are many options for transporting and storing your kalimba. Whether it's for your next gig, a rehearsal or a weekend of music-making, it's important to find a transport and storage option that offers good protection for your kalimba while also being practical. Fortunately, with a little research, you'll find the option that works best for you and your instrument.