Archive for 2011

Calzone and Pro Locker at the Baseball Trade Show

Posted on: December 12th, 2011

The MLB Winter Meeting just wrapped up in Dallas, TX, and Calzone teamed up with Pro Locker for the event. Each year, the Baseball Trade ShowTM is held in conjunction with the Baseball Winter MeetingsTM to showcase various business enterprises throughout the baseball world. From the website:

Representatives include owners, general managers, marketing and promotions directors, stadium operations personnel, coaches, organizers, buyers, and more. Representatives make purchases for equipment, player apparel, retail merchandise, promotional items and services at the show or just check out the latest baseball products on the market.

Calzone had the opportunity to team up with Pro Locker, which offers various fan engagement games to stadiums across the country. Calzone built the units that encase the Fan Experience Games, which you can see in the pictures below. Click the photos for full size.

Tough Enough for the U.S. Marines

Posted on: December 8th, 2011

Sometimes it’s necessary to make a house call, sometimes it’s an honor. Calzone Case Vice President Vin Calzone had the opportunity to travel to Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. to assess the equipment of the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, Corps Silent Drill Platoon, and Color Guard to determine how to make sure their instruments and gear made it around the country safely. The Drum and Bugle Corps travel more than 50,000 miles and perform in over 400 events annually, so it made sense to trust Calzone to protect their instruments and equipment. The Corps Silent Drill Platoon, which perform a unique silent precision drill with M1 Garand rifles,  also travel extensively between Washington D.C., training in Yuma, Arizona, and around the country for various performances. Here at Calzone we’re proud and honored to supply the Marines with serious protection for their instruments throughout their travels and performances.

Silent Drill Platoon cases


Buckets ‘n Boards on tour with Disney Cruises

Posted on: December 6th, 2011

While we pride ourselves on offering serious protection for the road, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for laughs. Buckets ‘N Boards, a comedy and music duo consisting of Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever, will be headlining on the Disney Magic cruise ship for five weeks starting this December. The family-friendly show consists of a unique blend of percussion and comedy, where the duo’s drumming and tap dancing take center stage. The trip to the cruise required a couple heavy duty cases for their props, which, as you can see in the pictures, Matt and Gareth were very pleased with.


Electronic music? We have you covered

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011

It’s true that Calzone and Anvil started out as the go-to rock ‘n’ roll road cases for bands from Aerosmith to ZZ Top, but we’ve been protecting DJ’s equipment for almost as long. Our clients include Pioneer DJ (who trusted us with a recent trade show display), and even DJ Skribble of MTV fame. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s this: DJs are demanding. That’s why we design most DJ cases completely custom to meet all of your needs.

Recently we designed a custom DJ console case for Fusion Enterprises, and they were thrilled with the result. Fusion specializes in full-service lighting and production for private events in the New York City and Long Island area. Check out their gallery to view some of their work.

Custom DJ console case with "Fusion Enterprises" logo silkscreen


Posted on: November 23rd, 2011

One of the keys to our success at Calzone-Anvil is our loyal customers. This Thanksgiving, we want to send out our most sincere thanks to our clients and friends who made our company and mission possible. John Bruton at Sound Associates sent us a great story about his experiences with Calzone-Anvil in both his personal and professional life. Check it out:

I recently saw an ad for Calzone where an early model of the Anvil Case was still in use and on the road.  Well I couldn’t help think about the case that I received from my now present employer back in the summer of 1984.  Richard Fitzgerald of Sound Associates, Inc. was so grateful for my band playing at his daughter’s Sweet 16 party that he gave the band members Sound Associates hats and four of these beauties.

The drummer used his as a portable bar and my buddy Joe and I, as guitar players, used ours to carry our stomp effects pedals, tuners, guitar strings and stuff.

Well the band is just a collection of wonderful memories and I can’t find my old Sound Associates hat anywhere but my case is as solid as the day I received it over 27 years ago!

Now I work with my buddy Joe at Sound Associates, Inc. where my generous boss Richard Fitzgerald trusts only Calzone Cases to protect some of the most expensive pro-amp racks and consoles in the pro-sound business!  My hair is turning grey, the band is history but I still play guitar out and about and I realize that some things have not changed.  My Anvil case is still making the rounds and so am I!

Thanks John and Joe for the awesome story and Richard for your continued business throughout the years! Happy Thanksgiving everyone, be safe!

Bullet For My Valentine on tour

Posted on: November 21st, 2011

This fall, Bullet For My Valentine has been on the road with Calzone Cases. Recently the guys needed to keep more than their stage equipment safe, so we made sure their entertainment system was road-proof. Now BFMV is covered onstage and in their downtime. Check out more photos after the jump and click here for BFMV tour dates.


Mummies of the World Exhibition

Posted on: November 18th, 2011

Recently Anvil Cases had the opportunity to work with the folks over at American Exhibitions to make sure some ancient friends make it around the country in one piece. The Mummies of the World Exhibition is a traveling exhibit that just made the trip from Philadelphia, PA to Charlotte, NC, where it is on display at the Discovery Place museum. The mummies featured aren’t just from Egypt, but from all over the world, including mummies that were preserved through the forces of nature. Working with American Exhibitions on this project allowed us to help them create an extremely efficient operation as they move from city to city. From the Anvil website:

Communication with the exhibition’s road team allowed Anvil to create these cases to fit the equipment precisely, helping to reduce the number of tractor trailers needed to transport the show from twelve to six, and also helping to decrease the load-in time from nearly two weeks to SIX HOURS!

For more info on the Mummies of the World exhibition, check out NPR and the official Mummies of the World website. More photos after the jump.


Welcome to the new

Posted on: November 17th, 2011

Welcome to the new and improved!

We’ve done a complete overhaul of the website and are proud to present it to you in all its web 2.0 glory. Check back here for news and updates on all things Calzone and Anvil, where we will keep our news page stocked with information on where you can find Calzone and Anvil, updates on client events and tours, and multimedia eye candy to go with all of it. We hope you enjoy the new design and, as always, we appreciate your feedback and support either here or on our Facebook page. Rock on!