Calzone Case Co. 2012 January

Archive for January, 2012

Calzone/Anvil at NAMM 2012

Posted on: January 24th, 2012

Calzone was at NAMM 2012 with all of our friends. Our good friend and famous drummer, Bernard Purdie played at the both every day drawing in a huge crowd.

Speaking of famous drummers, we also had the great drummer for Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice, hanging out with us.

We also had the Owner of Calzone/Anvil Cases Joe Calzone doing a little drumming as well.

Then Kenny Metcalf of Elton John: The Early Years came by to show us his Dodgers outfit.

There was never a dull moment at the Calzone Booth. We were constantly having performances, games and visitors. The president of NAMM, Mr. Joe Lamond even stopped by to join the fun.

We had a great time this year and cannot wait until next year!

How To: Measure Equipment

Posted on: January 4th, 2012

Between Calzone and Anvil Cases, we have over 100 combined years of experience in the road case business. If there’s a piece of equipment that needs protection during transportation, chances are that we have built a case for it (or something similar). There isn’t much we haven’t seen; we’ve made cases for the Vince Lombardi trophy, a five-and-a-half foot tall Toy Story Woody made of Legos, and a 10 foot boa constrictor (yes, we once made a case for a huge snake, and yes, we remembered to drill air holes).

There was no Lego snake in his boot, however.

Because of our years of experience, we have accumulated over 100,000 designs in our database and can usually just pull up the design for whatever equipment you have. Our engineering department can model virtually all equipment using our Proprietary PRE design software and build a case around it. There are instances that you may need to measure something, however, and you shouldn’t be intimidated because it’s quite easy. Just measure the length of the outermost dimension of each side (length, width, and height) and we can format the foam to fit the equipment snuggly.




Keep in mind that if a piece of equipment has various elevations (say, a keyboard that is 6 inches tall in the back and 3 inches tall in the front), you will also need to provide those dimensions. Finally, the weight of your equipment is important because this will determine the type and density of foam we use for the bottom of the case to ensure optimal protection and support of your equipment.

Keep an eye out for our next post about what to consider when selecting options for your cases.