Ahead Armor Snare Drum Case

Designed for your 5.5 x14-inch snare drum, the Ahead AR3011 features two layers of foam padding and Sherpa fleece lining.

Used by such top artists as Adrian Young, Thomas Lang, Cora Coleman, Danny Seraphine and Thomas Pridgen, the Ahead Armor Cases feature an innovative shape made for 5.5 x 14 drums with additional breakthroughs in drum case design and construction. Need a tough exterior? Ahead AR3011 delivers a strong and durable exterior! The exterior is made of weather-resistant, water-proof, double stitched 600-denier polyester fabric. Ahead is setting a standard for strength and security with the most advanced features for safeguarding drums, in the AR3011 drummer-friendly design.

TruForm Design for Peace of Mind

The AR3011 has a TruForm design that allows the shape of each case to correspond to the shape of the drum plus its mounting hardware. The teardrop design allows a much snugger drum fit and also allows bands to reduce their inventory by eliminating the need to double-stock separate bags for tom-toms with and without suspension mounts and bass drums with and without tom mounts.

Drummer-Friendly DynaZip

Thanks to a cutaway design with a zipper that travels along the diameter of the case (as well as down both sides of the cutout). The DynaZip zipping system makes it easier to take the drums in and out of their cases.

DX-Core Feature for Added Protection

In addition to DynaZip and TruForm, the Ahead AR3011 armor case incorporates the DX-Core feature. This drum-hugging DX-Core provides the security of two layers of high-impact foam padding plus the softness of read more premium-grade Sherpa Fleece lining. This feature significantly increases both the shock-absorption of the bags and the protection of the drums!


- Fits 5.5 x 14 Snare Drums
- TruForm teardrop design allows a better drum fit
- DynaZip system combines a cutaway design and zipper for easier drum access
- DX-Core features two layers of foam padding and Sherpa Fleece lining to increase shock absorption and drum protection
- Virtually indestructible, polyester fabric exterior

NOTE: Snare pictured NOT included.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
5.5 inchx14", AR3011
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AR3011

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-547-6401

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 28, 2012 by Robert Nickisher in Breinigsville, PA

"Great case; great price"

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The title says it all. My hard shell cases were shot, and I needed to protect my vintage 1963 Gretch snare without going broke. I made a good choice. Good quality, at a fair price. Thanks zZounds!!!

Musical Background:

Off and on for about 50 yrs. I've played professionally in the 60's and 70's and just recently started again.

Musical Style:

Mostly soft rock, but have played just about everything.
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5.5 inchx14", AR3011

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