Tackle Instrument Supply was founded in 2011 by indie-rock drummer Scott McPherson (Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, Beck, etc.). As a working musician, McPherson grew frustrated with the failure rate of the drum bags that were available at the time, so he set out to make his own. The intention was to capture the simple, classic aesthetic of the canvas cases from the past, while drawing on the durability and precision of modern production methods. Among the items in Tackle’s catalog is the Backpack Cymbal Bag ($215), which we have for review.

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