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Mar 6, 2024 - 9:44:45 AM
275 posts since 3/11/2006

Has anyone tried to add two D-Rings (for the purpose of backing the case) to your Canadian made Calton. Calton sells the D-ring kit, but before I attempt this, I wanted to see if anyone has tried this and what luck they have had.

Mar 6, 2024 - 6:57:43 PM

569 posts since 1/24/2004

For years I just attached a strap to the handle D-rings. They're already built to carry the weight and it seemed to work fine for me.

Mar 7, 2024 - 5:47:19 AM

275 posts since 3/11/2006

My case has one set of D-Rings, but I would like to add another set so I can carry it like a back pack. Just wondering if anyone has added the D-Rings themselves?

Mar 7, 2024 - 7:06:15 AM



15048 posts since 6/5/2011

I've not done it, and I know not much about Carlton cases.  I'd probably upgrade (?) to 3/16" rivets [kit "looks" like 1/8] along with this style of washer 

.... but, otoh, I do tend to "over engineer" things.    I say "Go for it!"

Mar 7, 2024 - 8:16:03 AM



15048 posts since 6/5/2011

... make that ^^ "Calton"  .... I said I didn't know much about 'em. sad

Mar 7, 2024 - 8:35:44 AM

864 posts since 1/21/2004

Just a data point for y'all:

I bought a Canadian Calton case in (I think) 1974.  At the time Keith didn't have the option for straps.  After some discussion and data he made the case with rings for backstraps.

Therefore, I have the first Calton case with backstraps.  (I provided the backstraps.)

The case has satisfied all of my needs completely.

I did international consulting for 30 years and took a banjo with me if I was going to say anywhere for more than four days.  I never had a problem with a banjo getting hurt in my Calton case.

In addition to frequent flyer miles, the case has a few chips in the outer layer, but after 50 years??




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