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Bari sax players. How do you get your sax from point a to point b?

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I am trying to try out on my sax for a higher level band. I can't take it with me, for its at my school, and practice. I had a dolly type thing, but that's gone. I don't have any rides either. How would you get your case from point a to point b without trouble?

Christian.
 

Strobe

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I guess no baritone Sax players have seen your post? I played it for a year in school, but it was so many years ago. I can't remember ever having a problem transporting it from place to place. Explain the problem. Why can't you pick up the case by the handle and move with it?
 
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Well, I have a problem there. My point a to point b, is about a 1 mile distance. I did it once, for me, it didn't work out so well. I can understand the answer though. And for me, carrying it for 5 min is hard. So, I also have problems with not practicing. So what I do is, keep it in one place, and practice there whenever I can. Is little practice good?
 

jonf

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Or an alto...

Seriously, as Nick says.

Alternatively, you can get cases with two backpack shoulder straps - I can easily manage mine on my back, and I'd guess I could walk for several kilometres like that. I'm about 85kg and 183cm tall and can manage the bari without any real trouble.
 

old git

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Or an alto...

Seriously, as Nick says.

Alternatively, you can get cases with two backpack shoulder straps - I can easily manage mine on my back, and I'd guess I could walk for several kilometres like that. I'm about 85kg and 183cm tall and can manage the bari without any real trouble.
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Let him have a go at my Flu Gel and he pushed the 2nd valve through the bottom of the valve assembly, didn't let him try my Melodeon, thought that handing him a 75 year old German box, no, not you Kev, was too great a risk.

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There are all sorts of types of case on the market. As noted above, you could go with the rucksack style or for a wheeled case. Prices vary a lot. A Google search will give you some hints.
 

Ruby

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Wheeled case sounds good if you have to go any distance, unless you're going off road and across a field. They look quite nifty to me but not sure how much they are.
 
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The first time I played bari, I borrowed a wheeled case, then I got my real one. I have a luggage dolly to use, but I don't know where it is. I've done tenor before, and got used to carrying it around. The alto is like, this is as light as a clarinet! I don't want to stop playing bari, but I could use an alto, to still practice. Would that work?

Chris.
 

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Practice on one is good for the others. I have Bari, tenor, alto and sop. I find a practice on one benefits the others. Alto sits very well with Baritone. As does clarinet. The change from sop to bari is a bit of a shock to the system.
 

MandyH

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I can see your dilemma.
My bari has a wheeled case, but the wheels are so small, I'm not sure they would survive trundling for a mile at a time. They are good for getting the bari from the car to the house, and from the car the the rehearsal venue etc.

Like you, I also have a dolly with much larger wheels that I can strap the bari case onto and I have walked the bari round the corner to a lesson, but it's still not very far, and I find that quite tiring on the arm doing the pulling or pushing.

I've never seen or tried a bari case with shoulder straps. I guess it would be OK if you are tall enough and fit enough. My Tenor case has a 2 shoulder straps like a ruck sack / back pack and I happily walk with that to my lesson, no problem.

If you come up with a good solution, please come back and tell us, it might be useful to someone here too.

Good luck in your search for a solution.
 

gladsaxisme

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A SECOND HAND GOLF TROLLY MIGHT BE AN EASY WAY AND PROBABLY A LOT BETTER THAN THE WHEELED CASES FOR LONGER DISTANCES AND I CONSIDER HUMPING A BARI A MILE A LONG WAY AND I APRECIATE YOUR DILEMA I WOULDN'T FANCY LUGGING A TENOR THAT FAR LET ALONE A BARI....john
 

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Well, I have a problem there. My point a to point b, is about a 1 mile distance. I did it once, for me, it didn't work out so well. I can understand the answer though. And for me, carrying it for 5 min is hard. So, I also have problems with not practicing. So what I do is, keep it in one place, and practice there whenever I can. Is little practice good?
I'm amazed you can do the mile in 5 minutes carrying a bari sax
 
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No that's not it. I have carried it about 2/4 miles before, taking me about 45 min. It's hard for me to carry it for 5 min. That is what I was trying to say.
 

jonf

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I've never seen or tried a bari case with shoulder straps. I guess it would be OK if you are tall enough and fit enough. My Tenor case has a 2 shoulder straps like a ruck sack / back pack and I happily walk with that to my lesson, no problem.
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