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Hello all.
I'm looking for suggestions for a baritone sax case to suit a 1936 12m.
I have a 12m on its way to me minus the case (due to shipping restrictions).
So far I have heard that it should fit in a Protec contoured case and possibly the DEG replacement cases.
Just wondering what others are using and their thoughts.
I like the look of the SKB455W which is the contoured case with wheels, but read somewhere that it wont fit a 12m.
Can anyone confirm or deny this?
Thanks Nick.
 

U CAN CALL ME AL

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I too own a 12M it came without case. It definitely won't fit the SKB, it will fit the Protec which is designed to take both Low A & B flat saxes. The case does not IMHO offer the best of protection and I wouldn't trust it on a plane, but it is serviceable I' ve had mine 3 years and it is used regularly for Weekly Big Band practice and gigging. Hope this helps.
 

B Flat

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Thank you.
Yes it does help.
I'm not planning on flying with it, just some occasional car travel and general storage etc.
Would you say it's a snug fit without too much movement?
Thanks Nick.
 

U CAN CALL ME AL

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It's a good fit with plenty of padding my only reservation is the space where the 'missing' section of the bell is. I use a large piece of foam covered in cloth to eliminate the space. The horn has never suffered any damage in transit so far.
 

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Great, thanks for that.
I think I'll look at getting the Protec case.
I have a couple of them for tenor and they seem to suit a number of different horns and protect quite well.
I'm not a big fan of zippers on a sax case, but there doesn't seem to be to many options when it comes to baritones.
Thanks again.
Nick.
 

aldevis

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For my 12m cow I use this
http://www.musical-bags.com/en/main/598/a_bb_baritone_sax_superbags_allfibre_shaped_black

Not sure if you can find one in OZ
 
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MMM

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The protec are pretty bomb proof, but I would check its weight first, for me it was just too much. I prefer my berkley London case, but u can only find them used.
Cheers, m.
 

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Thanks aldevis and MMM but as you said unlikely to get either over here.
The Protec is available though.
 

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Guess you need to change your forum name now you've gone over to the dark side:cool:
 

aldevis

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Not really: it might mean "descending to low Bb" rather than A
 

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I've got MMM's old protec. Scruffy, heavy, but solid protection and plenty of room. It's well used. Zip pullers have gone and the zip won't last forever, but there's a lot of life left in it.
 

B Flat

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Yes descending to Bb or describing my palm D intonation.
This note tends to be flat (pun intended) for me.
Thanks again for the suggestions.
 

B Flat

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SKB 455W is $440.
And a Protec bari case $450.
So only about double what everyone else pays.
 
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yes,very rough....but....its a long way from anywhere....
with the new "ebay global shipping program",cases can come to oz for around $60 from the US...
maybe try that avenue out....
cheers,philip
p.s.got a great berkley of london case the other day with a 61 baritone....they are good small cases....
 

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