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BigMartin

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Not sure if this belongs here or in "Other Instruments"

Had a brief blow on the old clarinet tonight and have decided to get them serviced and start playing again. I reckon I've been playing sax long enough now not to confuse myself too much.

Thing is, the case is in a terrible state after lying around the house for 25 years or so. So I want to get a new case or cases before I get the instruments fixed up. They're quite decent instruments (pair of B&H Symphony 1010's I've had since about 1980), so I want something reasonably solid but don't want to spend silly money. I'm not sure whether to get a double case or two singles, as I'm not likely to be using the A clarinet much. Are there single cases for A clarinets? I'm hoping the wide bore of the 1010's shouldn't be too much of a problem but any advice on that would also be helpful.

Thanks, Martin
 

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Not sure if this belongs here or in "Other Instruments"

Had a brief blow on the old clarinet tonight and have decided to get them serviced and start playing again. I reckon I've been playing sax long enough now not to confuse myself too much.

Thing is, the case is in a terrible state after lying around the house for 25 years or so. So I want to get a new case or cases before I get the instruments fixed up. They're quite decent instruments (pair of B&H Symphony 1010's I've had since about 1980), so I want something reasonably solid but don't want to spend silly money. I'm not sure whether to get a double case or two singles, as I'm not likely to be using the A clarinet much. Are there single cases for A clarinets? I'm hoping the wide bore of the 1010's shouldn't be too much of a problem but any advice on that would also be helpful.

Thanks, Martin
Symphony 1010s are pretty good clarinets. I wouldn't think the wider bore would be a problem. Dawkes do a wide range, including doubles and a single A case.
 

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If you find anything good I'd be interested to hear, the case my new Yamaha came in is very nice but tiny, barely any room for even a few reeds let alone a change of mouthpiece or barrel.
 

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I've been very pleased with a W. Schreiber case I picked up to replace the battered old thing I was using. Vinyl covered wood with a full length slot for all the bits and pieces. Disappointed faces when I whip out an old plastic Bundy lol. If your old cases are still solid but just tatty it might be possible to recover them.
 

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Something like Colin's would be perfect and cool loking.
I would recommend the cheapest double and a decent single case.
But I use a softish "bass bag" that fits in my rucksack, for my gigging clarinet. Protec or buffet for my good one.
I just realized that protec are gone too expensive. I am sure that any basic new case would be great.

1010s are wonderful instruments, by the way.
 
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Thanks for the tips, everyone Just ordered a Protec PB307D double case. 115 euros from Thomann (inc delivery). Will let you know how i get on with it. I'll worry about a single case if/when I start gigging on clarinet.
If your old cases are still solid but just tatty it might be possible to recover them.
Sadly, no. Insides falling apart and none too pleasant-smelling.
1010s are wonderful instruments, by the way.
I'm rather fond of mine, even if I have neglected them for so long
 
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ProfJames

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No BigMartin!!! Don't stop! I like to trace a package as well....!
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"Received in destination country". Let's hope that's the UK then, shall we?

(edit: Coventry, apparently. It's OK, Prof, I already know what Coventry looks like)
 
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