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aldevis

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I am now the lucky owner of a Dolnet tenor.
I will update (annoy) everyone with further details as soon as it comes to life.
It hasn't been played for ages and needs some time. At the moment intonation seems better than my Mk VI. Quite surprising, after reading all the posts on sotw.

Now the question:

What shaped case?

1- The original case is literally falling apart
2- The original Certificat de Garantie (illimite) covers only he instrument
3- I would like a case that could be also used with other tenors
4- It must be stylish but reasonably priced
5- I am seriously thinking of a gig bag
 

thomsax

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I like Hiscox cases. Fit most tenors even tenors with left side bell keys and split bell keys. Very good protection. On the Dolnets I've owned the C keygaurds had to be resoldered because the were damage in the case. Maybe just my Dolnets? A good reason to buy a new case?

Thomas
 

jazzdoh

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Another vote for the Hiscox,one of the best cases on the market for the money.
Protec are also a good case,if you intend gigging with the Dolnet i wouldn't recommend a gig bag,but thats my opinion.

Brian
 

Kingsleyhk

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Since where I live has no motor transport - it's a small island off Hong Kong - I bought a Protec wheeled case and it's fantastic - solid as a rock - takes a stand (or flute/clarinet) and cost me US$200 from Amazon, including delivery and it was here in Hong Kong at my door (by DHL) in three days! Meanwhile the local big music store was flogging a heap of fiberglass rubbish for - guess what? - US$200! Long live e-commerce!
 

milandro

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I have used two cases for Dolnets: a Protec, my all time favourite, and a Winter countered case ( cannot remember if it was the one where the neck is a bag or the one with the neck space, I had both).
I like hiscox cases but I find them less practical than protecs.

A protec is a hard shell case which shares many of the advantages and none of the disadvantages of a gigbag

If you are going to claim your unlimited guarantee I would be interested to know the whereabouts of the Dolnet company these days >:) ;}
 

aldevis

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I have used two cases for Dolnets: a Protec, my all time favourite, and a Winter countered case ( cannot remember if it was the one where the neck is a bag or the one with the neck space, I had both).
I like hiscox cases but I find them less practical than protecs.

A protec is a hard shell case which shares many of the advantages and none of the disadvantages of a gigbag

If you are going to claim your unlimited guarantee I would be interested to know the whereabouts of the Dolnet company these days >:) ;}
Do you remember if the winter was the model for Keilwerth?
I was thinking of Winter already.
 

milandro

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I think it was the older version of this case made in ABS (this in the picture might be an alto, maybe the contouring of the neck won’t match the Dolnet neck!) , they have them also in fibreglass , the old ones are plentyful and cheap on the secondhand market
http://www.jakobwinter.de/en/wind-i...case/plastic-case-tenor-saxophone/JW_2195.php



this Protec XL will for sure fit you horn and I wholeheartedly recommend it


 
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thomsax

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Another good case is Walt Johnson. They fit Keilwerths/Couf tenors. But you have to store the neck in the bell during transportation. I don't think they sell Walt Johnson cases over here. Private immport? Both Walt Johnson and Hiscox are manufactoring in US resp EU.

Thomas
 

cherrybyte

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I am now the lucky owner of a Dolnet tenor.
I will update (annoy) everyone with further details as soon as it comes to life.
It hasn't been played for ages and needs some time. At the moment intonation seems better than my Mk VI. Quite surprising, after reading all the posts on sotw.

Now the question:

What shaped case?

1- The original case is literally falling apart
2- The original Certificat de Garantie (illimite) covers only he instrument
3- I would like a case that could be also used with other tenors
4- It must be stylish but reasonably priced
5- I am seriously thinking of a gig bag
No surprise there..!!..:thumb:
 

aldevis

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No surprise there..!!..:thumb:
Good one. The surprise comes from the spotty intonation claims on sotw about Dolnets. Never considered Selmer like God.
I must say that my MVI, after only 18 years with me is quite predictable tuning wise.

I always thought that different instrument have different tuning "attitudes". Dolly has a spot on LH palm notes.
It plays better with relatively small mouthpieces (8 instead of 11) and I still have to try different chambers.
 

milandro

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if you can clone Dolly the Dolnet as they cloned the sheep by the same name you might have a nice business
 

griff136

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I would not advise using a hiscox for you Dolnet as the keyguards are chnky n the dolnets and IMHO they dont fit well in hiscox cases - far better getting a protec I think.
 

aldevis

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I would not advise using a hiscox for you Dolnet as the keyguards are chnky n the dolnets and IMHO they dont fit well in hiscox cases - far better getting a protec I think.
I am oriented on a Winter now, but they had the brilliant idea of moving from a wonderful shoulder strap to a backpack style.
It would be perfect to have the option of both (requiring two D ring fitted on the case) but maybe I am too fussy.

I will check tomorrow an old model Winter I found in a shop.

And next week Dolly should be in better conditions. Quite resistant now.
 

aldevis

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I bought the Winter.

Winter cases only have back straps now. I wrote mr. Winter and through Howarth they sent me one with an extra ring for the shoulder strap. Excellent customer service from both companies.

What should I do with the old case? It's falling apart, but it is original. I might need to sell Dolly if things do not go in the right direction.
 

milandro

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chuck it or give it away, nobody is going to spend money in buying an old Dolnet case in need of restoring.
 

aldevis

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I was thinking of some sort of increased value if the horn comes with the original case. I never bothered (I might still have an original Chesterfield case somewhere) but someone might.

The chute is waiting
 

milandro

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hardly the case (pun intended!) for a Dolnet with its original and uneventful Dolnet case.
 
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