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drrob7

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Hi

When I go to rehearsal or a gig, I'm in need of a bag to hold all the bits and pieces that don't fit in my sax case. Despite much googling, I'm struggling to find something suitable (do they only make laptop bags these days???) so I'm seeking your advice.

Here are my ideal requirements:

Large compartment for bulky kit like fold up sax stand, sax holder
Thinner compartment for music folder - to fit A4 ring binder
Compartment for purse, phone etc

A laptop bag isn't ideal as it's too padded, I need something like a big briefcase I think.

What do you guys use?
 

Tenor Viol

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I have a separate bag for each activity:
- the biggest is the cello/viol bag which is a messenger bag as it needs to hold A4 ring binder of music, rosin, pencil case, tuner, wedge cushion, anti-slip material (for viol), spare strings and fret gut (viol). Orchestra has its own stands and viol lessons I take a very light Yamaha stand in a separate bag.

- I have a sort of lap-top ish bag for band. Well, I have two as I take a big conductor's stand and that has a bag which takes the sax stand as well and I can get my music case in there as well, which just has music pad and a few bits such as pegs for playing outdoors

- I now have (since July) a new large 'man bag' type thing which I use for choir as it's A4 size and I can just drop all the music for all choirs in it and try to remember to put the pencil case in too
 

aldevis

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Laptop backpack. I go around by public transport, and I am quite fussy about bags.
Parts in the laptop compartment, hercules travlite stand, music stand, flute and clarinet in the main compartment.
Saxophone on the shoulder.
 

gladsaxisme

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I suppose a rucksack style bag is the ideal as it leaves you with two free hands to carry other stuff unfortunately I doubt Farmfoods do them.....John
 

Pyrografix

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I use one of these laptop bag/briefcases. It expands so has enough space to carry everything needed, plus has some small pockets for phone/purse/spare reeds/pencil etc. Despite the Amazon review, mine has stood up well to use and abuse over the past 18 months.
 

sushidushi

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I suppose a rucksack style bag is the ideal as it leaves you with two free hands to carry other stuff unfortunately I doubt Farmfoods do them.....John

It would be easy enough to convert the Farmfoods bag using sellotape and string.
 

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