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Saxophones left hand bell keys

Reed Warbler

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My old King tenor has bell keys on the left. Its case is falling apart and is not that good a fit anyway. Any recommendations on choosing a new case? Do the "wrong" side bell keys present any problems? Good makes?
 

O.C.V.

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My old King tenor has bell keys on the left. Its case is falling apart and is not that good a fit anyway. Any recommendations on choosing a new case? Do the "wrong" side bell keys present any problems? Good makes?

My 1939 Buescher Aristocrat alto has LH bell keys, as did many saxes of that era. I found that it fits well in a SKB case, which is reasonably light and quite substantial so the sax is well protected. Don't know how well your tenor would fit in the equivalent case but it could be worth looking into.
Hope you find something.
Best wishes
O.C.V.
 
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altissimo

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I've not had any problem with my Martins fitting in modern cases, although the TKL is a bit of a squeeze, but it depends on how much the keyguards stick out - the Conn 6M won't fit in some cases because the keyguards are more prominent. My Martin tenor has bell keys on both sides and it fits in a Gator and a Hiscox case
 

ellinas

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The only way to be sure it to get your horn and check how it fits with several cases in a shop.
After all we all spend so much money on accessories, but it's the case that's the #1 important.
 
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australia
i use a hiscox case,pretty expensive but my 10M fits great in it and i am sure it protects it well...mind you,i haven't posted it or put it in the cargo hold of a plane,thats the best test for case protection....
i think my case is called "lite"....
cheers,philip
 

saxnik

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Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
I bought a Hiscox Liteflite for my Olds tenor with LH bell keys - it also fits my modern P Mauriat fine too and I've been using it for about ten years now...
 
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