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sdegraw

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It says on the description of the R&C deluxe hard shell gig cases that they are wooden framed and I was wondering if this was a safe case for a soprano.
 

milandro

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I think they have both the ones with a wooden frame and the types with semi rigid structure and canvas cover. I am sure you can ask to get your horn with either one of those

These cases are both good but the leather rigid ones scratch VERY easily the other ones are better for a student .

Im my experience the best general purpose case is a Protec.

They have a canvas exterior on top of a rigid wooden shell. They are full of pocket space ( which is normally difficult or impossible to find in rigid cases) they are not too heavy and they are very easy to carry on your shoulders if you wish to do so.

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sdegraw

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I would like to have the deluxe cases because they look a lot better but if they aren't very protected I would choose the other case.
 

sdegraw

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I have looked at the protec cases and it looks better than any of the R&C cases so I think I will get the protec. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

milandro

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cheers :)

Be sure that you take one for the right saxophone, the protec are not always fitting all saxophones!
 

milandro

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I have second thoughts, the protec should be for two pieces soprano but your Rampone is a one piece.
 

daveysaxboy

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I've 5 borgani cases which are the same as the R&C deluxe but blue faux leather instead of brown. Yea there nice safe cases. Look cool also.
 

Ivan

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Faux leather?

Is that suitable for vegans?
 

daveysaxboy

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[quote="Ivan, post: 146483, member: 26how.lolaux leather?

Is that suitable for vegans?[/quote]

Who cares. They should be normal any how.l
 

milandro

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if you are sure of that you can’t go better than that. I have 3 for all my saxophones (these days I have a curved soprano)
 

DHM

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if you are sure of that you can’t go better than that. I have 3 for all my saxophones (these days I have a curved soprano)

I just bought a Protec baritone case with the accessory rucksack straps. I haven't tried falling down stairs with it on my back but it seems pretty solid and protective.

I use a Protec soprano case for my EWI. I don't have any kind of soprano to try in it, but I'd be astonished if it wasn't a good fit for a one-piece.
 

daveysaxboy

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I just bought a Protec baritone case with the accessory rucksack straps. I haven't tried falling down stairs with it on my back but it seems pretty solid and protective.

I use a Protec soprano case for my EWI. I don't have any kind of soprano to try in it, but I'd be astonished if it wasn't a good fit for a one-piece.

Protec soprano cases are for both detachable neck and 1 piece sopranos. You just take out the little compartment at the end for it to fit. Great cases.
 

tzadik

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Remember R&C's don't have a traditional bore.

If you want to buy another case... check if it fits large bore saxophones.

Standard R&C cases are made by Ortola in Spain.
Deluxe cases are made in Italy by VGV/Marco Magi.

I prefer the standard cases because of more space.
 

tzadik

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Honestly I don't know... I don't remember if I made the test with a Protec case.

Just for figuring out... the body (bow included, end plug excluded) of R&C tenor is about 1" shorter than the body of Selmer/Yamaha/Yanagisawa based horn.

The bell is overall "fatter".


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I have another standard case (for tenor with "tradition bore"): the Rampone body fits tight, but it fits with no problems for the left hand palm keys.
But the neck doesn't fit in the slot (of the case).
The bad side is you can barely close the case (with the horn inside) because just the saxophone body (when in the case) occupies more space, in height.
 

milandro

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the Protec XL fits most horns with a less than common design, but I don’t know if they have a XL for alto
 

Melissa

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Any of them suitable for left hand or offset bell keys! I just cannot find any at a reasonable price! Like those Brown ones up there!
 

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