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Sax cases - bari, tenor

Doodah

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I have a Yamaha YBS32, low A bari in its original case. Case alone weighs 21 pounds/10kg, with instrument it's around 35lb/16 kg. I have been thinking about a new case for a few months; more so, since I injured right shoulder.
Not much scope for looking at bari cases in shops here in Ireland, so will probably be buying on-line. I'm interested in what other players' experience of different cases. To date, I've only used original cases on all but one sax I've owned. The exception was a gig bag and I'm not interested in these.
I'm torn between cases you can carry on back, over 2 shoulders, not one due to shoulder injury; or a case with wheels. I like the look of Jakob Winter case http://www.thomann.de/ie/jakob_winter_jw_2197_ca_ro.htm but it appears to have one shoulder strap.

I'm also considering a tenor case for my Yamaha 82Z. From web photos, I'm not sure if any of shaped cases allow for mouthpiece and neck to be stored anywhere other than in the bell. I always carry sax stand in the bell to gigs after sax slipped off a plastic chair. Fortunately the only damage was to a pad guard and cost me 30 euro.

I'm usually carrying music stand, folder, bottle of water to gigs and 2 saxes. Wondering if I should just get me a roadie or a regular trolley (golf trolley?) with good big wheels to handle rough foot paths, gravelled driveways, etc. and stick with current cases.

Any thoughts?
 

baritonesax

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Hi Doodah,

The Protec shaped case is good for both in bari and tenor sizes. As far as bari cases are concerned, if they don´t have a shoulder strap they´re not worthy of consideration. Some people seem quite content to hump those bari cases that look like childrens´coffins with a little handle - there´s nowt as queer as folk. There is room for crook and mouthpiece to be stored outside the bell in a padded pouch which they supply.

The Protec shaped case for tenor has a separate space for the crook. Both cases also have a Velcro flap which acts as a kind of failsafe for when you forget (shudder) to zip the case shut, and then pick it up. Saved my bacon a couiple of times.

Hiscox tenor cases are good - indestructible almost - but they´re a touch short of space internally for gubbins.

Bill
 

thesaxman71

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I have Hiscox tenor case, had it over 15 years, been around the world doing gigs, banged, dropped etc, i think you get the point, it is a great solid case and there is plenty of room inside for the neck the strap the mouthpiece and a box or 2 of reeds.
 

daveysaxboy

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Yea Hiscox are tanks and great.I've had a good few and got a alto ProII hiscox but I don't really like the tenor shape hiscox.I like a more shaped tenor case.Just got a Gator ABS case and i'm loving it.Has a neck and mp/reed space.Got it for £75.00 new.Very happy.
 

thomsax

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If you are on the road I would go for a custum made double roadcase. I little more money but you get a case that is built for your saxes. This is important if you're blowing saxes with split bell keys or leftside bellkeys. I often see saxplayers that carry their cheap sopranos in fancy good cases and thier expensive heavy baritones in old bad cases.
 

Doodah

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Thanks for the comments. I'll be in UK next month and will take look at the cases in a few shops. Taking the car, so can load up. SWMBO might end up as a foot passenger yet ;)
 

dooce

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Daventry
Hi Doodah,

The Protec shaped case is good for both in bari and tenor sizes. As far as bari cases are concerned, if they don´t have a shoulder strap they´re not worthy of consideration. Some people seem quite content to hump those bari cases that look like childrens´coffins with a little handle - there´s nowt as queer as folk. There is room for crook and mouthpiece to be stored outside the bell in a padded pouch which they supply.

The Protec shaped case for tenor has a separate space for the crook. Both cases also have a Velcro flap which acts as a kind of failsafe for when you forget (shudder) to zip the case shut, and then pick it up. Saved my bacon a couiple of times.

Hiscox tenor cases are good - indestructible almost - but they´re a touch short of space internally for gubbins.

Bill

The Protec tenor case also has a side pocket that just about holds an Aureum folding stand.
 

gladsaxisme

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Or you could go to BiG DUG and look at trolleys,seem very cheap and sturdy with pneumatic tyres of varying size and could be a one trip wonder and no load to carry ......John
 

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