My last accident took place at home. Horn fell off the bench! I responded to a bell ring and somewhat failed to set the horn properly on its stand. I caught it before it dropped all the way but stilbyook a hit.Most accidents happen 10 minutes from home.
There is never a good time for a gig bag. Your horn can be dropped anywhere, anytime
I put red ribbon on the pull tabs of the zips of my case to draw my attention to the zip when I go to pick the case up up .My teacher also had an accident with her alto falling off a proper case she thought was closed...
Like most accidents they happen in rather stupid circumstances.
I think it's harder to sell a sax without a case. If you are going to sell your sax and you don't have an orginal case I think some buyers are going to be suspicious. "Smash and grab" is still common when it comes saxes! For me it's. no case - no business. When I worked in a music shop it was not possible order a sax without a case. A sax was sold with case and mpc. It was better for us to give a good price on a flight case and a better mpc. What should we do with an Amati, B&S, ... case? To be frank, it's junk. It was easier with Selmer, Yani, Yamaha .... branded cases.Is is at all common to request not to purchase the case with it in your experiences?
This is something that's ingrained into every person who works on a film set - always, absolutely always, close cases with their latches/zips and always close every latch/zip. Never, ever leave a case unlocked or locked with just one latch. If someone comes along and moves one of your cases that then falls open and smashes a £75,000 lens, it's your fault, not the person who moved the case, because you left it open. If you forget to lock a case, which results in kit being damaged when you pick up the case then you'd be lucky to still be on the crew the next day. I bet the same's true for every person who works on pro music tours and theatrical shows, too.My teacher also had an accident with her alto falling off a proper case she thought was closed...
You prompt me to relate an incident that is well past its statute of limitations.(just like not putting drinks on amps) and yet it's so rarely done. To be honest I think it's unprofessional, as is putting drinks on amp/speakers etc.