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Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby Tubadork » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:16 pm

hey,
looking at the new Cronkite website:
http://glenncronkhite.com/product/euphonium/

I'm looking closely at the picture and it looks like plastic hardware where the straps clip to the eyelet.

I read below and it said that they use:
Finest metal and delrin hardware

Does anyone have any experience with delrin hardware?

It looks kinda funky to me, I love his cases and I'm wondering if that is just cutting corners or it's fine. I'm sure I'll need another gig bag in the future and I'd like to get one in the future.

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Re: Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby ppalan » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:25 pm

There are also no tuba bags listed under their product heading.
http://glenncronkhite.com/product-category/tubabags/

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Re: Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby Tubadork » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:28 pm

Yeah, no tuba bags yet, it's on their FB page:

Steve Vaughn: Any idea on when the (hundreds!) of tuba versions/sizes will be available?
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By the weekend, I think. We FINALLY compiled a list, in the order we hung the patterns, of all that he's sent our way so far. It's 13 pages.
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Re: Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby bloke » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:34 pm

Bags for tubas aren't a particularly good idea (I gave in to using them years ago, and continue to use them - expensive Cronkhite-made ones), but big bulky tuba cases (arguably) do as much (likely, more) damage to automobile interiors as they prevent from happening to tubas.

Bags for euphoniums...??
I have one (was of no cost to me), and used it for a short time, years ago. It soon occurred to me that it was not much smaller than my old-school wood-with-hinges shaped case, and only weighed about as much (heavy Willson euphonium and thick-wood hard case) as my tuba weighs without it's bag. ...so I decided that a euphonium bag, at least for me, didn't seem to make much sense...whether $1XX, $2XX, or $5XX in cost.
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Re: Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby Tubadork » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:40 pm

I'm not looking to get a Euph bag, sorry if that wasn't clear. I put the link just so you could see the delrin clips.
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Re: Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby Dan Schultz » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:54 pm

Delrin is good stuff. It's normally used in place of Nylon and other similar plastics. Moisture causes Nylon to expand a bit and Delrin is a good choice where machined tolerances are important. Those little grommets in Miraphone linkages are made of Delrin.
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Re: Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby bloke » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:15 pm

Dan Schultz wrote:Delrin is good stuff. It's normally used in place of Nylon and other similar plastics. Moisture causes Nylon to expand a bit and Delrin is a good choice where machined tolerances are important. Those little grommets in Miraphone linkages are made of Delrin.


You're not referring to the grey plastic material...??
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Re: Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby Dan Schultz » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:17 pm

bloke wrote:
Dan Schultz wrote:Delrin is good stuff. It's normally used in place of Nylon and other similar plastics. Moisture causes Nylon to expand a bit and Delrin is a good choice where machined tolerances are important. Those little grommets in Miraphone linkages are made of Delrin.


You're not referring to the grey plastic material...??


No. The grommets I'm referring to are the white ones that go in the 'S' link and fit the tapered pin that screws into the stop arm.
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Re: Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby bloke » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:31 pm

yes.
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Re: Finest metal and delrin hardware?

Postby Dan Schultz » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:26 pm

bloke wrote:yes.


OK.
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