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Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby bloke » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:04 pm

DOES THIS bag fit a 'real' (fat-body) 6/4 tuba?

As always, if you don't know - feel free to post pictures of your pet chickens and hamsters...or beer girls.

I'm NOT emailing friggin' INDIA to ask... :roll:
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby Polkahero » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:29 pm

bloke wrote:I'm NOT emailing friggin' INDIA to ask... :roll:


Why not? When I contacted Gard about a bag for my 186 they sent me very detailed diagrams requiring me to measure the horn at various locations. Based on that they sent me a specific recommendation which worked out great.
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby bloke » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:18 am

Polkahero wrote:
bloke wrote:I'm NOT emailing friggin' INDIA to ask... :roll:


Why not? When I contacted Gard about a bag for my 186 they sent me very detailed diagrams requiring me to measure the horn at various locations. Based on that they sent me a specific recommendation which worked out great.


OK...
Five-or-more years ago, I contacted the factory with similar issues. They seemed to not have a clue regarding any of this, and were of no help. Perhaps communication has improved.

Dimensions ARE listed on the site, but are vague, sparse, and (well...) in the distant past, I bought a Gard bag from WWBW with the right bell size and the right length, but it wasn't fat enough for a large tuba. I'm wondering if (...well...) I'm getting sucked into looking at the same exact bag. :|
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby MaryAnn » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:05 pm

Well, if you have a Guitar Center close enough (as I do) you buy the bag, get free shipping, and if it doesn't work return it to the store and get ALL your money back. which I did. I didn't like the fit, (resting on the edge of the bell, the wheeled version) and the bag wouldn't go in the car.
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby bloke » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:16 pm

Being in business myself, I really don't like to do people that way.
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby Stryk » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:05 pm

I have a couple large Gard top loaders - don't know the model number, but my 6/4 L&H (see profile pic) fits in it.
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby bloke » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:37 pm

Thanks Terry,
That's the most useful information so far...i.e. "Yes. Gard does make a bonafide 6/4-size bag."
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby Art Hovey » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:50 pm

I have a big Gard bag that I no longer need. I can't find any model number on it, but my old Martin with a 20" upright bell fit in it with room to spare. It's like new, hardly ever been used. If anyone is interested make me an offer.
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby bloke » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:19 am

Thanks.
If my friend buys the tuba he's been window-shopping, either I'll put him in touch with you or just buy it for him.
(They're not on TubeNet.)
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby MaryAnn » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:25 pm

bloke wrote:Being in business myself, I really don't like to do people that way.


This isn't "people." It's Guitar Center, and they set it up that way. If they didn't want it that way, they would not have set it up that way. I don't see how it impacts Gard in any way.
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Re: Gard tuba bag 62-MSK

Postby bloke » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:26 am

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