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Which combination would you use?

4/4 tuba in an Altieri bag in a Walt Johnson travel case
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4/4 tuba in a Cronkhite bag in a Unitec travel case
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POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby roweenie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:18 pm

Going on a plane, logistics dictate these two options.

Please share your reasons, if you care to......
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Re: Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby TheTuba » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:23 pm

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Re: Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby roweenie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:44 pm

TheTuba wrote:cheap gig bag in a good case is way better than a good gig bag in a bad case

that's why one of them is a bag and the other is a case
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Hmmm...I wasn't aware that the case designed by Mr. Baer was cheap....

http://www.unitecproducts.com/tubainfopage.html
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Re: POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:31 pm

It seems as though you intentionally placed one good choice and one not-as-good choice in both pairs...

...but the worst choice is the third choice - the choice about which you do not offer a selection option...the choice of choosing to stick a tuba underneath an airliner.

Assuming this is an actually scheduled trip that involves flying with a tuba, (so we can weigh risk vs. benefit) how much are you being paid to play the tuba at the location of your flight's destination?
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Re: POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby roweenie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:38 pm

Intentional, but not by choice, hence the poll.

The horn in the Cronkhite bag will fit in the Unitec case, but not in the Walt Johnson case.

In the Altieri bag, it will fit in either case.

As to the third choice, you are preaching to the choir - I've driven over 1,000 miles each way to avoid it, but as of yet there's no way to drive across the Atlantic.

As to the nature of the trip, I wouldn't go to the trouble of asking a question like this for hypothetical reasons.
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Re: POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:44 pm

roweenie wrote:Intentional, but not by choice, hence the poll.

The horn in the Cronkhite bag will fit in the Unitec case, but not in the Walt Johnson case.

In the Altieri bag, it will fit in either case.


Put your dang clothes in the Cronkhite bag, silly, and put the tuba in the Walt Johnson case. When you get where you're going, hang you clothes in the closet or stick them in the hard case. :roll: ...OR...If you're trying to keep it down to ONE piece of luggage, BORROW a 6/4 Walt Johnson case, BUDGET some money to have the Walt Johnson case repaired at a body shop before returning it to its owner (because the airline WILL damage ANY of these cases) and put EVERYTHING (instrument-in-bag AND clothes) in the BORROWED Walt Johnson 6/4 case.

Seriously...You are being paid well to risk serious damage to your instrument (and damage to your expensive case as well), yes...??

Yet another choice: Buy a really low-priced used Jimbo to throw under the plane, and sell it when you get home.
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Re: POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby roweenie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:54 pm

The WJ is a 6/4 case, and it's mine, so if it gets damaged, I'll be the one tasked with fixing it :oops: .
..the gig bag effectively fills up the extra space not taken up by the instrument.

I must say that the Jimbo idea is an original one that I hadn't thought of....

Honestly speaking, the horn will fit in the WJC with the Cronkhite bag, but it's a very tight fit, and must be finessed in.....my real concern with this scenario is with the knuckle-draggers at the TSA putting it back in the case correctly.
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Re: POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:25 pm

well...
I will stop posting, as my answer continues to be "no to all", and you're looking for other replies.
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Re: POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby ren » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:28 pm

do they not make anvil cases for tubas anymore.

i had one for my 188

my choices were that or buy it a seat
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Re: POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:51 pm

ren wrote:do they not make anvil cases for tubas anymore.

i had one for my 188

my choices were that or buy it a seat


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I bought an Anvil sousaphone case, years ago. Prior to buying it, I sent pictures to them and got a quote on relining that case.
Based on their quote, I bought the case. Once I bought the case, Calzone reneged on their quote, and tripled it.
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Re: POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby ren » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:19 pm

bloke wrote:
ren wrote:do they not make anvil cases for tubas anymore.

i had one for my 188

my choices were that or buy it a seat


Calzone now owns the name.
I bought an Anvil sousaphone case, years ago. Prior to buying it, I sent pictures to them and got a quote on relining that case.
Based on their quote, I bought the case. Once I bought the case, Calzone reneged on their quote, and tripled it.


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Re: POLL - Which scenario does the TNFJ recommend?

Postby tofu » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:20 pm

These days with the over size & over weight charges for baggage isn't another option buying a ticket for the horn and putting it in a plane seat - costs probably not that much more. Or you could put the horn in it's gig bag and have it ride in your plane seat and put yourself in the flight case in the cargo hold - as a bonus you probably will find more knee room in the case versus sitting in the plane seat. :lol:
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