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bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:01 pm
by bloke
just this:

At what PRICE does a tuba BAG become a tuba "CASE" ?

$550...?? less...?? more...??

Re: bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:11 pm
by MikeMason
Yes, about there

Re: bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:34 pm
by NDCompuGeek
I always though it was based on rigidity. Bags are, well, bags: softer, non-rigid, usually cloth (sometimes leather), probably padding but definitely identifiable as bags. Cases are hard, rigid, usually made of fiberglass or ABS or some non-flexible material with padding to protect the instrument on the inside of the shell.

Re: bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:46 pm
by bloke
yeah...I'm just making a smart-_ _ _ comment observing that some of the pricey bag-makers refer to their bags as "cases".

re: pricey bags...
Don't ask me to try to make any sort of a bag that anyone would like and sell it at any price. I can't. :lol:

Re: bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:50 pm
by toobagrowl
Like someone above said, I usually think of cases as hard/rigid on the outside -- usually plastic or fiberglass or wood exterior. I think of bags as pretty soft/flimsy, even if they are well-padded. Examples: Altieri gig 'bags', Walt Johnson 'cases'. And then you have what I call 'soft cases', like the ones by Protec and others. They are in-between 'real' cases and 'real' bags.

Re: bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:39 pm
by joshealejo
Hey Brett! Just get that case priced like a bag!!! :lol:

Re: bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:28 am
by NDCompuGeek
bloke wrote:yeah...I'm just making a smart-_ _ _ comment observing that some of the pricey bag-makers refer to their bags as "cases".


Oh..... In that case (get it?) I'd guess if a bag sold for more than $400-$500 they can call it anything they want, so I'd have to agree with your original premise.

Re: bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:36 pm
by Three Valves
I know a “bag” who is a real “case” a mental case, that is!!

Re: bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:56 pm
by Tubaryan12
At a $500 price point, a bag better protect as well as a case. :lol:

Re: bags vs. cases (question)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:26 pm
by bloke
Drop either from much more than an inch or two off the ground, and I'd be concerned.