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Bought: Case or Bag for Small Eb Tuba

Postby largobone » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:57 am

Hi everyone! Looking for a cheap case or bag for my new '61 Conn 14J Eb.
31" tall
16" bell
~13" across throughout (except bell of course)

I'll consider anything from a bag to a flight case as long as it's cheap, if I don't find something here in the next week or two I'm going to get a Wessex bag. If anyone could let me know how their's is holding up and whatnot that would be great!

If you've got something, email me at: L a r g o b o n e @ gmail com
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Re: WTB: Case or Bag for Small Eb Tuba

Postby MN_TimTuba » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:11 am

Certainly give Wessex a solid look. I'm very happy with the one I purchased for my Holton 345. The hidden backpack straps are terrific, I sling it over my back all the time now. The 2 zippered pouches hold my music folder, mouthpiece and accessories, Kindle, water bottle, and sandwiches. My only disappointment is my own fault - while carrying it by the handle I let the bottom of the bag scrape against sidewalks a couple of times right below the bell, and it tore the seam open for a couple of inches. Not a design error, just my laziness.
Very good product, and you generally can't beat the price.
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Re: WTB: Case or Bag for Small Eb Tuba

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:17 am

If you bought a wessex, which model would you buy? I have a 320 that might suit your needs
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Re: WTB: Case or Bag for Small Eb Tuba

Postby arpthark » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:33 am

Either the straps in my Wessex bag are too thin or the plastic fasteners are wonky. They slid right out and it almost fell off my back while I was carrying it. I have to carry it with the handle now. The handles are a bit too long, so the tuba is close to the ground. Just my experience, wouldn't recommend.
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Re: WTB: Case or Bag for Small Eb Tuba

Postby largobone » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:12 pm

Tim-How thick is the padding all around? And on the bell? Generally, I'm worried about putting it in a bag because it is not as protected, but I'm willing to take that chance for now because I don't plan on transporting it very often anyway. However, it doesn't look like the bag offers much protection at all based on the pictures.

Mark-Based on my dimensions, I would get the 360 (16" bell, 32" height version). There isn't a 320 listed on the website right now, what horn did you have in it and is it a comparable size?

arpthark-I've noticed that a lot with backpack straps on bags of all makes, odd that even the most expensive bags can't seem to fix this problem. I'm not as worried about that problem as much as I like to carry it by the handle most of the time anyway, and my arms aren't that long so scraping the sidewalk shouldn't be an issue for me.

Thanks for the answers so far everyone!
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Olds O95 Sousaphone-King 26
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Re: WTB: Case or Bag for Small Eb Tuba

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:15 pm

largobone wrote:Tim-How thick is the padding all around? And on the bell? Generally, I'm worried about putting it in a bag because it is not as protected, but I'm willing to take that chance for now because I don't plan on transporting it very often anyway. However, it doesn't look like the bag offers much protection at all based on the pictures.

Mark-Based on my dimensions, I would get the 360 (16" bell, 32" height version). There isn't a 320 listed on the website right now, what horn did you have in it and is it a comparable size?

arpthark-I've noticed that a lot with backpack straps on bags of all makes, odd that even the most expensive bags can't seem to fix this problem. I'm not as worried about that problem as much as I like to carry it by the handle most of the time anyway, and my arms aren't that long so scraping the sidewalk shouldn't be an issue for me.

Thanks for the answers so far everyone!



Sorry, I meant the 360, that's what I have. Got it for my Prague, and later upgraded to a Cronkhite


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no problems with the straps on mine, they have been great
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Re: WTB: Case or Bag for Small Eb Tuba

Postby largobone » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:22 pm

Just sent a PM your way, Mark
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Re: WTB: Case or Bag for Small Eb Tuba

Postby largobone » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:22 am

Got one!
1961 Conn 14J Eb-Vincent DFL
Conn Intnl. 2300 (B&S PT-1 clone) BBb-Conn Helleberg
Olds O95 Sousaphone-King 26
1905 Boosey Class A Euphonium-Wick SM4M, Kosikup 10
Yamaha 301M Marching Baritone-Bach 3G
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Re: Bought: Case or Bag for Small Eb Tuba

Postby MN_TimTuba » Mon May 01, 2017 10:29 am

Largo,
Good for you - what did you end up purchasing?
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