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I am looking at getting a case for my tenor to use until I can get my original restored.(mark vi tri-pack) I have seen plenty of ones from wxd. my questions are: will a mark vi fit in them, and what is the quality? any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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don't buy it for the simple reason it has only two latches. you don't want your Mark VI kissing the ground.
for your purpose, I recommend you go with a SKB rectangular instead.
 

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Protec it will work beautifully
 

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don't buy it for the simple reason it has only two latches. you don't want your Mark VI kissing the ground.
for your purpose, I recommend you go with a SKB rectangular instead.
thanks. I definitely don't want a big repair for my vi. will check them out.
 

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FWIW, I have never had latches fail on a variety of cases and instruments.
Frankly, I can't stand zippers vs. latches. YMMV
 

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What bothers you guys about zippers? They take about 4 seconds to open or close.
 

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If you can wait a month or two, hold out for the Boston Sax shop case. I got a chance to look over a prototype and it鈥檚 very promising indeed.
 

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Zippers take longer and more dedicated effort to open or close. I've owned two zip-up cases, my Protec and the case that came with a P. Mauriat that I bought and sold. I much prefer my Hiscox (alto), and pretty much all my vintage latch cases. My King Zephyr case has those cool spring-loaded latches you flick to one side to open. Someone should make those again.
 

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I used to be a fan of hard, boxy vintage cases but my Protec is really growing on me. It is a lot more comfortable to carry around and so far has provided 100% protection from evil. If you have to lug your horn around for more than a mile, get the backpack straps, total game-changer. I was going to restore the original case for my king, but why bother unless I wanted to sell?
 
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