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The bells on the Keilwerths are abit larger than other saxes, does this mean tht they wont fit in normal cases like the selmer alto lite case?
I have a keilwerth SX90R shadow, and i dont feel very confident with the case. so i was thinking of getting a new case for it.
 

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Gary, I have heard that the VGV case compresses the rods when you close the case. Did you have any issues with this? Also, how does the hard shell Gator case fit the tenor?
 

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Gary, I have heard that the VGV case compresses the rods when you close the case. Did you have any issues with this? Also, how does the hard shell Gator case fit the tenor?
No problems whatsoever. I wouldn't want to drop this or have Hulk Hogan jump on it, that's for sure. The shell, although constructed differently, seems to be about as protective as a ProTech.

For those who may not know what we're talking about it's this VGV case: http://www.pmwoodwind.com/instruments.cfm?c=3&instrumentid=209

AFsax - this is the case I mean: http://www.wwbw.com/Gator-GL-Tenor-Sax-Case-i130053.music and for this case the JK fit very well.
 
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Hi, gary.

The VGV looks cool, but it costs a bundle at $355.
The Gator GC hard case is only $79.99 here.

In your experience, is the VGV case worth the extra cost?

Cheers...
 

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Hi, gary. The VGV looks cool, but it costs a bundle at $355. The Gator GC hard case is only $79.99 here. In your experience, is the VGV case worth the extra cost? Cheers...
Well - - I do have a VGV and not a ProTech, wot? I think you answered your own question. :D


FujairahMan - The VGV is the most compact tenor case I have found and I'm always just a little paranoid when I fly that someone's going to tell me I can't carry my sax on board. The VGV is compact and black so, for a tenor case, it's relatively inconspicuous. Additionally, it is a classy looking case (stitched Italian leather) which seems to give more credence to my being a professional, which I think helps with the attitude of airline personnel.
 

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I had one in an SKB case and it was a really good fit especially for shipping or moving.
 

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FujairahMan said:
The VGV looks cool, but it costs a bundle at $355.
The Gator GC hard case is only $79.99 here.

In your experience, is the VGV case worth the extra cost?

Cheers...
Hmm, what's the average cost of repairs resulting from a drop in a Gator case?

Are you a repairman making recommendations for a customer? ;)

Gary, I just looked at PMWoodwinds... I see a single handle and only one case clasp on the VGV. Does that seem enough in daily use?
 

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Gary, I just looked at PMWoodwinds... I see a single handle and only one case clasp on the VGV. Does that seem enough in daily use?
Daily use of a normal kind, yeah. I don't worry about the single handle because I seldom hold it by the handle vs using the carrying strap, which I've reinforced with something I don't know the name of -it's U shaped clasp, hikers use for stuff (articulate, wot? :cool: )

There is only one clasp but this is a zippered case. The clasp is probably for locking if for anything else. However, harrumph, if you're the type who's inclined to forget to zip it and you pick it up by the single handle and that clasp isn't closed, you'll spill your horn out onto the floor.

Regarding handles and clasps, I much prefer the Berkeleys I've had, which had four clasps and double handles. The double handle just makes so much sense to me. It's also got a stronger shell than the VGV.

I mentioned it somewhere but I guess not on this thread. I worry about airline personnel telling me I've got to check my tenor as baggage and the advantages of the VGV over other cases is that it's the most compact tenor case I've seen, bar none, and it's stitched Italian leather which looks elegant and, I would hope, conveys the airline personnel that you mean business and are truly a professional.

I do NOT want to open a debate on the following statement, but if I was wanting the best protection, I would chose a WJ or Berkeley over the VGV. Come to think of it, I was looking for Berkeleys for my JK and never could find one or I probably would have bought one and not the VGV. At this point, though, I have no reason to get another case. The VGV is serving me well.

If it means anything, Joe Lovano saw my case in Italy a few weeks ago and thought it was pretty hip. :glasses7:
 

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Many thanks for the thoughtful reply.
 

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I have no idea how available these are but I purschased a contoured case for a Cannonball that was ordered but the customer never picked it up. My SX90R fits in it perfectly & there is plenty of storage room also.
 
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