I play a yamaha-62, and I won't even be playing in tokyo, so I can't rent it...Randall said:You could try to contact Ishimori in Tokyo and see if they could lend/rent you a bari that would be to your liking. Considering the group you are with, it may be possible.
Aside from getting a horn to use here, an ANVIL case is your only recourse for worry-free travel on a plane. If you lug the horn onboard in a soft case, it is up to the whims of the flight attendants whther or not you will be allowed in the cabin with it or be told to stow it under the plane. Even if you take it onboard in a soft case, I shudder to think what could happen to it.
What kind of bari to you play?
Neffinator said:I play a yamaha-62, and I won't even be playing in tokyo, so I can't rent it...
and a bari couldn't possibly fit the dimensions of carry-on, so i won't try the soft case idea...do you have any tips about maybe putting something in the case to keep the keys from shifting around
well, I could clamp the keys shut I guess, but it would be quite hard to 'sneak' a yamaha bari (in its ridiculously sized original case) onto a plane....:?Leon said:Clamp your keys - use corks or whatever - don't ask at the desk about carrying it on - just try to sneak it on - I didn't take my tenor on my last flight and peope came on with guitars and golf club bags and all kinds of things.
thank you for the tips. sadly, MJF isn't really keen on arranging the use a rental while in Osaka....Randall said:Your bari is a fairly common and easy to find horn....you really should look into borrowing while here or possibly getting your group to secure you a rental.
Depending on the airline and the mood of the stews, you can get baris on board in a gigbag. I have even managed to get mine onboard in a BAM case.
That being said, if you have to put the horn in the cargo hold I suggest this:
Cork down all your keys, then put LOTS of bubble plastic around the bell, bow and curl and under the body tube anywhere there is no padding support in the case. Fully (top to bottom) secure the horn with bubble plastic, so that there is no way it can move even a millimeter inside the case
Then wrap the case in a good layer of bubble wrap, and put the case in a cardboard box with at least a couple of inches of packing peanuts all around. Tape it up and take it with you as air cargo.
Put lots of FRAGILE INSTRUMENT stickers on the box, and pray.