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Hi all,

I have no car any more, and I recently started playing bari in some bands. For the moment I travel everywhere by bus, but that's annoying. So I'm looking for a case/bag that I can use to transport a bari on my bike.

The only one I could find was the Soundwear Baritone Sax Gig Bag :

http://www.thomann.de/nl/soundwear_...warz.htm?sid=73d151d3f9356f18935879572a76325c

Anybody experience with this one, or does anybody has another suggestion? I'm playing a Weltklang low A.

Cheers

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Found another one, so any experience with either of these is very welcome :

GARD 106-WBF TROLLEY
http://www.thomann.de/nl/gard_106wbf_trolley_f_baritonsax.htm
 

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I used to take my baritone to gigs on my scooter using a standard Jakob Wiinter case.
Thx for the answer. I can see that happen on a scooter, but on a bike that's just impossible. I can't place it between my legs and without decent backpack straps I can't keep it on the back either. So backpack straps are kind of necessary (or a very good shoulder band, but I didn't see either on the Jakob Winter cases).
 

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Have you considered a trailer behind your bike?

I'd hate to hear of an accident because of a too awkward load on your bike.
 

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Have you considered a trailer behind your bike?

I'd hate to hear of an accident because of a too awkward load on your bike.
+1

This will also prevent you from messing up your center of balance.

Otherwise you're either going to make great friends with a repair tech or a modern artist who does makes metal sculptures...
 

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I'm 6'4", 200lbm, and yet would still not consider riding with a bari in a backpack on a bike - not in traffic.
 

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Don't use a semi soft and relatively unprotective case such as the one you are talking about, you will regret it, especially on a bike (I am assuming a motorbike here but even a bicycle wouldn't make too much a difference). If you can take the weight buy a winter or even better a Protec. They are not too difficult to find.
The trailer (whether a bicycle or a motorbike ) is a good idea.
 

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Ya know, although I ride both bicycles and motorcycles, I was assuming this was in the context of a bicycle - it's too far a reach for me to consider doing this on a motorcycle (I ride a BMW R1150RS).

Regardless, be safe out there!
 

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well being Jolle from Belgium it could very well be a bicycle, which is the means of transportation of choice of many in the lowlands (south and north :) ).
In any case carrying a baritone in a heavy case is not easy on either one of those.
 

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What do you estimate to be the weight of the bari in the cronkite case and the weight if the bike to be. Not total but separate.
You thinkin' maybe he should shoulder the bike and ride the bari???
 

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I'm a player of low A baritone, but in your situation, a low Bb bari would be easier to carry.
 

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Click on the Trailers link:
http://www.bobgear.com/

I've seen bicyclists use these and would get one myself if I could ride to a gig or teaching.
Interesting solution, I wonder if you would have to modify the trailer to make a bari fit since the dimensions of the "cargo area" is "25in x 16in x 18in". Worst case would be having the bari fall off the trailer while riding in traffic.
 

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Worst case is setting a horn in the trailer without a case. :twisted:

Seriously tho', one should take the trouble to bungee or strap the case to the trailer so it doesn't shift or jump when you hit the inevitable bump.
 

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You thinkin' maybe he should shoulder the bike and ride the bari???
Exactly. Baritone case with wheels. I can't forget the time I hit a pothole, flew over the handlebar and landed on my face. This was a racing bike that weighed about five pounds. I am reliving that experience but with a baritone strapped to my back.
 

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Interesting solution, I wonder if you would have to modify the trailer to make a bari fit since the dimensions of the "cargo area" is "25in x 16in x 18in". Worst case would be having the bari fall off the trailer while riding in traffic.
Well, maybe he'll be lucky.
 

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Get a Protec case and the optional backpack straps. That's what I use for carrying mine around, though I may have more of an inclination to protect my life and would never get on a bicycle with that much weight that up that high.

Beside, the fall, should there be one, will deal a mighty blow to said baritone, regardless of who's case you use.
 
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