I've been lurking here for a while and trying to find as much info as I can, but I need some specific help with the following:
I have a 1932 Conn artist series transitional alto (similar to 6M, I beleive) with the bell keys on the left side, and I desperately need a new case. I have searched and found several replies such as:
"get the Pro-Tec" -or-
"the SKB should work fine"
However, I'm still not sure which specific pro-tec or SKB or whatever is being refered to. Can any of you help me out with a case that is good and will work? I like the idea of the contoured cases, but I am not against a rectangular case either. I would prefer a hard shell case, but I have no experience whatsoever with a soft shell case. So maybe a soft shell will work as well?
I have done a lot of purchasing from the WWBW over the years, but when I called them, I wasn't too happy with their lack of recommendations.
Please help! I'd be very grateful.
The pro-tec contoured IS a hard case, just to let you know. Not as strong as some, but it would be fine, unless you drop the case. I know a guy who sits on his pro-tec alto case shock, but his alto is fine. Big guy, too.
I got a pro-tec contoured for my Zephyr (with the huge thing on the side), it's got thick foam on the inside, and is covered in some kind of really nice fabric. It's got a slot for a neck and a mouthpiece.
They're pretty strong, there's one other person in my band with one, and we threw ours at each other and our saxes were fine.
Thank you all for the replies.
I have searched and read about the Hiscox till my eyeballs fell out of my head, but it seems that they are hard to come by in the states.
A shame, b/c I like the way they look.
I'm really leaning towards the ProTec that everyone mentioned, but mostly b/c no other suggestion has really materialized in this thread.
But it looks like a good suggestion, so I am happy with that.
I was just wondering if any of the Gators, or SKB's (there's quite a few of them) or even the J. Winter case would work?
If someone knows where to get a Hiscox from, I'd appreciate a link.
Thank you all for your replies.
My wife had purchased a DEG case from WWBW which was designed for LH bell keys for my anniversary present. When it arrived, I was pretty disappointed with the quality of the case. It looked and felt like it was assembled as a sixth grade project.
That is what finally prompted me to post here after lurking for quite a while.
Even though I really wanted a full hard shell case, I ordered the ProTec based on everyone's recommendation here. I should have it in a week or so.
The Hiscox looked like the perfect solution, but alas, they are too hard to come by in the states.
When my ProTec arrives, I am going to try and make the time to post some photos of my sax in the case to help others that are searching for cases for similar vintage horns. I hope that the photos will be worth 1000 words
Again, thank you all for your responses. I'll let you know what I think of that ProTec when it arrives!
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