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which of these is more useful for regular use and flying, do they both off er the same protection is one lighter then the other etc.

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I will do this for Gary....
Use the search function and you can read TONS of info on this topic.

Simply said, my preference is Hiscox, always. ;)
 

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Just to add some balance, I prefer my Walt Johnson. ;)
 

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Senility is a terrible thing G....;)
 

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Oh! the Karma!
..I just hit post 3,000 at G's expense!

My apologies G.
 

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That's OK, I doubt that I'll remember your slight.

Age does have its benefits. Doesn't it?
 

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You the man, G!

My great grandfather was fond of telling younger people that, "I have already forgetten more than you will ever know".

Feel free to borrow!
 

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It could be fun to collect favorite sayings from old folks, mentors, and such.

One that I've enjoyed the last many years, I heard from an aged scientist/experimentalist - "Better lucky than good". Amen.

Cheers!
 

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Randall said:
I will do this for Gary....Use the search function and you can read TONS of info on this topic. Simply said, my preference is Hiscox, always. ;)
And in deference to such magnanimity, I'll avoid the usual "my Johnson's better than Hiscox" boast. :angel4:
 

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Snicker. (more discrete than ROFL).
 

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stu the sax player said:
which of these is more useful for regular use and flying, do they both off er the same protection is one lighter then the other etc.

stefane
Both offer great protection. Neither is particularly useful for flying (there are more compact cases such as VGV that serve better for carry-on). Walt Johnson is heavier than Hiscox. Hiscox fits Super 20; doubt that Walt Johnson does. Hiscox is hard to buy new in the US (don't know about Canada).
 

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if its hard in the US its even harder here in Canada
 

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stu the sax player said:
if its hard in the US its even harder here in Canada
Which; a Johnson or Hiscox?
FWIW, just this week I read on one reputable sax-seller's web site that, due to poor quality in the newly-made cases, he no longer sells Johnsons.
 

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Last January, I brought my 10M to the Sax Symposium at GMU. Now I was looking forward to showing off the vintage horn, but all anybody kept asking be about was the case; a Hiscox. Getting them is the problem though; in the States at least. If they can be found in Canada, please let us know.
 

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gary said:
A Johnson or Hiscox?
FWIW, just this week I read on one reputable sax-seller's web site that, due to poor quality in the newly-made cases, he no longer sells Johnsons.
Geez . . . and you believed it, too.

Always take advertising with a grain of salt, brother.

"I don't sell xxx anymore because it's crap" might -- just might -- translate as, "I make more money selling yyy than xxx."

One never knows, do one?
 

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Geez . . . and you believed it, too. Always take advertising with a grain of salt, brother. "I don't sell xxx anymore because it's crap" might -- just might -- translate as, "I make more money selling yyy than xxx." One never knows, do one?
Thanks Sam, but I'm not that gullible. There has been some discussion on the forum about the quality of WJ cases recently, mixed at best. I'm not going to hunt specifically, but if you're interested some of these threads contain such discussions: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/search.php?searchid=2006613

I posted that statement from a seller as a caution that Stefane could keep in mind while researching Johnson cases. The WJ case I had was great. Newer ones seem to be a bit controversial...FWIW. :D

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Gary, pure genius. For the record, are you German or an ex pat? because that is a very English pun.
American citizen, Matthew, but I've lived outside the continental US for around 35 years.
 

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We just purchased a Walt Johnson case for our son's alto. When he received it, he noticed there is no locking mechanism. He says his instructor's tenor case can be locked.

Do the Johnson alto cases not lock or is this something new? For the price we paid, it seems like you should be able to lock the darn thing!
 

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We just purchased a Walt Johnson case for our son's alto. When he received it, he noticed there is no locking mechanism. He says his instructor's tenor case can be locked.

Do the Johnson alto cases not lock or is this something new? For the price we paid, it seems like you should be able to lock the darn thing!
No lock is a good thing. The first thing I do when I get a case with a lock is throw the keys away. The reasons are obvious-lose the key you have to destroy the locking latch to get in-it won't keep a thief from stealing the horn or the case or the horn in the case-and it won't remind one who isn't paying attention to close the latches before picking up the case with the horn in it-which leads to my feeling that any good case has two handles side by side-one on each side of the case. Do the WJs still have two handles?
 
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