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I would like to make a doublers case for my Alto and Tenor.
I know what I want the finished product to look like, and the structure I want to use. But what else is needed?

I know I need some kind of wood to reinforce the bag like structure.
Also what kind of Foam needs to be used?

I was thinking of making my case out of a rolling suitcase, it oubviously needs to be big enough for the Tenor, and the Alto will fit in as well.

What other materials would I need?
 

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I should probably explain.
I would like to use a rolling suitcase, it would already have wheels, which is why I would like to use it.
I know that I need something to reinforce the sides. I am guessing I will need wood, does anyone know what kind of wood to use?
Also anybody know what kind of foam needs to be used?
 

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carbs, bless your heart, LOL. Where and how often are you going to be playing both saxes at the same time that you've got to take the time and effort to hand make such a monstrosity? :)
 

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Find an old square bari case OR go to a music store and find an anvil type general case and modify the guts.
 

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bruce bailey said:
Find an old square bari case OR go to a music store and find an anvil type general case and modify the guts.
Would a old Bari case work though? If that is the case how much could I possably find one for?
 

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I think I'd rather sling two separate cases over my shoulders than carry or drag a behemoth with both a tenor and an alto in it; and I regularly gig with both horns.
 

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All you need is a skateboard, some duct tape, and your cases. It works for a day or two. :D
 

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All you need is a skateboard, some duct tape, and your cases. It works for a day or two. :D
I'm kinda working for a long term fix. I am interested to see if anyone else has done this with an old Bari case. I don't see myself playing one instrument at a time anytime soon. And besides that I would rather not leave my case in the car if I could help it. Becuase I know for my Alto I don't have insurance and same goes for my Clarinet. I don't know about my Tenor (need to ask) but if any of these horns gets stolen I am up a creek, without anything resembling a paddle. Also last week I did it with seperate cases, but had a hard time caring the two cases and a back pack with my stands in it, and opening doors. I figured cutting one of those would make it easier. I never considered the Bari Idea before becuase I didn't know if it would fit in my car a 97 2 door tracker.
 

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Oh man, it looks sooo cool to go to your pit gig. The last one I did I played alto, tenor, flute, clarinet, and sop (for the oboe part). I found that by slinging the alto and tenor on each shoulder, with the stand in a bag on the same shoulder as the alto, then carrying the flute and clarinet together in my left hand, and the sop case in my right, I could carry all my gear in one trip.
 

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You know... I do recall seeing a sort of gig bag for two horns; alto and tenor. That was a while ago though. Can't imagine why a product like that wouldn't pan out...
 

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You are considering rolling/bouncing your horns along the sidewalks and streets?
First you should petition for an exception to the "all eggs in one basket" rule.
 

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You are considering rolling/bouncing your horns along the sidewalks and streets?
First you should petition for an exception to the "all eggs in one basket" rule.
That's a good call... if one horn goes down, so does the other XD.
 

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Grumps said:
You know... I do recall seeing a sort of gig bag for two horns; alto and tenor. That was a while ago though. Can't imagine why a product like that wouldn't pan out...

I think those were the "Allora" wheelie bags from WWBW.
 
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