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Best Case out there for a tenor?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:38 pm
by welcometobonetown
I’m getting an early 60s King 2B, and I really want to replace the old case and get a new one. I’m just curious and what everybody else uses. I have no preference, I don’t really need big pockets, but it’s always nice to have some. I’d prefer a soft case however.

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:55 pm
by Matt K
Cronkhite cases are awesome gig bags. I have one for my alto an dI actually wish I would have just gotten the small tenor since I could fit my alto in it just as easy but would also fit my Shires small bore as well as my flugabone.

I really dig the Eastman tenor cases myself in the hard case world. They're lightweight, protective, and water tight! The matte finish do scratch a little easier than the pebble so I tend to recommend the pebble color over the matte finish but that's more of a cosmetic point. Cool incidental feature is you can put bumper stickers on your Eastman case because of the material. Travel somewhere, get the bumper sticker and let everyone know where you're trombone has been!

Another common option for small bores is the SKB 360, which is really protective and also quite lightweight.

Other popular cases for small bores include, but are not limited to, those made by Protec, BAM cases, Marcus Bonna, Basili, and Fusion.

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:53 am
by Slidemo
Windcraft small tenor case, hands down the best case I've ever had for any trombone.

Small, lightweight, durable.
Extremely comfy backpack straps that hide away.
Shoulder strap.
Really really useful clips for when you want to quickly move the case with the instrument out. Makes sense when you try it.

Used to be available through Dawkes UK. Not sure if they are still in production.

Hamo.

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:19 am
by Burgerbob
The new King cases for the 2B are super cool. Horn guys carries them.

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:16 pm
by LeTromboniste
I second the Cronkhite recommendation. I've heard the new ones make by Torpedo are even better (improved padding material) than when Glenn made them. I used the small tenor case for my sackbut for the last 3½ years and I've never had any problem, it still looks almost new despite daily use and not being particularly careful with it. Super comfortable to carry, fits in any aircraft overhead except on small turboprop planes (even then, should fit in the newer Q-series Nextgen), even on the smallest regional jets. I just switched to a Marcus Bonna hardcase specifically made for sackbuts which is an amazing case, but I'm almost sad I don't use my Cronkhite for daily activities anymore.

(On a side note, with the two-tone leather finish, you'd be surprised how often I've been stopped on the streets or in the subway by people commenting on how classy that gig bag looks)

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:58 am
by afugate
Burgerbob wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:19 am
The new King cases for the 2B are super cool. Horn guys carries them.
They do look cool. Do you know if they will hold a 3BwF?

--Andy in OKC

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:12 pm
by Burgerbob
afugate wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:58 am
Burgerbob wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:19 am
The new King cases for the 2B are super cool. Horn guys carries them.
They do look cool. Do you know if they will hold a 3BwF?

--Andy in OKC
No clue! They might be a 2B only case, really not sure. I would call and ask.

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:53 am
by PVH
The Cronkhite small tenor bag is really wonderful. It provides a surprising amount of protection for a soft case. Definitely go for the leather version. I have used one almost continuously for the last 6 years and it still looks brand new.

Maximilien, what is the Bonna sackbut case like? Would you be willing to share the dimensions or any information about it. I didn't know he made them. Thanks.

Paul

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:02 pm
by paulyg
I play large tenor almost exclusively, but the lightweight Marcus Bonna is a case that I'd recommend for anyone! It's extremely durable. Distributing the cost over the period of use, it's the cheapest case out there!