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trombahonker
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve - would be nice to see your rubberized straps as an option with these Cronkite-style cases.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: They're the Best!! Reply with quote

I purchased a Cordura Cronkhite Super Triple, and it's great. I'm extremely pleased with its degree of protection and weight. It's beautifully designed and well protective.

I don't trust anything else to carry my trumpets, lol! I'm all torpedo now! Coyote, Outlaw, and Cronkhite Super Triple!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grizzle wrote:
Here are some photos of Glenn's designs that we've made recently.









Nice!
Would the Super Triple handle one Bb and a flugel, I'm guessing yes?

Brad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brad,

A super triple will easily handle two full trumpets and a large flugel.

~A
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

Please let me know when these cases become available for dealers and I will be super happy to have them at ACB!

Best,
T

PS: I'll send ya an email about the Velox (I leave for Europe in two weeks)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trombahonker wrote:
Brad,

A super triple will easily handle two full trumpets and a large flugel.

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Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brad361 wrote:
trombahonker wrote:
Brad,

A super triple will easily handle two full trumpets and a large flugel.

~A


Thanks!

Brad

I still owe Steve some photos of the issue I have with this design.

I don't own the leather one and perhaps it is not as susceptible, but my Bb and C trumpet bells end up pushed together at the apex of the triangle and I now have scratches on my C. Since then I either put a towel around one of the bells or even better put both horns in a anti-tarnish bag.

I did talk with Glen about it and he said he never had a complaint like this. So perhaps I am alone in this experience.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LittleRusty wrote:

I don't own the leather one and perhaps it is not as susceptible, but my Bb and C trumpet bells end up pushed together at the apex of the triangle and I now have scratches on my C. Since then I either put a towel around one of the bells or even better put both horns in a anti-tarnish bag.

I did talk with Glen about it and he said he never had a complaint like this. So perhaps I am alone in this experience.


Good to know.

There are a few things I would have done differently as a designer, and by contract I can't change the designs. However, we've got it in there that I can make changes with his approval, so...I'll bring this up with Glenn and talk him into it. I think I little velcro add at the end of the case, and then some short extensions left and right coming off the triangle divider would do it.

I also take him at his word that it may have never been brought to his attention. He was and is extremely persnikity, and I believe he would have made the change if he were aware of it. You should see the little details he has that no one else come close to -- like his 70 tuba variations!!! He was a musician's designer, and actually cared about the instruments and his customers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look great!

Is there any chance of convincing you to produce the single leather bag as originally designed with the zipper going all the way around the bell crook and in the opposite direction? Having it in the direction the modern version has is a recipe for disaster if it opens a bit.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Mohan wrote:
They look great!

Is there any chance of convincing you to produce the single leather bag as originally designed with the zipper going all the way around the bell crook and in the opposite direction? Having it in the direction the modern version has is a recipe for disaster if it opens a bit.


Possibly, but down the road a piece. That requires entirely new patterns, and we have 2000 to figure out before we start making new designs.

And I'm not sure what you are talking about. If you could send a photo or drawing to me, that would help: [email protected]

And a defunct old bag would help even more!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Mohan wrote:
They look great!

Is there any chance of convincing you to produce the single leather bag as originally designed with the zipper going all the way around the bell crook and in the opposite direction? Having it in the direction the modern version has is a recipe for disaster if it opens a bit.

Best wishes,

John Mohan




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

homebilly wrote:
John Mohan wrote:
They look great!

Is there any chance of convincing you to produce the single leather bag as originally designed with the zipper going all the way around the bell crook and in the opposite direction? Having it in the direction the modern version has is a recipe for disaster if it opens a bit.

Best wishes,

John Mohan






What the heck is the about Ron? We were just talking about this the other day!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grizzle wrote:
John Mohan wrote:
They look great!

Is there any chance of convincing you to produce the single leather bag as originally designed with the zipper going all the way around the bell crook and in the opposite direction? Having it in the direction the modern version has is a recipe for disaster if it opens a bit.


Possibly, but down the road a piece. That requires entirely new patterns, and we have 2000 to figure out before we start making new designs.

And I'm not sure what you are talking about. If you could send a photo or drawing to me, that would help: [email protected]

And a defunct old bag would help even more!


Without further ado, my circa 1977 Reunion Blues bag (along with our 2011 Alaskan Malamute Samson hamming it up).


https://s25.postimg.org/fmq6o84zz/IMG_7526.jpg


https://s25.postimg.org/ygbzl837z/IMG_7527.jpg


https://s25.postimg.org/52g95n0i7/IMG_7528.jpg

Forty years old and still going strong (except for the handles to some extent, though no worries as I usually throw it over my shoulder anyway).
With the original design if the zipper opens 6 inches to even a foot, it's no problem, but when the design was changed (I think to make it easier to manufacture) and the zipper direction reversed, if it works its way open 6 inches the horn can slip out - especially if it's being carried over the shoulder with the bell side of the case upward.

Best wishes,

John

P.S. Man, I've got to repaint that radiator cover! The boys make it their perch to look out over the street. Better than any burglar alarm sign, but pretty hard on the paint!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grizzle wrote:
LittleRusty wrote:

I don't own the leather one and perhaps it is not as susceptible, but my Bb and C trumpet bells end up pushed together at the apex of the triangle and I now have scratches on my C. Since then I either put a towel around one of the bells or even better put both horns in a anti-tarnish bag.

I did talk with Glen about it and he said he never had a complaint like this. So perhaps I am alone in this experience.


Good to know.

There are a few things I would have done differently as a designer, and by contract I can't change the designs. However, we've got it in there that I can make changes with his approval, so...I'll bring this up with Glenn and talk him into it. I think I little velcro add at the end of the case, and then some short extensions left and right coming off the triangle divider would do it.

I also take him at his word that it may have never been brought to his attention. He was and is extremely persnikity, and I believe he would have made the change if he were aware of it. You should see the little details he has that no one else come close to -- like his 70 tuba variations!!! He was a musician's designer, and actually cared about the instruments and his customers.

Steve, after discussing this with Glen I tried adding Velcro. I am now worried about the Velcro scratching the silver on my bells. The short extensions sounds like an idea that would work.

I can understand why he is persnickety now after I heard the story about some of his previous business partnerships.
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