Joined: 28 Sep 2004 Posts: 3572 Location: Orange County, CA
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:25 pm Post subject:
I'd put the Bb in a ProTec single (or double) and carry it on then I'd put the other 3 in a Protec tripple (or quad). In my experience Protec offers huge protection for relatively little money. _________________ "I'm an engineer, which means I think I know a whole bunch of stuff I really don't."
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Depending on your budget, you could also try the Rawbrass 300 series.
They might be a bit more bulky then other cases, but they would be save enough in all cercomstances, even in the cargo area of a plane.
Joined: 01 Feb 2005 Posts: 155 Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:14 am Post subject:
I fit my Bb, C, Eb and Scherzer rotary piccolo in a Brass Bags quad case, and it is small enough to take on to any plane. For larger planes, it fits in the overhead; for small planes, it fits under the seat in front of me (eliminating some much-desired legroom, however).
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Joined: 14 Mar 2011 Posts: 294 Location: SF Bay Area
Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:37 pm Post subject:
A quad bag will not fit up above on all planes. Yes it will go some times but not all the time. Then where do you put it. If your lucky in a closet. (We are not all Alison Balsom). If you travel on a turbo prop, well you are hosed. Ever been to Boise????
So... If you want the best 4 horn protection possible and check them (put them under the plane), get a raw brass or have an actual flight case built by someone like calzone. Me... I would call raw brass
You could go with a torpedo bag for your Bb and a coyote for the other three and try to get both on as carry on. Most planes let you take two carry ons. If you need to put one underneath then you are good to go. (just a thought)
I think the wiseman quad would go in most overheads but they are a tad big and may end up underneath on some smaller commuter flights. I know the wood on the shells is not extremely thick and could fail under a substantial amount of weight. I struggle with the idea of putting one of those underneath.
So here is how you decide, put your horn in the case then throw the case. Not willing to do that hum, well then better get a case you are willing to do that to. I guarantee the guy pulling it out of the plane is totally willing to do that.
I would throw my Raw brass! I strap it to my bike. (BMW K1200RS) I know if I go down my wife will be able to sell my horns to pay for funeral expenses. We have 3 of the big raw brass cases at work specifically to put under planes so...
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