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Thread: Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Hidden Valley, AZ

    Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

    Pick one, and maybe by what outfit it was made by.

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original

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    Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?


    It's multiple choice, so you need to give us some multiples! Others are not able to add different responses. Those have to be offered by the person who created the poll.

    Thanks. (But it so happens the only choice you offered so far is the gig bag I use - Altieri)


    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    Alliance Mouthpiece (DC4)
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    Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

    I just use the case that came with my Jin Bao. It has a soft exterior and interior, but it's not a gig bag -- there is a firm skeleton in there somewhere. The hardest traveling it does is in the back seat of my truck, so that is enough.


    David Bjornstad

    1923 Conn New Wonder 86I, Bach 6 1/2 AL
    2018 Wessex EP100 Dolce, Denis Wick 4ABL
    2013 Jinbao JBEP-1111L, Denis Wick 4AM
    2015 Jinbao JBBR-1240, Denis Wick clone mouthpiece of unknown designation
    Cullman (AL) Community Band (Euph Section Leader)
    Brass Band of Huntsville (2nd Bari)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Central North Carolina

    Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

    In terms of protection, the Jin Bao cases are, I think, excellent. Very thick and stiff foam, form-fit to the instrument. I'm convinced you could throw it against a wall and very likely the instrument would be okay. However, I'm also pretty confident that the exterior fabric case cover will not last especially long. It's very thin and does not appear to be particularly "robust". Nothing like my old Giardinelli tuba gig bag I've had for about 20 years.

    However, my intention, when the time comes, is to either get someone to put a new cover on the Jin Bao case, or just buy another since I think that would be pretty cheap. For tubas, I much prefer a gig bag to a hard case (for size and portability reasons). For euphs, they seem so much smaller and lighter than the tuba that I'm happy with a hard or semi-hard case that provides better protection at lower cost than a premium gig bag. But I'm not strongly committed in either direction. If I were travelling with the euph, I would probably go the premium gig bag route and keep it with me at al times.

    Gary Merrill
    Wessex EEb Bass tuba (Denis Wick 3XL)
    Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
    Amati Oval Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J6 euph)
    1924 Buescher 3-valve Eb tuba, modified Kelly 25
    Schiller American Heritage 7B clone bass trombone (DE LB K/K9/112 Lexan, Brass Ark MV50R)
    1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Farmington Hills, MI

    Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

    I've been using a gig bag (Reunion Blues) for about 25 years now. Fabulous case and extremely well made and durable. I need a new zipper on the accessory pocket but otherwise it's been perfect.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    San Diego, California

    Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

    I have a hard case and a Cronkhite gig bag for my 5050. I like the gig bag best, outstanding protection and light weight. With the straps, I just sling it over my shoulder and I'm good to go.

    I haven't had any issues with it all: no dings and tarnishing from the leather.

    Miraphone 5050 Ambassador
    Mp: Wick SM4 Ultra X
    The San Diego Concert Band
    Big Brass Quartet- tuba ensemble (EETT)

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    sound Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

    Soundwear Professional Gig Bag

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    West Palm Beach, FL

    sound Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

    I use a Glenn Cronkhite leather gig bag.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank

    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    Russian Christmas Music (Alfred Reed)
    El Relicario (Jose Padilla; arr. R. Longfield)

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    sound Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

    Originally posted by: jjk2211 Soundwear Professional Gig Bag

    I'd expand on this as I hauled mine as a commuting student in Seattle, WA. This can be carried easily on a bus, ferry, and is great for bad weather. The catches, zippers, and harness have held up really well. I've had one for two years.

  10. sound Euph players: Hard case or gig bag?

    i like the eminence/prestige cases, but im wary of the zippers wearing out. so i guess the best wud be a preference/sov case, since it has that nice pocket inside for music and such. btw, anyone got a hardcase they like to sell me? i need one for my sov.

    Christopher Chen
    bolded are for sale
    B&H 967 - Globe Stamp
    B&H 960 (3 valve comp euph) - Globe Stamp
    Salvation Army Triumphonic Eb Alto, silver plated

    On the lookout for:
    Silver plated:
    pre '93, post '06 Sovereign Alto/Tenor Horn
    pre '93, post '06 Sovereign Baritone (3 valve)

    York/Sterling/LMI variants accepted

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