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by Dwight
(3 posts)
7 months ago

Need a good case

I recently aquired a 1957 Conn model M Shooting Stars Alto with the orgional case. Unfortunataly the case is worn out and must be replaced. I have seen a wide variety of cases on line. Does anyone have any feedback on who makes a good case at a low price?

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  1. by mijderf
    (265 posts)

    7 months ago

    Re: Need a good case

    An important question is what side of the bell are the B and Bb keys located.  When you are playing the horn, are the bell keys on your left or right side?  If they are on the right side, you should have a fairly large selection of cases to choose from.  If they are on the left side, the number of cases that might fit are a lot smaller.  
    If you can respond with an answer, I might be able to suggest some. 

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    1. by Dwight
      (3 posts)

      7 months ago

      Re: Need a good case

      Thanks for getting back back with me. The B & B flat tone holes are on the left side of the Bell. Here are a couple of pictures of the horn and the case.you can see how much room there is for the horn to bounce around in the case. Thanks again Dwight

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      1. by mijderf
        (265 posts)

        7 months ago

        Re: Need a good case

        With the B and Bb keys on the left, your cases are more limited.  When I had my 6M, I bought a ProTec Countour case that fit it like a glove.  This is a good mid price case.  There are cheaper cases out there, but I do not know how they work with the left side keys.

        If you order it from Amazon, you can always return it if there is a fit issue. 

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    2. by Dwight
      (3 posts)

      7 months ago

      Re: Need a good case

      Thanks for getting back back with me. The B & B flat tone holes are on the left side of the Bell. Here are a couple of pictures of the horn and the case.you can see how much room there is for the horn to bounce around in the case. Thanks again Dwight

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