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Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by George0714, Jul 9, 2018.
Really!? When I lived in Germany, I would regularly order things from wwbw.com,
I've often used this Protec case travelling across the U.S. with good results.
I've never put it under the seat but it may fit. I usually place it in the overhead bin as it more than easily fits here, and offers sufficient protection.
It is small enough that the gate agents have never asked to "gate check" it. Very easy for carry on travel and offers more than adequate protection for this situation.
In Rome, watch out for pickpockets and trick thieves... as well as regular police, Military Police and regular Army checkpoints. The city seems to be in a state of siege. Bicycles are no option because many roads have medieval cobblestones...
Ditto for Paris. The pickpocket and thieves, I've never had a problem otherwise. Small kids, too. May not be PC but they are called Gypsies.
I don't know about a Reynolds Ambassador though I know a Reynolds Medaillist. I hope for the size that it's a cornet.If that horn is built as sturdy as an OLds Ambassador you don't need a special case. I carry my Olds Ambassador cornet in a soft little Wenger backpack now for eight years all over Europe and Asia (see avatar with the Taj Mahal). Fit a little Thai languagebook in the bottom of the backpack to protect the bell for when the backpack falls from the table.
No problems whatsoever. And lots of space for other things.
I did a journey something like that many, many years ago. I took my old beater Besson Stratford cornet and a practice mute. If I did it now, I might still take the old Besson, with the ProTec case noted below. I have one of these cases and use it for my D/Eb trumpet. It's very sturdy and light, and not too big.
The cornet is just enough smaller than a trumpet and just enough better than a pocket trumpet to make it my choice for travel. (It's also no big loss if a Stratford gets lost or stolen.)
Practice mutes are a necessary evil, sometimes. The best one I have found is noted below.