Custom Trumpet Case

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ltg_trumpet, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    all right... so here is my up coming project... its a sampsonite suitcase that im gonna convert into a trumpet case. I think it will look awesome for gigging. i dont know what to fill it with, but im thinking non static memory foam or something, if you guys have any ideas id love to hear. thanks.
     

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  2. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    you can buy off the internet premolded foam for trumpets. I've converted a large computer bag into a case before.

    Enjoy
     
  3. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    where do i get that?
     
  4. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    i searched
    "foam trumpet case molds"
    and found a company named Glizzer so something like that, they were out of germany
    it was only 30 dollars
     
  5. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    sweet thanks
     
  6. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    hey man, i cant find it would you mind giving me a link.... lol sorry, i dont want to give you to much trouble...
     
  7. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    That suitcase looks too small. I'd want another inch or so between the edge and the horn....

    Tom
     
  8. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    yea... its the biggest one i had. the horn has to go in at an angle which makes me a tad bit uncomfortable... but its all i have and i love the retro feel, so i might just try to work around it.
     
  9. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    I'm with Tom, it's too small. There isn't enough room for cushioning foam at either end. The bell is too close to the edges. While the corners are probably the strongest points on the outside, they are also the most likely to come into contact with other objects. Impact on the top or bottom (red part) could cause damage too. That material flexes, pushing in and then rebounding out, when struck or squeezed. The bell won't.

    Find a bigger case, and you'll have room for a second or third horn and accessories.
    veery
     
  10. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    crap... good point...
     

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