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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Alex Yates, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

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    For flights from the UK, we don't seem to have any other choices...

    For USA domestic flights, and for international flights leaving from the US, it is only a matter of time.......(I don't trust the TSA gorillas either).

    Alex, good luck plucking the Pelican...

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  2. Alex Yates

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    Pelican/Wolfpak Quad Pics

    Here are some pictures of the Pelican 1610 side by side with a Wolfpak Quad case (that I have used for 12 years under the plane many times). I just don't trust the zipper on it anymore. I have replaced it a couple of times, but have lost confidence. As you can see, there is a difference in size between the two, but not that much. When I get the horns loaded up, I will take pictures for your viewing pleasure.

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  3. Tootsall

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    Yee HAW!
  4. Alex Yates

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    Back from the UK - Pelican report

    Greetings all! How is everybody? I arrived back from the UK just a few hours ago. I wanted to write a quick note and let everyone know that the Pelican case did a stellar job. I HIGHLY recommend it. I have included a picture of my three new babies that arrived safe and sound. Since the case is waterproof and self-pressurizes, the valves even remained limber. $150-180 is well worth the money. I also must add that I did indeed take the guts out of my Wolfpak quad and insert it into the case. I will make it pretty eventually, but as is, it worked perfectly.

    Ta-daaaaa! Here is the first baby picture. :-)
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    As far as what these are and what a fantastic experience I had over the pond, I must keep you all in suspense just a bit longer as I am about to fall asleep while typing. Up early, a 2 hour train ride, 3 hours early to a VERY chaotic airport, a 9.5 hour flight, and jet lag.....yeah, I'd say I am toast at the moment. :D These instruments are so alluring and such a dream to play that even in this state, I want to practice! :shock: I have played a few notes on each and that will have to suffice until tomorrow. I am completely wiped out.

    I promise to post a nice summary of my trip and some pictures within the next day or so. I had an absolutely WONDERFUL time and beyond pleased with my instruments. My hats off to the incredible craftsmanship of First Class Brass / Eclipse Trumpets. I am proud to be a part of the team and so very fortunate to have such fine instruments with which to make music.

    PS To all of you waiting responses on PMs, I will get back to you in the next day or so as I catch up on everything.
     
  5. Tootsall

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    Welcome back, Alex. Get some sleep. Nothing worse than jet lag compounding PMs.
     
  6. Solar Bell

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    Oh MAN!!!!

    Another SOLAR BELL


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  7. Solar Bell

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    Oh yeah,

    Welcome home Solar Alex!

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  8. 40cal

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    Welcome back and I am anxiously awaiting your thoughts on the horns!!!!!
     
  9. Mikey

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    Welcome Home, Alex!

    Those horns sure look nice. I look forward to hearing about them.

    Glad to hear the Pelican worked well. I am going to get one for my own horns.

    Mike
     
  10. trumpetmike

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    Welcome back:D
     

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