Olds double case

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by slantws, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. slantws

    slantws Pianissimo User

    Dec 26, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Looking for suggestions for a hard shell double trumpet case in which I can fit my 2 Olds trumpets, a '49 Super Recording and a '52 Studio. (I don't trust the soft cases). The Olds horns are a bit longer (1/4"-1/2") than my other horns. For example, I have one those new and beautiful Bach Artisan double trumpet cases, in which my 2 Martin Committees fit fine. (Now, if I could rid of the Back logo in favor of Martin, that would be nice) But, the Olds trumpets are too long for it, even though the outside is pretty much the same as my other cases. The Olds trumpets fit in a Getzen case, a Selmer case, and an old Martin case, all of which are 21 1/4" on the outside. Though the Bach case is also 21 1/4" it has thicker side walls and lots of padding. I like displaying the horns in open cases in a shelving unit. The 21 14/ cases just fit. I added a photo of the display to my Flickr page, link below. I'd be interest to hear what those of you with Olds trumpets use for a double case.
  2. dr-pepp

    dr-pepp Pianissimo User

    Jan 26, 2005
    Austin TX
    Nice looking display of your horns!

    The older Bach double cases will work with the longer Olds horns.

    I've got a few of them that I use for transporting horns.

    Centex Brass: Bach Double Case
  3. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

    Mar 9, 2011
    Florida, US
    I would look into a torpedo case then. The coyote should be great. It can hold 2 trumpets, or 2 horns and some gear.

    Torpedo Bags
  4. Domino

    Domino Pianissimo User

    Sep 18, 2010
    Norway, 69 deg N
    I saw the Coyote on Saturday, and it seemed to be a great horn for your needs.
  5. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Mezzo Piano User

    Apr 29, 2005
    Columbus, Oh-hi-uh
    I've got an Olds Super and a Superstar in a Yamaha Double Case, the one that comes with their pro horns. Sometimes its got two Supers in it, works great!

    The Superstar is a long horn, its the only trumpet I've got that doesn't fit some of my cases

    I also have an original Olds Case I think for an Ambassador originally, but it holds an Olds Super trumpet in the main space, and an Olds Super Cornet in the equipment area quite well!! Unintentional double case for the win :)
  6. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

    Jun 10, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    I have begun buying used road cases of the Anvil type. I can get them for around $30.00 if I am patient. Then I fabricate the inside to hold whatever combination I want. So far I have one for my Frankenhorn, one for my Recording, and another that I haven't made a decision on just yet. It is a good alternative to buying used cases in that I am secure that my horns are safe inside them. With refurb and cleanup I have a case that will cost about 50-55 and is completely safe for my horns. I was forced to do this because I have acquired numerous horns that had no cases. The Frankenhorn case came out so well that I was encouraged to make others. You might want to consider it. Even though I don't play full time now, and I don't have roadies throwing my horns on the bus, it is comforting to see these sturdy cases lined up.
  7. Domino

    Domino Pianissimo User

    Sep 18, 2010
    Norway, 69 deg N
    Do you have pics of your cases?

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