Torpedo Bags

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  1. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    Who has a torpedo bag? Any statements you would like to make about them? I really like the brown leather one and was actually thinking about getting one until I found out that they took away the sholder straps (back pack straps) and replaced them with one strap. (I really like the back pack straps).

    Cheers
    Eric
     
  2. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    I got one for my birthday a couple months ago and i really like it. The only think I don't really like is that in order to get the horn in and out of the case, you have to grab the bell and get fingerprints all over it, but its not to big of a deal.
     
  3. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    I also have a Torpedo bag.

    It really is a great case.

    I keep my Eclipse MS, a cup mute, tuxedo plaunger, harmon mute, straight mute, pixie mute, Hamilton trumpet stand (brokeb in two), 3 mouthopiece case, valve oil, business cards, Leatherman and reading glasses case all in the mute pouch and in the cover storage. Plus it is super strong.

    I also keep my horn in a satin bag. That eliminates the finger prints when you remove it.

    I would recommend it.
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  4. Dave

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    Where did you get the satin bag?
     
  5. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe they call it the trumpet protector bag #122024 their own brand..

    Just call them and ask a brass sales person.

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  6. jultone

    jultone New Friend

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    At first, when my friend Steve said he was going to produce this bag, I thought he was nuts. 'There are too many bags on the market. It won't sell.' I said. Boy has he proven me wrong.

    Great bag and great design. One of the only gig bags I know of that you can feel comfortable checking it in for luggage handling at the airlines. I don't own one right now, as I got my bag right when Steve was starting to make these, so am not in need, yet. This is definitely my next gig bag purchase.

    Don't hesitate one iota in making the purchase.
     
  7. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    Is it comfortable to "wear"? I heard that they took away the back pack straps and added just one sholder strap. I would think that the back back straps would be more comfortable.

    Is there a way to get a leather one with these back pack straps?

    Eric
     
  8. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Eric,

    I am a Torpedo Bag dealer. The leather bags are made to order. You could probably get it any way you would want. It is the most protective trumpet case I have ever seen. While dealers can get you a leather bag, the best idea would be to go directly to GMP and ask them if a leather bag with straps is possible -- and how much.

    www.torpedobags.com

    It will be the last trumpet case you will probably ever need for a single trumpet.

    Jim
     
  9. Clarence

    Clarence Mezzo Forte User

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    LEATHER LOREDO TORPEDO BAG!

    Not only doe's it offer extreme maximum protection, it is pure luxury!
    I'm happy steve did away with the back-pack straps, the leather is to classy for that.
    All my friends say the loredo is BANG-ING!

    If you ain't got's one of these you ain't
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    Put me in the fan club!
    Thanks steve.
    Clarence
     
  10. andrew_jordan

    andrew_jordan Pianissimo User

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    Or, if you consder yourself crafty, pick up some satin or whatevver else for like 3 dollars a square yard at the local fabric shop and sew it up yourself for free. Much cheaper for those of us on a tight penny.

    Drew
     

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