What do YOU do?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Principaltrumpet, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Principaltrumpet

    Principaltrumpet Pianissimo User

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    Say your going to a gig, and you need many horns plus a large variety of mutes. Do you carry a large multiple horn bag or case and a seperate mute bag....or what?
    I just purchased a new Altieri 3 horn bag and as much as I love it I find it is impossible to fit all of my music and mutes into it.
    Just a thought....
    JR
     
  2. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes.

     
  3. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    I use the gig bag that I got for real cheap a couple of years ago and it fits all of the mutes i'd ever need, a stand, plus some space for like cleaning stuff or whatnot
     
  4. Stile442

    Stile442 Piano User

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    I use an Protec IPAC triple and the clip on mute bag with it. It holds everything I need.
     
  5. Pedal C

    Pedal C Mezzo Forte User

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    I have a cheap little bag about the size of a laptop bag that I put mutes in. Music too, if necessary, but most of my cases will hold at least a folder of music. The bag is light and has a shoulder strap, so it's easy to carry along with a case or two. Gigs that require everything you own are always a bit of a hassle no matter how you pack, but they're usually pretty fun!
     
  6. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Know what you mean.

    Throw your mutes and music into one of those small backpacks. Even if you found a gig bag big enough it'd weigh a ton and stress the straps and fittings. Not a good thing to do to a gig bag, no matter how robust.

    Regards,


    Trevor
     
  7. JustinSmith

    JustinSmith Piano User

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    My normal case holds trp, flugelhorn, and piccolo (if i need to bring it). It is similar to a carry on luggage size on wheels, with a handle. I have separate bag for mutes, about the size of lunchbox.

    If i am playing something on C or Eb trumpet, I would normally take a double case with my Bb or C, and carry the piccolo separate, in its small hard case.

    I have a bunch of cases, and take the one that fits what I am doing that night.
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I find that many trumpet players create their own problems. Seldom do we HAVE to run around with 5 trumpets and 10 mutes. I have been to several brass quintet concerts where a big collection was on display, but the performance would have benefited with a bit of "conservatism".

    I have a couple of singles, a double(Monette), a triple(DIY) and quad case(Schilke) and a gig bag (Reunion Blues). I always try to travel with only one of them. Worst case is the horns in the case and the mutes in the gig bag. That way I still only have one case in my hands.
     
  9. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    I use an inexpensive Gard triple gig bag which I have commented on in previous threads on the bag subject. Plenty of room for 2 horns, 3 mutes, Hamilton stand, music folder in side pocket and everything else in the zippered other side pocket. Not heavy , decent protection and has held up well. Before that, I used the hard case for the horn and carried everything else in a Lands End multi zippered bag I got at Goodwill. That worked well also.
     
  10. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

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