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    Olds double case

    Hi,
    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.
    1941 Martin Handcraft Committee
    1947 Besson Meha
    1947 Buescher 205
    1952 Getzen Super Deluxe
    1973 Claude Gordon Benge, 1980s Claude Gordon Selmer (2)
    2013 Schilke Handcraft HC2
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    Re: Olds double case

    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

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    Re: Olds double case

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

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    Re: Olds double case

    I saw the Coyote on Saturday, and it seemed to be a great horn for your needs.
    1952 Olds Super Trumpet
    1956 Olds Studio Trumpet
    1928 Holton Revelation Trumpet
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    1951 Olds Special Trumpet (Sold)

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    Re: Olds double case

    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 :)

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    Re: Olds double case

    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.
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    1968 Olds Recording Trumpet
    Courtois Balanced Model LB Trumpet (Unknown Year)
    Courtois C Trumpet
    1955 King Liberty Balanced Model Trumpet
    1956 Conn 80A Cornet
    1951 Olds Special cornet
    Rudy Muck "Blessing Super Artist clone" cornet
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    Getzen Eterna 4 valve flugel
    Amati Kraslice 201H Flugel

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    Re: Olds double case

    Do you have pics of your cases?
    1952 Olds Super Trumpet
    1956 Olds Studio Trumpet
    1928 Holton Revelation Trumpet
    ACB Doubler's Flugelhorn
    1971 Conn 21A Cornet
    1951 Olds Special Trumpet (Sold)

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