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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000412.txt from 1996/04

From: "Michael D. Moors" <mdmoors@-----.US>
Subj: Re: Case covers
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 02:06:39 -0400

Good morning all,

The Cavallaro does in fact fit snug around the double case. If you check
page 84 of the Woodwind and Brasswind 1996 catalog you will see the fabric
is imitation lambswool lining. If you want an oversize cover the Alteri or
Deg is the answer. I bought my Deg at a closeout sale.

The main reasons you buy the case covers are: 1. To protect the case. 2.
To have a space to store music. 3. (probably should be #1) to provide a
consistent climate for your precious clarinet. They provide protection
against abrupt hot and cold.


At 12:28 AM 4/15/96 -0500, you wrote:
>At 07:23 PM 4/14/96 -0400, you wrote:
>>Can someone help me choose a case cover for my R-13 B-flat clarinet? The
>>ones that I've seen in the catalogs are the Buffet, Altieri, and Cavallaro
>>(sp?), and they're all within the same price range. What do most of you guys
>>have, anyway, and what do you like about them? Thanks!
>Just another opinion....
>The Cavallaro and Alteri bag are made of similar material on the outside.
>The Cavallaro is lined with polyester fleecing, not lamb's wool as someone
>else stated on the list today. The Alteri bag is lined with a multilayer
>insulation that includes, I believe, a mylar layer. Both are very effective
>at keeping the horn insulated for short car trips, etc.
>The double case covers fit similarly, a pretty snug fit. The difference in
>fit is in the single case covers. The Cavallaro fits snug like a cover, but
>that makes the pocket(s) unsuitable for carrying music. The recommended
>Alteri Bag is bigger than the case, so the pocket(s) can accomodate
>French-sized charts.
>Alteri sells their bags with options like Backpack straps, and the latest
>has a pocket for the backpack straps so they can be stowed when not needed.
>The backpack option is a lifesaver in the airport when you have other bags;
>also popular for the bicycle freaks. Both brands come with a standard
>shoulder strap.
>Which one to choose? Depends on how you will use it. I use Alteri bags, and
>only have one bag to carry. If you carry a separate case for your music,
>the Cavallaro is just as good.
>Best Regards

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