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 Gigbag for Leblanc straight contrabass?
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2019-01-27 03:26

Hello everyone,

I recently got my Leblanc straight contrabass clarinet working and I now need a case for it. Currently I am using a gutted bass clarinet case, but unfortunately there isn't room for the bell and I have to cushion the two joints with a piece of cloth to keep them from rubbing together. I would like a sort of gigbag with two sections (one for each joint). Does anyone know of something like this? I was thinking of something like a microphone stand bag but I can't seem to find anything in the right size. I've also been looking at an Altieri bag but they are a bit out of my price range.

-Jdbassplayer

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 Re: Gigbag for Leblanc straight contrabass?
Author: bradfordlloyd 
Date:   2019-01-27 04:29

I ordered a gig bag from Altieri for my contra alto and have been very pleased. I also looked at Reed & Squeak as a possibility.

You might also reach out to a gentleman named Leo, who has made simple, lightweight, padded gigbags for a couple of my horns that were comparatively inexpensive. He does nice custom work (or he did back in 2016 when I ordered from him last). His email is paci1957@hotmail.com

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 Re: Gigbag for Leblanc straight contrabass?
Author: bmcgar 2017
Date:   2019-01-27 08:28

Using a gig bag for a mechanism as complicated as is on a contra is asking for trouble. I wouldn't do it, but if you're willing to take your chances, go for it.

If I were looking for contra case, I'd look at some of the hard shell cases used for rifles and electronic equipment, cutting the foam inserts out for your particular instrument.

M2C

B.

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