Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

1073395 Posts in 71207 Topics- by 18869 Members - Latest Member: VVJOFan
Jump to:  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Protec Bass/tenor IPac case  (Read 321 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
chris612

*
Offline Offline

Location: Long Island
Joined: Jun 22, 2014
Posts: 71

View Profile
« on: May 17, 2017, 07:32PM »

Hi all,

I've done some looking around on the forum and the Protec IPac case seems to be a solid case at a decent price. As mentioned in other posts I have a Bach 50 B3 with independent standard rotors and closed wraps with a 9.5 inch bell. I was wondering if anyone has tried to fit a horn similar to this into the IPac tenor case. From their website it seems like it might fit with the second valve and save me some space flying and traveling so if anyone has information on it let me know.

Thanks!  Hi

Chris
Logged

Bach 50BG3-Greg Black 1 1/2G
Bach 36-Bach 6 1/2AL
Bach 42B-Bach 3G
Conn 88HLT-Bach 3G
Blessing Flugabone-Bach 6 1/2AL
Burgerbob

*
Offline Offline

Location: Los Angeles
Joined: Aug 12, 2007
Posts: 5328

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 07:45PM »

Tenor cases usually aren't "tall" enough (the dimension between bell braces) to fit basses.

I fit my single 50B in a Protec tenor case. It barely fit.
Logged

Brasslab 50T3, Greg Glack 1G .312 #2
Bach 50T, ditto
Bach 42B, Greg Black NY 1.25
Conn 6H, King 7MD
Yamaha YEP-842S, Schilke 53/59
Yamaha YBH-301MS, Hammond 12XL
chris612

*
Offline Offline

Location: Long Island
Joined: Jun 22, 2014
Posts: 71

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 08:19PM »

Tenor cases usually aren't "tall" enough (the dimension between bell braces) to fit basses.

I fit my single 50B in a Protec tenor case. It barely fit.

Didn't even think about that, good call!

Big fan of your YouTube video is by the way!

Chris
Logged

Bach 50BG3-Greg Black 1 1/2G
Bach 36-Bach 6 1/2AL
Bach 42B-Bach 3G
Conn 88HLT-Bach 3G
Blessing Flugabone-Bach 6 1/2AL
Burgerbob

*
Offline Offline

Location: Los Angeles
Joined: Aug 12, 2007
Posts: 5328

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 08:41PM »

Thanks!!

And I guess I did word that badly, even if you understood. The dimension between bell and gooseneck/valves.
Logged

Brasslab 50T3, Greg Glack 1G .312 #2
Bach 50T, ditto
Bach 42B, Greg Black NY 1.25
Conn 6H, King 7MD
Yamaha YEP-842S, Schilke 53/59
Yamaha YBH-301MS, Hammond 12XL
conn88plyr
Keith Hilson
*
Offline Offline

Location:
Joined: May 2, 2009
Posts: 60

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 08:34AM »

  I happen to have both a tenor iPac case and a Bach 50B3O in the shop and so I decided to try them out!  The length of the bell section was actually fine, even with the open wrap tubing.  The bigger issue (no pun intended) is the width of the section.  The 9 1/2" bell fits (barely); however, the width of the valve section as well as the additional width from the 2nd valve trigger assembly was really too tight to fit, even uncomfortably.  With the width of the bell section the slide compartment (which has a semi-rigid padded board separating the slide from the bell section storage) is compressed to the point that I would be very nervous about the slide. 
  If you were looking for something compact but with good protection in the price range of a Protec I might suggest looking at the Fusion Urban trombone case; this will fit up to a 9 1/2" bell, has a separate protected compartment for the slide and is of a similar size to the iPac.  It does not have a wood shell but does have thick 20mm padding.
Logged

Keith Hilson
Trombone Shop Manager
Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center MN

Conn 88HO, Bach 42BO, Martin Urbie Green, Kuhnl & Hoyer Slokar alto
greenbean
*
Offline Offline

Location: San Francisco
Joined: Dec 26, 2012
Posts: 1505
"Brass Kahuna"


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 08:51AM »

Doesn't Protec make an IPac case for bass?   I tried a tenor IPac when they first came out.  I don't recall it being a very big tenor case!  But it seemed like a good case. 

Anyone have experience with the bass version?
Logged

--Bach 50B (1966)
tbathras
*
Offline Offline

Location: Mid-Coast Maine
Joined: Jul 15, 2013
Posts: 940

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 09:00AM »

Doesn't Protec make an IPac case for bass?   I tried a tenor IPac when they first came out.  I don't recall it being a very big tenor case!  But it seemed like a good case. 

Anyone have experience with the bass version?


yeah, I've got the bass ipac.  I like it - the side pocket holds my K&M stand and the horn fits well (shires w/ axials).  It's a little clumsy in that the velcro straps sometimes get in your way when putting the horn in, and, the case likes to "tip back" when you open it if there is anything in the side pocket. It's also pretty hefty, but not so much so that it's a deterrent.

A good bonus is that if you have a Rath, Hagmann or Bullet Brace, you can leave the whole assembly right on, there is plenty of room.

I'd rate it like an 8/10.  It's good, but not "wow".
Logged

"Remember, your trombone is not a weapon!" -Ben van Dijk
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to: