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« on: Jul 30, 2017, 05:40AM »

I'm trying to figure the age of a horn based on its case.  When did Bach stop using the French style cases and go to the coffin cases?  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 30, 2017, 05:42AM »

Late-70s I believe
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 30, 2017, 07:35PM »

Late 70's sounds right. But the French-style case changed through the years. The latest ones used a molded plastic liner for the bell section, not sure when they switched but I would guess it was the early to mid 70's. The earlier ones had a block of wood and plastic tabs to hold the bell section in place.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 30, 2017, 08:47PM »

Yes, there were several versions of the French case.  Some a little better than others.  But they were all good cases.  And they were ALL better than the big brown rectangle that replaced them!

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« Reply #4 on: Aug 22, 2017, 08:31AM »

Late 70's sounds right. But the French-style case changed through the years. The latest ones used a molded plastic liner for the bell section, not sure when they switched but I would guess it was the early to mid 70's. The earlier ones had a block of wood and plastic tabs to hold the bell section in place.

My 1976-77 Bach 16 came with a French-style case.  It still had the block of wood and plastic tabs, so maybe the switch-over was a little later.
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