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« on: Dec 29, 2017, 08:54PM »

I love my Duo Gravis.  But, I get annoyed every time I put my horn away because of the asinine decision made by the goofball who decided to put the mouthpiece box underneath the installed D slide...  Yeah, RIGHT. 

I love my 3B coffin case.  Wish I could say the same about the DG case.  I may just have to build myself a box in the middle to hold my mouthpiece, etc.  (FYI, Greenbean, this isn't the same DG you sold me.)

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« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2017, 10:30PM »

I have one with the mouthpiece box in the upper left. Is that not how yours is?
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2017, 10:51PM »

When the strap on my mouthpiece case broke, I used the D crook to hold it closed ... until the mouthpiece fell out a couple of times and dinged the bell - ugh! So Installed a Velcro strap.
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2017, 05:24AM »

I have one with the mouthpiece box in the upper left. Is that not how yours is?

I think we're describing the same location.  For me, with the D slide in, the second trigger tuning slide lays right over the box.  I keep my mouthpiece in a pouch, so I normally put my mouthpiece away after I put my bell away, so I'm not juggling the whole horn while I'm trying to get my mouthpiece into the pouch.  Guess this old dog will have to learn new tricks. lol

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Edit:  Actually, as I think about it... The mouthpiece box in my case is in the upper right, when I have the case opened in front of me. 
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2017, 07:22AM »

I think we're describing the same location.  For me, with the D slide in, the second trigger tuning slide lays right over the box.  I keep my mouthpiece in a pouch, so I normally put my mouthpiece away after I put my bell away, so I'm not juggling the whole horn while I'm trying to get my mouthpiece into the pouch.  Guess this old dog will have to learn new tricks. lol

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I never keep my mouthpiece with my horn. It came naturally since I switch horn very often. Yes, I have forgot my mouthpiece...

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 30, 2017, 07:58AM »

Andy, sounds like you upgraded to a nicer DG - congrats!

Yes, I know that style case.  It annoyed me, too!  When I break a horn into its two sections, I want to put one of them in the case - not on the floor temporarily while I put the mpc away.  So, I would put the bell section away, then the slide, and... then look at the covered up mouthpiece box and say, "oh, man, why did they do that?" and then pull the bell section out so I could put the mpc away!  Again and again.  It is hard to break old habits, ain't it?...
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2017, 11:06AM »

I'll have to take a picture when I get home. Mine is the case before the UMI black case.
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 31, 2017, 05:52AM »

Andy, sounds like you upgraded to a nicer DG - congrats!

Yes, I know that style case.  It annoyed me, too!  When I break a horn into its two sections, I want to put one of them in the case - not on the floor temporarily while I put the mpc away.  So, I would put the bell section away, then the slide, and... then look at the covered up mouthpiece box and say, "oh, man, why did they do that?" and then pull the bell section out so I could put the mpc away!  Again and again.  It is hard to break old habits, ain't it?...

Exactly!

(And, yes.  Although I'm currently hoarding both horns....  Yeah, RIGHT. :D)

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« Reply #8 on: Dec 31, 2017, 05:53AM »

I never keep my mouthpiece with my horn. It came naturally since I switch horn very often. Yes, I have forgot my mouthpiece...

/Tom

I do that about half the time, too.

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« Reply #9 on: Jan 05, 2018, 04:11PM »

Exactly!

(And, yes.  Although I'm currently hoarding both horns....  Yeah, RIGHT. :D)

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Good for you!  So, that would make it a Quattro Gravis...
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 05, 2018, 06:59PM »

Good for you!  So, that would make it a Quattro Gravis...

hehehehe!

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« Reply #11 on: Jan 05, 2018, 07:46PM »

Here's a video with my case in it.

It's not the later 6B coffin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk3HXBDe59E
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 06, 2018, 05:22AM »

Thanks, Aiden!    :)

Yes, my case is different.  Box is on the right, under the valve tube.  I would prefer to have the box where yours is located.  I'm fairly certain you know, but thought I'd mention that a little bottle of Weldwood contact cement will take care of that leather tear and keep your case in its same great shape for longer!  Good!

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« Reply #13 on: Jan 06, 2018, 05:46AM »

If I had a Duo Gravis case, I would now know exactly what to do, if I only had a Duo Gravis to put into it!  :cry:

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« Reply #14 on: Jan 06, 2018, 06:20AM »

Here's a video with my case in it.

It's not the later 6B coffin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk3HXBDe59E

It's not the early 6B coffin either.  The "original" had a form-fit wood (not foam) block to anchor the thumb brace, and the accessory box at the back.  Keep in mind, for the original design everyone was happy just to get an easy flat E key.  The original case fit that just fine.  Once the D extension became standard the fit was not so fine. 

Also keep in mind that this came out while Bach was normaly delivered in a "French" case.  Those looked more like a slimmer modern Pro-tech than the coffins of today.  And THOSE did not accomodate D-slides well either.

That is a problem with old horns: sometimes you have to live with the history  Evil
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