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Old 06-24-2019, 06:13 AM   #1
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Any suggestions for a case for smallpipes?


Ideally I would like to find one that will accommodate a set with the drones left in the stock. In this case I would add padding so the drones do not knock each other. I suspect a violin case might work but I am not certain.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:59 AM   #2
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I use an old hard sided GHB pipe case from the days before MCS. I have to take the top off my base drone but everything, including the bellows, just fits. If I were replacing a case right now, I would seriously consider one of the Pelican Cases with customizable foam inserts (eg. https://pelicangear.ca/products/peli...-carry-on-case ) and make sure it is no bigger than typical carry-on dimensions.

A fiddle case would be long enough but you might struggle to get your bellows into it; maybe easier with a viola case etc. The local chain music shop in my town, often has a variety of instrument cases for sale used. It might be worth visiting somewhere like that to see what fits.

Good luck with whatever you choose,
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Old 06-24-2019, 04:06 PM   #3
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In use a Sears hard plastic tool box to which I added some padding and cloth (Velour )lining. The top and middle section of the Bass drone fit into the pull-out tray, the rest, including drones, chanter, blowpipe, bag nabd nbellows fir into the bottom.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:56 PM   #4
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... bag nabd nbellows fir into the bottom.
Hey Waldo, how many times have I said, "Don't practice your birls on the keyboard"....
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:40 AM   #5
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A pal of mine uses a soft alto sax case he was given. The pipes fit in the long section and the bellows fit in the bit where the horn would go. Works for border pipes too.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:12 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=TrailingDrone;1338247]Any suggestions for a case for smallpipes?


Ideally I would like to find one that will accommodate a set with the drones left in the stock. In this case I would add padding so the drones do not knock each other. I suspect a violin case might work but I am not certain.[/i

Shepherd sells a fiber hard case for smallpipes. Itís on their website under Smallpipes. I had one years ago for my set. Very appropriate for storing and transporting the instrument.
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Hey Waldo, how many times have I said, "Don't practice your birls on the keyboard"....
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Of course, I didn't see that until the editable period had passed Öand those were crunluaths, obviously.
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Thanks to all of you for the suggestions!
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:36 AM   #9
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Thought I would post an update - I visited our local independent music shop and found a gently used Bobelock featherlite viola case for a reasonable price. I extracted one of the inner pieces used to support the viola neck, and everything fits quite well. I have a heavy cardboard tube to protect the drones and stock so that they do not knock around in the case.



Thanks again for the suggestions.
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