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Offline jordan.1210

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New case for Bb full Boehm?
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:38:46 AM »
I don't like the case that I received my Selmer Bb full Boehm clarinet in and am looking for options for a new case. I've seen that a common thing is to modify an existing Bb clarinet case to accommodate the extra length of the bottom joint. I've also thought of making a custom case for it out of a pluck out foam microphone case. Any ideas?
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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 11:02:11 AM »
My odd-shaped clarinet is in a soprano sax case.

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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 11:57:57 AM »
They make one-piece clarinet cases new out of China for very low prices. However they’ll only fit a FB if you remove the barrel.
Soprano sax cases are excellent, and you can easily put in extra padding for more security as there’ll be a bit of extra space in there.
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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 12:26:20 PM »
I'd like a case that would allow me to fully disassemble the clarinet and let the corks dry if possible
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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 12:57:37 PM »
In that case, I'd recommend an alto clarinet case. They're pretty expensive, but definitely do the trick. Then again, it is quite a bit too big, so you'd have to do some heavy padding work.
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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 01:41:38 PM »
Would an A clarinet case work? They should theoretically be the same length since they have the same range
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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 02:26:09 PM »
I feel like it would be tough to find an A clarinet case just by itself. You might end up having to buy a cheap Chinese A just for the case...
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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 07:27:19 PM »
An old Conn case would work with minimal reconfiguration.  It shouldn't be too difficult to find one in nicer shape than mine.
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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 10:44:31 PM »
Do you think this would work? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016BCWINW/?coliid=I2LRALEYYFYKNG&colid=3PKU5RGKG5HW0&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

It has pick and pluck foam so I could make a shape that would surround each part.
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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 08:43:15 AM »
Do you think this would work? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016BCWINW/?coliid=I2LRALEYYFYKNG&colid=3PKU5RGKG5HW0&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

It has pick and pluck foam so I could make a shape that would surround each part.


The pick and pluck foam on this one is only 2" thick with maximum interior of 2.25".  You'll need to find one with minimum interior depth of 3.25" to accommodate the bell.


The Leblanc cases that have the side compartment will also work with only a small reshaping for the lower joint.
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Re: New case for Bb full Boehm?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 08:56:27 PM »
I got an A case off of ebay.