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ManlioJan 26, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
hey guys, anyone here can gimme a hint to find a nice and strong harmonica case?
I'm looking for something like a flightcase, big enough for some chroms and 20 dia + mics
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Try here: http://www.harpcase.com/
I got that one Kignley, and it rocks.
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I had "Hetrick" from Georgia custom-design one for me and I'm really happy with it. Mine holds 30 diatonics, 2 chroms and has some spare space for mscellaneaous.
I use two FENDER`s harmonica case.
There are tweed and brown torex(?).
20 harmonicas and harp mic and 1 chromatic in it.
Yes, I use the Fender tweed case and also some Lee Oskar soft cases.
I haven't used the Hetrick one but it looks great and gets really good reviews.
I used to use a Photographers flight case (which is what most harpcase are based on). It had foam in it that you could cut out. I got about 8 years out of that case! It held a lot of stuff (approx 20 diatonics, 2 chroms, 2 mics, delay pedal, connectors, leads, harp tool kit)They are about the sam size as a briefcase. I still have the case, but haven't managed to source decent new foam for it in the UK.
These look great too: http://www.customharpcases.com/
I also really like this one (great for gigs.)
Also Jeffrey Spoor does some nice cases.
Hi, this here is my ultimate solution.
It is a mixture between a Hetrick harmonica case and Custom Harmonica Case Inlay.
Look in Miejers or Kmart at hand gun cases. They durable and look good too. The ones that are deep, six inches, will do quite nicely.
If you are looking for something truly rugged, you might look into Pelican or Anvil cases or the like.
Check out Hal Iwan's Custom Harp Cases... he uses a nice foam (not that plick-and-pluck crap) with a variety of configurations. Everything fits nice and tight... no rattling, and can't be dumped out by accident or on purpose.
The case is the same size as the Hetrick Case.
The Hetrick case has plexi-glass dividers. These can rattle and get dumped out. But depends what you are looking for.
Before Hal's cases became available, I bought 2 sets of the Hetrick dividers for my custom harp-case (holds over 84 diatonics, and miscellaneous harps/chromatics in the middle). I love this case, it can be mounted to a chopped mic stand, and I can remove the lid.
I don't gig out (no time for that now), so it pretty much sits in my basement where I practice, mounted to the mic stand, ready for me to pull out harps when I want them.
I would've probably bought the foam inserts from Hal if they would've been available then.
I bought an Antique bull hide case it is about 2" x 11" x 18" it is like a suit case but smaller, probably from a doctor or something as the second one I have has a military doctors rank and name embosed on it. I got some high density foam rubber and cut out harp shapes with a craft knife for 20 harps and 2 mics, it looks cool as it is old and is great to carry my harps about in.
It cost me less than $20 to make up. Some dude on ebay was doing them for $150+ but didnt sell any, I just liked the idea and got a case in the dimensions I actually needed.
It has years left in it and wont break the bank, they are well made and have reinforced corners etc and if you use odd sized chromatics or 12 hole harps you can just cut that size.
Check with Jeff Spoor of Cumberland Harp cases. He is a great guy and quality materials.
Harp cases looks great at the stage, but it's really hard for me to care it along with pedalboard and amp, so I use 3 zipper cases for carrying harps and harmonica belt for gigs, that works great.
An old suitcase from a thrift store and some foam padding inserts and there ya go!
BTW I have bought a case from IKEA almost 2 years ago and I have some 3 cm thick foam layer. So I have no ideas how can I cut the identical holes for harps through all three layers. So all this stuff is still laying around.
Take a look at our Custom Harp Flight Cae at www.megatoneamps.com
Thanks for offer, but it's not for me I hate bullet mics, my gigset includes about 40 harps and this case looks bulky for me, I still have to continue using zip cases...
Hi guys I design and build any custom harmonica case you want check out my website or contact me at www.slimscustomcases.com
I was looking for cases today too and besides the standard major manufacturers casesalso came acrosswww.harpcase.com
looked pretty sweet to me and might suit your needs. I think I will order one in time.