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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:09 am 
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Have been looking for a while for a fabric (breathable) roll to take an ever-enlarging collection of whistles and flutes, the MK one was no longer available when I checked, and a USA based maker also seemed to have shut down.

Ended up ordering a handmade one in hemp, felt and linen to take 10 instruments ranging from a spare C barrel for a D Alba, through to a low C in case I buy one in future. Material and hardware were my choice, Liepa (https://www.peopleperhour.com/freelance ... er-ywqzvwa) is probably used to working with brighter fabrics (@homoalium on Instagram).

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Worked out at £150 plus 'People per Hour' fees, makes it easy to keep them all together for gigs and to bring them in from a practice session down the shed, so worth it to me just for the increased security and protection.

Took a while and quite a few messages to finish the project as we worked through each stage of the project - feel free to use the same specification if you want!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:04 am 
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Mine is made of padded cotton fabric. It was designed to hold whistles from high Eb to Low C, in most of the chromatic keys in between.

It has a big flap closure and a tie string which don't really show in these photos.

Now I have a huge Alba Bass A that won't fit in it.

It was made by a woman on Etsy. She doesn't list them on Etsy currently, but she can make them to order. Here's one of her listings (a skull purse!) https://www.etsy.com/listing/107426397/ ... at_1&frs=1

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:52 am 
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Neat! Any advance on 13....?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:36 pm 
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I want to get one, figured I'd adapt a stick bag. Bags for drum sticks and mallets generally are around 18" long. they are designed to be hung up, usually on a floor tom for easy access. Does anyone use one of these?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:49 pm 
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This may be the winner. $129 but all leather and brass. Holds a dozen so I'll have to buy nine more.

https://www.amazon.com/Walker-Williams-DSB-1-Cowhide-Leather/dp/B07FMHP9B6/ref=sr_1_37?keywords=stick+bag&qid=1577767110&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-37
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:32 am 
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I did try a stick bag with wider pockets for multiple sticks, ok for some old recorders and similar, but too short for the G and D flutes and F whistle.

Got a cheap spanner roll that takes tin whistles. Double height, so tall enough if top row not used, but pockets too narrow for the fatter ones.

Have been using a nylon case made for 4 traditional Chinese bamboo flutes, even had a pocket for the tuner. Long enough, cheap, pockets great for the flutes but limited space, even doubling up the whistles. Also, wanted a breathable fabric.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:29 am 
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A spanner roll might work nicely for some. Stick bags can readily be found to accommodate 20" mallets though a few only do 16" sticks.

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This is what I use to store a few whistles. I really don't have any use for anything much larger, one whistle hidden in a jacket pocket or camera bag suffices. I travel light as much as i can.

A guy in Poland sells these on ebay.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:02 am 
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I was using a drumstick/mallet bag but a Low D was too big for it.

For gigs I needed a bag that could hold everything from a high Eb to a Low C.

Are there any drumstick/mallet bags or spanner rolls big enough for a 26" Low C?

Still my roll isn't big enough for my 36" Bass A, which has its own bag.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:05 am 
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Walker & Williams also has a discontinued roll / bag (DSB-2, DSB-1 shown above) at $64 with pockets for eight twenty inch whistles / sticks and two utility pockets. It rolls up and goes into a canvas bag. I found one on Reverb offered for $60. As it had been for sale for five months the seller accepted my $40 offer.

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The Zildjian basic drumstick bag https://www.amazon.com/Avedis-Zildjian- ... B004TKU4EO
plus a couple soft washcloths holds my basic whistle set plus my Dixon three piece conic flute/lo whistle.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:08 pm 
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That reminds me of how I stored my whistles at the house; on a socket stand from a hardware store, like this one. I put a stone on each end to keep it stable, and kept it against a wall so it didn't tip. I've been carrying around whistles and the smaller wood ethnic flutes in thick wool socks for years, maybe I aught to get one of those cases that carries 8+ whistles and accessories.

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For storage at home when practicing, I use a plastic peg board fixed onto the wall above a bench.. Adjustable hooks at the bottom, with paracord loops at the top.


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Mine looks a lot like Peter's....

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Got it from Pinegrove Leather. They make a smaller bag like Peter has.

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That's the thing with Wanderer's bag: there seem to be quite a few multiples.

I don't have room for multiples. As big as my roll is there's only room for one of each key for the whistles I might need at a gig.

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