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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:15 pm 
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Just saw this one on e-bay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400179911856.

I don't have one (or that many whistles), but thought it might be an option for those who have a larger collection and want to store them in a protected fashion. What do you think? Anyone tried something from this manufacturer? I'm considering getting one and maybe opening up a seam or two to be able to hold a keyless flute and a couple of whistles.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Check out that dealer's musical instruments. Looks like this case is designed to hold a whole set of Bansuri, which is an Indian bamboo flute.

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I have been searching for a HARD case for years. I want sonething of the same quality as my sister's flute case. Perhaps one that can hold 3 or 4 whistles that are close to the same size.

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Arch_Angel wrote:
I have been searching for a HARD case for years. I want sonething of the same quality as my sister's flute case. Perhaps one that can hold 3 or 4 whistles that are close to the same size.

You could get a hard ABS flute case and refit the interior,
or for more whistles get an aluminium laptop case.
Google for 17" aluminium laptop case:
http://www.google.com/products?q=17%22+ ... +case&aq=f
It should accommodate several whistles up to the length of an A whistle,
perhaps even a (medium low) G whistle,
if it is more than 450mm wide (and some are).
Refit the interior with foam or some other dividers.
For low whistles search for rifle cases.

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Go to your local Wal Mart or gun shop and check out the inexpensive plastic pistol cases like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P3 ... 8BDN2936TG

They're cheap, lightweight and strong as all getout. They're available in many sizes. We've used these for our recorders with great success.

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Not a hard case but just a suggestion.

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/sassafrassg ... nials.html

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Mr.Nate wrote:
Not a hard case but just a suggestion.

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/sassafrassg ... nials.html


Yeah, if you don't really NEED a hard case, the Sassafrass Grove cases are about as nice as you can get. I have a single whistle case from Annie, and I can tell you that the craftsmanship is simply gorgeous.

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Mr.Nate wrote:
Not a hard case but just a suggestion.

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/sassafrassg ... nials.html



Wow those look nice!

I just sent her an email inquiring about getting a multi-whistle bag that goes down to Low C.

Thanks for the link, Richard

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I just sent her an email inquiring about getting a multi-whistle bag that goes down to Low C.
I hope you get good news back from anniemcu on her bags. Every one I have seen (including Joanie Madden's) is a work of art and terrifically functional as well. They are probably the best whistle rolls I have seen. She had announced on her website and on C&F that she was not making bags for the time being. I had not seen any further announcements. It would be great to know that the Sassafrass Grove bags are available again. Maybe I'm just out of the loop (nothing unusual). Keep us posted.

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pancelticpiper wrote:
Mr.Nate wrote:
Not a hard case but just a suggestion.

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/sassafrassg ... nials.html



Wow those look nice!

I just sent her an email inquiring about getting a multi-whistle bag that goes down to Low C.

Thanks for the link, Richard



According to the website sassafrassgrove was no longer accepting orders, or has that changed?


Another soft-case option, I currently have one on order myself:

http://www.hackiepacks.com/

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Tuffbaggs made by Kate Lozier is another option. Here's one of mine- high E to low E. The low D's, Eb and C have a matching bag of their own
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There's also the two soft cases here. Note, however, that the "Regular" size case that I got looks a little different than the one on this page. Also, on the one on the webpage, it says that the pockets are 10" deep. On mine they are about 12". The case is still about as long as the dimensions on the page, but the pockets are deeper. Don't know why they haven't updated the pics/dimensions...

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The "Regular Version" on the page Will mentions is often found in music stores as a drumstick carrier - sometimes at a lower price.

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Steve Bliven wrote:
...sometimes at a lower price.


Wish I'd known that. :x Oh well. At least I have it. :)

Near the bottom, the page does say that the cases are actually sold by the manufacturer as drumstick bags. They just don't know how well they work for whistles...

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Whistlin' Will wrote:
Steve Bliven wrote:
...sometimes at a lower price.


Wish I'd known that. :x Oh well. At least I have it. :)

Near the bottom, the page does say that the cases are actually sold by the manufacturer as drumstick bags. They just don't know how well they work for whistles...


Being a drummer I have a few stick bags lying around. They are fine for regular whistles, but I like low ones and so the bags are too short, unless the whistles are of two-piece design.

To get around that I built a very basic box out of corrugated plastic (coroplast) and duct tape. Will post pics soon.

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