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Author:  TheSilverSpear [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Long pipes case

Looking for a pipes case that's long enough to hold a Bb set without dismantling the bass reg (with the sticky out bar, not the curly one). I would really rather not be arsed with the faff of taking everything apart all the time. I haven't measured the set but probably around 4ft or so.

Any ideas?

Author:  An Draighean [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Long pipes case

Rifle case? 4' is pretty long.

Author:  geoff wooff [ Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Long pipes case

Have a look at http://www.berwall.de

If you have difficulties getting the English version of their site, Google Berwall cases and it should come up. They offer a very good mail order service.

Author:  Mr.Gumby [ Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Long pipes case

Here is the English language version of their catalogue (you click the American flag to get there).

I have one of their cases, does the job, took only a day or two to arrive by courier at the time although you may want to sort it before you drop out of the single market. The height of their long cases (12cm) seems a bit tight, you probably want/need 15cm but you don't want a case that length to become too bulky either. I'd go for as compact as possible myself (mine is close to this for a 3/4 D set) but that's another story.

You may be able to get away with something like this but I wouldn't fancy gun cases myself. And it weighs nearly 8k g before you even put anything in it. Taking a few bits off a set is a small price to pay if it helps you avoid dragging big, heavy loads around.

Author:  Seamie [ Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Long pipes case

Mine is from the Consort Case Co. Kilkenny. It's a gun case with egg shell foam. Indestructible (I know- I backed over it with my car.....putz)
I think they actually call it an uilleann pipe case now.

Author:  TheSilverSpear [ Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Long pipes case

I don't plan on backing the car over it, or carrying it very far for that matter (it's in Bb flat -- where are you going to play it other than the rare solo gig?). But I think taking the reed in and out of the bass reg is one of those things likely to go wrong some day, so something long enough to not entail deconstucting it would be ideal.

Author:  Mr.Gumby [ Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Long pipes case

Perhaps try your local equivalent of 'DoneDeal' (gumtree, feeads, or whatever you have over there) and look at second hand electric guitar cases : this type of thing would set you back £70-80 second hand.

Author:  TheSilverSpear [ Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Long pipes case

I found a rifle case in the local fishing/hunting shop and the set fits, although the padding needs modification. It only set me back £60 but I felt a bit awkward and self-conscious buying a gun case -- "Er...it's for a musical instrument..." I'll have to cover it with bumper stickers. It'll do for now. I don't anticipate the pipes going on that many adventures.

I use a fishing rod case for the concert pitch set -- one of those Fishpond things that's been mentioned here a couple times -- and the company makes a longer one, but they don't sell those in the UK.

Author:  Roger O'Keeffe [ Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Long pipes case

TheSilverSpear wrote:
I found a rifle case in the local fishing/hunting shop and the set fits, although the padding needs modification. It only set me back £60 but I felt a bit awkward and self-conscious buying a gun case -- "Er...it's for a musical instrument..." I'll have to cover it with bumper stickers. It'll do for now. I don't anticipate the pipes going on that many adventures.

I use a fishing rod case for the concert pitch set -- one of those Fishpond things that's been mentioned here a couple times -- and the company makes a longer one, but they don't sell those in the UK.



You just need to put a sticker on it that says "Thoughts and Prayers". That way, everyone will hate you. :D

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