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Offline pfiddlepat

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mandolin+fiddle case.
« on: Sep 07, 2005, 11:34:46 PM »
Hey, anybody know where i can find a case to hold both my mandolin and my fiddle?  i have seen cases for 2 violins, but nothing for one mandolin and one fiddle.  any ideas?  I have been thinkin of mabye using a padded rifle case, but if one does exist, id use that instead.  thanks, Patrick Pfeifer.


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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2005, 11:39:44 PM »
We order these for folks all the time from Bobelock.  Excellent cases.  Give Gianna a call 866 884 6546

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #2 on: Sep 08, 2005, 06:09:59 AM »
Here's my Bobelock. There's enough room around the mando headstock for a tuner and a shoulder rest wrapped in a protective cloth.

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #3 on: Sep 08, 2005, 02:56:37 PM »
Reckon you could use one of these for 2 fiddles on occassion, too?  That looks NICE.

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #4 on: Sep 08, 2005, 03:36:17 PM »
me thinks i'd go to this big hunting and sportsman's warehouse. They have weapon cases in every dimention and contain foam that you carv out to suit your said weapon.
Half the price of a velvety lined cased.  But if you wanted to use spray adheisive and a yard of pink satin or velvet to line your case you could do that too.
 i sometimes have trouble leaving venues with my hide once i've punished an audience. So a case that doesn't look like an instrument case(more like a weapon) greatly bennifits me.   ;D

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2005, 03:39:40 PM »
I think you could use it for two fiddles because of the neck support. Of course you would need to add some padding to the fiddle in the mando cavity or it would bounce around too much. A couple of old T-shirts would probably do the trick.

If I needed a double fiddle case I would get one but in a pinch this case could work.
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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #6 on: Sep 09, 2005, 03:49:36 PM »
Good point farmer I need to go look at the weapons cases and see if I can work something out...easier than building one....chuck

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #7 on: Sep 09, 2005, 07:18:36 PM »
Foam's easy to be had here at work.  I work for a furniture manufacturer, so our model shop has all this good stuff in diff. densities.

Are these weapons cases aluminum or plastic?  I guess probably either.

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #8 on: Sep 09, 2005, 08:07:18 PM »
yeah Dave the blow molded ones are cheeper. The aluminum ones are more.
I don't know if they have a websight. Sportsmans Warehouse in Souix Falls.

Making a case wouldn't be tough if you could get the right extrussions. IE male and female lip seal.  Anvil cases are plywood with polycarbonite sheeting, then aluminum edging and sheet metal corner caps.  Just try to buy the latches. I guess that's what makes them expensive. 

Not for nothing, this Eastman case is a bit much. Zipper, magnetic snaps and a lockable latch. You need three hands or bring along monkey to help. By the time i get at it, i'm so chapped i don't wanna play any more. 

Ok, i'll calm down.

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #9 on: Sep 13, 2005, 05:10:51 PM »
Have you seen  this   Posted on Ebay?....chuck

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #10 on: Oct 10, 2005, 03:39:19 PM »
I found a Bow case at gander mountain for arount 70 or 80 dollars.  Rectangular shaped, with metal sides and top.  It works pretty well, all i need to do is add a layer of foam padding on the inside of the lid. 

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #11 on: Oct 10, 2005, 09:07:51 PM »
Glad you found something.
Chuck, that case is a lot like that case above and like the Eastman cases.  Don't mean to sound like a whiner but it takes three hands to open with the magnetic snaps. You have to have two hands to hold the mag snaps from mating, while pinching the key lockable latch and lifting at the same time. It's a family afair.  :D

I think i'll take some tin snips and cut the mag snap flappers off. It's still got the lockable latch and the heavy duty zippers.



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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #12 on: Oct 12, 2005, 02:49:36 PM »
I wasnt aware of the opening process that could be a problem.  I am like you in making a modification to make it work more smoothly.  Cant beat it for the price not yet anyway...I found one at Elderly too that is about the same...thanks..chuck

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #13 on: Oct 12, 2005, 04:14:13 PM »
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I think i'll take some tin snips ...

I love it  :)  That's the way I think, too.

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Re: mandolin+fiddle case.
« Reply #14 on: Oct 12, 2005, 04:36:05 PM »
Surely FJ, you need more than three hands to play both a fiddle and mando'.

 




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