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Offline Anthony

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2 single or 1 double case
« on: Mar 20, 2005, 11:49:31 PM »
As it stands right now I have my old student violin in the wooden coffin case I got it in, a romainian violin that is not set up as a fiddle and one I'll finish varnishing this week and send to Steve to set up as a fiddle. The student violin and case are soon to be exiled to eBay and the romainian hangs on the wall I have yet to buy a case for it. I play multiple styles and prefer a different sound depending on what I'm playing at the moment.

Would you go with a single case for each instrument or double case for both so not matter what your playing you have the axe that sounds the best?

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Re: 2 single or 1 double case
« Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2005, 12:00:30 AM »
If i had 2 violins ( i soon will after i build my electric) I would have 2 single cases.  If im playing an electric gig, or playing electric at a friends house, i wouldnt want to have my acoustic, and when im playing my acoustic in orchestra, i dont want my electric along with.  I also think a double is more bulky.  if i have 2 singles, i just have my brother carry one.

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Re: 2 single or 1 double case
« Reply #2 on: Mar 21, 2005, 12:15:40 AM »
If you are going on a plane I would imagine a double case to be too big for carry on?

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Re: 2 single or 1 double case
« Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2005, 08:42:41 AM »
3 cases, but more probably two singles.


You have two hands, don't you?


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Re: 2 single or 1 double case
« Reply #4 on: Mar 21, 2005, 10:07:05 AM »
The double case is great if you don't mind carrying the shoulder rest(s) outside the case.   The room for accessories is minimal unless you have an open frame electric.

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Re: 2 single or 1 double case
« Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 2005, 01:43:09 PM »
I have fancied a double case for a long time but the lack of a space for the shoulder rest has prevented me from getting one. Suppose I could learn to not use a shoulder rest as some have argued against their use but for me I like them. So 2 single cases would be my preference but then I hardly ever need two fiddles at any time when I'm playing at concerts. It would worry me that I had a fiddle lying in a back room unattended when I was on stage playing.

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Re: 2 single or 1 double case
« Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2005, 03:05:20 PM »
i actually saw a case for 4 violins on Ebay.

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Re: 2 single or 1 double case
« Reply #7 on: Mar 21, 2005, 06:16:43 PM »
I would go for a double case if I were carrying both instruments around a lot, but also keep the two singles (or just one, if it was a violin/violin combo) for times when I just need one.   I think a double case would be particularly useful for people who use two different types of violins - eg baroque & modern, acoustic & electric, different tunings etc - or for those people who double on violin/viola like myself.

I presently have 2 violins and 2 violas, so was thinking about dispensing with 2 of the single cases and keeping one of each in a double case and the others in singles.  But buying a double case is probably one of those things I'll keep meaning to do forever, without actually getting round to it... ::)

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Re: 2 single or 1 double case
« Reply #8 on: Mar 21, 2005, 07:33:24 PM »
I've recently started playing with a piper who has a B set, so I'm keeping my second fiddle tuned down to his pipes. If I begin doing this on a regular basis, I might get a double case. If I was flying a lot with them I would use a double as well. All in all, I concur with everything natnot said in her post.
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Re: 2 single or 1 double case
« Reply #9 on: Mar 23, 2005, 10:07:08 AM »
I use a double violin/viola case.  I've got rehearsals on viola 4 days a week, and teach violin 3 of those immediately afterward.

Makes life easy.

My viola is really dark and rich, but my violin is pretty bright and forceful, so I've ended up doubling on gigs for different tone on different songs.  Just makes life simpler.

 




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