Young violin cases
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Young violin cases
Feb 23 2012, 11:30 PM
Joined: 12-January 09
From: N.E. England
Member No.: 52007
Does anyone have any experience of the 'Young' violin cases?
I'm looking for a shaped case for a full-size violin. I need a decent music pocket and rucksack straps plus an ordinary carry handle. Space for a Kuhn shoulder rest would be ideal. I need to case to be weather-proof enough for a 30+ minute walk in heavy rain (without ending up with a wet inside or soggy music). Price limit ideally ?80 including postage - could maybe stretch to ?100 if I really skimp on food for the next few weeks, but that would be the absolute, absolute maximum (so please don't point me to the Gewa cases, which are beyond my limit). It needs to be a shaped case because I'm finding that my current oblong one is totally impracticle on crowded busses and I need something which I can sit upright on my lap or squeeze in front of my legs. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
Feb 24 2012, 01:29 AM
Joined: 20-February 12
From: Northern Isles (of Scotland)
Member No.: 408582
Sorry Flossie, I cannot help with this ----I have an oblong Gewa---very happy with it---- however I too am concerned about the (lack of) waterproofness of violin cases. I carry my case as a back-pack and decided the answer is to use a ruckcack cover. They have elasticated edges and fit over the whole of the case except the strap hooks, so even in heavy rain the case is completely dry. There is enough spare fabric in the cover to be able to hold the case by the main handle or the subway strap through the cover when going through doors, getting on and off the bus etc. They come in different sizes and I have found it needs to be "large". They are available from outdoor / walking shops (about ?10), and most are really quite thin ripstop fabric, so rollup into their own little bag, or I stash mine unfolded into half of the music pouch on top of the case, with music in the other end.
No matter how waterproof the makers claimed their case to be, I would still always use the cover-----which means most class days this winter!
Hope this helps a bit
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