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#1 2010-04-26 11:30:22

Itamar Foguel
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Shakuhachi Flute Case

I made a Flute Case before but it come out very heavy since i used some plumbers pvc tube for it with 2 cups and a knitted bag for it, but it come out a little 2 heavy and massive to be really portable, now i need another case for one or 2 more shakuhachi flutes, and i wanted to hear if you would like to share what flute bag you have?
Did you make them yourself?
what do you find comfortable?
and especially what did you use to make the bag keep its humidity?
nylon sheet inside?
or some other insulations?
I know you can use architects tube as a case but i was thinking about somthing more traditional and small (like the bags on Mejiro and many other places)
Thank you smile

This is my bag, it has no carrying strip as of now and is similar to the architects tube... only stronger and heavier.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_84JkG7LVdYc/SzPtIpcf77I/AAAAAAAABNg/OGz4sWxqiCw/s800/DSC_1384.JPG
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_84JkG7LVdYc/SzPtF83kQwI/AAAAAAAABNc/j2dM8kYt_eI/s800/DSC_1394.JPG

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#2 2010-05-06 18:40:54

Itamar Foguel
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

anything????

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#3 2010-05-06 21:04:28

BrianP
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Seeing no one else is posting I will post my mode of transportation...

1 Senryu 1.8 Jiari

1 Plastic Bag

1 Cloth flute bag

1 Cabela's Fishing rod case

1 Gard Bags Alto Sax case

Pretty impervious if not overkill!

http://www.floridashakuhachi.com/shakcase.jpg


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#4 2010-05-06 21:15:55

Jeff Cairns
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From: Kumamoto, Japan
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Here's a bag that I designed and had made by a leather worker friend of mine.
http://boxstr.net/files/6487527_0rk43/bag1.jpg
It's three segments detach by snaps on the sides  as does the shoulder strap allowing you to carry more/less at a time
http://boxstr.net/files/6487528_14tme/bag2.jpg
The two outside sections are chambered to allow four standard width protected flutes in each up to  70 cm.  The middle section is a single chamber.  My thought was to use it to carry a music stand.  The two outside sections also have pockets sized for kinko/kawase scores.
http://boxstr.net/files/6487529_hzqqs/bag3.jpg
I live in Japan where humidity is never an issue, so that sort of protection isn't necessary for me.

Last edited by Jeff Cairns (2010-05-06 21:17:15)


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#5 2010-05-07 01:50:33

Kaz
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Registered: 2008-12-26
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

I have a cheap cardboard tube that is sealed on one end and covered in a fabric carrying case with shoulder strap.  The case has a zipper to get to the tube, which then has a plastic cap.

I put my shakuhachi in a plastic bag and a case from Monty and then in the tube.  The tube gives it durability, is dirt cheap, and the fabric can make it look quite nice.


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#6 2010-05-07 10:14:55

Yungflutes
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From: New York City
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

BrianP wrote:

Seeing no one else is posting I will post my mode of transportation...

1 Senryu 1.8 Jiari

1 Plastic Bag...


http://www.floridashakuhachi.com/shakcase.jpg

Would that be a Yung Flutes plastic bag?

Here's some cases that came with flutes in the mail a while back:

http://yungflutes.com/logphotos/shakuhachicooler.jpg
There's some print that reads Six Pack Cooler on the side.

http://yungflutes.com/logphotos/shakbomb.jpg
These came from Ireland. My postal clerk looked a little worried when I was signing for them smile


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#7 2010-05-07 14:27:01

Itamar Foguel
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Thank you for sharing. I intend to make a paded fabric case with some paddings and inner plastic layer for humidity, you got any ideas what to use for it?

And Perry... yea it kinda looks like a bomb smile

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#8 2010-05-07 20:55:10

BrianP
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From: Ocala, FL
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Yungflutes wrote:

BrianP wrote:

Seeing no one else is posting I will post my mode of transportation...

1 Senryu 1.8 Jiari

1 Plastic Bag...


http://www.floridashakuhachi.com/shakcase.jpg

Would that be a Yung Flutes plastic bag?

It is indeed sir wink


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#9 2010-05-07 21:28:32

Itamar Foguel
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Jeff Cairns wrote:

Here's a bag that I designed and had made by a leather worker friend of mine.
http://boxstr.net/files/6487527_0rk43/bag1.jpg
It's three segments detach by snaps on the sides  as does the shoulder strap allowing you to carry more/less at a time
http://boxstr.net/files/6487528_14tme/bag2.jpg
The two outside sections are chambered to allow four standard width protected flutes in each up to  70 cm.  The middle section is a single chamber.  My thought was to use it to carry a music stand.  The two outside sections also have pockets sized for kinko/kawase scores.
http://boxstr.net/files/6487529_hzqqs/bag3.jpg
I live in Japan where humidity is never an issue, so that sort of protection isn't necessary for me.

that looks really modular and practical, nice!

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#10 2010-05-11 11:24:15

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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

These "Ice Tubes" are good for carrying around a single shakuhachi. They are air-moisture tight. I added a piece of foam to the bottom and top of mine. They are available from many art supply vendors direct over the Internet and on eBay.

http://www.in2art.com/images/subcat/53416487_ice%20tube.jpg

For carrying around my longer and fatter hocchiku or several shakuhachi together, I picked up this shotgun case.
http://cgi.ebay.ca/PISTOL-GRIP-SHOTGUN- … 0427197941

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#11 2010-05-11 11:53:37

Dun Romin
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Hi Itamar,
smile You don't need to trade; just make a strap, fasten it on both sides and you can wear it over your shoulder.
But why do you say it is heavy? I've made my carry-cases of PVC-pipe as wel; I think they're light enough, I easely take four (and a lot of other stuf) with me in a small backpack.


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#12 2010-05-11 12:33:22

edosan
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Dun Romin wrote:

But why do you say it is heavy? I've made my carry-cases of PVC-pipe as wel; I think they're light enough, I easely take four (and a lot of other stuf) with me in a small backpack.

Some 3 and 4 inch PVC pipe has thick walls, and some thin. He may not be able to get the thin walled stuff where he lives.

For example, here's one I made for my 1.8 some time ago with thin-walled PVC and light-weight end caps:

       http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/9773/shakcase01.jpg

The shoulder strap is secured with velcro straps and ABS fittings. Lightweight and earthquake proof.


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#13 2010-05-11 13:51:40

Dun Romin
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Ed, you very well maybe right, didn't think about that. Really to bad, Itamar, if you cann't get the lighter PVC. I use the same material also showing on Ed's picture, but I glue cloth on the inside (protection and keeping humidity) and outside (recognition/fun).

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#14 2010-05-11 15:32:50

Christopher B.
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

I have a big didgeridoo bag...customized by my grandmother. It carries all my flutes and also the bigger ones. Will add pictures soon.

http://www.thomann.de/de/thoman_didgeri … _130cm.htm

http://www.reiseberichteaustralien.de/d … doo_Tasche


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#15 2010-05-11 15:58:30

edosan
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

http://www.michaeladoherty.com/images/Case2.JPG

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It takes effort to attain nothingness.
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#16 2010-05-11 22:58:51

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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

I use a sturdy padded tripod bag available on-line or at the camera store,  the bigger the store the more choices  by brand or by length,   better in person  if you want to handle them to test the padding thickness and to see how big the accessory pockets are.         The good quality ones come usually in three sizes, small, medium , and large, to fit every size our shakuhachi are made in. Smalls are plenty long for our 1.8 and 1.9's.       Some have an padded interior divider for two tripods or flutes.   Some are top loaders and most are zipper types like the soft shotgun case mentioned.  Some are boxy enough you can  put in multiple PVC tubes or Ice tubes and carry around possibly up to ten flutes for your next concert appearance!   smile             Almost all are super rip-proof industrial strength Cordura.   A good source for these lightly used at half the price is Ebay,  but you have to be familar with the brand names  with quality, like Tenba,  Bogen Manfrotto, Gitzo, etc.         The cheaper ones are OK but you need to add padding, the zipper is strong but the bag is nylon only, no padding.  The carrying straps are more than adequate on most of them.


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#17 2010-05-12 07:38:27

Colyn Petersen
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

I have a 6 inch schedule 20 (lighter PVC) case on the way. It will have a shoulder strap, briefcase style handle and a pouch on the side for scores/accessories and stuff. You can get them custom length, color and in singles (3", 4", 6" & 8" diameter) or doubles/triples backpack style in the larger diameters. If you don't see what you want, Mark will order it for you.

http://www.flutecase.com/fc/


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#18 2010-05-12 08:07:39

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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

I carry mine around in a tenor or bass trombone case. Bass trombone holds about 15 flutes ranging up to 3.1 length. Tenor, similar number but only to 2.8. I use Reunion Blues brand. They come in either leather or cordura. For smaler gigs I use a straight soprano sax case of the same brand. That holds two flutes of 2.4 max.


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#19 2010-05-12 08:55:21

Jeff Cairns
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From: Kumamoto, Japan
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Colyn Petersen wrote:

I have a 6 inch schedule 20 (lighter PVC) case on the way.

I bought one of these a few years back with a six flute inner bag.  Not heavy and great for traveling.


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#20 2010-05-13 08:44:25

MikeL
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Registered: 2008-05-18
Posts: 55

Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

PSmith wrote:

These "Ice Tubes" are good for carrying around a single shakuhachi. They are air-moisture tight. I added a piece of foam to the bottom and top of mine. They are available from many art supply vendors direct over the Internet and on eBay.

I posted about the "Ice Tube" in another thread. I got one, and was surprised when I tried to open it
from the "wrong" end, the one that's not supposed to open, that it opened quite easily.

I used the sort of glue that is used for PVC pipe to glue it on, and it's secure now. You might
be able to use pop rivits too.

But at least give it a good twist to make sure it's secure. Someone replied to my last posting
saying that their flute had fallen out the bottom of an Ice Tube onto the ground.

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#21 2010-05-13 17:27:10

Thomas
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From: New York City
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

A hand-me-down from my uncle "Vito"
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3788/cimg6745.jpg
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/421/cimg6746.jpg
holds up to a 2.4

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#22 2010-05-29 15:29:58

jynx_474
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Posts: 15

Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

MikeL wrote:

PSmith wrote:

These "Ice Tubes" are good for carrying around a single shakuhachi. They are air-moisture tight. I added a piece of foam to the bottom and top of mine. They are available from many art supply vendors direct over the Internet and on eBay.

I posted about the "Ice Tube" in another thread. I got one, and was surprised when I tried to open it
from the "wrong" end, the one that's not supposed to open, that it opened quite easily.

I used the sort of glue that is used for PVC pipe to glue it on, and it's secure now. You might
be able to use pop rivits too.

But at least give it a good twist to make sure it's secure. Someone replied to my last posting
saying that their flute had fallen out the bottom of an Ice Tube onto the ground.

Ouch... Poor flute.

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#23 2010-06-29 23:43:17

baka-kenshi
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From: New York, NY
Registered: 2009-11-11
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

I purchased my Tran document tube from Amazon.com.
I also padded the inside and bottom of the tube with 1/2" acoustic foam, and the top of the tube with 1-1/2" acoustic foam both order from Amazon.com.

When traveling short distances I use a padded Escrima stick carrying case ($8.49), which fits my shakuhachi perfectly.

This case has allowed my shakuhachi to survive a daily NJ-NY commute in rain, snow, frigid, and sweltering temperatures. All without an additional crack.

Sorry for the blurry pictures, I took them with my phone.
http://cess.nyu.edu/aruff/two.jpg
*case, hachi, and leftover foam.*
http://cess.nyu.edu/aruff/one.jpg
*top view of case*
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21Y3SPJ6Z1L._SS500_.jpg
*Escrima stick carrying case*

Cost:
$29.95 (Tran document tube)
$8.97   (1/2" acoustic foam)
$6.89   (1-1/2" acoustic foam)
--------------------------------------
$45.81 (not including shipping)

The Shakuhachi bag is from Perry Yung, who sold me an absolutely wonderful tensei shakuhachi -- that I practice with daily.
As an aside, Perry put up with me mulling over which shakuhachi to purchase for hours in his apartment. I can say with certainty that
he is indeed a very patient, kind, and talented craftsman.

--Anwar

Last edited by baka-kenshi (2010-06-30 12:42:25)

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#24 2010-06-30 22:29:40

Yungflutes
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From: New York City
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

baka-kenshi wrote:

...
The Shakuhachi bag is from Perry Yung, who sold me an absolutely wonderful tensei shakuhachi -- that I practice with daily.
As an aside, Perry put up with me mulling over which shakuhachi to purchase for hours in his apartment...

--Anwar

Hey Anwar, Thanks for the kind words. I'm so happy that you are enjoying the flute. Was it really a few hours? Boy how times flies when your having fun!

From my perspective, it's always a bit unfortunate when people are here auditioning because there's so many choices. It's just not fair to the individual flute, sort of like speed dating.

But, if you want to know the reality of the situation, it took a few hours for that flute to choose  you. wink

You're always welcomed to come by again.
A deep bow,Perry


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#25 2011-01-20 17:44:32

J Ross
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Re: Shakuhachi Flute Case

Ok,I'm rather late to this thread. But quite a few months back,when I was employed,I splurged and had this large travel case made by the folks at The Oregon Flute Store.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h93/n7myw/Flutes/12.jpg


http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h93/n7myw/Flutes/1-1.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h93/n7myw/Flutes/13.jpg



It is Pendleton blanket covered in their 100th Anniversary pattern and holds up to 5 or 6 long rim blown Anasazi/Hopi/Mojaves or a combination of various.It is a bit large for taking the single shakuhachi to lessons so I hope to save up and buy the single 2.0 that Monty has on his site. I'm just not gifted enough to make one of my own that looks good :-)

A good carrying case is a splendid investment.

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