Posted by Jay Bertolet on February 09, 1999 at 13:55:50:
In Reply to: tuba flightcases posted by gary on February 09, 1999 at 09:49:20:
You might also want to try Anvil cases, if they are still available. After reading Sean's post, it sounds like the service might be a little better with the Johnson case but the only reason I say that is because my Anvil case has never even been damaged, let alone the tuba inside, so I don't know how they would respond.
The Anvil case is really a rectangular trunk. Unless you have a truck or hatchback car, it won't fit in your car. They form fit the inside of the case with a styrofoam material that is specifically cut and shaped for your instrument. Then they cover the inside with velvet. The result is that your tuba won't get scratched and they would literally have to cut the case in half to dent the tuba. I've seen this case dropped from 10 feet up, landing on solid concrete (tarmac) and the horn was completely unaffected. That works for me! My opinion for what its worth...