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106-WBFSK Gard Baritone Saxophone (Low A) Wheelie Bag, Synthetic with Leather trim ( All Reviews )

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Mike from New York City

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07-May-2017

Great for my Bari, double sax wheelie disappointed.

Comments about Gard Saxophone Wheelie Bag in Synthetic with Leather Trim:

The wheelie bag can save your back with lots of city commuting. I highly recommend the Bari case. Once it's set up with the movable pads it will hold your horn well and makes traveling effortless. I tried the double sax bag thinking I could move the pads around to adapt to which doubles I would need for each gig, but it proved to be too much work to adapt the case each time. Also the double case is big enough that it's very difficult to hold many instruments snugly. 

Overall I think these wheelie bags are great but take time to set up for your horn.

Jeff B from San Jose, CA

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15-Mar-2017

SATB is a lot of gear to haul around anywhere...

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But in the SFBay area parking isn't always easy or close. This bag provides the flexibility and protection that I need for my tenor.

Flash from Chicago, USA

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28-Jan-2017

Use mine all the time, but it's not perfect.

 I have just the tenor case, and I've used mine way more than I anticipated. It's great for my downtown gigs, when I take the train. Less stress on your arms, hands, shoulders, wrist. Never used the packpack straps as I think it would be way to heavy. It's definitely not for the airplane. Made that mistake once, and had to valet my horn under the plane, and prayed it would be ok. Luckly it was. BUT, when I first received it, I bought a bunch of foam from the craft store, and cut up pieces to surround the horn and protect it better. As is, the horn is way too loose, and has little to no protection. The side pockets are great, and you can fit lots of stuff in it. I store cd's, reeds, harness, and there is still room for whatever. The balance of it can be tricky and can topple if you aren't mindful. My wheels are almost shot, so I might just have to buy a new one in the near future, cause I don't think you can change the wheels.

Belial from Vancouver, WA

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11-Oct-2015

So far so good...

Comments about Gard Saxophone Wheelie Bag in Synthetic with Leather Trim:

This has been great for our daughter playing Bari Sax at school. Its a big instrument to drag around especially on and off the bus. Built in backpack straps are great too. It doubles as a stand at gigs if you have the room as it sits in the upright position. It really needs a pouch big enough for music though and could be price prohibitive for some parents.

Funke from Ohio

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06-Oct-2015

Just what I needed!

Comments about Gard Saxophone Wheelie Bag in Synthetic with Leather Trim:

 Fits an alto and Tenor saxophone,perfectly.

Front and side pockets can fit a flute and piccolo case,along with accessories just great.
Had to makes some modifications to the case and then make my own clarinet case to fit in the
front pocket. Other than that,it is a perfect case.

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04-Jun-2015

Excellent Product

Comments about Gard Saxophone Wheelie Bag in Synthetic with Leather Trim:

Light to carry as back-pack, good quality wheels and good front & back protection for instrument. Perfect for everyday use combined with hard case for more serious transit (eg airplane travel).

BNATURAL99 from NEWCASTLE NSW AUSTRALIA

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15-Dec-2014

Stylish sax transport solution

Comments about Gard Saxophone Wheelie Bag in Synthetic with Leather Trim:

Excellent combination of carrying and wheeling options. Lightweight but sturdy enough for car or school bus or train / light rail transport locally. Slim width and solid standing platform for easy storage at home.

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Teresa M from northern CA

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10-Sep-2014

Gard wheelie bag for low-A bari. This Gard wheelie bag is easy to maneuver over curbs and sidewalks. It's the same type of wheel and extendable handle as used on most luggage, so it's fine in the city but not good for a walk in the woods. The "backpack" feature on the bari case seems useless, as the straps are way below the center of gravity and the case is so tall it would hit every door frame or tree branch you walk under. The model for bari (Item #467112 940 3) fits my Yamaha low-A bari just fine. The foam blocks inside the case are covered with a soft fabric and Velcro which attaches to the fabric lining of the case, and you will definitely want to adjust their positions to fit your sax. After I repositioned the foam blocks, the case holds my bari securely, and the padding is adequate for hauling the instrument in a car and protecting against pedestrian-type bumps and jostles, but don't pile anything heavy (like other saxophones or amps) on top of this case, and of course, don't check it into airplane luggage. It's basically a gig bag that is reasonably stiff with a lot of padding. The 4 outside pockets are also padded, and provide plenty of storage space for sax neck, reeds, cleaning supplies, snacks and beverages, and an iPad, but not big enough for sheet music or my sturdy bari stand. The case stands upright securely and has no inclination to tip over. There is an extendable bracket that can be pulled out from the front of the base to give it even more stability. The bari goes in and out of the case from a standing position. It's a "top loader" -- the front flap is sort of like a drawbridge with 2 sturdy zippers that go down from the top of the case, and I've decided I like this feature as much as I like the wheels. No more bending and squatting! I have even started using the case as an instrument stand. (OK, it wouldn?t work as a stand for doublers, but if you only put your bari down during breaks, this protects it even better than an instrument stand.) The synthetic fabric exterior of the case looks the same as the fabric used on Protec cases, and all the seams and zippers are well finished. The fabric is not water repellent -- I just gave it the squirt-bottle test. I live in California, and we're having a drought, but if it ever rains again, the case came with a rain cover which fits snugly over the whole shebang. In the interest of writing a thorough (but long) review, I just sprayed the rain jacket, and it seems as water repellant as my best rain poncho. My only wish is that there would be one more handle on the front of the bag, below the zippers. This would make it even easier to heft up stairs or into cars. This bag suits my needs, and I think it's good value for the price.

Thad Noland from Boston, MA

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26-Jun-2012

"Innovative & Protective - All Around Great Gig Bag" Comments about Gard Low A Baritone Saxophone Wheelie Bag: I bought this Gard Wheelie Bag for my Just Saxes Crescent Low A Baritone Saxophone with some reservation. I was planning on getting a regular shoulder bag until my wife pointed out that it might get tiring to carry around a Bari Sax on my shoulder all the time. My tenor case is heavy enough... I looked back and forth on the internet trying to see as many pictures as I can (as there are none here on Musician's Friend) to make sure this bag was protective and exactly what I needed. I was a bit uneasy about the design until I got it home. This wheelie bag stands up vertically, which is strange for such a large case. I was wondering how easy it would be to knock it over, so I put my Bari in it, zipped it up, and went to pushing (lightly at first.) It wouldn't move, really. I pushed harder, and then harder - wouldn't move more than an inch either direction. This thing stands up securely - strangely enough. I am now proud to own this Wheelie Bag. From the telescoping handle, to the quality of build - this is one GREAT gig bag - w/ wheels.

Robert from Florida

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28-Jan-2009

Great Bari case. I've now had my baritone sax case for two years. I wouldn't give it up for any other kind of case.

JennR from MI

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28-Jan-2009

Nice bari case I have a Buescher 400 Bari, big bell style, original case long gone. This is the first case I've found that will hold the horn without letting it bang around inside or bend keys. It's a lot easier to get into and out of the car than my hard case, and the wheels make it a lot easier to move around (I used to strap the old case to a luggage cart, and while that worked, it was often more trouble than it was worth). I really have no idea why they put the backpack straps on the bari case -- there's no practical way that would work. (Not that I'm going to try it -- back surgery limits my backpack weights to 10 pounds or less.) There's no place for a saxophone stand in any of the exterior pockets, and that's really the only complaint I have.

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17-Sep-2011

Interessantes Konzept, kleine Schwächen.

Beim Gard Gigbag fällt zuerst einmal seine unkonventionelle Aufteilung auf: Die Rucksackgarnitur befindet sich anders als bei den meisten Saxophon-Bags nicht auf einer der breiten Seiten, sondern auf der schmalen Längsseite. Damit bleibt mehr Raum für Taschen: Je links und rechts eine etwas größere, sowie einmal eine längere für den Notenständer und eine kleinere für allgemeines Zubehör.

Auf der Öffnungslasche befinden sich drei Klettbefestigungen, z. B. für den Instrumentenständer.

Ein dünner Regen-Überzug wird mitgeliefert.

Das Saxophon wird über die durch zwei Reißverschlüsse und einen Klettstreifen zu verschließende Längsseite in den Bag gestellt. Die Hülle selbst besteht aus recht dicker Polsterung, die aber abgesehen von der hinteren Seite (Rucksackgarnitur und Trolley-Griff) nicht steif ist. Zusätzlich lassen sich sieben Polsterungen für den Korpus sowie eine runde für den Trichter über Klettbefestigungen frei positionieren. Das Saxophon kann so recht gut fixiert werde und ist auch gegen Rempler geschützt.

Der Trolley hat eine recht breite Radachse und steht auch ohne den ausziehbaren Fuß beruhigend stabil. Spezielle Gummierungen um ihn waagrecht abzustellen fehlen aber.

Die Rucksackgarnitur ist angenehm gepolstert und es gibt eine Querverbindung um die Gurte am Rutschen zu hinden. Trotz des ungewohnten Schwerpunktes sitzt der Bag nicht unbequem am Rücken. Wird die Rucksackfunktion länger nicht gebraucht kann man die Gurte verstauen.

Leider sind die sehr guten Ansätze nicht komplett durchdacht:

Keine der Seitentaschen ist in ihrer Grundfläche breit genug für ein Din-A4-Blatt. Notenmappen passen gerade so hinein, weil sich die Taschen seitlich ausbeulen lassen, Ordner aber nicht. Unverständlich, denn der Platz für ein paar Zentimeter größere Taschen wäre vorhanden.

Die Rucksackgarnitur befindet sich am unteren Ende des Bags, die Schultern sind beim Tragen damit etwa auf Höhe zwischen den Seitentaschen. Damit könnte man sich zwar mit dem Bag auf dem Rücken hinsetzen (einen Stuhl ohne Lehne vorausgesetzt) kommt aber nur noch gebückt durch Türen.

Tragegriffe gibt es nur ganz oben (zum aufrechten Tragen) und komisch sinnlos positioniert recht weit unten. Waagrecht kann der Bag damit nur mit zwei Händen getragen werden, und auch dann nur unbequem. Ein Schultertragegurt ist nicht vorgesehen.

Insgesamt ein gut verarbeitetes und recht stimmiges Paket, zum perfekten Gigbag fehlen fehlen aber noch ein paar Kleinigkeiten.

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