I’m glad you chose me to ask about the Gard “Trolley” bag for baritone. I’ve been happily using mine for about 2 years and I couldn’t be happier with it. This bag has saved me countless trips to and from my car or the band bus, it has made my playing life so very much easier without having to carry around a heavy baritone sax case in one hand and all of my accessories in other bags.
I use it for both my low A baritone and my Couf Superba low Bb baritone sax with no trouble at all. Of course you have to show some cautions when traveling but the bag has done a wonderful job so far, especially with the added pads you can place around the sax yourself within the bag for added protection.
Of course I do not suggest air or rail travel without prior arrangements for the protection of the horn and this is the same with any case used. I have taken my horn on airplanes but I arranged for use of my flight case and took the trolley bag separately (empty it is very lightweight so it was inexpensive to travel with).
I hope you make the right decision and become part of the Gard family of users, it is a wonderful product and NO I am not a part of the company I’m just a very happy user.
“To date the baritone Wheelie bag has been fantastic, especially so since my open heart surgery this past October. If I had to actually carry this horn around without the Wheelie bag I would have to give up playing! So far the bag is not showing very much wear and tear under heavy usage.”
Brian Axelrod studied music and woodwinds with Bill Scheiner in the Bronx NY in the early 1960′s. He then went on to study with a very well known teacher named Joseph Allard of Julliard fame. After studying with Joseph Allard, he studied with another very well respected teacher named Joe Napoleon of the famous Napoleon family of musicians. For most of the 1960′s, he played at many musical venues including rock bands, big bands, Latin bands etc.
To date, some of the well known bands he has performed with include the following:
The Bob Crosby and the Bob-Cats under the direction of B. Levine
The Tito Puente band
The Nelson Riddle orchestra under the direction of Christopher Riddle
The Benny Goodman Tribute band under the direction of Everett Longstreath
The Harry James Tribute band under the direction of Ron Michaels
The Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians orchestra under the direction of Al Pearson
The Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show under the direction of Myron Florin
The New Jersey Pops swing band
The Jazz Lobster big band
The Hollywood Pops swing band
Countless “oldies” shows musically backing up famous acts such as Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, The Duprees, The Dubs