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How Do I Choose the Best Trumpet Cases?

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  • Written By: K. K. Lowen
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  • Last Modified Date: 28 June 2014
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There are many things to think about when shopping for trumpet cases. It can be very important to think about how much money you have to spend on a trumpet case because the items are sold for a variety of prices. The case size also can be significant because some cases are made to simply hold a trumpet while others have space for your trumpet accessories. Another key consideration is the material used to create the case, as some are more durable and offer more protection than others.

Trumpet cases are available in a variety of sizes. Some cases for trumpets are made to accommodate more than one trumpet or other brass instruments in addition to a trumpet. Other trumpet cases are designed to be as small as possible, occupying less space during transport. A lightweight case with a slim design may be preferable for those who travel frequently, but the cases may not offer as much damage protection as solid or bulky cases.

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Cases that have the ability to lock may be very desirable for some people. A locking mechanism can help combat theft and tampering. People who travel often or have to leave their cases unattended may want to consider a locking case. If you think that a locking case is a good idea for you, it may be a good idea to consider which type of lock will be easiest for you. A key is preferable for some people, but you may find that a combination is easier for you.

The method in which trumpet cases are carried can also be important. Some cases may have only a handle, while others have shoulder straps. Handles may be sufficient for those who will not have to carry the case for long periods of time. A shoulder strap may be the best choice if you want to keep the trumpet with you on long journeys. Cases sometimes have wheels, which also may be useful when traveling.

You may need a large case if you intend to store your extra mouthpieces, mutes, and other trumpet accessories in the case. People who do not plan to travel with their instrument and accessories may be satisfied with larger, heavier cases. A musician who travels frequently may require a lightweight case. Although they offer the most durability, trumpet cases made from metal, aluminum, or dense plastic usually weight more than those made from fabric or leather. If you intend to travel with your case at all, you may want to avoid cases that are made from metals or thick plastic and are large enough to hold your trumpet and accessories because they will be exceptionally heavy.

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