Fwd: [Harp-L] Tony Eyers harmonica cases

I have tried a number of cases...Have been using the Seydel that holds 20  
diatonics and has a carry strap.
It's a nice case and not too large.  I've also used the Pet Schmidt  all 
leather with sip around and it worked well.  However, I've not had a  case 
that would really house my diatonics and several chromatics.  I just  got
the Hohner briefcase which holds 20 diatonics and my chromatics.   Where 
you put the chromatics could be used for mic and chord.  This case is  only 3 
lbs, although much heavier with the harps in it.  It is very nicely  lined 
with soft velour furry like material.  Best part, it's selling for  $39 with 
free shipping from Alto Music or from Amazon from Alto for same cost +  
shipping.  I can use this case when I want to carry all of my harps or the  
smaller ones to transport only a few.  I think this will be my last  case.
Blues Girl Phyllis

Gratitude  bestows reverence...changing forever how we experience life and 
the  world.
John Milton  

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Not wishing to hijack the thread, I have to commend Michelle  for these 
beautiful cases. Her craftsmanship is ne plus ultra.

I  constantly hear about using fishing boxes.
IF made of styrene, I would  caution people to NOT use them. I know several 
instances where there has been  a near disaster.
1... One night at a waterfront restaurant with a plank  floor with spaces 
in it, Ed (the Coogster) Coogan had his fishing box case  
topple over and splay all his harps on the deck. Only luck provided that  
we didn't loose any of them through the floor and into
the water.  
2...One day at a demonstration, I was dueting with Charlie McCoy, when his  
case fell off a stool and hit the floor and cracked.

So....?. Me? I  would suggest a 'real' case for those who value their 


On Aug 5, 2015, at 12:04 PM, Michelle LeFree wrote:

> Tony  Eyers wrote:
>> Since 2008 I've been writing a column for  Harmonica World magazine. The
>> initial brief was to write about  tuition, the scope has since expanded
>> to anything harmonica  related. I'm now putting some online. The one
>> below is about  harmonica cases, and how it took me 30 years to organise
>> them  properly.
>>  http://www.harmonicaacademy.com/categories/20150803
> Tony,  thanks for sharing this hard-earned wisdom about harmonica cases. 
Storage,  transportation and quick and easy on stage access to our 
collection of  harmonicas have been an age-old problems that all harmonics players 
wrestle  with. It looks like you finally have a solution that fits your needs.
> It's interesting to note that my mere 15-year quest for a good  solution 
to carrying and storing my harps lead me to independently develop a  top 
opening, stand-up, 14-harp case nearly identical to Seydel one that you  
describe (but for whatever reason I am only able to find their 12-harp model  on 
their web site).
> Mine is different though in that it is  not made of cloth, but a leather 
shell with a Kydex thermoplastic liner that  separates and organizes the 
harmonicas. It is about half the size of a  six-pack, stands flat on an amp, 
stool or music stand and keeps your  harmonicas high and dry.//It is built to 
last so you will hand it down to your  next generation harper.//My clients 
appreciate it for its beauty, durability  and functionality. I love it at 
gigs because it is so quick and easy to find  and replace a harp on stage. 
Perhaps best of all, it costs little more than  one of today's higher-end OOTB 
harmonicas. You can see it here:
> Thanks for looking!
> Michelle

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