Re: [Harp-L] Tony Eyers harmonica cases

My first true case was a small one from customharpcases... plastic with
metal frames, but quickly outgrew that and it has become my mini amp and
mic case... though that case is a godsend, after quite a night of
drinking... I'll spare the details, but the contents inside the case didn't
experience any issues. Just had to liberally clean the outside.

I picked up a suitcase-sized gun case with foam already inside, I merely
cut out the needed slots and fit most of my harps in there as well as lay
some button harps in their small pouches in there and haven't looked back
since. ( very early pic mid-hole cutting)
Case was about 70 bucks, hard plastic meant to safely store firearms so
it's got some heft to it alone.

If I really traveled a lot, odds are I would drop a dime on a Pelican case
and fit my stuff from there. As nice as wooden cases look, I look for
function over form!

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Joseph Leone <3n037@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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 harps.
> smo-joe.
> 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.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> > 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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