The 1199V Sousaphone Case is a durable and sturdy replacement case for your sousaphones at an affordable price. These well-constructed cases feature a heavy-duty ABS shell construction and offer excellent protection. The 1199V also features built-in wheels to make this case easy to maneuver.
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Comments about MTS Products Replacement Sousaphone Case:
I normally put my sousaphone in my trunk sans case but since we were traveling on a bus this week, I broke out the case so that it would stay safe in the cargo hold. Here are some thoughts on the pros and cons following my week on the road. Pros * ABS shell seems durable and protects the instrument well. * Most of the hardware (specifically the handles, latches and hinges) is of great quality. * Nice pouch for storage of mouthpiece, neck/bits and accessories. * The opposite side of the case from the bell protrusion is recessed, which would allow multiple MTS cases to be placed close together to save space. Cons * Interior padding ? The instrument is protected by foam padding but it is only found in certain areas of the case. The case has no lining and most of the interior is exposed ABS. Cases for every other instruments have a proper lining so it would be nice to see this as an option, if not standard. * Handle placement ? Like most contemporary sousaphone cases, this one has three handles: one on the bell protrusion and two on the top (upright) part of the case. I found the two handles on the top part of the case to be spaced too far apart from one another, which made maneuvering the case into the bus harder than it needed to be. * Wheels and stability ? Because the case is much narrower than other sousaphone cases, the wheel base is not wide enough to keep the case from tipping over when transporting. Even when I was pulling the case along at a moderate speed, it was constantly tipping over on me. The handle placement exacerbated the problem. Conclusion A nice effort but there are too many design flaws that need to be corrected before I can recommend it. In particular, I consider working wheels to be essential for any sousaphone or tuba case and the lack thereof is a deal breaker for me. If you do purchase this, I would suggest using a cart to transport it around rather than relying on the wheels.
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