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Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels 

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Traveling by air or your local club date is a breeze with the attached wheels and telescoping handle.The Protec PB-301VAX trumpet combo case is the r...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Protec PB-301VAX trumpet combo case is the result of a yearlong design collaboration with the famed trumpeter, Mike Vax. After spending years on the road as a performer, Mike has learned first hand what features a professional musician needs and appreciates. With a compact exterior dimension of 22" x 12-1/2" x 9" inches, this trumpet case will comply with most airline regulations. The exterior pocket design holds sheet music and allows for secure attachment of the Protec M-400 Mute Bag (sold separately). Interior layout fits many musical instruments. One section of the case fits a Bb trumpet or C trumpet, and the second section of the case fits a flugelhorn, cornet, and a Eb/D trumpet or piccolo trumpet.

FEATURES
  • Wood shell construction
  • Storage area for two mouthpieces
  • Storage area for two instruments with adjustable padded separator with Velcro attachment
  • Two adjustable sizing blocks to secure smaller trumpets
  • 1680 gauge ballistic nylon exterior; water and abrasion resistant
  • Large exterior sheet music pocket with built-in organizer
  • D-ring to clip on optional mute bag
  • Attached wheels and telescoping handle

The ultimate trumpet case! Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels

  • Length: 22"
    Height: 12.5"
    Depth: 9"
    Weight: 12 lbs.
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ProtecVax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels
 
3.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pro-Tec Mike Vax Combo Case

In a few words, this case is wonderful. Very well made, sturdy, and plenty of padding. The case also has wheels and a telescoping handle so you can wheel it through airports...Read complete review

In a few words, this case is wonderful. Very well made, sturdy, and plenty of padding. The case also has wheels and a telescoping handle so you can wheel it through airports or just to gigs. There is a roomy pocket on top for music, oil, etc. The inside is padded extremely well, and both trumpet and flugelhorn fit snugly. I have even been able to put a C trumpet and a cornet in the flugel side with no problems. Those of you with large bell flugels (Conn V1, etc.) may not be able to use this case. The only drawback to me is the fact that there is no room to put mutes in the case without potentially damaging a horn. Other than that, this is a great case, and I understand it will also fit in the overhead bin on airplanes. Well worth the money.

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Close, but not quite

Unlike other reviewers, this case holds both my trumpet (Harrelson) and flugel (Yamaha)and seems well built and protects my horns just fine. My issues are with the exterior of the case....Read complete review

Unlike other reviewers, this case holds both my trumpet (Harrelson) and flugel (Yamaha)and seems well built and protects my horns just fine. My issues are with the exterior of the case. First, the front pouch is large, but awkward to use. By the time you put your MP case, valve oil, pencils, stand light and other knickknacks, there's little room for music. Invariably, something will fall to the bottom of the pouch and the zippers aren't large enough to allow full access. Also, if the pouch is open when you open the case, all your stuff falls out because of the zipper arrangement. Lastly, if you DO get your music in the pouch, the case becomes unbalanced and won't stand on end! Then there's the metal frame on the back. You have to be careful when carrying by the handles. Otherwise you bang you knee into the frame! Ouch! Also, you have to be careful what you set your case down on. It will scratch wood furniture and piano tops! I'd suggest putting the music pouch on the back over the frame. This protects your knee and furniture and changes the balance of the case. I'd also make the front pouch into two smaller pouches to better organize your stuff and move the zippers so that they can be open when the case is open.

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4.0

Compact for travel

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from New Braunfels, TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Trumpet And Flugel Fit

Cons

  • Fit Is Very Tight
  • No Room For Accessories

Best Uses

  • Good Transporting Horns

Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

Not the best case for big band travel gigs. It does good job protecting horns. Need to find a way to carry other items besides in your suitcase. Makes for a juggling act.

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5.0

Great Combo Case

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from Sandwich, MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Perfect Travel Size
  • Pocket For Extras
  • Rugged Ballistic Material

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Trumpetflugelhorn Combo

Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

Wanted a trumpet/flugelhorn combo case that would be protective, easy to transport, and travel with. The Vax combo case with wheels fits the bill very well. I often have to carry a stand and music folder, so having a case with wheels is a big plus for me. It has a tough ballistic skin, and provides very good protection for my instruments as well. Would highly recommend this case with the caveat to first ensure that your make of flugelhorn will fit. My Couesnon fits quite well, but some others are too big for this case.

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5.0

Nice case

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from PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels (Model PB-301VAX). Good construction. Room for Trumpet & Flugelhorn. Pocket for music. Well padded to protect instruments. So glad it is on wheels, making it very easy to transport.
very happy with this case.

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5.0

Love This Case!

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from Houston, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

When I was forced to check my horns at Heathrow Airport on my return flight to the states, I knew I needed a more travel friendly case. The moment I got home, I ordered the Vax case and I haven't had a problem with airline travel since. It fits most flugels, including my Kanstul(albeit it is a little bit snug). 10/10 would recommend.

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5.0

Protec Instrument Case

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from Shelby, Iowa

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Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

An awesome product. Quite durable. Great for carrying multiple instruments, Provided with padding to insulate horns. Room for extra stuff inside. Outer compartment for storing music and some accessories. A bargain price for what it is made of. Compared to hard cases, the price is well worth the cost.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Poppa's gotta brand new bag!

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from Leesburg,

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Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

This bag meets my expectations and then some. It holds my Benge nice and snug and fits my Couesnon flugelhorn perfectly. It's compact and will have no problem as a carry-on. I carry my cell phone, tablet, trumpet cleaning kit, and some music in the outside pouch and have no problems with balancing the bag. All that for a great price.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Close, but not quite

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from Kansas City, MO

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Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

Unlike other reviewers, this case holds both my trumpet (Harrelson) and flugel (Yamaha)and seems well built and protects my horns just fine. My issues are with the exterior of the case. First, the front pouch is large, but awkward to use. By the time you put your MP case, valve oil, pencils, stand light and other knickknacks, there's little room for music. Invariably, something will fall to the bottom of the pouch and the zippers aren't large enough to allow full access. Also, if the pouch is open when you open the case, all your stuff falls out because of the zipper arrangement. Lastly, if you DO get your music in the pouch, the case becomes unbalanced and won't stand on end! Then there's the metal frame on the back. You have to be careful when carrying by the handles. Otherwise you bang you knee into the frame! Ouch! Also, you have to be careful what you set your case down on. It will scratch wood furniture and piano tops! I'd suggest putting the music pouch on the back over the frame. This protects your knee and furniture and changes the balance of the case. I'd also make the front pouch into two smaller pouches to better organize your stuff and move the zippers so that they can be open when the case is open.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Case!

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from Los Angeles, CA

Site Member

Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

Perfect for brass doublers. Although designed for one long and one short horn, a slight modification allowed me to carry a Bb or C in the auxiliary side as well, making this one of the most versatile cases I've ever seen. I could put any 2 of my trumpets in it (Bb, C, D/Eb, Pic, flugel, or cornet) and they were safe enough to stow in the overhead compartment of an airplane. The wheels make it as handy as any piece of luggage, so I never had a reason to use the shoulder strap, but it's nice to have that option too.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

If it does not fit, you pay shipping back...

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from Colorado Springs, CO

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Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

As a follow-up to my previous review, if your particular flugel does not fit, you have to pay shipping back to WWBW. They do not consider fit to be a product defect. And several pro-level flugelhorns will not fit in this case (see previous reviews). So please verify this case fits your flugelhorn before you order online or over the phone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Be careful of fit for Flugelhorns

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from Colorado Springs, CO

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Comments about Protec Vax Trumpet Combo Case with Wheels:

As was stated in previous reviews, this case will not fit many flugelhorns - particularly those with vertical valve tubing. Conn V1's or the Getzen Custom will NOT fit in this case, unless you only want to put a flugelhorn in it. And then, it will not hold it snug in the case. I find this interesting since this is a Mike Vax endorsed case, and he plays Getzen. Other horns I tried unsuccessfully while I had it at my big band rehearsal: Jupiter XO, and Kanstul 1525. It is really too bad, because it seems like it is otherwise a well-built case. Pro-tec needs to make the fit limitations more clear in their description.

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