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Indestructible Case for violin
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Picklefish
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so Im gonna be riding my bike more and Im gonna have my violin with me. On the odd chance I wreck or get hit by a car Id like to know my violin would survive. Any suggestions, Id like a backpack style case I think.

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You crack me up PF good Q but if you wreck you bike you got the glass half full you're gonna be ok to play. If my dog scratches me it takes a month to heal

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that shows how valuable the violin is to me personally. lol, protect the package. I used to cycle many miles for exercise and never even had a close call. But Newtons Law goes into effect I think when there is something to lose. lol. I mean if the case is gonna cost more than a hundred dollar fiddle then maybe I will buy a sacrficial instrument. Just curious whats out there. I found lots of hard cases but none with a backpack style harness. not sure if I should also wrap it in bubble wrap too?

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picklefish said
that shows how valuable the violin is to me personally. lol, protect the package. I used to cycle many miles for exercise and never even had a close call. But Newtons Law goes into effect I think when there is something to lose. lol. I mean if the case is gonna cost more than a hundred dollar fiddle then maybe I will buy a sacrficial instrument. Just curious whats out there. I found lots of hard cases but none with a backpack style harness. not sure if I should also wrap it ik bubble wrap too?

I think when you buy just about any cheap violin, you get a case, and the case doubles as shipping container/padding.  I bought a Mendini MV400, and it came with a case that has two unadvertised shoulder straps---for a backpack-style carry.  The straps are very short though, and somebody over six feet is going to have a very hard time getting their arms in the straps.

But I see cases and backpack straps separately on ebay.  Ebay descriptions are often crummy, so a case may have straps that aren't mentioned.  If you contact the seller, you might find that a case does have straps.

Take care of yourself before the fiddle.  We need you to come through with that detailed fiddle self-study course you say you're developing.

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This is the case I now own:
http://fiddlershop.com/the-cou.....-case.html
Beautiful, practical, strong and has real nice back-pack type straps.
I think this strong wooden case will en-dour a lot.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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@ fiddlerman- Atlantic Strings, my local vi shop had a padded backpack designed to hold a regular violin case and has pockets for other things. It sits up high like a regular back pack. I have a decent case that is padded with suspended foam and am told unless I buy an actual hard case or hard plastic case theres not much else you can do to protect it. Short of a car rolling over it it should be fine. But thanks, I love those cases, I think they are beautiful.

@RosinedUp - you crack me up. I would feel so horrible if something happened to the family violin if I survived. sounds so weird. Ive cycled on the road for many years and always loved the exercise and wind through the hair.

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Fiddlerman said
This is the case I now own:
http://fiddlershop.com/the-cou.....-case.html
Beautiful, practical, strong and has real nice back-pack type straps.
I think this strong wooden case will en-dour a lot.

LOL! I was just thinking about this one lately... If c525 will not appear in about 3 moths - i'll get that one! LOL!

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Darn it Naska.... I am so sorry. I will make a note to check on that tomorrow.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Don't be, it's not your fault! =)

I'll get some good case anyway birthday-cake

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Well, we have a lot of holidays in the US and sometimes even if the holiday falls on a Sunday, businesses are closed on Monday. Veterans Day is such a holiday so we'll have to wait till Tuesday to get the information. :-(

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It's fine! Don't rush! =) Day more.. day less.... it doesn't matter much =)

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I have (and I mean this truly and literally) nightmares about my violin being stolen or damaged. In one dream I was in grand central Station and I put my violin down for a moment to look at something. Then I walked away and realiized i forgot it. I ran back and spotted that it was still there. I grabbed the violin case relieved it wasn't stolen and then I thought, I have the case but I had better check the violin is still inside. Sure enough I opened the case and it was  empty. Only thing was the inside of the case in the dream was gold and my case is maroon.  At that point I shook myself out of the nightmare.

 

I guess when you love something a lot, like a musical instrument that brings you joy and expression you worry about it. The thought of harm coming to it is scary. That is one reason why I always store it in the case when i am not playing. Oof course I open the case everyday for it is not good to keep the violin sealed inside all the time.

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I hear ya, and things can happen. fortunately FM has some inexpensive fiddles that sound good so soon I can get a beater to take on the road and leave great grannys safely at home.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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