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I traded my new violin case for an older violin case. Bad deal? :)
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I visited my sister the other day and her husband played the violin when he was 9- 10 years old, so I knew he had a violin somewhere.He haven't played his violin since then.

My sister wanted to use his violin to decorate the wall in the livingroom. So when I came to visit them, the violin was in its case on the floor. I liked the look of the case so much, and I actually have been searching for a case like that without finding one. After some discussion about the practical I traded my 8 month old violin case for this old case. My sister said I was crazy, my wife thought I was crazy (lol) :D So... am I crazy?  1st-place I must say that I love this case, and I think my violin just went from driving a boring standard car to driving a rolls royce! I'll let you people judge:)

 

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This was my old(new) case. A bad picture, but I think you get the idea:)

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It's not clear to me which case is the one you found desirable and that you traded your previous case for. In the four pictures shown, the bottom picture is the "desirable" case, to me.       (I suspect the top three pictures are the case you found "desirable". Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.)     LOL!!

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I just have to point out that it is the case at the bottom I traded away. The text did not end up where i wanted it:)

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Steve : Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder :D I suspected there would be someone out there that wouldn't do this trade:) But that's ok thumbs-up

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It's definitely more practical and safer for your violin :-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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I like itthumbs-up

And with a little modification you could get a 'Thompson' in it.

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I'm with you, Frequenzy...I like your new/old case better than your old/new case.

(Whew! That's hard to follow.) blurry_drunk-2127

I think the new/old case has more panache. It reminds me of the classic violin cases you'd see in mob movies that contained a Tommy gun instead of a fiddle.

The only advantage that I can see with the old/new case is it looks like there might be more compartments for accessories.

Sometimes you have to give up convenience for style.

exactly

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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@Fiddlerman I agree. But there is no hygrometer in the case I use now. I never used it much when I had it in the other case, it just confirmed to me that the humidity was at a realtively stable level. But I guess I just can buy a loose one and put it in my case? :)

 

@Ferret and @KindaScratchy Thank you for supporting my choices:)

I actually think that(deepest in the corners of my mind) the mobster violin case idea was the reason I liked my new case so much. Lol :D But I will never ever replace my violin with a tommygun. I don't see the need just yet:D 

KS: I had to give up the pocket where I put my sheet music. I just found a small bag to have on the side. So I had to give up something, but I still think it was worth it:) Now I just have to buy a gangster hat and a black coat to complete my new stylehats_off

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I like the case that you acquired from your brother in-law. It's traditional and when you carry it down the street, there's no doubt on anyone's mind what it contain's. "Oh, I see you play violin, have you been playing long" ?

With the newer style case, it could have a trumpet, coronet, oboe, any number of instrument's.  Yes and even the Tommy Gun.

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LOL

I think I misread earlier. I thought that you switched from the old cool violin shaped case to the newer oblong case.

You really don't need a hygrometer in the case. The new ones found in the new cases are not very accurate. If you have a good external hygrometer you'll be better off. I actually never look at mine though I probably should :-)

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@Fiddlestix Yep. I must say that I feel much more like a violinist when I carry my new case. And I don't mind to look a little bit professional :)

 

@Fiddlerman  Oh, no! Sorry about that, the text that says "here's the picture of the old case" should have been above the bottom picture, but it came out all wrong:) I won't bother with a new hygrometer. It is quite stable humidity here :)  

 

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Hey! That's great!!! I'm totally on your side! Love those old-school cases! Of course, i like my oblong very mych (and hydrometer works great blink - since our central heating was off it finally crawls to the 50% mark banana) but recently bought something like this for Barry's fiddle. Couldn't resist - looks too COOL! Hahaa!!!

Have an advice though: You might will want to put some piece of cloth between the violin's neck and your shoulder-rest, to prevent rattling sounds during the walk =)

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@Mad_Wed Thanks! clap I like when people are on my side:) Especially when the people around me think that I made a crazy choice :D Also thank you for the tip about the shoulder-rest. I haven't thought about that. I already have a piece of cloth in the bag to wipe of the rosin when it clogs up the strings. Maybe I just can put it between the violin and the shoulder-rest:) 

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Frequenzy said
... I already have a piece of cloth in the bag to wipe of the rosin when it clogs up the strings. Maybe I just can put it between the violin and the shoulder-rest:) 

LOL! Yep! Should work fine - i did the same (when used my first usual case) =)

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Ok! :D I'LL DO IT!! banana The cloth is placed! The violin must be taken care of:)

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BTW, your new/old case reminds me of the tiny little case that our violin Christmas ornament came in. Here's a picture:

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Darn it!! Now 'I' want one bunny-headbang

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Classic and cool choice .. Because you made a choice and I support that.  Congrats on your case.  Yes!!! Three cheers for being authentic!  cheers!

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from a purely aesthetic point of view, I much prefer the shaped cases over the rectangular ones.

 

from a total noooob point of view, I have no idea which is actually better.

from a protective instrument mother, a less ideal shaped but sturdy case is much better than a more ideal shaped but not so rigid case.

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Very nice!  I love the look of the old cases.  

I'm trying to restore one from the 1920's that's all wood.  Some of the wood is separating and I need to get rid of the horrid wallpaper interior! LOL  

I figure to go with a modern interior w/ felt and inserts to keep my violin in place while keeping the outside classic.  

.....baby steps toward working on a violin in the distant future! 

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