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Re: Flight cases


Thanks for the quick answer. Yes, I already have one of those FCB  
soft cases; the zipper lasted for a couple of weeks ;-)  Actually I  
mentioned the FCB because it's the biggest piece of gear. It's not  
fragile, as you say, but I also want to fit a tc electronics rack  
device and a laptop into the same case. I would actually prefer to  
find some light (read "cheap for flight") case and stuff it with FCB  
+ clothes/tooth brush when flying, while carrying laptop and TC in as  
"computer bag carry-on", and then when I'm safely grounded again I  
can move the expensive gear into the case and put the clothes into  
the carry-on bag.

I too have my old Mesa Boogie case in the closet. I don't use a  
Boogie any more but that case has been with me on many bus and train  
tours, stuffed with all kind of stage decoration (huge stinky army  
camouflage net, spot lights etc).


On 29 maj 2006, at 11.01, mika music wrote:

> Per,
> Chek this bag for FCB1010 at Thomann's
> http://www.thomann.de/ 
> thoiw9_rockbag_rb23096_effektpedalgigbag_prodinfo.html
> Speaking of weight the flight case for my Boogie is 18kg, with the  
> boogie inside it's around 50-55 kg!! Fortunately it's on wheels.  
> Lifting it inside my Celica trunk by myself is another story.
> As for the bag I got one for my pedal but since I just bought it I  
> can't vouch for it. So far so good though,the FCB is not really  
> fragile to begin with so I'm not worried. If I was to check it by  
> plane I would wrap the pedal into something just in case.
> Michel
> On 5/29/06, Per Boysen < perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:Hi All,
> I'm shopping after some good packaging for my instruments. I found a
> "Peli" case with the correct measures, but it seems way too heavy
> with its 12,7 kg!!! Even before you start packing it you are already
> more than halfway to that merciless over weight fee limit. I guess
> Peli is not to consider "FLIGHT case", or maybe that brand is
> designed for well paid NASA engineers and alike ;-)   Anyway, I need
> to get something light and hard that can take a FCB1010 and some more
> stuff. Any advice? (Zoe Keating once suggested a violin case and rip
> out the stuffing, which is an option that I'm about to check out as
> well).
> Or am I totally wrong here? Does a good case have to weight in on
> 12.7 kg?
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)
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