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Have any of you experimented with makeshift cases for any of your instruments? I have been trying to find a solution to moving my M75 to a new city. The Beiner Bags are expensive ($1000+) and take a little while to make/ship.

I had the idea to try using bicycle bags to move the larger pieces and ski cases for the rails. They are reasonably cheap and widely available on Amazon. Bars I always move with roller suitcases. Are there any other improvised bags that work well?

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IndianaGlen Sun, 05/28/2017 - 21:15

I've used these to wrap the ends and use a few bungee cords (or soft rope) to hold it all together.

The rails I've rolled each rail one at a time so there's full wrap of cloth before I add the next rail.

One more moving blanket for the damper bar.
https://www.harborfreight.com/72-inch-x-80-inch-movers-blanket-66537.ht…

You can get huge beach towels cheap and the local big box store and wrap the bars before they go in a wheeled suitcase.

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