Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn

Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn

    
Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn    16:44 on Sunday, February 2, 2020          

Colombo
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Posted by Colombo

I've joined a band (now I'm in three!) lately, and I must go to rehearsals by coach, a 50-minute ride. When there are empty seats, the driver allows me to carry my horn with me, but I'm always afraid that one day I'll have to leave it inside the boot, among suitcases, bags and boxes. I carry my horn in a backpack which is relatively sturdy, but not really so (https://www.thomann.de/es/thomann_lightcase_waldhorn.htm), and I'm very happy with it, but I think I need something better for the coach boot. I do need it to be some sort of backpack, as I've got a bad back that prevents me from carrying weight only in one hand.

I've been researching, and it seems that Marcus Bonna have the best bags. I was thinking of getting their MB-5 model, but I've got one question to which I haven't been to find an answer browsing the internet.

If someone here has got an MB-5 model, would you please tell me whether there is room enough in the bag to carry sheet music? Marcus Bonna sell a separate sheet music bag that can be attached to the cases by means of zippers (though, it seems, not to all models), which leads me to believe the bags cannot have much room themselves. I always carry one or two books of studies, plus the sheet music for all three bands. If you know this specific model would you recommend getting the extra bag, too?

Thanks!


Re: Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn    16:46 on Sunday, February 2, 2020          

Colombo
(56 points)
Posted by Colombo

(Sorry, in case you want to see the backpack I've got, there's a bracket at the end of the URL that will prevent it from opening when clicking on the link I copied.)


Re: Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn    04:06 on Saturday, February 8, 2020          

Scotch
(658 points)
Posted by Scotch

The Marcus Bonna website says various versions of the MB-5 are "Also available in ST model, which has space for music stand in place of one of the mutes". I'm not sure they mean by "music stand", but whatever they mean by it, it sounds to me likely that if you're willing to forgo it along with one mute, you should have space to carry music. By the way, I was rather shocked to see how steep the prices are on these things.


Re: Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn    16:15 on Sunday, February 9, 2020          

Colombo
(56 points)
Posted by Colombo

Yes, the things are quite expensive. But they say they're worth it. I wouldn't check it for a flight, but I think it'll be study enough to be carried in a coach boot.

I don't think I'll be able to carry the sheet music in place of the music stand. That's an idea, anyway: if the music is rolled and put inside one of those cardboard cylinders used to carry documents, it might fit in the room for the music stand. But there's no way I can do the same with the etude books ;-P


Re: Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn    05:37 on Saturday, February 15, 2020          

Scotch
(658 points)
Posted by Scotch

I have difficulty picturing how a music stand could fit into a horn case. Certainly a Manhasset couldn't. In any case, if you're talking about books, you need to stop saying "sheet music". Sheet music is music that comes in single sheets. You can always, of course, photocopy the particular etudes you're working on and carry them in the case, but if money is no object for you, as it seems not to be, just shell out for the attachable separate music folder. If you're waiting for a response at this sparsely populated site from an actual horn player who just happens to own the very particular and very expensive bag you're contemplating, then good luck--but don't hold your breath.


Re: Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn    01:21 on Sunday, February 16, 2020          

phred
(157 points)
Posted by phred

I have to say that I got a very sturdy pro-tec case that'll take just about any normal travel experience. Don't recall the model, but I can fit my horn stand, 100-200 pages of books, oil, grease, and a couple mouthpieces. Fantastic, and about $200.


Re: Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn    10:32 on Tuesday, July 21, 2020          

Colombo
(56 points)
Posted by Colombo

Sorry for the late reply, and thanks a lot for teaching me the use of "sheet music". Yes, I was talking about music books and also separate sheets of music. I'll call that "music" from now on!


Re: Question about Marcus Bonna MB-5 bag for the horn    12:35 on Saturday, September 12, 2020          

fasdfdf
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Posted by fasdfdf

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