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Looking for mic travel case ideas
« on: October 21, 2017, 09:25:18 PM »
My backpack is no longer big enough to carry all my gear needed for the upcoming Phish shows. I have my Schoeps in an old modified jewelry box which is great, but the AKG 460's and CK8's are in large cases. I would love to be able to put all 4 mics and the CK8's in one compact case which will fit in my backpack with the other stuff.

Anyone have ideas or links??

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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 10:17:13 PM »
The cigar caddy works great for AKG mic bodies but I think the CK8's are about 8.5" long and the interior of the cigar caddy is a tad under 8.0".
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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 11:00:36 PM »
I use Pelican cases. The 1060 micro case might hold a ck8, its close. I would look at some of their cases...

http://www.pelican.com/us/en/products/cases/
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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 08:48:03 AM »
That's a good looking cake!
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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 11:42:49 AM »
That's a good looking cake!

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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 11:52:25 AM »
Do you have windscreens for the ck8’s? They would protect them in a pinch. Gonna be tough to find a case that both 8’s will fit in and be compact enough to stuff in your gear bag.

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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2017, 12:44:32 PM »
Do you have windscreens for the ck8’s? They would protect them in a pinch. Gonna be tough to find a case that both 8’s will fit in and be compact enough to stuff in your gear bag.

That's a great idea.
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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 08:18:49 AM »
Do you have windscreens for the ck8’s? They would protect them in a pinch. Gonna be tough to find a case that both 8’s will fit in and be compact enough to stuff in your gear bag.

That's a great idea.

I struggled with carrying shotguns for many years. Back in the GD days I used to carry the CP4 caps in their boxes. They were so long the only bag I could use was a back pack. Eventually I found shorter shot guns, but even then using them at shows always presented a challenge. For quite a few years I settled on the AKG CK69 caps. The short tube. These actually fit in a cigar caddy. Only problem with those is they are real hard to find at a good price. Now I’m using the AKG 568’s. I feel they sound better than the CK69’s with either 460 or 480 bodies. Go figure. But I have to use the windscreens to carry them in a bag.

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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 07:20:45 PM »
I made my own, waterproof and fits in my backpack.

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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2017, 05:56:04 AM »
FWIW, depending on the length of your microphone:



https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rz4AAOSwAuZX5OE~/s-l1600.jpg

eBay search for availability and pricing:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2057872.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H1.TRS4&_nkw=Gimbap+and+Food+Portable+Container+Kimbap+Sausage+Roll+Sandwich

It is not waterproof nor crushproof not even airtight (DSatz explained once airtight containers were bad for electronics. Thanks) but better than a soft pouch in a bag.

I use one to carry a Beyerdynamic M160 (ribbon ballhead mic) together with other mics in a Pelican case. The mic's shaft is slipped in a piece of pipe insulation foam to prevent it from moving, etc.

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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 08:26:17 PM »
A pistol (gun) case.

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Re: Looking for mic travel case ideas
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 02:52:38 PM »
Take a look at the Apache cases sold at Harbor Freight.  https://www.harborfreight.com/2800-watertight-protective-case-13-34-in-63926.html  But also look through their sale coupons for special sales.  The largest case was only $29.99 recently including a pick foam insert. 

 

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