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Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« on: September 24, 2016, 07:47:48 PM »
I am looking for the best solution to carry my pair of cmc64s to gigs.  Case should be padded and fit just the two mics - no clips, etc.  needs to smallish, like 7x4x2" or so.  I am considering the cigar caddy 3400.  Is there a good solution that you have found, or recommend? Thanks.
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 12:07:25 AM »
Yup.  2-cigar case is perfect.

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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 02:43:53 PM »
Pelican makes a micro case for which you can buy pick and pluck foam, but it is still larger than the cigar caddy.
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2016, 05:03:52 PM »
You can find boxes like this on eBay:



The small ones are 5x3x1.5.
The large ones are: 6.5x4x2

I'm not sure if that is outside or inside the box. They are said to be water resistant but I doubt it.

Perhaps not what you are looking for. The shape of the foam is not optimal for mics. But if interested, search eBay for 'Plastic box', and you'll find boxes in several shapes and sizes including these.
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 02:49:02 AM »
You can find boxes like this on eBay:



The small ones are 5x3x1.5.
The large ones are: 6.5x4x2

I'm not sure if that is outside or inside the box. They are said to be water resistant but I doubt it.

Perhaps not what you are looking for. The shape of the foam is not optimal for mics. But if interested, search eBay for 'Plastic box', and you'll find boxes in several shapes and sizes including these.

I have these exact cases, and while they are PERFECT for holding my caps/collettes, they are NOT big enough to hold cmc6 bodies + mk4 caps :(

I would go with a small Pelican 1020 or something with the Pick n Pluck foam, or that small Cigar Caddy if I were you ;)
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016, 12:30:58 PM »
Thanks guys.  Guess I'll go with the cigar caddy 3400.
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2016, 11:51:54 PM »
Thanks water!  That looks perfect!  I got the cigarcaddy today, and it is a nice little case, though it needs a bit more foam on top to help secure the mics -they are a bit loose in there as is.  I think I'll just spring for the echoes case.  Didn't know they offered that...duh.

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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2016, 12:45:56 AM »
This is $5 at any Walmart or sporting goods fishing tackle isle.  It is solid, waterproof, and has 3 locking clasps.  I went a few isles over to get some pipe insulation ($1.99) and cut to fit.  Works bomber and is much lower profile that the Pelican boxes.
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2016, 02:25:33 AM »
Y'all over think things too much. I use a basically $0 "case" that has lasted for years.




I probably should renew the bubble wrap though since it is pretty much just plastic after 10 years. 
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2016, 12:21:15 AM »
I use the Cigar Caddy 3140 - hold two SDC mics just fine. I have 4 of them, they work great, and are waterproof. I cut out a little piece of foam at one end and put a small disposable dessicant bag in the hole, then store the mics with the capsule next to the dessicant. The only problem I've found is the latches can sometimes come out of the grooves in the case, just when you least expect it. If you lose one of those latches, the case is useless. A drop of superglue on each latch, and voila! no more problems. The Pelican 1030 case looks like a good option too. I doubt the bubble wrap option is waterproof  :hmmm:
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2016, 03:36:43 AM »
Thanks water!  That looks perfect!  I got the cigarcaddy today, and it is a nice little case, though it needs a bit more foam on top to help secure the mics -they are a bit loose in there as is.  I think I'll just spring for the echoes case. Didn't know they offered that...duh.

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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2016, 06:08:21 PM »
I doubt the bubble wrap option is waterproof  :hmmm:
I do not stow my gear underwater.  ;D The only times they get exposed to water is when I am using them. Condensation at late night festivals, as well as rain, can be a bitch. If I zipped up the baggy, I am sure I could dunk them in a bucket of water, without water getting in though.
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2016, 01:13:20 PM »
Yup.  2-cigar case is perfect.

3 even better.  One for the road after the show.

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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2017, 01:06:35 AM »
I've got a couple of these:


https://www.amazon.com/Cigar-Caddy-Waterproof-Travel-Humidor/dp/B0007VU67O
one I drilled the ends out and keep my VM44 bodies in with a short pair of XLR's plugged into and then can use the active cable /collettes  while the bodies and connectors are protected.
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2017, 02:42:58 PM »
I've got a couple of these:


https://www.amazon.com/Cigar-Caddy-Waterproof-Travel-Humidor/dp/B0007VU67O
one I drilled the ends out and keep my VM44 bodies in with a short pair of XLR's plugged into and then can use the active cable /collettes  while the bodies and connectors are protected.

That's exactly what I did with my old MBHO 603a bodies/actives/XLRs! Worked great and kept my MBHO bodies and stuff in tip top shape ;D
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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2017, 10:13:34 AM »
I seem to remember reading somewhere that cigar cases are not really good for keeping mics in because they are designed to prevent the cigars from drying out (? I don't smoke, what do I know.... But they are called "humidor"?). The upshot that I remember is that a case that breathes is better.

Of course the difference might be in short term transportation to and from a gig and long term storage at home.

Can someone clarify this for me?

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Re: Small mic case to hold pair of Schoeps?
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2017, 05:30:10 AM »
I seem to remember reading somewhere that cigar cases are not really good for keeping mics in because they are designed to prevent the cigars from drying out (? I don't smoke, what do I know.... But they are called "humidor"?). The upshot that I remember is that a case that breathes is better.

Of course the difference might be in short term transportation to and from a gig and long term storage at home.

Can someone clarify this for me?

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One of the German resellers of the Cigar Caddy / Passatore / S3 case states this humidor was "completely neutral" (without using the separately available Spanish cedar plank / veneer).

That said, I keep my mics in their original cases and use these Cigar Caddy cases on location only.

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