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#1 beanerds

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:29 AM

Hi all , I am on days off at the moment and my wife asked if I could take her guitar to the local music shop for some new steel strings , and while I was there noticed some tote bags for different musical instruments on a shelf .

I looked at a few and there was one made for carrying keyboards and thought HMMM ?

I grabbed this one for about $59 usd for my new to me ED100 and as you can see its perfect ! well made with side pockets , quality zippers and even a shoulder strap , really well made .

Its a ' Xtreme ' brand and here it is . I am stoked to get this at this price so if you are looking for something like this ,,, go for it ! .

Beanerds.

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#2 fishonkevin

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:29 AM

Yes musicians and DJ's use some pretty delicate equipment, a lot like we do.  I found this for carrying a 8" SC.

https://gatorcases.c...-10-gpa-tote10/



#3 gnowellsct

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:55 PM

I have used tool boxes for many of my scopes.  With closed cell foam on the interior, they can provide nice protection.  Still, four or five tool boxes begin to occupy a great deal of space.  but Recently I tried out a Manfrotto tripod bag.  As you spend more money you get a thicker kind of padding and hard nose on the end (padded from inside).

 

The Geoptik carry bags are quite nice: they are designed explicitly for telescopes, they have about three dozen different types.   I finally just ordered a bunch this past week.  I'm purging the tool boxes.

 

So I've done it both ways now, inexpensive and higher end.  I didn't really have anything to carry my c8 in which was a problem when it was in the car with the dog.  With the C14 it doesn't matter, the dog is afraid of the C14.

 

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:36 AM

For scopes of a certain size:  https://www.amazon.c...g=msncahydra-20

 

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:55 AM

...  I didn't really have anything to carry my c8 in which was a problem when it was in the car with the dog.  With the C14 it doesn't matter, the dog is afraid of the C14.

 

Greg N

Hey Greg,

 

A friend of mine just sets his 8" Meade SCT in the front seat of his car pointing up and down and puts the seat belt on it.  Works good.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:29 PM

I found a saxophone case at a yardsale for $5. It's perfect for an 80mm short refractor. Very, very well padded with a plush furry finish on the inside, excellent nylon canvas fabric on the outside. You just never know unless you go!




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