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Thread: FYI, Cheap soprano hardshell cases, $16

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    Default FYI, Cheap soprano hardshell cases, $16

    So the digital universe apparently has my number.
    They threw this in front if me, even though I've never bought a thing from Walmart: $16 generic hardshell black sop case.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Carrion-C...-Case/53320705

    Per another post on UU, smallish measurements (see that post), but I think I remember this brand reviewed favorably on Amazon and that it fit the Mele sop I sold.

    With free delivery to my local store (no spousal raised eyebrows at yet another box on the doorstep ;^), and assuming easy returns, seemed like a good idea to get three for the ukes going out this Christmas.

    They also have a Sawtooth bari for $32. (I'd add a LOL, but the Sawtooth pineapple I bought for a kid from Amazon was surprisingly decent for the price.)
    Last edited by ukeinfused; 11-09-2017 at 06:19 PM.
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    Island Koa Instruments, prototype soprano, Peter Howlett #153
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    Looks like Amazon sold them discounted at this price too - all gone.
    Mebbe the size was an issue for some instruments, but there were ukers who were happy.
    Carrion C-1640 Black Hardshell Soprano Ukulele Case https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006Y0GAMM..._sDqbAbN96NPB5
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    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype soprano, Peter Howlett #153
    Weymann soprano, 20's or 30's?
    Martin O, 1960's
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Kala Elite 1Koa-SG
    Kanile'a K1 Concert
    Kamaka 1969 Tiki Concert
    Larrivee UT40MHO spruce/hog Tenor
    Guild Bari

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    Tracie, thanks for the info.

    I need to track down a site that has the inside dimensions of the case, and if a good fit, will maybe order a few.

    I've seen the Sawtooth ukes around at various online vendors, but was suspect that they'd be worse than a Mahalo in terms of intonation and tone out of the box.

    When I was not paying attention and ordered the Mahalo soprano I got off Amazon for $29, I doscovered that intonation was so bad (+25 cents sharp) that it needed about 9mm of bridge compensation in order to intonation well, which tells me that the bridge was in the wrong place.

    I fixed it by cutting/shaping a chopstick left over from Chinese food delivery, so that it had a flat profile on one side (in order to lay flat on the bridge and not roll) and then after loosening the strings, slid that in betw the saddle and the string slots, and voila - intonation fixed now.
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    Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered one on Amazon Prime for the same price with free shipping:

    https://www.amazon.com/Carrion-C-164...ews/B006Y0GAMM

    Mitch
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkatz View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered one on Amazon Prime for the same price with free shipping:

    https://www.amazon.com/Carrion-C-164...ews/B006Y0GAMM

    Mitch
    I show those out of stock. The original walmart item shows "only six left" so if you're gonna "order a few"...now is the time.
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    Booli, the outside dimensions were listed in Ginny's post here (inside dimensions may depend on squish-ability):
    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...hlight=Carrion

    Nice fix a la chopstick! The Sawtooth bari could be a problem, but the pineapple sop I bought previously really was pretty good for $30... competitive with a Makala.
    Last edited by ukeinfused; 11-12-2017 at 06:48 AM.
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype soprano, Peter Howlett #153
    Weymann soprano, 20's or 30's?
    Martin O, 1960's
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Kala Elite 1Koa-SG
    Kanile'a K1 Concert
    Kamaka 1969 Tiki Concert
    Larrivee UT40MHO spruce/hog Tenor
    Guild Bari

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    Only one left, I'm going to close the thread.
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype soprano, Peter Howlett #153
    Weymann soprano, 20's or 30's?
    Martin O, 1960's
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Kala Elite 1Koa-SG
    Kanile'a K1 Concert
    Kamaka 1969 Tiki Concert
    Larrivee UT40MHO spruce/hog Tenor
    Guild Bari

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