[blockquote]I just got back from a round trip to Atlanta with no damage to the horn. That’s six flights so far with The Tank. The case is taking a few knocks on the outside, though. I spent a week carrying it around and was surprised that it wasn’t that difficult to handle. It weighs about 20 pounds loaded. Definitely worth the slight trade-off in return for not having to schlep it around the airport–going through security lines, trying to order food, visiting the restroom, etc.–Ralph Sauer, retired L.A. Philharmonic Principal Trombonist, inventor of the “Travelbone”[/blockquote]

[blockquote]I love this case! I checked my horn in this case and forgot about it! It came through with no problem. Traveling is easy with this case – no more worrying about my horn on the flight-David Vining, Professor of Trombone at Northern Arizona University[/blockquote]

[blockquote]The case was great to have last May! It journeyed from Little Rock to Memphis to Vienna to Salzburg to Munich to Beijing to Shanghai to Fuzhou to Hong Kong and back to the USA in fine condition. The turning locks got a bit loose, so I used a strap for extra safety, but that was the only problem, and I always checked it as regular baggage. It has already more than paid for itself!-Denis W. Winter, Central Arkansas University, Euphonium/Trombone Member[/blockquote]

[blockquote]It’s been 25 years since I last checked my horn at the airport. Now I do, because I know it’s going to be OK
.–Scott Whitfield, a well-known Arranger and Trombone Performe[/blockquote]

Bill Tole (right) with Michael McGuire of The TANK
Bill Tole (right) with Michael McGuire of The TANK

Others who are now feeling more secure with the TANK include:

Doug Yeo, Boston Symphony (retired), Arizona State University
The San Francisco Symphony Trombone Section
John Noxon (Williams Trombones)
The US Navy
Charlie Vernon ( a custom triple case for alto, tenor and bass trombones)
David Gier ( University of Iowa)
Tom Bridges (LA Freelance on Trombone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium)
Jeannine Flores (Golden West Brass Band, Music Teacher)
Robert Smit (Golden West Brass Band, Music Teacher)
Irvin Karan (SlideBone.com)

Daviding Vining
Daviding Vining, Professor of Trombone at Northern Arizona University

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