Tuba Gig Bag - Yamaha Neo

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Matthew, May 17, 2014.

  1. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Hello all,

    I'm on the look out for a quality gig bag to fit my Yamaha Neo BBb, any suggestions please? I've researched a few already, but without seeing them in person it's difficult to judge.

    Needs to fit the 19.5" bell and give good protection. Happy to pay more for decent quality.

    Also on the look out for a bottom bow protector, or failing that a bit of foam to fit, lol.

    Thanks. :)
  2. pbirch

    pbirch Active Member

    I think I'd get a bigger car :)
  3. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Car is great, fits nicely! :) Neo Hard Cases are a little clumsy to wheel about though, they are huge!
  4. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    I have a Reunion Blues one that fits, And Mr Tuba also sells one that works well.
  5. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Thanks Andy, will contact Mr Tuba.

    Do you have a link for the RB bag model? :)
  6. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Sorry, you'd have to find a retailer. Mine's 20 years old!
  7. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Lol, thanks Andy.

    I've just ordered a ProTec Deluxe bag from Amazon international (best price) up to 22" bell, looks sturdy I hope!

    PS, notice you use the MF mouthpieces, I'm considering a change from my VB 18, what's a good MF choice to replace?
    Last edited: May 25, 2014
  8. Rigo Jancsi

    Rigo Jancsi New Member

    MF3 A wonderful sound !!
  9. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

  10. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

  11. Nick S.

    Nick S. New Member

    Dear Mathew,
    Would you be so kind as to confirm that the NEO BBb Tuba fitted into the mentioned Protec Gig Bag please? Is it quite easy or cumbersome to fit in and out?

    Thanks very much for your help! I despise the hard case and everything associated with it! It's the first tuba with hard case I've owned though - are the other cases all similar, or generally more compact?

    best, Nick
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  12. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Hi Nick,

    Yes, the bag (Gold Series- Up to 22" Bell) fits the Neo brilliantly and without a tight squeeze like some bags, it's easy to place in/out. It's well made/robust and has to be the best designed gig bag I've seen. Well worth the investment. :)

    ROBTHEDOG Member

    Talk to Mark Carter at MrTuba. I think his bags are same as Miraphone ones. Check the size. Often great prices at Thomann.de

    Also check with Simon Gresswell he's a Yamaha Tuba artist and did a lot of work with Yam on the instrument.
  14. QubaMan

    QubaMan New Member

    I have a Gard Tuba Gig Bag (61-WBFSK) for sale - currently retail for around £350 - fits instruments 915mm tall with 406mm bell - looking for £250 ono
  15. QubaMan

    QubaMan New Member