Q: Why do I Need A Trumpet Gig Bag?
A: For the same reason you wear a lovely warm coat in winter. It keeps you protected, safe, comfortable and it makes you look good…
All new Trumpet purchases come mainly with a solid, hard and protective case. These are often made of hardwood or the more modern moulded hard plastic/resin design. These cases are a necessity if you are regularly transporting your Trumpet in vans, aircraft baggage holds or coach luggage boots. They have to withstand the pressure of other instruments on top of them… and probably the baggage handlers themselves!
However, as time passes, your original case may become damaged and defective. You may simply be in a situation where a robust and expertly made Gig Bag will suffice to protect your beloved Trumpet, while at the same time offering a much lighter and more comfortable passage of travel.
Which Gig Bag is for me?
At Normans Musical Instruments we offer four brands of Trumpet Gig Bag by Chord, Champion, Stagg and Tom & Will. All of these manufacturers offer a great level of protection for your Trumpet at competitive price ranges.
At the budget end of our range is the creatively named Chord 173.408UK Trumpet GigBag.
Every trumpeter knows how fragile an instrument can be and how important a proper gig bag that you can rely on is. With Chord’s well-made Gig Bags, you can rest assured your instrument will be well protected as they are made from quality materials and designed to last.
At a fraction over £30 it offers an affordable yet highly protective case for your Trumpet. It is well made from heavy duty nylon, that is water resistant and easy-cleaning, making this model your ideal partner when gigging and travelling a lot.
On the inside of the bag you will find thick, robust padding that will prevent damage to your instrument. From all aspects, this is an excellent choice if you are looking for a Gig Bag to protect your instrument during everyday use.
The attractive and practical Champion Trumpet Case – though not a traditional ‘soft’ Gig Bag – will provide the protection your instrument deserves. It features a tough, durable woven showerproof outer cover, grab handle and padded backstraps. Said backstraps can be hidden behind the padded cover. Inside there is a plush velour interior while the outsides boast reflective flash features on front pockets, zip surrounds. Hopefully keeping you as safe as your Trumpet while you’re out and about.
They certainly ‘do’ make great Gig Bags that’s for sure!
The Stagg SC-TP soft case is ideal for the musician on the move. With its hard wearing and water resistant nylon outer, this case can take on the elements. All while keeping your instrument safe and scratch free. On top of this it is light weight, making it a popular choice for players of all ages.
Lennon & McCartney made great music, Laurel & Hardy made us laugh. Batman & Robin fought crime. Tom & Will? …Tom & Will have protected instruments from danger for the past 12 years!
My top recommendation for the finest, deluxe and high-end professional Trumpet Gig Bag on the market: the Tom & Will 26TP Padded Gig Bag.
When you see this Gig Bag you will think it has been designed and built by Aston Martin!
The attention to detail, the quality of materials and the professional finishing makes it a go-to accessory. At least in the world of Trumpeters. Tom & Will manufacture the most popular bags in the UK and this 26 series model will ensure your Trumpet is kept safe and sound at all times.
On the outside of the bag you will find an extremely strong, no-rip polyester. This covers a dense, 20mm high density foam padding. The interior boasts a soft, luxurious ‘no-scratch’ lining that prevents any scratches to your instrument.
You will be pleased to know that the straps and handle are riveted and cross stitched for extra resilience. On top of this the handy zip openings are very durable and easy to open and close. Two accessory pockets at the front are perfect for storing your mouthpiece, cleaning accessories and sheet music. There is enough space for extended leadpipe instruments or your favourite mute.
For the professional Trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist, Tom & Will have designed and produced the Tom and Will 26DTP Double Trumpet Gig Bag.
The 26DTP can safely accommodate two Trumpets. Alternatively you can mix it up with various combinations of Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel, Mutes and other accessories.
Featuring the same impeccable design and manufacturing standards as above, this Gig Bag uses the best high density padding available on the market. It provides your instruments and accessories with uncompromising protection. To do this it utilises an ‘S shaped’ design to separate your instruments and prevent them from any contact/damage.
When it comes to instrument protection, Normans has the ideal Gig Bag for your Trumpet and your budget. Your Trumpet deserves the best, and we can provide it.