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Susan Alcorn


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Post Posted 9 Oct 2018 6:42 pm     Reply with quote

I'm looking to buy a Wheel Eze case (the kind once made by Sierra).

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Susan
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Malcolm McMaster


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Post Posted 10 Oct 2018 12:15 am     Reply with quote

Susan, these are actually SKB drum trap cases, can be bought through any SKB agent, you have to put foam in yourself ( or have someone do it). Believe there are similar cases in the Aligator range.
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Russ Tkac


Post Posted 10 Oct 2018 3:55 am     Reply with quote

https://www.amazon.com/SKB-Compact-Wheels-Straps-Latches/dp/B0002F7C68/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1539172319&sr=8-9&keywords=skb+trap+case
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Asa Brosius


Post Posted 10 Oct 2018 7:54 am     Reply with quote

Hey Susan-

I have an unused one (the exact SKB discussed above, foamless) to sell- pm me if interested.
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Susan Alcorn


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Post Posted 10 Oct 2018 10:15 am     Reply with quote

Thank you Asa, Russ, and Ralph!

I've been in contact with SKB. Their new cases, the ones you helpfully referenced, are bit smaller than the original Wheel-Eze cases, and for my double necks, they don't have enough room (though I know some people have been able to make them work), which is why I'm searching for the older ones. Perhaps it's a quixotic quest.
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post Posted 10 Oct 2018 12:19 pm     Reply with quote

Let us know what you come up with. I'm on the search also.
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Jim Cohen


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Post Posted 10 Oct 2018 2:21 pm     Reply with quote

Susan Alcorn wrote:
...Their new cases, the ones you helpfully referenced, are bit smaller than the original Wheel-Eze cases, and for my double necks, they don't have enough room (though I know some people have been able to make them work)...

Susan, mine works for both of my D-10s, the MSA Millennium and the Franklin. The MSA is a little shorter so I put an extra block (or a paperback book) in at the end to fill the space when I'm carrying that guitar in the case.
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Paddy Long


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Post Posted 10 Oct 2018 2:38 pm     Reply with quote

Susan I use the same SKB drum trap case for my Zum Hybrid D10's as well - they fit well, including the foam padding I installed so a Emmons D10 should fit in their ok !
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post Posted 11 Oct 2018 5:44 am     Reply with quote

The inside width in the current SKB case is 12” and the width of my D10’s is 11”. Not much room for padding.
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post Posted 11 Oct 2018 5:51 am     Reply with quote

I have been talking with Calton cases. They are looking into a case that will have multiple purposes that may fit a steel.
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Malcolm McMaster


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Post Posted 11 Oct 2018 6:26 am     Reply with quote

Susan, if the SKB H3611 is too small there are bigger ones the H4816, or H4818, those may be what you are looking for.
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Bill Bassett


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Rimrock, Arizona, USA
Post Posted 11 Oct 2018 8:17 am     I'd like one too! Reply with quote

I recently acquired a single 12 Sierra and that thing is a beast. The case weighs about 35 lb by itself. I remember those Wheel Eze cases advertised in the 90s but had not thought about them again until I got a Sierra. I'll watch this thread.
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Susan Alcorn


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Post Posted 11 Oct 2018 8:02 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for your advice on the SKB cases, and Bob, that's great news (hopefully) about the Calton cases. I've been in touch with SKB, but they no longer make the same case that was used for the Wheel-Eze.

Thanks Malcolm for the heads up on the H4816 - that would definitely fit anyone's steel guitar in it, but it's pretty far over the 62 inches l+h+w for air travel.

In the meantime, if anyone has an old Sierra-built Wheel-Eze for sale, if you let me know, I'd sure appreciate it.
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Malcolm McMaster


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Post Posted 12 Oct 2018 1:10 am     Reply with quote

Susan, one other suggestion is Scott Dixon Cases, although a UK company I believe they have have a US branch, they make extremely light weight wheeled cases made to your own specs and dimensions, down side is that they are expensive ( but great). I use one myself.

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Bob Lawrence


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Post Posted 12 Oct 2018 6:25 pm     Reply with quote

re:I'm looking to buy a Wheel Eze case (the kind once made by Sierra).


I have one that I use for my Franklin but it's not for sale. lol It's about 18 years old. I've been very happy with mine and if you get one, you should consider covering the metal pieces inside it so that you don't scratch any chrome on your guitar. I used heat shrink and it's still holding great.

If anyone has one that needs parts you can have a look on the Skb parts site:

http://store.skbcases.com/wheels-casters/
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