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#2302890 - 07/16/14 05:24 AM Bag/case for mp11
Lepredom Offline
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Registered: 06/26/14
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Hi, to keep it short - does anyone have a bag or a case for mp11? I can't find anything on the internet, that would be big enough for it. It seems the main problem is the height (7,5" ~ 19cm).
If a stage piano this heavy doesn't have a recommended case, it's not a stage piano. Thanks.

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#2302910 - 07/16/14 07:03 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Abby Pianoman Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 185
Loc: Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
Hi. I am using a bag called Rockbag RB 21630 B.
I also have a Semi rigid case from a Spanish company called Ortola. The case has wheels but weighs 12 kilos.
Also check out Gator 88 XL.
There is also a company called Soundbag.
There are others but you need to google them.
These bags have a foam lining inside, so, for example, buying a 16 cm height may also accomodate a 19 cm height and so on.

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#2302936 - 07/16/14 08:14 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Kawai James Offline
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Googling 'Kawai MP11 flight case' provides a handful of options in the US and Europe. It may also be worth contacting Kawai America or Kawai Europe directly as they may have recommendations for suitably-size cases.

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James
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#2302950 - 07/16/14 08:57 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Morodiene Offline
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I received a case with my bundle purchase, I believe it was this one:
http://www.kraftmusic.com/gator-cases-gk-88-xl-keyboard-case.html

Fits perfectly in there.
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#2303013 - 07/16/14 12:21 PM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Lepredom Offline
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Rockbag seems ok, but it doesn't have wheels. Since I will move it around by myself, I'd like to have them.
That Gator looks like something I want, but it has only 15cm interior height.
Ortola - I don't speak spanish at all. Thomman has cases by them only for wind instruments and I cannot find their products elsewhere. Their e-shop doesn't show prices. Do they ship to other countries?
Soundbag - I'm sorry, I didn't find anything.

What do you mean by accomodating 19cm to 16cm case? I don't want to remove the internal foams from cases. Or do you mean, that the foam would just squeeze? 3cm seems a lot to squeeze. Also it would put a lot of pressure on the knobs, wouldn't it?

Anyway, thanks for your reply.

Originally Posted By: Morodiene
I received a case with my bundle purchase, I believe it was this one:
http://www.kraftmusic.com/gator-cases-gk-88-xl-keyboard-case.html

Fits perfectly in there.


I'm not saying I don't believe you, but are you sure? As I said, it's internal height is smaller by 4 cm...


Edited by Lepredom (07/16/14 12:25 PM)

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#2303035 - 07/16/14 01:19 PM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Dave Ferris Offline
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If you are in Europe, which it sounds like you are, maybe give Soundwear bags a shot. They don't have a US distributor, so I'd have to order direct from them in Germany. I think the quality is better then Gator/SKB. I believe the European distributor is Thomann.

I've had immediate response from Anke at Soundwear when inquiring about specific keyboard bag sizing for both the CP5 & 4. Make sure you look or ask for the "professional" series :

Anke Zchelein
-Sales Department-

SOUNDWEAR DIMBATH e.K.
Schallershofer Str. 110
D-91056 Erlangen / Germany
Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT, USA
Phone + 49 9131 7519 12
Fax + 49 9131 751975
anke@soundwear.com
www.soundwear.com

They are more expensive then Gator/SKB but I think the fit is better, you don't have all that extra room, specifically in the length. And again they seem to be generally made with higher quality materials.
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#2303213 - 07/17/14 12:41 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Morodiene Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lepredom
Rockbag seems ok, but it doesn't have wheels. Since I will move it around by myself, I'd like to have them.
That Gator looks like something I want, but it has only 15cm interior height.
Ortola - I don't speak spanish at all. Thomman has cases by them only for wind instruments and I cannot find their products elsewhere. Their e-shop doesn't show prices. Do they ship to other countries?
Soundbag - I'm sorry, I didn't find anything.

What do you mean by accomodating 19cm to 16cm case? I don't want to remove the internal foams from cases. Or do you mean, that the foam would just squeeze? 3cm seems a lot to squeeze. Also it would put a lot of pressure on the knobs, wouldn't it?

Anyway, thanks for your reply.

Originally Posted By: Morodiene
I received a case with my bundle purchase, I believe it was this one:
http://www.kraftmusic.com/gator-cases-gk-88-xl-keyboard-case.html

Fits perfectly in there.


I'm not saying I don't believe you, but are you sure? As I said, it's internal height is smaller by 4 cm...


I bought it from Kraft as a bundle, and this is the bundle they offer now. I used the case to move this past May and it fit just fine. So unless they changed the case they offer in their bundle (I won't be home to check the actual bag until next week) I'm fairly certain this is the bag, and I know that bag I got fit.
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#2313787 - 08/10/14 11:15 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Abby Pianoman Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 185
Loc: Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
My Rockbag is already tearing at the corner after 3 weeks of use with my MP11.

Must be just this particular bag.

I have another smaller one that I bought for a Roland keyboard in 1998 and which I used briefly for my temporary Kawai MP7 ( perfect fit ) . That one is as good as new after years of schlepping. Oh well......

I have emailed Thomann and attached pictures of the damaged bag.

Hoping to hear from them in the coming days.

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#2313925 - 08/10/14 05:58 PM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
lekanout Offline
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Registered: 08/09/14
Posts: 65
Loc: PARIS,FRANCE
Maybe a bag is not as much for a piano heavier like the Mp11.

Hard case are the only reliable solution.
I bought a soundwear bag for my Rd 800 and it' seems ok.
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#2313965 - 08/10/14 08:47 PM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Abby Pianoman Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 185
Loc: Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
You're probably right.
I have a case with wheels. But this Rockbag was made for big keyboards.
They are normally very strong, reliable and well padded.
It is easier for me to just carry the MP11 in my arms with the Rockbag.
Especially when loading it into the car.

How much does your Soundbag weigh?
My case weighs about 12 kilos.

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#2314061 - 08/11/14 03:57 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
lekanout Offline
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Registered: 08/09/14
Posts: 65
Loc: PARIS,FRANCE
I bought the stagebag 88xl.
I think it's less than 12 kg,but i don't know exactly.

This bag is good for my Rd800(21,5kg),but not to move a lot.
Just simple thing(putting in a car,little move..etc)

I t's not the soundwear bag quality,it's just because when a stage piano is too heavy a bag isn.t the best solution.
The MP11 needs a good case,a soundwear bag can't support easilly so much weight.
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#2314108 - 08/11/14 08:07 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: lekanout]
Abby Pianoman Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 185
Loc: Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
Are you saying that the Soundwear bag is not strong or solid?

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#2314115 - 08/11/14 08:32 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
lekanout Offline
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Registered: 08/09/14
Posts: 65
Loc: PARIS,FRANCE
Absolutly not!
I think the soundwear is one of the best bag available and m really happy with it.
The problem is just to consider what a bag is made for:
When a keyboard is too heavy,we can't expect the same properties than a hard case.

So if your question is about soundwear bag quality,honestly m happy with it.
But i wouldn't have bought it for a MP11:
I think a hard case is the only solution for it.
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#2314116 - 08/11/14 08:43 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Morodiene Offline
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Registered: 04/06/07
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Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
Of course, a hard case makes the whole thing heavier, and if lugging the mp11 around is tough enough, adding more weight might not be a good idea. I have a hard case for my FP 7 and that is really difficult for me to lift in the case. Lifting the MP11 at all is not even possible on my own, let alone adding a hard case. But definitely if you can manage with the hard case, you can afford to be a little more rough with it and just wheel it everywhere, even up stairs.
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#2314415 - 08/12/14 07:48 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Abby Pianoman Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 185
Loc: Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
I'm going to order the Soundwear bag anyway.

Like I pointed out, I have a Semi-rigid case which adds 12 kilos to the weight of the MP11. That makes a total weight of 44.5 kilos.

It's a killer when lifiting it into the tailgate of my car.
And the wheels are placed behind the case, rather than slightly under the case. Which requires one to lift the handle much higher when dragging it around.

http://eshop.ortola-sa.es/sqlcommerce/di...4&cPath=113

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#2567805 - 09/01/16 07:02 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Morodiene]
Skyscrapersax Offline
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Registered: 10/28/14
Posts: 137
Loc: Suburban Detroit, Michigan
Hey, Morodiene -

I also need a bag-cae for my Kawai MP11. I have to move it in my conversion van and drive to NY with it from Detroit.

I also purchased my MP11 from Kraft. I do see that the case that they sold you is 1.5 inches shorter than the MP11. I'm also concerned about scratching the wood panels or bending the chassis.

Do you still find your case to be a good fit and rugged and non-scratching?

Thanks,

- Jeff
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#2567860 - 09/01/16 11:25 AM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Skyscrapersax]
Morodiene Offline
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Originally Posted By Skyscrapersax
Hey, Morodiene -

I also need a bag-cae for my Kawai MP11. I have to move it in my conversion van and drive to NY with it from Detroit.

I also purchased my MP11 from Kraft. I do see that the case that they sold you is 1.5 inches shorter than the MP11. I'm also concerned about scratching the wood panels or bending the chassis.

Do you still find your case to be a good fit and rugged and non-scratching?

Thanks,

- Jeff


It's a tight fit, but it works just fine. No scratches at all. Since it's a soft case there's a little give so it works, but it's definitely snug.
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#2567882 - 09/01/16 12:20 PM Re: Bag/case for mp11 [Re: Lepredom]
Skyscrapersax Offline
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Registered: 10/28/14
Posts: 137
Loc: Suburban Detroit, Michigan
OK, thanks!

The flight cases are essentially the size of the box that the MP11 came in (which I still have). I wonder if I should just ship it UPS or Fed Ex?...

Then again, I may be snowbirding to FLA this Winter and going to multiple locations, so maybe a hardshell case is best, since I could then stack stuff on top of the MP11 in the van. Shipping won't work if I'm moving around...

Your case is too soft to stack stuff on top, correct? Thanks again...



Edited by Skyscrapersax (09/01/16 12:51 PM)
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