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We've designed the smallest, lightest, sturdiest, & most protective trumpet case ever -- choose carbon fiber or fiberglass composite!
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We've never made a case like this one. Neither has anyone else! Volpe's Velox™ has the smallest shape of any case we've seen, and the lightest weight. The interior foam will not be the hard beer cooler foam everyone else uses because it's cheap to produce -- NO! Ours will be molded 3-pound density open-cell foam, and at least an inch of it on all side of the trumpet.

However, to make the Velox, we need to have tooling made for the case mold, as well as tooling for the extruded profile for the edge gasket, and neither are cheap. Some of our extrusion quotes require 25,000 foot minimums! To get the hardware we want also requires a large minimum order (the gasket was designed around this hardware, so we have no other choices at this point). The gasket is the most important part, and will allow us to immediately complete work on the TROMBONE case we've been sitting on for far too long.

We've been making textile cases for 14 years, but this is a radical new design in every way. From the aramid core we intend to use on the high end carbon fiber model, to the MOLDED OPEN-CELL foam interior, to the tiny size and light weight, we don't think anything this perfect has been offered before. It is the Holy Grail of trumpet cases: Stiff, tiny, light, protective, and a perfect fit!

We've got the CAD files done, the plug and prototype has been created, the velvet interior and hardware has been chosen, and our suppliers have all provided quotes. 

All we need now is YOU!

Risks and challenges

Since we are simultaneously opening our own new fiberglass division, there may be some brief start-up delays. But we've been in business a long time, and we know how to get new projects completed. We expect the first of these to ship in June, and full scale shipping should start in July of 2015. These will be nearly entirely "Made in the USA," under our direct control. There are no middle-companies other than a few US-based parts suppliers.

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    A genuine photo of the new Volpe's Velox™, with a note of gratitude from the founder of Torpedo Bags. You can give this to your significant other in "Wish List" format, and we can send it directly to that person upon request.

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    A single TRUMPET mouthpiece holster, in chocolate BROWN leather.

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    A single TRUMPET mouthpiece holster, in midnight BLACK leather.

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    A short conversation with our Spokesmodel and Director of Snark, Lindsey. You get 10 minutes to talk about life, death, saxamophome, bass guitar, booze, squirrels, or whatever you want. She's funny! She's sassy! She's married!

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    A complete set of TRUMPET mouthpiece holsters -- for 1 MP, 2 MPs, 3 MPs, and 4 MPs -- in chocolate BROWN leather.

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    A complete set of TRUMPET mouthpiece holsters -- for 1 MP, 2 MPs, 3 MPs, and 4 MPs -- in gun metal BLACK leather.

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    The new Volpe's Velox™ trumpet case featuring durable fiberglass with 3mm soric core for structural rigidity, heavy stretch velvet interior, and black gel coat. This item is created using vacuum bag techniques, which sucks resin out ofter the wet application, and should weigh between 4 and 5 pounds. This pre-order reward is cheaper than the eventual retail value.

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    The new Volpe's Velox™ trumpet case featuring 4-ply carbon fiber twill weave with 3mm soric core for structural rigidity, with a heavy stretch velvet interior. This item is created using vacuum bag techniques, which sucks resin out ofter the wet application, and should weigh between 3 and 4 pounds. This is not a carbon fiber "look" -- it's the real deal! This pre-order reward is cheaper than the eventual retail value.

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    The new Volpe's Velox™ trumpet case featuring 4-ply carbon fiber twill weave with DuPont Nomex® aramid honeycomb composite core for structural rigidity, with a heavy stretch velvet interior. This item is created using vacuum bag techniques, which sucks resin out ofter the wet application, and should weigh LESS than 3 pounds. This is not a carbon fiber "look" -- it's the real deal! The composite technique used on this case is the ultimate, because it provides for near total rigidity under normal use while being 90% air between the carbon layers, requiring very little resin! This is true aerospace construction. Only 10 available! This pre-order reward is cheaper than the eventual retail value.

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    The new Volpe's Velox™ trumpet case featuring 4-ply carbon / kevlar fiber blend with DuPont Nomex® aramid honeycomb composite core for structural rigidity, with a heavy stretch velvet interior. This item is created using vacuum bag techniques, which sucks resin out ofter the wet application, and should weigh about 3 pounds. This is not a carbon fiber "look" -- it's the real deal! The composite technique used on this case is the ultimate, because it provides for near total rigidity under normal use while being 90% air between the carbon layers, requiring very little resin! This is true aerospace construction. The Kevlar provides even more impact resistance, and looks extremely cool -- your choice of black/yellow, black/red, or black/blue. Only five available! This pre-order reward is cheaper than the eventual retail value.

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    The new BACON FLAVORED Volpe's Velox™ trumpet case featuring durable fiberglass with 3mm soric core AND real bacon for structural rigidity, heavy stretch velvet interior, and clear gel coat epoxy to reveal the deliciousness. This item is created using vacuum bag techniques, which sucks resin out ofter the wet application, and should weigh between 4 and 5 pounds. There can be only ONE of these, and we won't ever make one again.

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