Hold the instrument securely in the case
Without strangling it. Less is more.
Don’t store your whole life in the case. You need room to put your hands. What is more, any additional element increases the weight: your back will notice it in the long run. In this case, we have removed the extra cushions. Later, we have repositioned the others so as not to press the accordion, avoiding its horizontal movement.
- Don’t stuff the inside of the case with cushions. Go little by little placing and testing. Each cushion comes with its hard (gray) and soft (blue) filling, so you can combine them as you need.
- Place the cushions as far as possible from the closure of the box, so that the closure does not flex, press or displace.
Accommodate the closures
Close and open faster
The key to this maintenance has been to flip the closures. Note that each lock is made up of two parts: a long one (toggle lock) that hooks into a short one (nail). If the long closure is at the bottom of the case, the lever hangs down and does not interfere with closing.
So, we have removed the stainless steel rivets, and made new holes, plugging them from the inside. The 4 holes that are visible are covered with a rivet, to give them strength and a touch of class :)