Best Gig Bag?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by JennySuzuki, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    Not strictly guitar related, but I don't see a sub-forum for "accessories" so I'm posting it here. Mea culpa if it's the wrong spot.

    What's your favorite bass gig bag? What do you look for as must-haves when looking for a gig bag? What do you look at as deal-killers?
  2. Luckydog


    Dec 25, 1999
    Wont help you, bc they went out of business a few yrs ago. Modern case company. Lightweight rigid molded foam case with ballistic nylon cover. Very light, very strong.
  3. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I favor Mooradian for carrying two basses. But for a single,
    the Sadowsky Portabag really rocks.
  4. Lou Bottini

    Lou Bottini

    Feb 25, 2004
    I like my Protec Contigo bag a lot.
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  6. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  7. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    Don't play games.

    Reunion Blues Continental.

    Plush and cozy.

    Super protection.
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    So far iGig is the only one that perfectly resists the rough treatment I give it.
  9. extreme


    Mar 20, 2000
    My favorite gig bags are the Levy's CM19L and the LM19...same bag, one is canvas with leather trim and one is all-leather. They're the same dimensions and functionality.
  10. Itzayana


    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    I would not say that I am an expert when it comes to gig bags but I recently purchased a Mono Vertigo and can say without reservation that it is really well designed and constructed. I am completely comfortable using it with my Lakland. No worries at all.
  11. Lichtaffen


    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Mono gig bags have treated me well. Very well protected.

    I have to agree on the Sadowsky one being great too. My Metro came with one.
  12. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Reunion Blues - black leather or nylon. I use both.
  13. Reddog01


    Nov 3, 2013
    Georgetown, TX
    If you really want the best, you'll do some searching and find a gig bag made by Glenn Cronkhite. He was the major designer for Reunion Blues, but left there many years ago and started his own company. Many think that his bags are several steps above Reunion Blues.
  14. younggun

    younggun Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    iGig. I use the dual base bag...lots of storage space, and plenty of protection and padding.
  15. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    For around town gigs the Mooradian is light, well padded, tons of storage and will last longer than your bass.
    For a little more serious protection I have a Mono M80. Bigger and heavier but more protection.
    The Contego is good but the build quality is ok and the company isn't too keen on standing behind the product in my experience.
  16. panamonte


    Dec 12, 2009
    Brighton, UK
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Any gig bag that mounts the straps to where the bass doesn't stick up 8 feet above my head is fine by me.
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  18. lundborg


    Apr 8, 2008
    Thick padding, strap mounted high. Ideal would be a hard shell over the tuners, but I haven't seen that yet.
  19. MaGrass


    Apr 14, 2013
    London, UK
    Needed a thread like this one as I have ripped 5 soft cases in 5 years....

    Always bought new but cheap shizz...
  20. MyMusic


    Jun 1, 2010
    Dover, De
    Mono works for me. Very good protection.
  21. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Just a BassGuy! Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Mooradians (single and double) are my usual choice, very light, well padded, with lots of zippered storage. I'll use Sadowsky Portabag for the rock gigs where I need more protection.