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Gig bag for micro heads

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by crgaston, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. crgaston

    crgaston

    Dec 23, 2005
    Chattanooga, TN
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    This is a Targus Citygear Mini bag that I got from Office Depot for $35. It is really well made with lots of padding and pockets. The main compartment is divided so you could fit a preamp like a Fishman in there. It holds my Alembic DS5 (not pictured) and the GK and all my cords just fine, with lots of little pouches left over. Great piece of gear. Just thought I'd share in case anyone was looking for something. Great item for your gift list.
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Cool! I'm using a laptop bag myself, but that's a cool bag for heads that size.
     
  3. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Good find! Seems to fit the MB200 just fine. I wonder, though, if it might not be a bit snug for my MB500 or other micro heads.
     
  4. 4Banger4

    4Banger4

    Mar 21, 2011
    Indianapolis IN
  5. crgaston

    crgaston

    Dec 23, 2005
    Chattanooga, TN
    Scott, my amp is actually in the smaller side of the divider in that pic. Comparing specs, that MB500 might JUST fit... I'd bring the amp to try first, though. Nominally, the interior dimensions are 10.62"x1.5"x7.52"

    4B4, that's a pretty nice little bag, too!
     
  6. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Yeah, I'm using a padded HP laptop bag for my Streamliner, and it's working quite well...


    - georgestrings
     
  7. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    I have a back-pack that has been sitting in a box in my closet since I was in third grade or so... Now I use it to haul my PF-500.
     
  8. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD (DC)
    Cool. Someone over on the DB side has a little kid's backback with Spongebob Squarepants on it, that is just the right size for a micro amp. I think it looks awesome.
     
  9. modulusman

    modulusman

    Jan 18, 2004
    montana
  10. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot

    Sep 3, 2011
  11. rok51

    rok51 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    +1 on the Gator bag. Both my Shuttle 9.0 and Streamliner have one of their own. Well made, padded...and reasonable.

    Kim
     
  12. mizedog

    mizedog

    Feb 12, 2008

    That's funny. If I could do that, it'd fall apart into a pile of dust. Third grade. Nixon was president...

    Now, I put my TH500 in a retired diaper bag we used for my kids. Still has a set of silverware and sewing kit in it.
     
  13. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    sub'd for fun
     
  14. fivestringgecko

    fivestringgecko Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Same here. Shuttle 6 in a padded laptop bag. Two perfect exterior pockets for two speakon cables, power cable, ear plugs, pens, pencils, etc. :bassist:

    5sg.

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  15. pbasswil

    pbasswil Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    I think a lot of you guys travel lighter than I do. I'm terrified of gig surprises, so I bring stuff like:

    - AC testers/adapters/extensions/power bars etc.
    - lights/flashlights
    - batteries galore
    - basic tools
    - duct tape/masking tape
    - every cable and audio adapter I can think of -- from 1/4" to XLR/phono/minijack etc
    for starters.

    If I put my micro amp in its own carry case, that's yet another separate item to carry.

    If possible I like to carry 4 items:
    1) bass
    2) cab
    3) honking-big accessories bag
    4) garment bag for stage clothes

    If necessary I'll bungie together any stands I'll need, as a 5th item.

    So my micro-amp has to go in my big accessories/cable bag. I usually use the biggest black back pack I can find, with multiple pockets. One of the pockets will be for the head, which will be padded in any cheap way possible.

    At the moment I have a Markbass F500 in a Walmart 17" laptop bag (circa $14).
    I've wrapped other heads in foam or bubble wrap before stuffing in the back pack.
     
  16. mizedog

    mizedog

    Feb 12, 2008
    Don't forget the Imodium for when you just can't help eat the bar food. Been there, done that.:crying:


    On the serious side, when I'm feeling like McGiver, I'll use a gym bag. I keep strings and a chorus pedal in one end pocket, Q-Tron in the other end pocket, guitar tech tools in the front pocket, chords, books, the micro head, etc. in the center pocket. Oh, the Imodium goes in the front pocket for easy access.:D
     
  17. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I have one of those.
    Nice enough bag.

    I bought it for my 1001 as well, but moved that head to a 2 space skb.
     
  19. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    I know, you are the one who gave me the idea to get one for my RB head! I miss that head but don't miss the size and weight.
     
  20. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    that head is "middleweight-ish."
    smaller and lighter than the M9 I sold anyways.
     



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