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GruvGear GigBlade early bird

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by Burwabit, Feb 4, 2014.


  1. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
  2. Spfairchild

    Spfairchild

    Oct 23, 2005
    Seattle
    I thought it was a cool idea. But for me, I wear my gigbag instead of carrying a sturdier case so that I can push my cab in front of me and/or carry my amp head or pedals at the same time with my hands, which seems like it would not be possible having something dangling off my shoulder. But for the folks that don't try to do the one-trip load in like me, I think these look very cool :)
     
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  4. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss.

    May 20, 2002
  5. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Very cool, I really like this!
     
  6. rockinb

    rockinb Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Huntington Beach
    Awesome. Just pledged to get one of the bass gigblades. Thanks for posting!!!
     
  7. rockinb

    rockinb Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Huntington Beach
    Check out the kickstarter page. You can side sling, cross sling (like a backpack with one strap) or quiver sling the gigblade. Check out the info at the bottom of the kickstarter page that shows all the options.
     
  8. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss.

    May 20, 2002
    Early Bird is gone. You can still get the discount of $155.
     
  9. ScottG

    ScottG

    Feb 2, 2006
    Memphis, TN
    I got the last Early Bird and I couldn't be more excited. Can't wait for it to get here in June! :hyper:
     
  10. MingusBass

    MingusBass

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Disclosures:
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    I purchased one of the early bird Bass bags. I'm perfectly happy with the other gig bags I have but I like GruvGear as a company and wanted to support them. I think the idea is interesting. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
     
  11. bkbirge

    bkbirge

    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
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    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Cool idea, weird that such an established company is crowdfunding it. Kind of speaks to lack of confidence in their ability to deliver or understand their market.
     
  12. MarTONEbass

    MarTONEbass

    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    No room for a micro and its the size of a hard case? Pass.
     
  13. namuxtree

    namuxtree Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    it can fit a 15 inch laptop, so I'm sure a micro shouldn't be a problem
     
  14. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    they added a new option to the Kickstarter. you can now get it with a weather cover slip for $140 as an early bird. so it's $125 for bag itself and $140 with the rain slip.

    there are more $125 early birds available since they let people migrate to the $140 option.
     
  15. MingusBass

    MingusBass

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Disclosures:
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    If we make it to $45,000 they are adding a second color that the backers will be able to vote on.
     
  16. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    The headstock not being above my head would be huge but I don't see any pics or vids with him carrying stuff while using it. What's it like to carry an Aguilar 12 cab in front with both hands while that is strapped to your side??

    Also, that you need to purchase an extra weather slip makes me wary of it's build quality(?)
     
  17. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    It looks like it hangs really low, so walking with it strapped to your back might be a PITA with it bouncing on your butt.

    I'm not a fan of the separate weather cover either.

    I'll pass
     
  18. MarTONEbass

    MarTONEbass

    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    I don't see where it says 15" laptop. Even still, that won't accommodate every micro. Even an MB200 might be too tall.
     
  19. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss.

    May 20, 2002
    I was curious about the build quality as well, so I sent an email off to Gruv Gear which was answered pretty quickly.

    They are using 840D nylon for the exterior. While it is water repellant, it can still soak water. (I believe that is just par for the course with nylon.) Zippers are high-quality, ample zinc content for strength, and finished in gun metal.
     
  20. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    I saw these first hand at NAMM 2014 in Anaheim and I can tell you they're very well made, as you would expect from Gruv Gear. I wanted to get one on the spot! They told me about the Kickstarter plan to launch them and came back two days later to find a tablet at their booth taking early bird registrations.

    For what its worth, I thought they looked great, were well built and could accommodate just about any bass, save for a wide body semi-hollow.
     
  21. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    NYC
    I spoke to Jay from Gruv Gear and he said they will come out with a dual gigblade bag.
     



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