Need Advice on Gig Bag

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ArchStanton, Sep 23, 2013.


  1. ArchStanton

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  2. THRAK2

    THRAK2 Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd recommend none of them.

    Do yourself a favor and put that money towards a decent gig bag like an iGig or a Reunion Blues. Those cheap bags won't protect your axe at all.
  3. beobass

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    +1 on reunion blues. Best investment you'll ever make. Worth every penny.
  4. FretCorbett

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    Totally agree about Reunion Blues. I've a leather one that has gigged constantly for over 20 yrs. In cars/vans/buses/trains/airplanes, on multiple continents and has shown very little sign of wear and my bass has always stayed protected, and sometimes even in tune...
  5. ejmy

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    Nobody is asking what bass the bag is intended for.
    I wouldn't put a $200 bass in a $300 gig bag. JMO
  6. THRAK2

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    Fair point. I'm just presuming that he cares about the welfare of the bass, regardless of what it cost.
  7. ejmy

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    Come on guys, the op wants to apply a $25 coupon to buy a decent gig bag. Dosen't it accure to anybody that he is certainly not looking at $800 gig bags. By the way, I have 3 bags that cost less than $100 and they do the job their intended to as long as I carry them myself. I use a hard shell case in other situations where it's not in my sight all the time.
  8. the yeti

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    is a warwick bag an option with the coupon? i think they're usually pretty cheap (maybe $60?) and mine seems to work well.
  9. ArchStanton

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    Yeah, unfortunately I can't afford an expensive gig bag at this time. Right now it's just for transporting the bass in my car to my friend's house to jam. It's a Fender Jazz bass.

    I didn't see a Warwick gig bag.
  10. scottiwkt

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    Agreed...I'm also looking for a gig bag for light to medium duty and am looking at a few of the same bags, for a $300 (used) Schecter Diamond P4.

    My bass won't be going in the belly of a 747, thrown in the back of a trailer with other gear, or in any risky situations. When it goes anywhere, it will be traveling in the back seat of a car.

    It's like anything else...you tailor your purchase to the intended use. If I started gigging heavily again, I would certainly be looking for a heavier duty method of transport.

    However, personally, I've never understood spending $200-$300 on a gig bag. I know that there are some very nice specimens that do a hell of a job at that price point, but IMHO, if my bass is going into a situation that warrants more than a medium duty gig bag, it's going in something more along the lines of an anvil case.

    JMO, YMMV, just my 2¢, and all standard disclaimers apply.

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