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Problems with off-centre pins in a mono case?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by UnderDogbassist, Dec 5, 2013.


  1. UnderDogbassist

    UnderDogbassist

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    I've finally arrived at a point in my musical journey that I will be consistently be bringing 2 basses around town with me, and I'm interested in picking up a mono M80 dual gigbag. However I'm concerned that the fact that the bottom strap pegs (there's 2) won't fit into the bag's single-centred-peg-design properly and might cause problems. has anybody experienced this? thanks in advance for your input.

    for the record, the basses in question are both Ibanez GWBs.
     
  2. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

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    I don't have the answer to your question, but, I have used the Mono dual, before. I found it to be too heavy for me to deal with, on a regular basis.

    This is just my 2¢ please keep in mind that I'm 64 years old, and I don't know your age. I'm assuming you're young and strong to even consider an M80.
     
  3. jbravo

    jbravo Precision bass...what else?? Supporting Member

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    I carry a Spector Euro, and a Spector Rex in a mono dual bag. These both have an offset bottom strap button, which has never been an issue for me. Hope this he's!
    Steve
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I carry all kinds of basses in mine. Double pins, offset pins, regular pins. None if them have ever been an issue.

    I've even shoved a T bird into it...

    I assume this was from the weight of the two basses rather than the case itself. The M80 dual bag is a very light bag, lighter than some single bags.
     
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  6. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    Never had problems carrying any shape or size of electric bass with it. The temptation to fill the storage pockets can make the Mono dual a real chore to carry. I found the chest strap to be a nuisance. The logo plate got knocked off after about a month of use, and the zipper pulls have begun to fail, one by one.

    Although awkwardly bulky, it is well-padded and roomy. When flying, it can often be stashed in the crew/first class closet. Gate checking it down into the cargo hold with the donkeys, anvils, and frozen barrels of bull semen is risky.

    I have only been using it when I must travel with two instruments. I am less inclined to do this now than when I was 60.
     
  7. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

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    A T-bird??? I'm gonna have to try that... I love my M-80D so much that I bought another. Now if I can only find a gig where I need four or more basses (note to Adam Clayton's tech: Sweep the leg.)
     
  8. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't say that it fit well, but it fit. Good enough to get to the gig and back home without the hassle of carrying the gigantic HSC for the T bird. I had my Ric in there as well...
     

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