Anyone Have This Case?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Ike Harris, Aug 25, 2004.


  1. Ike Harris

    Ike Harris

    May 16, 2001
    Nashville TN
    I was perusing through the rockabillybass site and saw this case by the King Doublebass co. I wonder if anyone had one of these, and how do you like it? How much weight does it add, and how protective would it be under a bus? There are more pics on the site, but I don't remember any wheels. Seems like it would be a good cross between a gig bag and trunk, but maybe not very good as either.

    Ike
     

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  2. Yeah Ike i've seen a coupla these around....kinda fun to have around the house to display your bass in, but NO real protection. I think they're not much more than cardboard covered in naugahide...right? I wouldn't send a bass anywhere in one.
    After enlarging, it does seem to have more padding than the ones i've seen. But still, that material would bend and your neck could bend right off!
    It's kinda cool though. Is it cheap enough to buy just fer fun?
     
  3. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    I own one like it. It's large.

    If you plan on flying with your bass, it's not really the thing.

    If you plan on falling with your bass, it's much better than a bag.

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    Seriously: It weighs about 30 pounds. There are wheels. I installed a better side-handle. The stitching on the cordura cover is "not of the highest quality."

    They cost under $500 at Jim Laabs, for instance, but plan on some shipping.

    It seems to me that it would be much better than a bag if you ship by truck or travel by bus. It's bulky if you're just off around the corner for a bar gig.
     
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  4. Ike Harris

    Ike Harris

    May 16, 2001
    Nashville TN
    Paul-

    I think it ran about 700. Be just as well to get a used trunk for 1k or something. If I'm going to eat up more space in the house, I'd rather just get one piece than a selection of cases. Just have one gig bag for the moment.
     
  5. I used one of those once; it's just enough to be a real pain, and not enough to make it worth the money or hassle. I say get a good bag for daily use and a real trunk if you have to fly or travel by bus.
     
  6. wheelsup247

    wheelsup247 Supporting Member

    I have one that came with my Tigerking. I like it. At the same time, I'd be hesitant to use in for major repeated travel under a tour bus. It is much better than a gig bag, but it is not metal or hard shell.
     
  7. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    Most of the comments are solid: not a bag, not a true case. For a few hundred $ more, at the right time around here, you can come close to finding a real hardshell travel case. They tend to be like expensive tandem bicycles- the coolest thing ever when you are using them regularly but the most inconveinient waste of space when they sit idle for too long, so they get priced to sell.
     
  8. Tom Lane

    Tom Lane Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Torrance, CA
    Zombie thread... I bought one a few years ago because I used a pickup truck to lug my bass and I got concerned about something foreign hitting the bass. Now, I have a cargo van so I donated the case to my local luthier. It's not a well constructed product but then, I paid about $450 for it from FHM in Pasadena, so... overall, I think I got a more than fair deal for the product as it's intended. I'd never use it on an airline, and tended not to use it once I got the van, but... it's a decent niche product at a reasonable price if it meets your need.
     
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