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Bag for gig "utilities"

Discussion in 'Accessories [DB]' started by Michal Herman, Dec 7, 2017 at 5:00 AM.

  1. Michal Herman

    Michal Herman

    May 31, 2013
    What do you recommend to use to get all "utilities" for a gig?
    I am usually bringing cables, tuner, preamp, sheets with music, backup strings. Lately also a small stand for bass guitar, when I need to use both (DB and guitar) for a gig.
    Now I use old laptop bag, which is nice because I can put it on an arm when I carry other things in my hands. But it's quite heavy because it has kind of protection (for a laptop) which is not needed for cables. Also, it's old and worn and I need to change it.
    Any recommendations?
  2. jasonrp


    Feb 19, 2015
    I've got the gig bag from gohiller. It has my doubler, a tuner, all cables, batteries, extra strings, and lots of room to spare. I'm not sure about the guitar stand but it would hold everything else you listed easily. If it's one of those mini Hercules stands I would think it would fit but I don't know for sure

    edit: It's roughly 16x12x3.5 but that's with just my stuff in it. There is a lot of room to spare so it is thicker than that. I just did a quick measure without pulling the edges tight
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017 at 5:50 AM
  3. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Smaller profile backpack.
  4. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    A decent backpack is designed for equipment that size, and generally has a carry handle on top along with the shoulder straps. If you are carrying a class D head, a laptop backpack also has a foam compartment that may be the perfect size. Check the bargain section of places like Staples - usually $5-10.
  5. BobKay

    BobKay Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Estero, Florida; USA
    I use this one: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/gigskinz-mixer-utility-bag/h76107
    Very sturdy. Mine has two mics in the front compartments, plus multi-tool, batteries; inside compartment carries cables, preamp. The reason I prefer it over a backpack is that I can lay it flat and see what is where - instead of digging through a backpack. Obviously, it won't hold a guitar stand.
  6. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    I use a modified Messina trumpet bag. All the cables, cords, mic, and a PJB Double Four, plus pockets for CD’s and laptop/iPad on the sides.

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  7. I've used an old, soft-sided briefcase for years. It's not the most elegant solution, but works perfectly well for me.