Best 48" (total length) gig bag

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  1. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I've got a Mono bag but at 50" it's too big to fit in my car trunk (that's "boot" for you Brits).
    My Zon bag, at 48", just fits. Since my bass is 34" scale I don't need the extra length of the Mono, but I sure like the protection and storage.

    What are the best other options for a gig bag with max external length of 48"?
     
  2. Burwabit

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

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Not a lot of good options at this length. I need same to fit with an SKB travel clam shell case. Sub’d for input.
     
  3. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Bump
     
  4. I picked up a Gator gigbag/soft case at guitar center for a little over 100 bucks. I don't know the length overall but my Fenderbird fits in it with a couple of to spare. I'll measure it when I get home.

    BnB
     
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  5. Update with measurements from my earlier post:

    The length of mine is 50 inches so I guess that doesn't help you.

    BnB
     
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  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Thanks though.
     
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  7. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Bump. Still no good answer...
     
  8. JakobT

    JakobT

    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
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  9. You are doing it backwards, keep your bag and get a bigger trunk (boot). :D
     
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  10. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Convertibles with big boots are hard to find!
     
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  11. Can’t you angle it in the trunk?
     
  12. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    The limiting factor is the size of the trunk opening plus width on one side. So I do angle it in to get it into the trunk. Trust me, I've worked all the angles on this. 48" gig bag just barely fits - I have to mush it a bit (which is wearing out my existing gig bag).
    Convertibles with space for bass gear are rare beasts.
    This is an Audi A4 convertible. It works, within the limit of a short gig bag.
    Pre-2006 Jaguars have a big enough trunk space (I had one) but the maintenance is insane.
    The newer Audi's (A3 and A5) trunks are too small. (Odd, the A5 is a bigger car with a smaller trunk).
    BMW's - too small.
    Camaro and Mustang - too small (I actually haven't checked the Camaro. But it isn't AWD like the Audi).
    Miata? Beetle? Porsche? Mini? Don't make me laugh. :D
    Mercedes? Too pricey. Same with Bentley. Big enough though...
     
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