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Case/gig bag pole

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Toneman, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Toneman


    Jun 6, 2001
    Long Island
    OK I thought it might be interesting to see how many players use either a hard case vs soft case vs gig bag. I've used gig bags s long as I can remember but just ordered a soft case with more compartment and pocket storage. For me bass guitar in a hard case is just too bulky and heavy.
  2. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
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    Hard cases for over three decades.

  3. Bluesbob


    Mar 13, 2000
    Springfield, TN
    I agree with this and I'm looking to replace my ripped-up RoadRunner ASAP.
    And not with a case... :D
    Any ideas gratefully accepted. :bassist:
  4. xxfaux_punkxx


    Mar 18, 2010
    hard case protects more but gig bags are easier to carry.
  5. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    I use a hard case. I throw my gear in a station wagon with little regard for order and the extra protection comes in handy there :D
  6. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Hardcases ONLY!!!! Don't want NO damage to my Babies....
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    only gig bags for me.
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Anything that's too expensive, or has great sentimental value goes in a hard case. My main gigging beat to hell Hoppus P-bass with bastardized Carvin neck goes in a bag. I like the convenience of the bag, and I like the security of a hardcase.
  9. ric stave

    ric stave

    May 6, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    I wonder how many strippers have gig bags for their pole?

    I use gig bags for most, but a hard case for my Godin ABG.
  10. blondmix3

    blondmix3 Supporting Member

    May 30, 2007
    Evansville, Indiana
    Touring (basses loaded in a trailer with 3000 lbs of other gear)= Case

    Local bar gigs= igig dual bag. Between that, my pedalboard, and my TC Combo, I can load in with one trip!
  11. grifff


    Jan 5, 2009
    Towson, Maryland
    I use both. Why not create a poll that people can vote in for this?
  12. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    I have a really nice Body Glove gig bag, but I am going to order a hard case soon.
  13. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Like bass guitar OMG! Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    Sometimes I use a gig bag, sometimes a case, sometimes nothing at all. It all depends on the gig and what is appropriate. If you fly or are having anyone other then yourself handle your bass a flight case is always best. If you are just playing bar gigs and going to rehearsals a gig bag is good or a $150 p bass that has it’s replacement waiting in the wings without any protection at all will also work. If your going to a studio or maybe a corporate type gig you might want to dress to impress which may mean a nice tweed or something of the like.
  14. My Mono gig bags on anything local or when I can't have the bass with my person. Hard case for air travel or anything where the bass needs to travel separate.
  15. Toneman


    Jun 6, 2001
    Long Island
  16. Hard cases all the way. At least while they are in the case, they are SAFE.
  17. Hard case is ALWAYS first choice. The extra hassle is worth it for the protection.

    A gig bag is only when there is no alternative, or when all I'm doing it sitting the bass in the car and driving between points A and B.
  18. jweiss

    jweiss Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Park City, Utah
    When playing a new gig, always bag your pole.
  19. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Gig bag unless the bass is going in the back of the truck.... then hard shell only!

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