Chadwick Folding Bass Flight Case: Any Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Accessories [DB]' started by Kevin Carducci, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. Kevin Carducci

    Kevin Carducci

    Jun 28, 2022
    I travel often for my main gig with a Chadwick Folding bass, which works out great for the style this band plays. Problem is the case is breaking down and flaking off (sometimes huge) chunks of feathery fiberglass and cobwebs that get all over my travel bags, into my clothes, on hand, in eyes... this is making travel extremely unpleasant, not to mention I find the sparkly dust all over my bass every time I get under stage lights.

    I've tried all sorts of methods to seal the case (tape, glue, epoxy, nail polish) but even with constant maintenance the problem persists and is actually starting to feel like a health hazard- I sometimes start coughing & sneezing when in my small studio from breathing this stuff in just playing bass.

    Needless to say I'm looking for an alternative.

    I've heard of these: Scb TravelBass RN FlightCase -

    Hoping maybe there is something more economical out there? Or a used one out there that needs a new home?

    Charlie is sold out of new cases, so that is not an option but if anyone has ideas I would very much appreciate some insights! Thanks
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  2. I have flown with mine a ton and never had those issues.
  3. Kevin Carducci

    Kevin Carducci

    Jun 28, 2022
    What I've heard from others too. Wish that was the case with mine (no pun intended). I think it got dragged around by luggage handlers a bit too much, had a completely separated edge on the hinge side of the lid within the first month of my owning it.
  4. mooseonbass

    mooseonbass Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2011
    Waltham, MA
    Have you tried fiberglass cloth? Maybe marine epoxy?
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