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Does a dean z case will fit a Gibson?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blakemcw, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Blakemcw


    Jan 8, 2016
    I've got a 1985 Gibson explorer bass that I bought without a case and was wondering if anyone had ever used a Dean metalman Z bass case for a Gibson explorer bass.
  2. Blakemcw


    Jan 8, 2016
    Also, didn't proof read the thread title and it shows. My bad.
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  3. chromium


    Jul 17, 2006
    Chandler, AZ
    I have read of folks successfully using the Dean metalman Z case for long scale explorer basses.

    A coffin case might be another option:

    I have two massive Hamer HSCs (one is a flight case), and they are too big to fit in my car along with other gear :) I ended up buying one of these gig bags recently for gigs as a result. Works great, well padded, fits long scale explorers perfectly, and should work fine with the mid-scale Gibsons:

    Amazon.com: Extra Thick Explorer Bass Guitar Gig Bag /soft case: Musical Instruments
  4. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    I pretty sure it can. I mean the dean z is basically an explorer styled bass. so it should fit. I originally did wanted to buy a dean z metalman bass when I was with my brother's old band, but my brother insisted that I buy a dean ml metalman instead mainly because he wants us to have a matching set-up. I have gotten compliment about the ml bass I've played at the time. anywho, it should fit fine.
  5. Blakemcw


    Jan 8, 2016
    Thanks! I might go ahead and try the Dean case, but if that doesn't fit I know now that the coffin case or that gig bag will.
  6. Blakemcw


    Jan 8, 2016
    Just got my Dean metalman Z case in the mail and with a 2 minute modification to the foam at the upper bout of the body its a perfect fit. The case is huge, but finally I have some protection for my bass.
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