Hello all, FYI, Just got a couple of Fender Double Bass Gig Bags and I have to say I am impressed. At $45 each (Zounds, free shipping), I think they are a great value. Very nice construction and detail. They have fairly nice padding and extra panels for bridge and headstock. Are they ready for all out gigging and abuse from people other than you? Probably not. I do a lot of local studio gigs where I am always taking at least 2 instruments or more and loading them in my back seat. Individual bags start to become unwieldy at times and these will work great for that kind of thing. I put both my Ric 4003 and Ripper in one bag, no problem.