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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Count Bassie, Jul 22, 2012.
Anyone use one? Who makes a decent one that won't suck up all my lunch money?
I use one! It's a Fender and it was cheap, but decent....
MF sells them
I use a Levy's double bag with two separate compartments. Not exactly cheap (over $100) but very good at protecting basses.
I just find my double bag to be a pain in the back to use! Since I have to use the house rig at almost every place I play, I'd much rather use two gig bags. YMMV, but a bag with chords, music, tuner, markers, DI and two basses comes in at about 30 lbs.
Not the most budget friendly by far, but I use one of these: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/mono-cases-m80-dual-double-bass-guitar-case
With my 6-string and the Dingwall, + all the other bits, very back friendly and doesn't bash on the door frame when I walk in the house. Also really nice thick padding and fairly rigid without being too heavy itself.
But, like I said, by far NOT the most budget-friendly.
Second to the mono, definitely worth the price! I'm not going to put $3k+ worth of basses into something cheap!
Pretty good info, thanks folks! For my part, I'm carrying essentially budget axes, so MONO is not happening... that Fender jig'll probably do the deal for me. Much appreciated!
The Fender one does a great job for the cash. I use it as my only bag (because it is!) and rarely double up. But it's a lot easier than 2 bags or cases. It does get surprisingly heavy with 2 basses in it.
Monos are cool and made really well. But 6 times more than a Fender is still 6 times more than a Fender.
Ibanez makes one that I've been using for several years. It's even got wheels! About 100.00 but worth it. Have to get a music store to order it.
Yeah, I've seen the Ibanez bag - its in my Amazon 'save for later' cart because it does sometimes go on sale.
I have two fender dual bags and a Mono M80D; I use the Mono for the most part but the fenders are more than capable. One plus is that a Thunderbird will fit in the fender bag. I just don't let anyone else carry my basses to protect the headstocks.
Also, the only thing in gig bags are basses. It keeps the weight down and the bags in shape. I use an electrician's case for cords, mics, and stuff.
I use a Levy's also. It is vinyl with leather trim and was $200+.
Holds 2 basses and the front pocket is big enough to hold my GK MB Fusion and a few cables.
I love it and it is all I have used for the last 3 years for every one of my gigs and rehearsals.
I have an "Undercover" It's very plush, has a bunch of storage (enough for a T.C. head etc.), and is extremely straight forward. I use it everyday, and it still looks new.
I has the Fender and it did ok. It was bulky but had plenty of room; I have since bought a Roadrunner from MF and it is superior in every way and was only $69. Weight? Well, I'm over sixty and it hasn't been a problem; I've learned the hard way to always have a backup bass.
I have the Fender one and it does fine.
But I don't bring two electric basses to gigs anymore, so I don't use it much. I use a Levy's bag for the EBG and an Upton bag for the upright bass.
I use a Reunion Blues.
Access Stage 3 is the BEST budget 2x bass bag. I traded up for the Mono bag a while ago (here's the thread with pics.)
I have the Fender and its held up nicely to a fair amount of gigging. But I find that the location of the handles makes it very unbalanced, like double neck dive from hell...what were they thinking when they designed it?
I'll probably go hit the Fender as its the cheapest, but still looks like it'll protect my strung-up firewood. But that Access Stage 3 looks like a nice upgrade.