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Hard case for my bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Phat Ham, Jul 3, 2001.

  1. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    I tried posting this in Misc. but got no attention so hopefully someone here can help me out.

    I want to get a hard shell case for the DP custom fiver I ordered. I travel overseas a couple times a year so I want a heavy duty ATA approved case. SKB makes a line called "ATA" cases but they are not ATA approved. Anvil makes tanks for cases but they weigh a ton and cost a lot. I've heard good stuff about Grundorf but couldn't find anything on their website. Does anyone have any input?
  2. If you want to depend on luck during air travel, any case will do. If you want to depend on your case, make it Anvil and carry the weight.
  3. MtnGoat


    May 7, 2000
    If you're going to spend some significant money on a nice bass, I think it is a little ridiculous to skimp on a case and risk having your instrument destroyed, unless, of course you don't mind filing insurance claims and waiting many months to get the issue settled and back to where you want to be.

    I once tried to save a couple bucks on a flight case and got one from a discount reseller. It was $200 and seemed like a solid case over the phone. On the first flight with this case two corners and some other hardware was forcefully removed from the case. I ended up trading that case for three sets of strings when I got back from the tour and bought a nice case made by Jan-Al cases of LA.

    I would highly recommend getting the goods from the start. It will save you time and money in the long run and your bass will be well protected.


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