I put this here because I figured that it has more to do with "gig stories" then anything else. Anyway, which do you prefer? Honestly, I like gig bags just because they're so much lighter and easier to get around with. I'm careful enough with my basses that I don't worry about hurting it in the less protective case, but I can't argue with the safety of a hard-shell. Remember, we all use both. The question is, which do you prefer?