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Hardshell Cases

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by seamus, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Does anyone know of a place I can order SKB 44's at a reasonable price online? Seems everywhere I look they are $99 or so. I realize that hardshell cases are an investment for a bass, but man, I don't see them being worth a hundred clams! Also any off brand suggestions are welcome as well.

    My only requirements are that the case is a hardshell and will accomodate standard basses, much like the SKB 44. Gig bags are cheaper, but any that are really nice are almost as much as a case anyway, so I prefer a case. I was never a fan of gig bags, I find a hardshell to be infinitely more satisfying.

    Thanks for any input! :)
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Carvin's equivalent is ten bucks cheaper. Buy a bass from them and it's $55 cheaper.
  3. $99 is about right, and the SKB cases are pretty well made. I've never really gone with the gig-bags, although I carry my double-bass in a soft-case (the hard-case is around $1800 and I'd need a fork-lift to manage the thing...). Think of it in this way: you spend many $$ on the bass - paying a few extra $$ for the hard-case is a good investment w.r.t. protection. I suppose it depends how much you travel with your bass, or if you ever check it as baggage when you fly. You could always save a bunch of $$ and invest in a gunny-sack - it's been done before (cf. Johnny B. Goode) ;>

    - Wil
  4. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    The problem is I need 3 of them right now, and a $270-300 proposition for just cases seems high to me. I agree that cases are a necessity though, all my other basses currently have homes in one right now. :)

    I looked at ebay and stuff too, but it seems people part with basses more easily than the cases they keep them in. :(
  5. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    See if any local music stores have used cases,I got a Fender case in great shape for only $50(be sure to check the smaller music stores,ime they seem to have more used stuff than the big chains do).Also,if you buy new,see if they would give you a discount for buying three cases(doesnt hurt to ask).

    If all else fails,American Musical Supply(www.americanmusical.com)has Squier cases for $65.Theyre nice cases,too.
  6. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Cool, thanks for the replies guys, appreciate it. :)
  7. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    I echo the thing about squier cases, I've never seen them, but they look fairly sturdy since they are plastic hardshell.

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