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How Do You Transport Your Bass? (show your gigbag/hardcase)

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG] - NEW!' started by JohnArnson, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. JohnArnson


    May 28, 2019
    Personally I use the gigbag that came with my first 4 string Ibanez Mikro bass (they used to come with a gigbag, though not quite of the same high quality as the ones you can buy separately now) for my main 5 string Mikro bass too, it is a nice tight fit, making sure the bass don't skip around inside it, but not all that well padded, so I place that inside a guitar gigbag (as the Mikro got a scale length of just 28,6").

    The 2 gigbags all in all gives me better protection than what most, even really well padded, single gigbags would offer, and for less money.


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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    That's my main one. Gruv Gear Sliver. I like it because you can carry it like a messenger bag on one shoulder for short distances but I bought a second strap for long hikes or for when I'm rolling a cart for gear. Very protective, too.

    Also have this killer little light Levy's bag for when I don't need serious protection or for when I use my Dano or violin basses since the Sliver has a neck rest that hits their headstocks. Got it free with a 98 Am Jazz bass I used to have. Sold the bass because I loved it but it was too heavy and wrecked my left shoulder, but kept the bag. Isn't the most protective ever but it isn't bad. I use it for my electric guitar, too.

    Then I have these discontinued bags:

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    First is a Gator that I only use for flights in my SKB Roto Case because while it's overall a killer bag, the straps are mounted so low on it that the headstock sticks up and makes me feel like Herman Munster every time I walk through a doorway.

    Second is a rather worn Levy's double gigbag with a broken pocket zipper that I bought in 98. I still use it sometimes but it doesn't offer a whole lot of protection if you bang it.

    Third one is one of two Kaces Not Leather triangle bags that I have. It's a totally great bag except for one thing...the vinyl coating tears easily, especially on the padded straps. This one is in a lot better shape and only has one piece of duct tape on the straps, but I decided to be a little more classy than to bring a bag repaired with duct tape to gigs. Still, if I ever need to take 7 basses to a gig instead of 5, I'm covered :D

    Actually I only take one bass to most gigs and I do it under protest!
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  3. BLDavis

    BLDavis Master of Snarks. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Ellenboro, NC
    I've been using a Rock Ready for a couple of years and it really works well for me. My only complaint is the straps are positioned so I sometimes get the "Herman Munster" effect JimmyM spoke of. (Good name for it Jimmy and I'm gonna borrow it if you don't mind).

    Volo Bass Gig Bag
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  4. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Mono dual.
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  5. Kriegs

    Kriegs Peace

    Feb 14, 2018
    Southern New England
    Reunion Blues RBX - either single or double depending on my needs for the gig :thumbsup:
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  6. I use a gator flight case. Weight be damned.
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  7. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I dislike gig bags.

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  8. I’ve been using this fender bag. Under $100, decent padding and reinforcements. Comfy backpack straps. It’s got storage, but all my accessories go in a shoulder bag anyway. Had this over a year, Very happy with it, haven’t wanted anything more.
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  9. Stan_da_man


    Aug 29, 2006
    Same case for the last ten years... no signs of slowing down either.

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  10. Fender Deluxe Double Electric Bass Guitar Gig Bag even has enough space in the front pocket to store my amp head

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  11. Petethebassman


    Mar 7, 2008
    Harvest Fine Leather gig bag, buffalo nubuck leather. It isn't that light but very comfortable to carry and is very high quality. 20190922_075937.jpg
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  12. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    I’d been using the Mono Dual for several years. It’s still a great bag, but too short for my TBird, so now using the Gator.

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