I've jammed the lock on my Shergold case...can't get the bass out!

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  1. OK, before anyone says it, I'm an idiot. I know.

    Anyway, I put my S'gold in her hard case last night and went to bed. This morning when I went to get her back out the top lock of the case jammed and now I can't get the case open.

    I haven't got a key before anyone asks and the lock IS rusted. But normally they open without bother.

    Any help?
  2. lowendgenerator


    Mar 26, 2006
    Screwdriver. Definitely a screwdriver. Or some anti-rust spray and a prayer.
  3. I'll start out nice. :)
    The case loks I've seen have all been pretty wimpy; I'd just break it and move on. Call it mojo.
  4. w33nie


    Jan 27, 2008
    Call a locksmith
  5. Fetusyolk


    Aug 7, 2008
    don't throw up on it
  6. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX

    If you want some more immediate (and violent) action you could always pry the lock off the case.
  7. hammer.
  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Got pics? We want to help!
  9. No camera
  10. Hammer and screwdriver. Don't be afraid to give it a bit of force.
  11. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    WD 40 and a heavey paper clip straightened out, if that doesn't work try to flex the case enough to pop the lock via a small screw driver
  12. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO

    And or screwdriver and hammer and pry it off.
  13. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Oh noes! Another terrible calamity!

    Why don't you use an axe to chop it out?
  14. jobu3

    jobu3 ¿Huevos?! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    Sigged. :D
  15. crimson_basser


    Jul 9, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    maybe "she" finally had enough of you and locked "herself" in there for all eternity
    until "she" decomposes into tiny bits of dust and ash and metal

    thats what happens when you treat your stuff badly
    its called karma
  16. But I love her...:(
  17. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Plenty of this:

    Combined with this:
  18. :bawl:

    Seriously, if I don't get her back I'm gonna scream
  19. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Inactive

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Break or screw the lock off.

    But think about this: Maybe this is a higher power's way of telling you not to play? Well that or to get a decent case.
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