Jazz Bass: budget SKB vs Deluxe Plywood case?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by philthygeezer, May 4, 2018.


  1. philthygeezer

    philthygeezer

    May 22, 2002
    Which one would you rather have? The SKB budget case:
    Search Results for "1SKB-4" | SKB Music / ProAV
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81r5nhl0+1L._SL1500_.jpg

    Or this Yorkville Deluxe Jazz Bass Case?
    YBC-4HJDLX
    Yorkville Sound - Deluxe Rectangular J-Style Bass Case

    Yorkville guitar cases are built road-tough with heavy-duty hardware,Heavy vinyl covering, plush interior lining, large accessory compartments, and locking fasteners.

    Features:
    • Five Ply Cross-Laminate Wood Construction
    • Heavy Duty Vinyl Covering
    • Plush Interior Lining
    • Large Accessory Compartments
    • Heavy Duty Molded Handles
    • All Metal Fasteners

    Details:
    • Instrument: Electric Bass
    • Length: 48.50 inches (123.19 cm)
    • Lower Bout: 15.50 inches (39.37 cm)
    • Depth: 3.50 inches (8.89 cm)
    • Handle: Plastic
    • Arched Top: No

    NOTE: Measurements listed are internal case dimensions.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2018
  2. bigtone23

    bigtone23

    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    The deluxe wood case. Dropping the budget SKB results in misalignment from bent aluminum trim, cracks in the plastic and lost latches and feet. The wood case will still be solid decades from now.
     
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  3. Novarocker

    Novarocker

    Oct 12, 2015
    Detroit
    +1 Yorkville for sure, IMO. Also when going for wood, avoid the ones where the sidewalls are shaped like the SKB. The sidewalls on the Yorkville are much sturdier and less prone to separating.
     
  4. philthygeezer

    philthygeezer

    May 22, 2002
    Thanks. Got the Yorkville. They make quality stuff.
     
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