Just what is a portable gig bag? (Fender content)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by zontar, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    So I get an email from Fender about these Strats they have with MLB team colours & logos.
    I'm not a big baseball fan, but okay, kind of cool, I look at the info and the Strat comes with a Portable Gig Bag:

    I kind of thought gig bags were portable by nature.
    A non-portable gig bag is kind of useless.
  2. A non-portable gig bag is called a closet, AFAIK
  3. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Good point!
  4. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    I guess it's another way of saying 'instead of putting it into an expensive case, we put it into a cheap bag'
    It sounds much better if you highlight the advantage of portability that a gigbag holds over a case.
    Unless it's one of the bags Reunion Blues makes for the fender custom shop instruments - these rule.
  5. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    And yet still more portable than Carl Palmer's steel drum kit :)
  6. Klonk


    Apr 28, 2011
    A parallell: in Norway we call "laptops" (translated) "portable computers". I always felt that the sale of workstations would have been alot lower had these not been portable as well.
  7. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    It has nothing to do with the gig bag.

    It has everything to do with people in this country loosing even the most basic ability to effectively utilize the English language. :(
  8. Fixed it for you.
  9. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Thank you. Typo's are fewer and further between for me these days, but I always slip up occasionally.
  10. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Yeah - it is like the way so many people use " 's " for plurals. I see that here all the time -
    "I have two bass's" ( basses)
    "pickup's" (pickups)

    Just ridiculous and depressing to see the slide into ignorance.
  11. Fixed it for you.

    (My intent is not malicious dickery, but gentle ribbing, and I hope it's received as such. I'm a copywriter by trade and that stuff just leaps out at me. I too despair for the future of the language. My wife and I have two teenage boys and we try hard to instill the importance of good writing. It's one guaranteed way they'll stand out favorably from their peers in the adult world.)

    In defense of Fender, clearly presenting product features and benefits (like "portable") is a hallmark of effective marketing writing. For their audience, though, they're gilding the lily here. Must have been some junior copy chimp or, worse, a product guy.
  12. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    It's kind of funny that a thread about an odd wording turns into a thread of pointing out spelling & punctuation typos.

    I'm fine with that.