I've been looking into purchasing a Bass trunk, and have been doing some research. I've pretty much decided on getting the Tuff-lite Standard Trunk. It seems to be the best option. It avoids having to fuss with keys and risking it not getting through checks. Also, it has rave reviews and is only $1850. Here is the link: http://www.tuff-lite.com/ Has anybody had experiences with these trunks. I've heard about a lot of problems with Gage trunks (because an Allen Wrench is necessary to open and close it) and the Kolstein cases as well. I'm just looking for some people with experience with these cases.