Mono Double Bass Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by spaceaceofbass, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. I totally drank the Kool-Aid last weekend and blew part of my summer bonus on the Mono double bass case. So far, the Kool-Aid has been delicious.

    My goal with this bag is to combine it with a Tick 2.0 and Pedalboard Lite to have a setup that fits entirely on my back.

    Has anyone else used this setup? Any regrets with the Mono bags? Bonus points if you use this exact setup.
  2. jeffb28451


    Aug 6, 2006
    Leland NC
    Have other bags. Love my double and sleeve Monos.
  3. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    I use a Mono double and tick (1.0?) with nano for all my gigs. Best double bag I've ever seen. Mine are mismatched colors, but the tick matches my original Vertigo.

  4. When you say a nano, do you mean a Pedaltrain nano? If so, is it the most recent one? I just bought one and I thought it may be too big.
  5. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Yes, the Pedaltrain. It's the shorter Nano not the Nano+, if that helps. Fits great.
  6. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    Don’t have the double MONO, but I do have two singles. And two Ticks. No regrets whatever. The best bags money can buy, IMHO.
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  7. Awesome, looks like I may just need the Tick! Got one ordered and will know once it arrives!
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  8. Tnavis


    Feb 25, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    I have the Mono M80 dual, and love it. I thought about getting the Tick, but I generally have more stuff than will fit in it, so I just carry a separate bag. The one caveat with the dual is that it's pretty heavy when loaded with two basses (depending on the basses, of course), but with the backpack straps it distributes the weight very well. I knew that I was getting a well reviewed, sturdy bag, but I was still surprised at how well built it is. Even on gigs/rehearsals where I just bring one bass, I still usually use the M80, because it's such great protection. Oh, second caveat. I use a big honking GruvGear 4inch wide solo strap, and there really isn't a great place to put it other in the case compartment with the bass. I've got another decent gig bag that came with my Godin that I used previous to getting the Mono, and it had an awesome "strap pouch" that fit it nicely (also held three beers).
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  9. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Didn't know the Tick existed until just now, but I want one.
  10. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Bought a pre-loved Mono Double here on TB. Exactly what I wanted and great protection. Don't have the Tick and typically don’t fill the pockets to the brim, since I have a backpack for incidentals and want to keep the weight at a minimum.
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  11. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Whoa... Does anybody make a gig bag that explicitly has beer holder compartments?!?! I would totally buy one of those!
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  12. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Yes, an insulated cooler pocket! I’m in.
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  13. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    I must have an older Dual because mine does not have the D-rings for attaching a Tick. Could be something to verify.
    My Mono Single is "Tick-capable" and I like that setup.
  14. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I don't use it often but I do have a Mono Dual. I really like that it has two completely separate zippered compartments for the two basses. That way you can take one out while the other remains safely zipped up inside the bag without having to be careful that it doesn't slip out and fall accidentally.
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  15. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    This is what made me trade out my iGig double for a Mono. Much better design.
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  16. I couldn't agree more. Nice that I can just leave my backup bass in the bag when I am not using it.
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  17. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    I have a mono double and while it does offer the best protection to the 2 instruments, I wish it had a bigger pouch for I guess a tick is in my future
  18. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    I've had the Mono M80 Dual Bass for several years and also the M80 Electric Guitar and the M80 Vertigo Guitar. All have the Thick D Rings. Have to admit that I was tempted to buy the Tick, but never made it happen cause the price was too much for such bag.

    I'm not using the M80 Dual Bass often, but still glad I bought one. Never regret buying the bag, cause there were times that I needed to carry 2 basses.
  19. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    Mono M80 dbl is the best I've found yet. Igig, Incase Dub, Undercover, the Mono beats em all. Wish the pocket was a little bigger, but it works for me.
  20. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Thread drift: It was only after I started bringing two basses with me to every gig/rehearsal -- thanks to the convenience of a double gig bag -- that my chops on fretless improved significantly. Prior to that I would only bring the fretless if I "needed" it. But once I got a double gig bag I would bring it all the time, which gave me the luxury of being able to say "Hmm, I wonder how this tune would sound if I played it on fretless bass?" and then voila! pretty soon i was playing my fretless bass orders of magnitude more frequently, and I got better at it.
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