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Need a new bass bag

Discussion in 'Accessories [DB]' started by jmceachern36, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. jmceachern36


    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    Ok it's time for a new bass gig bag. I'm currently using the one that came with my shen150 but the padding is thin, there isn't much storage and the handles are in the wrong spot because when I lay it down it wants to fall over. I'm thinking the bobelock, the Mooradian standard, or maybe the Tuff Bag but I wanted to keep it in the $200's so the Tuff bag may be out. I'd buy the deluxe mooradian but I need some other things as well. Anyone out there have any issue with these bags? I think the mooradian has slightly less padding. I used to own one and it was fine. I actually like or got used to the zipper being on the opposite side. I noticed the Bobelock handles are in a different spot. Anyone have any problems (tipping over)with that? Is it really just a coin toss? Thanks for any info.
  2. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Fishman Transducers, D'Addarrio Strings
    Mooradian bags are the only way to go, in my opinion. The handles are all in the right place, the zippers are much better and they seem to last forever. If your bass fits in a standard size, that bag will last through bass after bass as you trade up.

    Sometimes you can find them used.
  3. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    I'll second Jeremy's opinion.
  4. I'm a Mooradian man myself, but I could put you onto a deal on a Bobelock that someone in Buffalo is selling for well under $200 and willing to ship. No affiliation, YMMV, etc.
  5. neal davis

    neal davis

    Dec 29, 2006
    toronto canada
    I ordered a 3/4 size bobelock from Quinn violins today $196 with shipping. I've used bobelock, mooradian, reunion blues over the years and I like the bobelock the best.

    I'm replacing my last bobelock that I got 18 years ago. The case is still together but it is time.
  6. jmceachern36


    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    I saw the Bobelock bags at Quinn and bought one too. The bag and a bass buggie for the price of a mooradian. Figured I'd give it a shot.
  7. Just a comment on the handles being in the right place on mooradians. I took for granted how I could lift or lower a bass by the side handle and the bass would balance. I tried it with the Upton bag (not sure who makes it ). and the body fell to the floor. Sold that bag and kept the mooradian
  8. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    I love my mono m80.
  9. dderatz

    dderatz Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    The Upton Bags are pretty good too.
  10. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    +1 on Mooradian. They even restitched a Std bag for me at no charge.
  11. I love my tough bag. Best bang for the price, for sure.
  12. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Another vote for MONO. I have an M80 and a Vertigo. Love 'em both.
  13. I hadn't read this earlier, but I do have some issues with the bass rolling over with the Tough Bag. Not a huge issue with me, but might bother some. Still, thick, stiff padding on the bag, and $100 less than Mooradian.


  14. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
  15. jmceachern36


    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    I got the Bobelock bag and used it a bunch of times this week. No complaints. Lots of padding. My bass fits in it well. A little tighter fit than I'm used to but I think it's ok. The handles work well for me. It also came in the perfect size box that my 3 year old daughter is now using for a boat. Got the bass buggie too. I highly recommend it.
  16. Glad to hear you found something that works! I have a Bobelock bag for my second bass and it's done well, though the padding isn't as stiff as it used to be. Enjoy!

    I'll have to look at the buggy. I'm worried my wheel will wreak havoc on my old bass' endpin block.
  17. jmceachern36


    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    If your ever near Boston your welcome to check out the bass buggie. The thing that's nice about it is the bass will stand up on its own. I wouldn't walk away from it while standing but you can grab your keys or open a door without having to put the bass down. I also don't have to take it off to put in my tiny car.
  18. Looked up Mono bags, mentioned by a couple of posters. They're guitar cases. Not sure why they showed up in the DB forum.
  19. Slab players blunder in here all the time and start typing without reading the forum header.