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Nordy VJ5 Modern...hard case suggestion?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CTC564, Mar 8, 2013.


  1. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    I'm looking for a hard case for my 34.5" scale Nordy VJ-5 Modern

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    I ordered a G&G hardshell (J-bass) case for my Nordy VJ5 Classic (34" scale). The bass fits perfectly and there is easily an extra half inch of space available from the tip of the headstock to the edge of the case, so yours should fit as well.
     
  3. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    Thanks...do I need to custom order it or are the a stock item?
     
  4. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    I ordered a custom "tweed" exterior and a custom interior. They have numerous combinations. It took about two weeks from the time I placed the order to the day I received it. If you can wait until tomorrow, I'll take a pic so you can see the available space, etc.
     
  5. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    That's be great...thanks
     
  6. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    I had a few minutes, so here you go...
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    After measuring it at the headstock end, there is more than a quarter inch, but less than a half inch. The pad that the headstock abuts will compress a bit, as will the pad at the other end of the case. Maybe they could trim the pads a bit at each end?
     
  7. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    Wow...that's gorgeous!!!! (Bass and case)

    Is there a standard model or is it a custom order?
     
  8. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    See edit re: dimensions. You can see in the second and third pics there is a bit of space at the bridge end of the bass. When I took the closeup of the headstock with the ruler, I made sure the bridge end of the bass was flush against that pad. The pad at the headstock will compress a bit also. You can select different exterior and interior options on their website...
    http://www.ggqualitycase.com/electric-bass.html
    http://www.ggqualitycase.com/materials.html

    I ordered this case in 2010. IIRC correctly, it was around $200. They didn't have the PayPal option at that time, so I called and spoke with someone and snail-mailed them a paper check. The case arrived two weeks later. I'm really happy with it!
     
  9. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    It's their standard J-bass case.
     
  10. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    For those interested, that's the "green poodle" interior...

    :D
     
  11. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    I really appreciate your help

    I'll be ordering one within the next few weeks
     
  12. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Just tryin' to help a brotha out!

    ;)
     
  13. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Cool bass and case Kevin. You might also consider a well made gig bag. Just as much $ bit much easier to lug around. I never use a hardcase and gig borderline full time
     
  14. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Hey Rob, how's everything going?

    I like to have a hardshell for day-to-day storage. I usually use my Sadowsky Portabag for gigs-so convenient!
     
  15. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    I too am looking for the case for storage

    Love my iGig gig bag
     
  16. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Cool. Makes sense. When you sending me that green Nordy and the black P5? Lol
     
  17. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Right after you send me your '61 P!
     
  18. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Deal. Lol
     

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