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Replacement Case for Ken Smith Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DrewOhio, Mar 12, 2021.


  1. DrewOhio

    DrewOhio

    May 9, 2019
    I have a 5 string burner that needs a new case. My original one basically disintegrated years ago and I opted for a very heavy travel case (I was gigging a lot at the time and wanted something bombproof) but I'd like to get something new that's not nearly as heavy. I thought these looked interesting, especially with the LED, https://www.gatorcases.com/instrument-bassguitar/
     
  2. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I have one of those Gator TSA-edition cases without the LED option, and it's a pretty nice case. Definitely lighter than anything one would consider "heavy duty" (e.g., a full-on ATA-spec flight case) and I'm pretty sure it's lighter than your typical Fender-type standard plywood HSC.
     
  3. dagovna659

    dagovna659

    Mar 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    Mono Sleeve!!!
     
  4. Erik Turkman

    Erik Turkman Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2004
    Washington, DC area
    For my KS basses, I usually use a good quality gig bag, like a Mono M80 or Reunion Blues Continental. However, I did find one lightweight case that fits the BSR body shape, which is made by WolfPak. I would not use it for flying or serious traveling, but for around town, it should be okay. I got it when they were blowing them out at my local Guitar Center.

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  5. DrewOhio

    DrewOhio

    May 9, 2019
    I can't bring myself to just use a gig bag for my Smith. I just don't feel like it protects enough.
     
  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    A good gig bag offers as much protection as a hsc for everything except being run over by a car.
     
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  7. DrewOhio

    DrewOhio

    May 9, 2019
    Hahaha OK fair argument.
     
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