Reunion Blues Continental Voyager or Mono Vertigo?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by TricksterW, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Reunion Blues Continental Voyager

    18 vote(s)
  2. Mono Vertigo

    22 vote(s)
  3. Gator Progo

    3 vote(s)
  1. TricksterW


    Oct 5, 2017
    Hi Guys!

    I'm new in this Forum, and I joined because I Wanted a sincere opinion from these 2 gig bags, I intend to use this gigbag to transport My Bass (Squier Deluxe JB V) in Train/Bus and/or Bike, So I wanted a sincere opinion on which would be a better investment, Everybody in College uses Mono and while it looks and feels Trustworthy , reason why nobody uses Reunion blues is because they just hit the market here in Peru, while mono's been here ever since the release of the vertigo.

    ALSO I want to know specifically about the continental VOYAGER (the new model that was just released some months ago)

    Both are the same price here (about 200 USD) the RB seems sturdier and has more physical integrity than the mono which is easily bendable but at the same time lacks "The Boot", automatic neck support and top-loading features. so I wanted a sincere opinion on what you guys think of these 2.

    Also, previous gigbag was the Gigblade from Gruv' gear, but had to return it to seller due to back issues (for some reason carrying my 9,75 lbs bass from the side was extremely painful, specially compared to my regular gigbag which is backpack-like and doesn't feel heavy at all (I've also had some issues with the irregular stitching and foam padding at the bottom of the gigblade, specially related to the top-loading function of the gigblade itself)
    I also added Gator Pro Go to the poll because it's also available here in my country.
  2. I have been a Mono guy for the last 5 years and I absolutely love it. If I had to get another one today it would be a Mono. That said the Reunion Blues is also very nice case. You can't go wrong with either. I just like the comfortable thin fill of the Mono.
  3. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I've had the Gator ProGo since 2012. Great gig bag.
    Next time I'm going with this, though.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
  4. TricksterW


    Oct 5, 2017
    Had a bad experience with the gigblade myself, maybe the gigblade silver is better but Didn't enjoy the regular gigblade.
  5. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    In the 80s i bought a top of the line Reunion Blues leather gig bag. I think it cost me $385 in 1988. A very expensive bag in those days and they came with a lifetime warranty. I traveled all over the world with that bag. The straps wore out after 25 years, a million miles and a thousand gigs, and I called to have them replaced. Reunion Blues did not honor the warrenty stating, they don't make that model any longer and could not replace the straps. So much for the lifetime warranty. Instead, they offered a 20% discount on a new bag. While it's an outstanding product, the did not live up their promise of lifetime coverage. I replaced it with a Mono M80 bag. They also have a lifetime warranty. I have not had any issue and do not know for sure if they honor repair or replace policy. Reunion Blues doe not honor theirs. I hope that helps you in your decision-making process.
  6. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    With the integrity of the bag?
  7. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    Mono user here. I went with Mono a few years ago because of the good construction and modern features. Haven’t regretted it for a moment.
  8. svtb15

    svtb15 Inactive

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
    I have the Mono Double gig bag. .I Love it. .I only wish the top pocket was a little deeper.. I don't want to buy the add on pocket .. But teh Mono is real nice.. I bit heavy .. I also have a pro tech that is very nice too
  9. I've been using a Gator ProGo for years and it's excellent. And Gator as a company is top-notch. They definitely honor warranty issues. I had a seam start separating. I also had a MONO Vertigo with Tick. While they're also a great company, I preferred the Gator. The protection from both seems on par, but the Gator has a lot more usable storage space. The main pocket in the Gator is A LOT bigger, plus you have the top pocket. Opening and closing the Vertigo I found really awkward with the Tick clipped onto it. So overall the Gator is just way more practical. I'd definitely get another.
  10. TricksterW


    Oct 5, 2017
    Nope, the integrity of the bag is awesome, and the materials are just as cool, but the stitching was pretty iregular on mine, and overall felt pretty unsafe compared to any of the options listed above.

    I'd recommend if if you Really don't want to carry you bass around too much, and/or have a reaaaally light bass. oh and also feels REALLY big, so definetely a NO for commuting

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  11. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I just like the idea that while wearing it on my shoulder I can easily grasp the regular handle and swing it around to be used as a martial-arts type weapon if I ever meet a potential bass thief.
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  12. Gizmot


    Mar 22, 2009
    Nashville area
    I've been using Mono bags for several years now and they've been absolutely fantastic.

    I don't use hardshell cases any longer.
  13. MTN.bass72

    MTN.bass72 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2010
    Blue Ridge, Ga
    @TricksterW .. first off.. welcome to the psychosis :thumbsup:

    As for the bags, I have a Vertigo, and a Gator gopro..

    Both are great! BUT.. I like the gopro way better due to the crazy amount of pockets to carry things.

    The tiny pocket of the Vertigo, for me, is the only downfall.. although, you can strap a TICK to it.. But that's more money to dish out, and it doesn't hold as much as the gopro pockets
  14. 9Thumbs


    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    I have a Levy's cheapie. It works fine and is made of heavy duty materials. I've walked several blocks in the pouring rain and had a dry bass when I stopped. Two straps so you could wear it like a backpack. I think I paid $20 for it used(but perfect) on Craigslist. My Jazz Bass lives and travels in a Mouradian gig bag that I bought for it in the eighties. At the time, it was the best available. I prefer the Levy's.
    EM8 Bass Guitar Bag - Levy's Leathers
  15. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    My bag is nota, so no hand on. Have been shopping a little myself. I see YouTube video showing how worn the headstock string protector reinforcement cloth gets on mono products. Be wary of that...
  16. I have been using a Reunion Blues Continental for almost 10 years and it has held up amazingly. However, it you are looking to use a case with backpack straps I would NOT recommend it. Not sure if they changed it for the Voyager model, but the Continental backback straps make the bass sit so high on your back that the top of the case sits a couple feet above my head. It's nearly impossible to walk through doorways with it on your back. You have to crouch and bend over carefully through every doorway. Other than not being able to use the backpack straps, everything else about the case is top top, world class.

    Mono will be my next bag simply because of more usable back pack straps.
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  17. Sitting high can be an advantage in that the bottom doesn’t smack the backs of your legs as much when you’re walking, which is much more often than waking through a doorway.
  18. So do the Mono or Gator sit too low?
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I have Mono and Reunion Blues gig bags. I've dealt with Mono's customer support and they couldn't have been easier to deal with. Had a minor issue, got a new bag. Simple. Never dealt with RB. I have singles and duals of both. They're all kind of bulky which goes along with having that kind of extra protection, IIRC I didn't get a lifetime warranty with my Monos, thought it was three years.

    For regular local work I'm more likely to use my old Protech dual bag because it's not as bulky. I wouldn't use it if someone else might handle my Bass but since that doesn't happen it's not an issue.
  20. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    At 6'2" ducking under doorways and ceilings gets old quick. My RB's sit high and I prefer carrying my bags backpack style. My Monos sit low and don't hit the backs of my legs. So do my Protechs and Levys Leathers.
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