Hey I think I might be going out to IL from Cali for about a week during the summer. I'd hate to not get to practice for a week and i want to bring my acoustic cuz i probably wont be able to find an amp to use out there. I'm trying to keep it light on the luggage too. The only thing is that I have this Olympia Tacoma bass and its this wierd shape that it doesnt fit into a hardshell case. I just have this homemade leather and alagator skin case and i dont know how it would hold up through all getting tossed around. I'd hate to get a bag of splinters when i get there too. Should I just keep looking for acoustic guitar cases or what? I really want to bring my bass too. What do u guys think? I do have a pignose 30 watt amp thats small its not the usual guitar one its a bass one and its a little bigger and heavier its called the "HOG" i think. maybe i could bring that with my electric in its hardcase instead? What do u guys think? Thanks. I'm traveling alone too thats why im asking.