I've been playing out for almost 4 years now, and i've always used gig bags. usually, I go for the heavier padded gig bags, the flimsy thin canvas ones are just absolutly pointless to me (as this thread my be lol). This past weekend, i picked up a '94 Fender P which came with a hard case. I'd been "meaning" to get a hard case for my Jazz bass for a while, but the P bass having a hard case gives me more of an incentive to replace my jazz's padded gig bag. I'm thinkin about a tweed musicians gear case from MF. What kind of cases do you guys use? or do you use gig bags, if so, reason? maybe some of you have custom-made cases... Lets see how you guys (and gals) take care of your babies!