What kind of gig bags do you use?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ejsagun, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. ejsagun

    ejsagun Guest

    Jan 20, 2003
    hey guys,

    the straps on my gig bag just broke off and now im looking for a replacement

    i was just wondering what kind (brand) of gigbags do you use.
  2. I have the gig bag that came with my Warwick.

    But, I never use it.

    Gig bags are one of the fastest ways to destroy
    an instrument.

    Rubs the plating of of tuners, bridges, and

    Immediately ruins your tuning.

    Zero protection against bumps.

    More likily to cause scratches then prevent them.

    If it's time for a new gig bag...
    ...it's time to invest in a hard case.
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    I use an Undercover double bag. Cases are out!

  4. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I'm not totally sure of what the brand is, it has the letters "LM" embroidered into a tag. The only advise I have when looking for a gig bag is to find a sturdy one. The reason I chose the one I did was that when held horizontally, it did not fold over. This thing is thick.

    It seems as though Donne has had some bad luck with bags in the past...
  5. I have the Undercover double with the Lakland logo, a leather Levy's, a "Real Bag", and a Levy's with a velvet tiger print. I love gig bags. When I sell a bass, I can ship it in the HSC, which is pristine.
  6. s7on3d

    s7on3d Guest

    Jun 26, 2002
    Ra'anana, Israel
    I have the Warwick gig bag that came with my bass... If you want a gig bag and NOT a hardshell, then this is the best one I've ever seen. I have bumped my bass quite a few times while it's been in the bag and i have no marks on the bass or the bag. The padding is about 1/2 inch thick with a special fake-leather part over the bridge area and the tuning peg area. Yhere is also an extra lump of pading on the botton by the lower straplock/pin cuz that takes a lot of weight if you stand the bass up. I have found that it more than adequately protects my bass, so I'm happy with it...

    p.s.- My teacher also uses a warwick gig bag (the same kind) to transport his bass... i don't know how much that means to you, but i respect the guy quite a bit.
  7. You don't tune it every time you take it out of the case?

    if you want a well-padded bag with plenty of extra storage, look at www.ritter-bags.com

    i've heard they don't charge shipping to the US because they don't have any distributers here.

    look at the revolution, and the superpak (i think)

    it's huge.......
  8. JimS

    JimS Gold Supporting Member

    Mooradian gig bags from Sadowsky (ordered them with my bases)
  9. BIg O

    BIg O Guest

    Apr 3, 2002
    Kitchener, ON, Canada
    My F Bass gig bags are heavy duty ones by Levy, with thick padding and thick, soft felt internals. They are built to spec for F Bass models, and cost in the order of $150 each only from F Bass.

    Club Bass is having some custom made ones available shortly as well, available at www.clubbass.ca . These are extremely heavy-duty.

    If you need to transport the bass and are worried about 3rd party handling and damage, you can get a flight case in which the gig bag fits securely. That way you have the convenience and portability of a gig bag with ruggedness superior to a hardshell case when (if) you need it.

    Here is the Levy site :. Levy's Leathers

    DON'T get a cheap thin-walled gig bag, like a lot of guitar shops carry (and Levy makes these cheapies as well). Get the ones with 1" padding all around!
  10. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Even among the rampant generalizing on this forum, I nominate this as rash proclimation of the week! ;)

    FWIW, I use Levy's top-of-the-line padded bags with great results. I also carry my Hanewinckels to gigs in their Pro-Tech bags and experience excellent protection and convenience. I've never had an instrument destroyed by a gig bag. But then, I use common sense and put them up front in the cab with me and never load them in the back with the rest of the gear. :cool:
  11. toad


    Jun 26, 2002
    Levy's CM19L. Beautiful bags, thick padding, plush lining, comfortable straps. Used to use a fender deluxe bag, but it kinda gave out. Doing a lot of walking and straphanging in New York to get to rehearsals and gigs, these bags make much more sense than hardcases. Maybe it'd be different if I did a lot of driving.
  12. basstrader

    basstrader Guest

    Oct 22, 2002
    Maple Grove, MN
    Just to repeat, don't cheap out on a gig bag. I did and have regretted it. I got mine from Carvin a few years ago, great price, but not that good of quality. The padding is thin, and the stuff they lined it with sheds all over the bass. I have my P-bass copy in it, but since it's olympic white it looks pretty shabby every time I take it out of the case.
  13. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I also use the Undercover Double gig bag, I bought it years ago at the old Bass Exchange in
    L.A., I have dragged that bag from one coast to the other many times. It's a real tough bag.
    I also agree with the guys using Levy's bags
    they make a nice bag, I know Dennis Levy, he helped me out with a problem I had a few years back,There good bags, and there good people I use there ABG bag.All I can tell you is when shopping for one, make sure it has alot of pockets, cause you wind up packing a cable, DI box, tuner, charts
    and a ton of other stuff in all those pockets.:)
  14. David Wilson

    David Wilson Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I use a couple...

    The Undercover double gig bag is great, I use it for gigs to take main bass + backup. Well padded. I'm sure the single bag is of equal quality.

    For rehearsals, I use the newer Warwick gig bag. This is great, well padded with a useful handle on the front in addition to one in the usual position.
  15. arcopizz


    Sep 3, 2002
    I have a Summit that is pretty nice. They are kinda pricey, but it does the job taking care of the Basses. They are heavy duty nylon with somewhat firm, 1" thick outer padding. They have adjustable foam pieces inside that attach with velcro and you can form them to fit each Bass you have in it. Mine has a smaller pocket for tuner, batteries, etc. Then there are 2 larger pockets on the back with a detachable bag that is very similar to a Laptop PC carrying bag.
  16. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    another vote for the levy's leather/cordura gig bags. nice weight, and looks very cool too.
  17. the gigbag for my Hohner B2A cricket-bat headless fell apart, so rather than go through the needle-in-a-haystack ordeal of finding an exact replacement I got a £15 Warwick ROCKBAG electric guitar gigbag and it fits in nicely.

    the other gigbag I have is a large Bass Centre "BassCase" one which my Hohner ABG goes in- this looks like I'm carrying a surfboard.

    the Fender hardcase for my P bass-plus is disintegrating, so I have to get a replacement soon.
  18. Matt Power

    Matt Power Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Magnolia, TX
    Check out Rob Elrick's new gig bags. I have 2 of 'em, and they're dynamite!!!
  19. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    Anyone know any nice gig bags that'll fit my new 35" bass? I've been stuffing it into my 34" but I feel uneasy about that little bit sticking out :p
  20. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Quote from my earlier post:

    'I also use the Undercover Double gig bag

    ',It fits my Modulus
    real nice.:)