What's the best gigbag for SKB roller clam shell

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  1. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    I just picked up an SKB roller shell case (used at Golden Pawn II in Tulsa... love that store). You put your gig bag inside the hard plastic clam case. I've heard it's a great alternative to fly with vs. a hard shell case.

    For those who own one, what's a good gig bag for it? I was a little disappointed that my Mono Vertigo and Levy's LM19 don't fit... too big at bottom and too long. Shell still has the foam padding at both ends, which I could remove but prefer not too. I have a cheaper Kaces bag that's made to look like the Levy's, and it fits ok.

    Curious if a Mono Sleeve would work well. Gator ProGo? Other suggestions?

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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017
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  2. JakobT

    JakobT

    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
  3. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Thanks. Was afraid of that about the Sleeve. I'll check into the SKB.
     
  4. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
  5. JakobT

    JakobT

    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    That might work. Let us know how you get on.
     
  6. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Sweetwater guy thinks Sleeve will work but not a ProGo. Hmmm, choices. I really want a neck brace.
     
  7. JakobT

    JakobT

    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    I would have loved it if it were true, but I can say with a fair degree of certainty that the Sleeve will NOT work. I reviewed the specs on the SKB website and measured my own Sleeve, and while the width seems OK (just), it’s about 2 inches too long for the SKB, even without factoring in the internal foam rubber pads the SKB has at each end. The measurements on the Mono website seem to be internal.
     
  8. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    @JakobT I really appreciate your feedback on this. Sweetwater guy thinks it will work, but you're right about the length. 48" internal length is probably 50" exterior, which will be too long. Darn, I was just about to buy one too.
     
  9. JakobT

    JakobT

    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    You’re welcome. I’d buy the SKB myself in a heartbeat if my Sleeve would fit inside. As it is, the 1SKB-GB44 gig bag is probably the only sure bet.
     
  10. buldog5151bass

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Why not go back to the store and check out gig bags there? Since you already spent money there, they are likely gonna cooperate.
     
  11. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    I bought the case for $50 at a pawn shop in Tulsa OK while on a bus. trip.

    I have a decent gig bag that will work. I just really want a case with neck support after seeing this thing come out of baggage claim the first time... tumble, tumble.
     
  12. buldog5151bass

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Got ya. I have the Gator bag, and like it - good neck support, and plenty of padding.
     
  13. ranat

    ranat

    Dec 22, 2010
    LA California
    Just remove all the foams, my M80 fits in & you don’t need the SKB foams with M80. Feel assured now.
     
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