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You leave it in or take it out? [HARDcase]

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cuniliguns, Jan 20, 2014.

Do you leave it on or out?

Poll closed Feb 20, 2014.
  1. In

    38 vote(s)
  2. Out

    24 vote(s)
  1. Cuniliguns


    Nov 14, 2012
    Hello low enders :)

    I've bought some new toys with the money from christmas. A new Ampeg BA-110 in perfect conditions - nothing bad to point out (these models are made in China and sometimes they come with some minor flaws) - and a new hard case for 50€.

    I've used the padding from shipping to fill the empty spaces on the case, this way the bass will be more tightly fit.

    TOPIC - When you come back from practicing or gigging do you take your bass right away from the case and put it on the stand or you can leave it there for some days?
    If so, you leave it laying on its back or on sideways?

    I'm just wondering because I've never had a hard case and i like this one pretty much. And some people told to leave the bass resting in upwards position to prevent neck bending...:confused:

    Thank you so much for your time guys :)
  2. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Sounds like an urban myth to me. Up or sideways doesn't matter - we're not dealing with woodwind instruments here where residues of liquid could eat your pads if you don't let it dry.

    If a neck can handle several dozen lbs, why wouldn't it be able to be laid sideways?

    I call bogus.
  3. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
    Commercial FREE!
    Since 1978, any bass I've owned has lived in its case standing vertically if not at a gig. The only exception has been an El Cheapo acoustic which doesn't even deserve a dust cover. I'd have pitched it but my son grew attached to it.

  4. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    If not in use for a while they stay in the case. But always have one or two on stands for easy access.
  5. jking138


    Oct 6, 2013
    I have heard similar saying it should be stored upright. I can't see it being anything more then urban myth, usually in hard cases there is some support for the neck also i would presume it protects the bass from temperature and humidity changes as well, which are the main causes of neck warping. Saying that if you left it long enough in any situation, there are chances it might warp.
  6. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    Take it out of the case and get a nice a Hercules stand.

    This way you see it and play the hell out of it.

    In the case, it gets shoved under the couch.
  7. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Most of mine are standing on end because they take up less floorspace that way. My '63 is currently laying on it's edge lenthwise in a case. The only thing currently out of it's case is a crappy Peavey Vendenberg guitar by the computer desk for noodling; if I'm not playing an instrument I like to leave it in it's case whether it be hard or a bag.
  8. MrTaff


    Jan 20, 2014
    Mines only in the case if it's going somewhere, otherwise it's on the stand ready to be played.
  9. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    My basses are always in the case when I am not using them. Much less chance of something happening to them.
  10. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Me, too.
  11. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    If I leave them out of the case my hardware and strings rust. I'm 10 minutes from the ocean. I have my practice bass in a gig bag ready to play.
  12. lyla1953


    Jul 18, 2012
  13. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I rarely use a hard case.
    But the bass comes out of the gig bag and onto a Hercules hanger mounted securely to the wall when I get home.
    After wiping it down.
  14. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv

    If you don't pick up your bass because of the 15 seconds it takes to get it out of the case, you don't want to practice very bad.
  15. UK Philip

    UK Philip

    Sep 5, 2013
    i take it out and lean it up against my bed.

    that's where my practice bass lives so that i can grab it and put it down all day long.
  16. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    I only use a case if I am traveling by air and have to check it or when I sell a bass and have to ship it.

    I have high end gear and always use a gigbag. When I am home, basses hang on the wall always. None of my basses are currently in cases.
  17. Dragan


    Oct 5, 2009
  18. Justice4trance


    Sep 20, 2013
    Have always been on stands for easier access to practice. Have always been thinking to keep them in cases though but laziness took over. Have also informed family members to be careful when they are near the basses.
  19. Only time mine goes in the case when it's indoors is if there's risk of family arriving with children as the little monsters are allowed to run riot and their parents just let them; and kids always seem to levitate towards big, noisy things.
  20. locisbrelm


    Nov 6, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Bass
    My Spectors trade between the gig bag and wall hanger, matters which I'm using. The others just hang around my house waiting for me to pick up. Which happens when I'm too lazy too wash my hands.