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Username: daveo

Post Number: 10
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

Is it possible to get a high quality and well padded gig bag that will fit my Tribute nicely? I know the case is the best protection, but it is very large and not always convenient for practices and gigs.

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Username: keavin

Post Number: 603
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post I have an EXCEL (brand) bag it's well padded and has lot's of pockets as well as shoulder straps too,however there are lots of good gig bags out there,check out your nearest guitar store and take a look around but do ask questions too!
Username: daveo

Post Number: 12
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 7:03 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks keavin!

I am going to try a ProTec bag they had at Alembic. It sounds like pretty good protection on the sides and back, with a pocket, etc..., and Valentino grabbed a Tribute they had on hand and made sure it fit for me. I LOVE the customer service at Alembic, so I felt it was only right to buy the gig bag from them. But I will look around for the future. My experience with gig bags (Ritter) is that they fall apart sooner or later. I've heard that Reunion Blues bags are very nice and last a long time.
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 172
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 11:01 pm:   Edit Post

Dave, I have a ProTec "bag" (kinda half way between a gig bag and a hard case-- they use styrofoam as for the walls). It is very nice, reasonably light, protects well and is durable.

I've had mine for 12 years, and it is still in good condition. My bass fell 3 feet to the ground in it, and didn't even go out of tune.

I like them so much that I bought one for my father-in-law when I bought him a Schilke trumpet (they're like the Alembic of trumpets).

They are great cases.

Username: daveo

Post Number: 13
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the positive feedback Brad. I'm looking forward to my new bag and it should arrive this week. The hard case is just too large and heavy for gigging.


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