Post Number: 80
|Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 11:07 am: |
I'm guessing that almost everyone here is highly protective of their gear. I would never use a gig bag, but I don't own a car and am rather keen on using my bike as much as possible, at least for practices (wrong instrument, right :P). I was wondering what sort of gig bags ppl here use that are light enough to carry on my back and durable enough to protect my bass when I, say, fall on top of it or some moron drops a chair on it. Thanks!
Post Number: 1543
|Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 11:23 am: |
I use the Body Glove. Probably the best gig bag I've ever seen.
I believe Bill TGO is who turned me on to this bag.
Post Number: 295
|Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 11:50 am: |
I use the "Incase" gig bag. It's padded, well constructed, comes with it's own rain coat and has protected by babies from a numer of careless tumbles. It's less than half of the weight of a regular HSC and it comes with the back-pack straps and contours to fit your back.
Post Number: 2595
|Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 1:54 pm: |
Olie's right about the Body Glove. It's hard-sided, definitely the most protective gig bag I've run across, and no heavier or less convenient than a regular gig bag. I use the bass version for Big Irv, my '77 Series I 12 string.
Post Number: 624
|Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 2:35 pm: |
Another Incase user here.
Post Number: 547
|Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 3:19 pm: |
I use two Levy's I bought off the Dudepit (used one of them in Iraq with my Essence) and I have two others that I bought in Korea that are really nice, believe it or not. They're made by a company called Goodfellow; I shipped my SC Sig Standard home from Korea in it (inside a box, of course) and it came through with no problems. I haven't been able to find them online though.
Post Number: 1122
|Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 5:03 pm: |
Will the Body Glove fit a long scale Series point body?
Post Number: 409
|Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 5:54 pm: |
You should measure your bass point-to-point. Literally. My Series I Omega measures 49" from tip of crown to tips of the Omega. It fits into most gig bags that I dare to carry it in, including my Ritter 2-bass bag.
My 5 string Series II measures 52 1/2" from the tip of the crown to the tip of the point. I had to have a bag specially made for it. It is the same bag, by the same company that Alembic now offers at the Alembic Store.
Post Number: 1545
|Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 7:02 am: |
John, My S-2 is a 34" STD Point body and is too long for the Body-Glove. So I have to lug it around in the hard case.
Post Number: 211
|Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 11:17 am: |
i find that the leather gig bag i bought from mica, is of excellent quality and is very well padded. anybody else?
Post Number: 83
|Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 11:49 am: |
I think for me because they have a hard shell, the best bet is the body glove bags. Some of the Incase ones look really good though.
Post Number: 91
|Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 3:11 pm: |
Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I would never let my bass out of the house in anything other than it's hard shell case. I've seen too many sad stories resulting from the use of gig bags.
Post Number: 1125
|Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 6:56 pm: |
I think the key to using a gig bag is to not trust it. Once you get past trusting it to protect the instrument, they can be quite handy.
I really wish the body glove bag would fit my bass, but it's something like 51 inches from point to point and almost 15 inches wide, if memory serves. I would measure it again to confirm, but it's safely parked in the case right now.. ;)
My Hofner rides in a gig bag, on my back and/or on the rack of the KLR, but it weighs something like 4 pounds, is small and can be replaced.