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pietruszka

Gig bag opinions please!!

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Hey everyone!

Iv just come into an amount of bread and was going to treat myself. No Im not buying anyones bass on here before you all start! :)
As something to remember my Dad by I was going to get a top end gig bag to use with my StringRay he got me 10 years ago. Iv narrowed down my choice to either the Fusion F1;
http://www.fusion-bags.com/products-in-guitar-gig-bags/f1-bass-guitar-blue-21157

Or the Mono M80;
http://www.monocase.com/mono-bass-guitar.asp

What are everyones thoughts? I don't carry much in the way of pedals, in fact I only have the TU2 so pedal space isn't essential.

Thank you!!




Dan

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I`m not keen on gig-bags, as although they offer some protection, not as much as a quality hard case, so my advice would be go down the hard case route.

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Protec Contego. Rigid sides, front and back, plenty of padding, good storage space and decent handles and shoulder straps. I like mine a lot too :).

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AAAaaarr dont throw another one in the mix! The M80 looks like a better design with the gap for the end pin, but then the F1 is reinforced and to me looks slightly better. I really don't know! The Protec is only water resistant where as the F1 and M80 are waterproof, and they aren't that much more. I'd ask my girlfriend but she won't look at them as they dont have flowers on them. :)



Dan

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Lozz, I have a hardcase but its so damn big, and I only drive a Micra. I used it when I worked on a ferry for obvious reasons, but for everyday use its a bit bulky. Thank you for your thoughts though



Dan.

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[quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1320236060' post='1424045']
I`m not keen on gig-bags, as although they offer some protection, not as much as a quality hard case, so my advice would be go down the hard case route.
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^ This ^

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I think you'll be well pleased with the Mono - I've got the double.

The only gigbag I've found to be better is a Levy's one which comes with Dingwalls...and apparently you can't buy.

I feel hard cases are only necessary if you are using a band van - my basses lay on the back seat as I've got a relatively small car too (Ibiza).

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[quote name='Jamesemt' timestamp='1320239930' post='1424135']
I think you'll be well pleased with the Mono - I've got the double.

The only gigbag I've found to be better is a Levy's one which comes with Dingwalls...and apparently you can't buy.

I feel hard cases are only necessary if you are using a band van - my basses lay on the back seat as I've got a relatively small car too (Ibiza).
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Cheers! Ill be up first thing in the morning to make sure I don't miss the delivery bloke!
Ibiza?! Relatively small car?! Thats luxury!


Dan

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I've got one of these beauties with which I take a Precision and Jazz along to rehearsals. Brilliant quality.

[url="http://www.guitarandampshop.co.uk/acatalog/Fusion_F2_Double_Electric_Bass_Guitar_Gigbag__F2-21_G_DEB_B_.html"]http://www.guitarandampshop.co.uk/acatalog/Fusion_F2_Double_Electric_Bass_Guitar_Gigbag__F2-21_G_DEB_B_.html[/url]

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[quote name='pietruszka' timestamp='1320236510' post='1424056']Lozz, I have a hardcase but its so damn big, and I only drive a Micra. I used it when I worked on a ferry for obvious reasons, but for everyday use its a bit bulky. Thank you for your thoughts though



Dan.[/quote]

Ah, now that makes sense then. Use the hardcase for gigs/back of van times, and the gig-bag for rehearsals, see the logic.

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If your gear is insured, then check the insurance - most only cover for damage/theft while in a vehicle if the instrument is in a hard case.

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[quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1320243443' post='1424225']

Ah, now that makes sense then. Use the hardcase for gigs/back of van times, and the gig-bag for rehearsals, see the logic.[/quote]

I haven't used a hardcase for years-it's a gig bag all the way.

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I got an iGig bag recently (as recommended to me in a similar thread some time ago by Doddy - many thanks :)), by far the best bass gig bag I've ever had. Very well padded out, good construction & a lot of storage space.

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[quote name='louisthebass' timestamp='1320312675' post='1425058']I got an iGig bag recently (as recommended to me in a similar thread some time ago by Doddy - many thanks :)), by far the best bass gig bag I've ever had. Very well padded out, good construction & a lot of storage space.[/quote]

This. I have the bag that takes two basses and it's a great piece of kit. Not exactly cheap, though.

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I started with two gator cases and am now on gig bags.
The Gators wouldn`t lie across the car,and kept banging into things and were a pain to store when not in use.
Bags fold away, they fit in boots and they`re light.
The pockets are also excellent for spare cables, etc

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+ 1 for the Contego - a great gigbag.

[quote name='yorick' timestamp='1320236190' post='1424049']
Protec Contego. Rigid sides, front and back, plenty of padding, good storage space and decent handles and shoulder straps. I like mine a lot too :).
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I got my M80, absolutely brilliant! Very well built and have every confidence in it protecting my pride and joy. its a good job its waterproof as it chucked it down for the first night I used it!

Highly recommended!


Dan

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if we could maybe keep this thread updated to what is best for wear and tear. I have a mate a uni who has the M80 and he says it is starting to fall apart after 18 months. Tbf thought it will have been used everyday

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