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#91 Faithless

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:44 AM

Hmm, I'm very tempted in buying an iGig case..

emailed them asking how much would it cost to ship one to Lithuania..

but seeing, that it costs about 170 pounds in UK, I'm not sure about it:

http://www.mikobass....p/iGIG/G515.htm

Here, in their page, they quote 179 USD - is this real or not?
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:05 AM

I'm after a new gig bag. Had a quick look through this thread but not really found anything I'm looking for (really can't afford $200+ for a gig bag).

I have an old CNB bag that's fallen to pieces on me so I'm after a bag that's as durable as possible, max £60 I'd say. Would quite like one that has nice wide straps; my basses are heavy and I have a bad back. I play an Ibanez BTB406QM and a Musicman Stingray 4 if that affects my choices? My teacher told me to check out Warwick cases; his is starting to fall apart but he's had it for 10 years. That's the kind of thing I'm after. Also looking to invest in a small head (EA Micro or something similar), so would like to be able to fit things like that, scores etc. in the bag too.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:46 PM

Check out these:

http://www.thomann.d...e_bass_case.htm

some folks have rated them high, though, I don't have one.

there should be an 'igig cases' thread, where decent cases are being discussed, check it out..


edit: here it is

http://basschat.co.u...howtopic=104587

Edited by Faithless, 08 November 2010 - 10:08 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 01:19 PM

View PostFaithless, on Nov 7 2010, 12:46 PM, said:

Check out these:

http://www.thomann.d...e_bass_case.htm

some folks have rated them high, though, I don't have one.

there should be an 'igig cases' thread, where decent cases are being discussed, check it out..

I have one of those and it's a great case, offers lots of protection and storage space in different pocket sizes. It's not too bulky and compfortable to carry around.
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 01:18 PM

I use Mono and it's absolutely awesome. I can't sing their praises enough and I was lucky/cheeky enough to get artist prices on them!

Although this was after I bought my original one, DOH!

Still, I'm hankering over their range of ruck sack style bags. Always carrying extra stuff to gigs and they look the dogs nuts.

Mark over @ Bass Direct stocks them and the iGig bags too. Check him out.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:15 PM

If it's a double bass you need to protect, I don't think you can do better than a Stevenson flight case. They're VERY strong (one fell 25 feet from the back end of a Boeing 747 and the instrument was fine!) and can be custom-built in either GRP or carbon fibre. Their only real downsides are their weight (like most double bass hard cases), and the cost - they're now £2,000 and upwards new.

Happily, you can hire one for just £50 a week from me, as I have three! Contact me through my website at www.meticulous.org.uk if you want to know more. :)

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:24 PM

Sorry to dig this up guys, but I'm having a little trouble. I've just bought a G&L 5 string, from this very forum infact, and am looking for a decent gig bag for it. I don't really want a hardcase as I am wanting to be able to commute with it.

It should preferably have a decent amount of padding (25mm+), back straps, a couple of pockets and most importantly, a neck strap/cushion.

I looked at the Ritter which seems great, despite the lack of neck protection, and Fusion bags, which are a tad on the expensive side. I'm leaning towards a good Gator bag from the Commander series, but that's still going to set me back £80. Any suggestions?

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:30 PM

View PostEskimoBassist, on 13 June 2011 - 10:24 PM, said:

Sorry to dig this up guys, but I'm having a little trouble. I've just bought a G&L 5 string, from this very forum infact, and am looking for a decent gig bag for it. I don't really want a hardcase as I am wanting to be able to commute with it.

It should preferably have a decent amount of padding (25mm+), back straps, a couple of pockets and most importantly, a neck strap/cushion.


The SKB SC-44 may be up your street. Its a hard foam case with shoulder straps. I commute with mine and it works great. The inside is moulded to a generic jazz bass shape. Both my 4-string jazz copy and my 5-string Yamaha TRB fit in it though, so I imagine a 5-string G&L would also fit.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:28 PM

View Postuncle psychosis, on 06 October 2011 - 03:30 PM, said:


The SKB SC-44 may be up your street. Its a hard foam case with shoulder straps. I commute with mine and it works great. The inside is moulded to a generic jazz bass shape. Both my 4-string jazz copy and my 5-string Yamaha TRB fit in it though, so I imagine a 5-string G&L would also fit.

Thanks for the reply mate, I ended up getting an iGig at a good price from this forum, but that's definitely a case to think about in the future.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:33 AM

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Found it, http://www.scottdixo...usic/cases.html

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Really like the look of that, wonder if I could convince them to put a shelf in for my RH450!? Then I could open up the front, patch it up and away!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:27 PM

View Posttayste_2000, on 22 June 2010 - 12:29 PM, said:

Found it, http://www.scottdixo...usic/cases.html

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Warwick (Who have been mentioned a lot in this thread actually) also do a similar case, and if the quality of my Warwick rack case (£42 Eco Line) is anything to go off, it should be quite good.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:11 PM

I had my flightcase custom made by ABS cases http://www.abscases.co.uk

It has perfectly fitting foam and 2 locks on it. Sorry for crappy iphone pic
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:29 PM

at the moment im using a decent ritter gig bag which so far hasnt given any indication of a problem but its pretty much new
itll do at the moment until ive more cash to play with as a decent amp is more important to me just now.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

I have been using Hiscox cases for all my instruments for 12years or so. They have been through dozens of airports and are still going strong. The only problem I have found is that the lock clips are exposed and are prone to damage, but I have never had a problem thus far.

My flight cases for my rig are made by Dragon Cases in Cwmbran http://www.dragoncases.co.uk . Made to order and built like tanks!

I also have a Gig Skinz shoulder bag for my EBS Reidmar amp, which also fits most small D-Class amps. Loads of protection and look very cool too!

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Anyways, this is what would be perfect for me:

-Obviously good padding
-Good support for pin strap at the bottom of the bag
-Removable straps
-Strong and comfortable side handle
-Well placed front handle, high enough so one can carry it and it will balance
-Enough space for a Mark Bass LMII


Check out the Gig Skinz bags. Bass Direct has 3 different sizes. I highly recommend them.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:31 AM

Can I suggest you avoid Gator cases..bought an Ibanez K5 Fieldy sig when they first came out and expected a hard case with it...didn't even get a gig bag..so bought a gator case from the store while there..the retaining lid strap has fallen off and the moulded inside has come adrift from the outer casing and the outer casing is made of a thin plastic which is probably too rigid and thin for air travel...basically its a pile of sh*te...I am usually really careful with what I buy but this has been one of my biggest regrets with regards to bass stuff. :(

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:14 AM

Hi, I'm new here and was wondering if anyone could recommend an inexpensive case for a Rick 4003- most standard cases seem to geared towards Jazz/ Precision dimensions

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:16 AM

Very tempted to get an iGig case for my lakland/markbass gig set up.
I'm assuming that it fits 35' scale necks (is this a stupid comment? I'm new to 35's...)

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:17 AM

iGig should accommodate most 35" basses with ease (see internal dimensions on the iGiG site). As an alternative, Mono are a decent bag and will take a longer-scale bass. Be careful with Fusion F1 - a very nice, very light and well padded (expensive) bag, but only just sufficiently long for a J - a bit of a surprise!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:02 AM

Scale length is no indication of the overall size of the bass. That probably depends more on headstock layout (I'm assuming that it's a 5-string bass) 3+2 should be nice and compact 5 in-line not so much with 4+1 somewhere in between. Also depends on where the bridge is placed in relation to the end of the body.

I have a Yamaha 34" scale 5-string that has a much larger overall length due the the 5 in-line headstock and bridge placement compared to my 35" scale Reverend with it's 4+1 headstock layout and bridge positioned right at the back of the body.

Measure the overall length of your bass and check it against the internal dimensions of the case you are interested in.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

Is the iGig waterproof?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

I`ve got a Hiscox case for my CIJ Precision, and a Fender that came with my US Precision. If I were travelling to a gig in a van, or my bass was going on a plane, I think the Hiscox case would be my choice to keep the bass safe, just seems more substantial than the Fender one. But in my car, I use the Fender - much easier at gigs, saves having to rummage through endless Hiscox cases to find the right one :)
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:48 PM

does any one know if there are any decent quality gig-bags to fit the gibson sg? I'm after something that fits well without loads of extra space past the headstock.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

Does anyone know what hardshell case will fit my Yamaha BBN5? The GB20 is discontinued and I cannot locate one anywhere.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

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Does anyone know what hardshell case will fit my Yamaha BBN5? The GB20 is discontinued and I cannot locate one anywhere.
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I'd be very surprised if it didn't fit in a Hiscox STD-EBS.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

Can anyone suggest a good case that's relatively low-priced? Most of the suggestions here are out of my price range. I need something £50ish (may a tad higher if it was good enough) that's either hard case or a semi-rigid bag to fit a jazz / precision. The lower the price the better, but I'm tired of the floppy bag my bass came in.





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