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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:14 AM

Ok..the black Warwick tolex case has been ordered this morning from SoundsLive.co.uk. No idea when delivery will be but I'd hope to have it by the end of next week.

I'll post some pics and give a small review once I've used it a few times. Fingers crossed it's a gooden
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:55 PM

Cool, nice to see someone more impulsive than i am :) The catches on that look significantly more heavy duty than the ones on the gator.
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:29 PM

The Warwick Tolex case just arrived and I've got to say that I am very impressed by it for the money it cost (approx £45 inc delivery). However, on first impressions it does seem a little cheaply made but it does fit my Warwick Thumb very nicely - much better than the Gator that I was using for it.
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:08 PM

Does it fit most standard sized basses like the gator case? say... a musicman... or a tobias? :)
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:19 PM

View Postbudget bassist, on Apr 28 2008, 08:08 PM, said:

Does it fit most standard sized basses like the gator case? say... a musicman... or a tobias? :)

Yeah it should do, can't see any reason why it wouldn't, but why would you want to put your musicman in a warwick case when it comes with its own fantastic purpose built case? It seems to be pretty versatile, it fits all my basses anyway although one thing I would say is that the neck support near the headstock is quite tight so it's a bit of a squeeze for those wider neck basses (Stingray, P-Bass etc...)

It's a good case for the money anyway and i seriously doubt that there's anything better for £40.


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:51 PM

My sub didn't come with a case (bought used with a pretty hefty gig bag), hence having to buy a gator and maybe a warwick case.

And would a 5 string toby probably not fit then? neckwise that is
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:37 AM

View Postbudget bassist, on Apr 29 2008, 12:51 AM, said:

My sub didn't come with a case (bought used with a pretty hefty gig bag), hence having to buy a gator and maybe a warwick case.

And would a 5 string toby probably not fit then? neckwise that is

ah, well I'd deffo recommend the fitted musicman case. The one that came with my stingray is really solid - the most solid non-flight case that I've ever owned.

As for 5 strings; i can see it being a very tight fit. On my Warwicks it's a snug fit and those basses aren't exactly known for their wide necks.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:33 PM

Yeah i know but EBMM OHSCs retail at about £120 :) they may be good cases but i doubt they're £120 good.
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:39 PM

View Postbudget bassist, on Apr 29 2008, 05:33 PM, said:

Yeah i know but EBMM OHSCs retail at about £120 :) they may be good cases but i doubt they're £120 good.

Possibly, but for £120 you could get a solid fitted flightcase if you go looking. I wouldn't have paid that much for it if it didnt come with the bass but it is by far the best moulded plastic hard case that I've come across.

Get yourself one of the Warwick cases :huh: @ £40 new it's a drop in the ocean when looking at the bigger picture
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:51 AM

I don't think it's worth getting a £120 case for a £350 bass tbh. If i had a ray or sterling or something then yeah, definately, but not for a sub. Also aren't solid flight cases really heavy? Though i did see a really nice aluminium one for about £80, looked really nice actually. Actually here it is, not as nice as i remember... maybe if the aluminium had that diamond plate pattern, that would look really cool.

I may get a warwick one some time though, stick the musicman in that, the tobias in the gator and i'm laughing. Does the warwick seem stronger though at first appearance? I know you've not really had a chance to use and abuse it yet but ya know... also what colour did you go with? i really like black tolex :)
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:14 PM

Yeah it probably better than my first impressions, even though my first impressions were pretty good. I did go with the black one and there's white lines on the edges that match my SVT-CL rig :)

Warwick do a good aluminium flight case, I wouldn't go near that Stagg case to be honest because I've heard some very bad things about Stagg cases.

You cannot go wrong with the Warwick case mate, trust me.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:20 PM

View Postbenwhiteuk, on Apr 30 2008, 08:14 PM, said:

Yeah it probably better than my first impressions, even though my first impressions were pretty good. I did go with the black one and there's white lines on the edges that match my SVT-CL rig :huh:

Warwick do a good aluminium flight case, I wouldn't go near that Stagg case to be honest because I've heard some very bad things about Stagg cases.

You cannot go wrong with the Warwick case mate, trust me.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:16 AM

View PostMB1, on Apr 30 2008, 11:20 PM, said:

Ben if the white stripes ever need a bassist! :huh:

ah yes, but I wouldn't want to upstage Jack White :)
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:42 PM

Can anyone recommend a good manufacturer of custom made cases, or a good case repairer? I recently bought a Rickenbacker doubleneck, but the case was damaged in transit. Fortunately the guitar itself was fine. Insurance should be paying up, but I still need to find someone to actually do it. The neck angles are different, so to support them properly any new case would need to be custom made.
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:43 PM

Where are you based? I know of a great little place near Oxford thanks to a local Basschatter at the Bash. :0)
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:10 AM

I'm in West London, so Oxford certainly wouldn't be out of the question.

Can you provide more details?

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:59 PM

Hi Jon,

Sorry for the late reply. Here are the chaps I mentioned.

http://grcases.co.uk/
01993 775677

Very nice chaps and the prices seem competitive. They can make whatever you want to measure, in a variety of densities.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:11 PM

I just ordered a case from these people, they're local and seem very good.

http://www.castlecases.co.uk/

It's for my Sei, and will be ready on Friday.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:23 PM

Those castle cases look quite cheap for the amp cases!

Mighy have to look into them for when I get my Hiwatt :)

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:47 PM

Thanks very much very much for the info Ped, I'll give them a call.

I'll check out Castle too...
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 04:11 PM

I just collected this today, I have to say I'm really pleased with it.

It came form here, anyone interested in having a case built should give them a try, they are really good.

http://www.castlecases.co.uk/

I only ordered it Tuesday.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 04:30 PM

That looks great :) I take it you had to go down to where they're based for them to get the shape of the foam cutout right?

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 04:47 PM

View PostFinbar, on May 10 2008, 05:30 PM, said:

That looks great :) I take it you had to go down to where they're based for them to get the shape of the foam cutout right?

They're based in Tamworth which is only about 8 miles up the road, so I could just drop it into them, but they can do it from a paper template that you can send in yourself, just draw around a sheet of wallpaper or something.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 05:16 PM

Awesome. That's good to know. I'll be fine with my regular case for now, but if I ever find myself needing a flightcase for the bass, I'll keep them on my list of options :)

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 05:39 PM

That's a mighty fine looking bass to go in that case 6string!

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:10 AM

Flight cases are well worth getting if you travel a lot/tour or use a van but if you use your own car on the local curcuit they are a bit OTT. They are heavy and should only be carried by roadies, and they can really mess up your car.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 08:34 PM

Anybody have any suggestions for this one, ive got a Warlock Bass, Nj series, the ones with the widow headstock (i think) its the one which has two horns, anyways, i need a case for it, a hardcase, and ive tried looking for one for a long time, only coming up with cases in the USA which are cheaply prices, but the postage is amost twice the proce of the bloody case!, ive seen one on ebay for like £70, but i was wondering if anyone knew of a UK Dealer who supplies BC Rich Cases (I duno, id like a matching case, just seems more... Matching?)

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:27 PM

Has anyone had experience of the fender US moulded case and a Hiscox EBS?

I'm trying to make up my mind - which one did / do you prefer?
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:42 PM

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Anybody have any suggestions for this one, ive got a Warlock Bass, Nj series, the ones with the widow headstock (i think) its the one which has two horns, anyways, i need a case for it, a hardcase, and ive tried looking for one for a long time, only coming up with cases in the USA which are cheaply prices, but the postage is amost twice the proce of the bloody case!, ive seen one on ebay for like £70, but i was wondering if anyone knew of a UK Dealer who supplies BC Rich Cases (I duno, id like a matching case, just seems more... Matching?)

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Would it fit in a coffin case? it wouldn't be molded to the exact shape but it would look damn cool with it. Also i'm not too sure on the BC rich dealer thing, give BC rich an email and they should give you an address/number for their UK distributor.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:47 PM

View Postbudget bassist, on May 20 2008, 12:42 AM, said:

Would it fit in a coffin case? it wouldn't be molded to the exact shape but it would look damn cool with it. Also i'm not too sure on the BC rich dealer thing, give BC rich an email and they should give you an address/number for their UK distributor.


Thanks, Yep it will fit in a coffin case, but only thing is, when i travel with my bass, i travel on bus so its a bit wierd to the non bass world lol, yea, i was trying to find a normal like hardcase.

Thanks though, i will try emailing them to see where there nearest dealer is to me.

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