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Cosmin Lupu
post Apr 17 2013, 08:57 AM
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What do you guys prefer - the gig bag or the case and why? I have received the Yamaha acoustic in a case that has a very 'squirrely' laugh.gif handle and I was thinking of either replacing the handle or getting a gig bag in order to be able to carry the axe on my back...

Cases protect the instrument better, but they take up space and they are not comfy to carry around. Although when you appear with a case, people tend to take you very seriously, have you ever noticed that?

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Bogdan Radovic
post Apr 17 2013, 09:05 AM
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I prefer a hardshell case all the way. I feel that my instrument is protected that way and it saw a lot of travel around which I have bumped it so many times. It feel on the floor in the bus in the corners (crazy driver) many times too. It just gives me that piece of mind as gig bags don't really protect the instrument against someone leaning on it or something which if always a possibility during travel. Case is bulky and heavy to carry around but I think it preserves the instrument so much better.

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Although when you appear with a case, people tend to take you very seriously, have you ever noticed that?


Yeah I think I did now that you mention laugh.gif I always gig with my bass case + pedalboard case (+ backpack). Its the most convenient way I found as I basically have all my gear that I need on stage right in those two cases (pedalboard carries cables as well).


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post Apr 17 2013, 09:18 AM
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A gig-case ,gigbag which is stiff and hard from the inside, as a case! cool.gif

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post Apr 17 2013, 04:11 PM
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I like both. Never noticed any bias towards gigbag or hard case - ?.

I use a couple of these ... http://www.monocase.com/mono-electric-guitar.asp
You can get for about $180.00 (US). A little pricey but they're compact enough that they don't freak out the the flight attendants when you take them on the plane. They have neck support as well as extra padding at the butt end near the lower strap button. They also make for acoustics, dbl cases, bass, accessories, etc.

These are incredible! ... http://reunionblues.com/product/202/RBG1 *(watch the little video!). Very expensive though.

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post Apr 17 2013, 04:13 PM
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Depends on the situation, gig bag for teaching/small gigs. Case for travelling!


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post Apr 17 2013, 04:22 PM
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Good question! I have cases for my guitars and pedals, but I use them depending on where I will play. If I will have to carry with me those things (mostly on tours when we travel on normal bus) I prefer a gig bag to be able to carry it and walk some blocks. If everything travels in our Van, I prefer the cases because these ones protects the instruments much more.

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post Apr 18 2013, 06:21 AM
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There are some extremely good gig bags out there, offering good protection and are a little easier than a case for transportation, but they do come at a price!


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post Apr 18 2013, 08:36 AM
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I often find myself in the situation in which I nee to carry three guitars with me all the time - the two PRSs and now, the acoustic guitar as well. That Ibanez gig bag I have - the double one, really does the trick:



Has anybody tried one of these?


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 18 2013, 04:36 AM) *
I often find myself in the situation in which I nee to carry three guitars with me all the time - the two PRSs and now, the acoustic guitar as well. That Ibanez gig bag I have - the double one, really does the trick:



Has anybody tried one of these?



ohh that's cool but very heavy!


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post Apr 18 2013, 04:34 PM
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I also have a double (electric) gig bag. Definitely helps out. Mine does not have the rollers though.


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post Apr 19 2013, 07:54 AM
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Are you guys ready to fall of your seats? smile.gif

http://www.levysleathers.com/browse;cat,77...signer-Gig-Bags

Check out the prices on the gig bags above laugh.gif


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post Apr 19 2013, 05:19 PM
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Lol! Too much for me.
They're all leather and essentially hand made. The leather gig bags have always been expensive. Even in the late 70s the 'Reunion Blues' bags - which started as a co. that made 'leather bags for musicians - were almost $300.00 then.
They look great, probably last forever.


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post Apr 19 2013, 06:44 PM
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I've encountered this question this winter when i started rehearsing in Moscow. It was about -23 C or something and to get to the rehearsal with that band it would take me about 1,5 hour - by bus and subway(20-25 minutes on open air)

So i didn't have a "warm" gig bag or case, just a Ibanez powerpad. And i was feeling nervous because i've read a lot of scary stories on a forums regarding fast temperature changes. But hopefully it was ok, and i even had a very pleasant 2 hour walk after the rehearsal that day. GTR was in perfect condition.
Myth busted cool.gif

So i vote for a gig bag - cheap, mobile, and you can carry it on your back wink.gif
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