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Questions about how you treat your main guitar
What do you keep your main guitar in?
Cheap Gig Bag, eh [ 18 ] ** [26.47%]
High End Gig Bag, comfort and semi-security on the go [ 9 ] ** [13.24%]
Cheap Hardcase, just as long as its in something tough [ 10 ] ** [14.71%]
High End Hardcase, cuz mah baby deserves da best [ 25 ] ** [36.76%]
Gunny Sack, like Johnny B Good [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
I wrap it in a shawl like baby Jesus [ 1 ] ** [1.47%]
I keep it in something other than a bag or a case (and will explain in the thread) [ 1 ] ** [1.47%]
I dont keep my guitar in any type of container. [ 4 ] ** [5.88%]
Do you keep the strap on when you're done playing?
I keep the strap on all the time, but I can take it off whenever I want [ 28 ] ** [41.18%]
I keep the strap on all the time, with semi-permanent strap locks [ 8 ] ** [11.76%]
I take it off whenever I'm done. [ 16 ] ** [23.53%]
I take it off whenever I'm traveling. [ 2 ] ** [2.94%]
I don't need to use a strap since I'm sitting down most of the time. [ 14 ] ** [20.59%]
How about the tremolo bar?
I keep the tremolo bar on all the time [ 4 ] ** [5.88%]
I keep it on all the time, but take it off when I travel. [ 7 ] ** [10.29%]
I put it on when I play and take it off when I'm done. [ 9 ] ** [13.24%]
I only put it on when I wanna use it. [ 21 ] ** [30.88%]
I dont use no goshdarn tremolo bars. [ 27 ] ** [39.71%]
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Erik Johnson
post Nov 10 2007, 02:11 AM
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I don't have a spot for a trem bar for any of my guitars. mellow.gif

I wish I did though!

Les Paul: I keep it in its hardshell case while travelling. It's on a locking floor stand at home. I am going to get strap locks, but I can't find any at the moment. It's really annoying when you let your best friend's little brother play your guitar and it just slips out and hits the floor (It wasn't the new LP, but a cheap old strat).

Yamaha Pacifica: I keep it in a high-end gig bag because I only have one hard-shell case. It's a little much to bring two guitars in hardshell cases in a small car--things don't work so well.

Custom Strat (Built From Scratch): This guitar is nice, but it's only partly mine so whenever I do get to have it for a while I keep it in its hardshell. No trem bar while it's in its hardshell, and it always has strap locks.


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post Nov 10 2007, 02:20 AM
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QUOTE (Vinod @ Nov 8 2007, 11:38 AM) *
Gig bag.

No strap neither trmolo bar with my classical guitar. laugh.gif


wouldn't it be awesome if you did? Imagine having a floyd on that bad boy wink.gif

when traveling, my guitar is in a high end gig bag, but is always close by. I dont dare put it in the back with the amp and the pedal case and toolbox just like I wouldn't ask my girlfriend to sit in that trunk. No, my guitar rides shotgun with me (sometimes even when there are other people in my car. seniority and all)


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post Nov 10 2007, 02:28 AM
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QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Nov 9 2007, 01:20 PM) *
No, my guitar rides shotgun with me (sometimes even when there are other people in my car. seniority and all)


That is absolutely awesome. cool.gif


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post Nov 10 2007, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Nov 7 2007, 02:08 PM) *
- Hard Case always, Strap and Bar stay on until I move it


i remember the Strap you bought when u bought your JEM. It was around $60 if i remember correctly.. rolleyes.gif tongue.gif ... i know i know, your baby deserves da best laugh.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif wink.gif


i only got a cheap gig bag, but it does the job laugh.gif . I dont travel much so its good.


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post Nov 10 2007, 10:49 AM
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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Nov 10 2007, 04:39 AM) *
i remember the Strap you bought when u bought your JEM. It was around $60 if i remember correctly.. rolleyes.gif tongue.gif ... i know i know, your baby deserves da best laugh.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif wink.gif
i only got a cheap gig bag, but it does the job laugh.gif . I dont travel much so its good.



But its a GOOD strap smile.gif


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Nov 10 2007, 03:49 AM) *
But its a GOOD strap smile.gif


its gotta be tongue.gif cool.gif


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post Nov 10 2007, 02:43 PM
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I have both. I use the hardshell case because its easy to get guitar in and out. My fender came with a pretty good gig bag and I use that when I bring my guitar to school.


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post Nov 10 2007, 11:24 PM
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All 3 guitars have hard shell cases. They deserve the best. My Carvin has dunlop strap locks, strap comes off when done, never use a strap when playing acoustic (and wouldn't really care if it smashed off the floor) blink.gif Strap also comes off the Ibanez when done, both trem bars come off also


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post Nov 26 2007, 06:33 PM
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Cheap gigbag for me. I have an inexpencive <500$ guitar and I can do with it whatever i want. + I find case a little robust for my needs - carrying around in a bus a lot.


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post Nov 26 2007, 07:55 PM
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Hardshell for me all the way. I have 3 guitars - squire strat (Japan), Ibanez 470DX, and a new! Gibson SG Classic. When I bought my SG a few days ago I made them upgrade me a hardshell case b/c I won't use a gig bag. I'm paranoid like that. = P
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Hmm semi cheap hard case for me ! I carry my bass in it.I used cheap gig bag a long time ago and now I can't image me with it..I travel a lot in a bus.My hard case has a million bumps and scratches on it and keeps my guitar in good shape..Don't need to worry about forces on the neck of guitar and everything.Downside to it is its size and weight..Because of bass being in it its just huge!! But thats a small price to pay to be sure your guitar will be transported safely and lets you think about other important stuff.. cool.gif


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Only the best hard cases! If one of my axes got damaged going to gigs or practices I'd cry! For days on end!
And always take the strap and tremolo off when I'm done, they could damage one of my babies when they're rattling around. I have those Schaller strap locks on all my axes aswel, just in case!

I tell ya though, imagine getting on a packed out bus, in a massive city, during the rush hour with a huge hard case! I have to do that every week, its awful!


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post Dec 5 2007, 02:19 AM
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I have like a soft hard shell, o.O Remove my strap whenever and no tremelo.


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post Dec 21 2007, 11:26 PM
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I would use a hard case if I had one and if I could find one but a cheap gig bag will do for now smile.gif


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post Dec 22 2007, 01:49 AM
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