Gigbag Recommendation?

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  1. 68tele

    68tele Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Gotta replace my ancient 30+ year old Levy's. Looking for good protection with decent pocket(s) for 2-3 pedals, cables. Suggestions..?
     
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    Mono.
     
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    I have a Mono one, love it. I’d say that it’s even better than a hard case, and much easier to lug around.
     
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    Mono. I've mentioned this here before - I have an '86 Heritage H-140 that is out of production, as are the cases that will fit. I wrote to Heritage and they recommended two specific Mono cases for my guitar. If Heritage says it's a good case, it's a good case.
     
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    I nabbed a couple of Roadrunner Highway Premiums on SDoD for $50 ea. They seem pretty nice, but are more like a padded soft case.

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    I’ve been digging the Gator “Transit Series” a lot. Not totally up to mono/reunion blues protection, but probably 90% of the way there. And only cost $100-$110.
     
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    I grabbed one. It is heavier than my LP hard case. But less easy to carry because the handle flexes and stands on its side less stably. Oh, and it is inefficient to have to open an entire lid just to grab a pick or strings out of the lid. So I wasn't a big fan and sold it.
     
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    The Reunion Blues RBX line are pretty inexpensive, bulletproof, well-thought-out. I've got a double that I use to bring two guitars to gigs. (I play a lot of slide.) Even fully loaded, the handle design is such that it feels light.
     
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    Gator, none better.
     
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    How did you get the strings and picks out of your hard case?

    The Road Runners are still only 99 dollars now, not bad.
     
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    I've got a Roadrunner that accommodates two guitars that I've used for a few years now. It's great for local shows and has room for all of the ancillary junk. I either got it at GC or a local shop, don't remember.

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    Easier to pop a couple latches in the dark than to unzip the entire top of a case.

    Fine if others like the bag, but for me they are heavier, harder to carry, less stable and harder to use than my case. By contrast the Gibson brown pleather bag/cases are brilliant.
     
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    Wow those Gibson brown gig bags are very nice. They have plenty of room for their angled headstock.

    SDOD-stupid deal of the day at Musicians Friend.
     
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    Mono
     
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    My favorite pricier ones are the Reunion Blues Continental Voyager. They're protective, light, and even look good. I love their model that fits my wide body semihollow Gretsch 5622Ts. Less expensive, I like the Road Runner bags, although the ones I have are no longer the current model.

    I plan on getting a couple more Reunion Blues cases in the coming months.
     
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    I've got a Gator ProGo Ultimate. I really like it. The protection is very good and there are more pockets than I need.
     
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    I've been thinking about a double case/soft case for awhile;

    For those of you with the $250+ cases, are they worth it? That's creeping into "good price on an amp or Mexican tele" territory. Dont get me wrong, chipboard cases and nigh-unpadded gigbags make me wince, but $100ish has always been where I mentally register the price of a reasonable cases, south of that for a gig bag.

    I've seen the Reunion Blues double bags go for low. But zippers aren't my first Choice if I can have latches or latches and zippers like a soft case. Mono cases seem really high. Like, a flight case that has bullet proofing should cost that.

    Regarding the original question, I treat gig bags like straps; I really prefer being able to physically touch it to decide if I like it. If it's the same as something I've already owned, I'm ok buying it online. If not I'll shop locally and find things by the company to decide if it feels padded, rigid, and generally does what I think it should.
    I've been had by low padding gig bags and overpriced straps that are your regular $3 coarse nylon on the back.
    Makes me investigate more now.
     
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    Those freaking mono vertigo bags with the upright open. Made band practice a breeze. Now I have to find one for my basses. A little pricey but so good. No laying down the case and undoing latches and so on. Just lean it against something unzip the top. Pull it out. Leave the case in a corner. Reverse process to load up.

    Price is kind of a problem, and they don't have a ton of pocket room. They sell a little add on if you need to bring ipad, pedals etc.

    I don't need one right now (COVID)- but I'm looking for deals on Vertigo Bass one.
     
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