what gig bags do you guys like?

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    GFS has a ballistic nylon semi hard case for around $40. I don't have one, but looks interesting.

    I bought one of their hard cases for a partscaster. No complaints, but I'm not a working road musician anymore.
     
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    I use an SKB bag once in a while - waterproof and durable.
     
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    Gator makes some quality bags!
     
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    Got a used Coffin gig bag for mine on Reverb for maybe $30, $40 a couple years ago. I see them new on eBay for $34 now, but they don’t have all the pockets mine does and they appear thinner.
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    Anything but Fender.
    Astoundingly poor quality.
    Zippers break, zipper pulls pull off, poor quality straps.
     
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    I felt the same way, but I got a gig bag with a Yamaha guitar I bought. I don't "gig" right now, so really all I do is rehearse with folks and play at blues jams. So I started taking the gig bag. It's great, I can keep a guitar, strap, fast fret, picks, earplugs and my binder of songs and an ipad. If I rehearse somewhere, I use the backpack straps to move the guitar and a small amp and bag of cables and pedals.

    I don't put the LP in the bag.

    None of my guitars are all that nice anyhow.
     
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    I'm a big believer in "buy the best and cry once". A $50 bag that is a piece of crap and falls apart, causing you to have to buy another $50 bag, and another, and another....really isn't a good value.

    I have a double Mono bass bag that I've had for 6 years now. It still looks as new as the day I bought it. It's been hauled to several gigs and always protected the contents. Love the storage and the fact that it's water resistant too.

    A single Mono will be cheaper...but more than $50.
     
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    I have a Fender "Traditional" Strat/Tele gig bag. I've had no problems with the materials, padding, or zippers, but the strap design blows. It puts the full weight of the instrument on the top plastic clip, and it puts that clip directly on my shoulder. I wouldn't want to carry it like that for very long, but otherwise the bag does its job well.
     
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    I just started posting here again because I'm shopping for a gig bag!

    I had my guitar stolen while on tour in Europe last year (still angry and heartbroken) and i also, obviously, lost my gig bag. Only now in the position to buy another....looking at snagging the Mono Vertigo.

    Anyone have the Vertigo? I want something with padded backpack straps that hold up. Something that'll work as my carry on. Those are my only "musts" - any suggestions!? :)
     
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    I have a Suhr gigbag for like 6 maybe 7 years now. It’s way better than normal flimsy bags, and more convenient than a hard case for me. It was only 100 bucks I think.
     
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    ProTec. (Look on line) first choice.
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    Mine have years on them.
     
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    The new fender gigbags aren't bad. This one has 20mm padding and decent straps and pockets. There are cheaper and more expensive versions depending on the amount of padding and features you want. I have the electric guitar version for my tele and I'm happy with it
     
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    I have a Mono Guitar Sleeve, bought it a couple years ago when Mono had a 25% off sale for SXSW. It's not perfect but it's a great bag at a decent price if you buy w/ a Musician's Friend coupon.

    Let me add a cheap hardshell case is way better than a cheap gig bag, if $50 is the limit, check Craigs List for something used that's decent.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. About the bags. I like the headstocks personally. Lol
     
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    Levy's electric guitar bags have gone down in quality since I bought my first one 20 years ago... thick, heavy padding, stands up on it's own etc. It was just right. The zipper eventually went bad and having it repaired would cost more than a new case. So I got a new one and it's OK but not thick, not heavily padded, folds like a cheap suit.
     
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    GH, I'm looking at the Mono Vertigo against the Mono M80 ....any opinions?

    I'm not super happy with Reunion Blues, but a friend is sponsored by them and uses the brand regularly. They seem to hold up well for him. Is the Continental better than the rest of their stuff?

    Anyone that says they'd rather use a hard case than a gig bag has never used a Mono bag. Traveling with a good gig bag is a million times easier - backpack straps allow you to walk through a crowded airport while actually holding other things - and offer just as much protection in most situations.

    But....the price tag is painful haha!




     
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