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Your gig-bag of choice?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 1955, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. PineBomb

    PineBomb Tele-Holic

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    Another vote for mono here. I have the vertigo version for my electrics and the regular M80 for my acoustics. Beats a hard shell case for city use for sure.
     
  2. Tarnisher

    Tarnisher Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I just replaced my Road Runner with a Mono M80 semi-hollow. I absolutely love it! It secures the neck, has much better padding, great pocket design, is waterproof, ergonomic backpack straps (with sternum strap), and seems built to last.
     
  3. studio

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    Hard shell Fender type cases are cool in the respect that
    you can also use them as a table top if you need to.

    like using it as a table for a keyboard player that forgot
    his stand (don't laugh).......or to set up your small mixer
    and use it as a tech table.
     
  4. Martinp

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    I have Hard cases for pretty much everything, well everything valuable anyway, I like the Levys EM8 for just trotting off to lessons or a rehearsal.
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    I also like the Body Glove cases, kinda like a semi hard case, but lots of protection [​IMG]
     
  5. detour

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    Reunion Blues. An older one, before the company was sold. it's a great gig bag.
     
  6. Redd Volkaert

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    I've got

    a reunion blues gig bag I've had since 1985,
    before that I went through a couple of nylon fendery bags
    (zippers break after 6 nights a week in just a few months)

    still going strong, expensive, but way worth it . . .
    to me,

    Redd
     

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  7. 1955

    1955 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I love the looks of the Reunion Blues bag. That's a really fine gig-bag, Redd! Danny Gatton had a leather gig bag for a good while, wonder if anyone knows where he got it. I think it was brown.

    The durability of the zipper has been an issue with the nylon ones for me. They break in half, oxidize green, pull off the harness. Sometimes I can put them back on with needle nose pliers. I started buying those nice and inexpensive zipper pulls in the camping aisle of Wal Mart for this very reason.

    Earlier tonight I tried out various gig bags at a large chain store, it was interesting to see the differences, craftsmanship, and pricing.

    I like to have a roomy pouch, and it has to be able to handle some weight. The nylon pouch eventually rips through. I also prefer carrying my guitars on my right shoulder, so I usually remove the left strap or just cut it off if it's sewn. I can maneuver through a restaurant/bar obstacle-course without knocking anything or anybody (usually) and I save one free hand for doors (or anything weird or on fire,) and the other for my amp.
     
  8. LawDaddy

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    Reunion Blues here.
     
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