Best GigBag

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  1. Lewbypls

    Lewbypls Strat-Talker

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    I am looking to buy a gigbag to take my american strat to lessons. I don't drive and I take public transportation so I'm not looking for hardshell cases. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I am very happy and comfortable using my Gator Transit for my Strat or Tele, and would recommend them. The only other brands I would be tempted to use are MONO or Reunion Blues, but they can get right pricey. So many others are just missing basic protective features that I dont think they are good for regular transporting use, but ok for storage.

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    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

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    Mono bags are some of the best I have seen. They are expensive tho.

    Any gigbag with a nice thick padding will do. Monos usually have pockets and stuff to neatly carry your other learning or gigging gadgets.

     
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    +1 on the Mono Gig Bags. I have one that carries two guitars and it is absolutely amazing. It protects almost like a hardshell and even has a pad put in the back to support the neck. they are well thought out and very resilient cases that will hold up to any public transportation that I have ever seen short of being thrown into the underbelly of a jet for travel.
     
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    Been wanting the dual guitars one for ages... For someone that plays small bar gigs with my own guitar and amp (like me) its super useful to carry a backup guitar in just one case.
     
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    How long did you have that transit bag? I keep reading that the straps tend to fall off after a few months. Just wanted to know the condition of your bag now

    Ill check the video.

    Ill give it a shot. I heard that the reunion blues bags are pretty dope as well
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunny Frankenstein Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've used my Mono Case for about 8 years and giged at least once a week with it for three of them. It still looks great and doesn't have a broken stitch or zipper. I think I could probably drag it behind my truck for a mile and only scuff it a little.

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    Best gig bag? My friend swears by his Mono bag and he gigs regularly.

    Me, for going to lessons, the Fender bag has been fine.
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    Is it still holding up?
     
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    rocknrollrich Senior Stratmaster

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    The gator soft shell cases are good quality.
    The mono cases are way better in terms of protection.

    Strapping a guitar on your back, and hopping on the bus shouldn't be too risky with either case.
    The price though.... that's up to you to decide.
     
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    Yup, it’s fine. Only had it a year, so who knows. But I like it. Not gonna say it’s as good as a Mono or others, but it’s nice and shows no wear.
     
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    I've used Superior over the years, the seams have always held up. I like Pro-Tec the best, just not always available when I needed one.
     
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    I really like the dual case but will say that if you are going to be packing two axes in it at once then make them your lightest two. After two guitars, a couple cords, extra strings notebook for set list/chord charts, picks, finger ease and whatever else you can think of, you almost need a chiropractor on retainer. I made the mistake of carrying my LP with a rather heavy Strat in it to one gig and all I can say is that I am glad that I normally shoulder my backpack o. The opposite shoulder that I strap my guitar on.

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    Anything in leather of faux leather that won’t cost an eye? Sorry OP for hijacking your thread ;P

    Dual bags: careful… usually they’re not protective enough!
     
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    Ive got many gig bags including gator and fender etc. One tip i have is if you can find one for sale used, the gig bags that come with the PRS SE series guitars are great. Well built and well padded and very squared off. Large front pocket decent comfortable straps and a built in hook that is tucked in a pocket by the headstock which is really practical for hanging the gigbag out the way when empty of helping stop the guitar moving in transport. Should find one fairly cheap.
     
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    I didnt think about finding one used.

    You aren't :p

    Ill look into that company as well :D
     
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    If you are going on the bus I would get a Squire and a beat up looking gig bag as I would not want to entice trouble with what looks like something of value ;)
     
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    If only they made squiers with the neck similar to the american ultra series strat, then I wouldn't have too much of a problem. I think the closest thing to them is the comtemporary series but they don't make SSS =[