why a gig bag.. was:musicians friends new gig bags/ Carvin gig bags (cables)

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Twang, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Twang

    Twang Guest

    My Carvin gig bag is for a 220.00 bass.
    My MF gig bag is for a Squier Tele.
    My Taylor and my Sheraton both have hard cases.

    Ever see a guitar case strapped to someones back?
    two free hands then. *s*

    You have to exercise a little extra care, but overall, a gig bag is no
    problem in that area unless you have a really packed vehicle or something.

    In all the time I've played I can only remember seeing my Rick Bass case
    kicked once. The usual knocks and bumps would have been no less neglible had
    I been using a gig bag.

    Of course, I wax an 87 dodge aries with a cracked windshield and two
    smacked up front fenders.
    I like taking care. (and I'm not making any car payments.. know how much
    money I save ?)

    If you are the hurried type, the neglectful type, the sloppy type... go
    case.

    Speaking of cases, MF's hard gig bag would be about perfect. cheap,
    protected by hard plastic inside the padding.. *s*

    In my music room whether the guitar is in the bag, or out, I save space. and
    for my small room, that's important.

    If I were gigging a bit and traveling I'd want a hard case IF it were for a
    guitar that I valued particularly.

    The Carvin, even with it's mismatched bass, isn't all that sloppy.

    I'd suggest a thirty dollar bag even to someone with a very expensive
    guitar, just for their handiness. It's a lot less weight, you can safely
    have both hands free if you want, and it's good humidity and temp
    protection.. keeps the dust off in the house, too.

    A gig bag does what it does and it's not a case, it's a bag.
    dust dirt minor dings and kicks temp humidity are no problem.
    major accidents where it would be safe in a case present a problem.
    depends on the user, the guitar, and the purpose.

    Twang!
  2. Billy Beck

    Billy Beck Guest

    "Twang" <twang49@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >My Carvin gig bag is for a 220.00 bass.
    >My MF gig bag is for a Squier Tele.
    >My Taylor and my Sheraton both have hard cases.
    >
    >Ever see a guitar case strapped to someones back?
    >two free hands then. *s*
    >
    >You have to exercise a little extra care, but overall, a gig bag is no
    >problem in that area unless you have a really packed vehicle or something.
    >
    >In all the time I've played I can only remember seeing my Rick Bass case
    >kicked once. The usual knocks and bumps would have been no less neglible had
    >I been using a gig bag.
    >
    >Of course, I wax an 87 dodge aries with a cracked windshield and two
    >smacked up front fenders.
    >I like taking care. (and I'm not making any car payments.. know how much
    >money I save ?)
    >
    >If you are the hurried type, the neglectful type, the sloppy type... go
    >case.
    >
    >Speaking of cases, MF's hard gig bag would be about perfect. cheap,
    >protected by hard plastic inside the padding.. *s*
    >
    >In my music room whether the guitar is in the bag, or out, I save space. and
    >for my small room, that's important.
    >
    >If I were gigging a bit and traveling I'd want a hard case IF it were for a
    >guitar that I valued particularly.
    >
    >The Carvin, even with it's mismatched bass, isn't all that sloppy.
    >
    >I'd suggest a thirty dollar bag even to someone with a very expensive
    >guitar, just for their handiness. It's a lot less weight, you can safely
    >have both hands free if you want, and it's good humidity and temp
    >protection.. keeps the dust off in the house, too.
    >
    >A gig bag does what it does and it's not a case, it's a bag.
    >dust dirt minor dings and kicks temp humidity are no problem.
    >major accidents where it would be safe in a case present a problem.
    >depends on the user, the guitar, and the purpose.


    I guess I ought to dig up a case for my '77 Les Paul Custom to
    replace its original Protector case. A latch broke off that damned
    thing about fifteen years ago and I bought a bag for it, which is
    where it has lived and traveled ever since. It's been around, though.
    Several big rock tours across North America, rode it around metro
    Atlanta on a bike for years, flew it to Japan and back a couple of
    times.

    It all depends on how close an eye one keeps on it. If one is
    moving, it's definitely cool to be able to sling the guitar and free a
    hand. When I'm at home the guitar hangs on the wall, anyway.


    Billy

    http://www.two--four.net/weblog.php

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