What about a case?
Q. So…my question is (I didn’t see anything about this on your blog, forgive me if I overlooked it)…do we need to get a hardshell case? We have one of the padded nylon gig bags and it is great, but this winter (unlike last winter), we’ll be taking this thing out at least once a week and I’d rather it be protected as much as possible. Ohio winters can be rugged! Maybe the gig bag is okay? Maybe not? Your opinion will be very helpful.
A. This is a great question and I will add it to my blog… But a bag is fine. A hard shell case is just too massive and only used for flights. As far as bags, Cushy and Mooradian are my favorite brands – they have lots of padding, pockets, handles and are made of strong nylon that handles weather just fine. Moving the bass once a week is not a big deal – I have some friends that move theirs a few times a day. The bigger issue is just being careful with it in general. And a little tip I found – be careful when putting the case on so the zipper doesn’t scratch the scroll.