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Anyone trust a gig bag for a les paul?

89strat

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I'm a lot more confident using a gig bag with my strats. But I miss the convenience of using a gig bag when using my Les Paul. Are there any bags or cases that are recommended with shoulder straps and a pocket for books, straps, cables, etc.... that might offer a lot more protection than your typical gig bag? Someone suggested Incase, but the pictures seem that it's just as soft as any other case. Am I wrong about them? Any other suggestions?
 

02Singlecut

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PRS !!!! I'm carrying 2 of mine tonight in them...I do carry my Les Paul :eek: in them when I decide I want to take her out!!
 

BBQLS1

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I used one for my Lester for quite awhile (Don't care for cases most of the time), but I always worried a little about the headstock.
 

eryque

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I picked up a double guitar gig bag at a going out of business sale at a local retailer that is very heavy duty. It's really well built and I trust it almost as much as a hard shell case. I put the LP style guitar in the front pocket so the head can angle back and it's got that big cushion of the empty case behind it. It even has heavy plastic bumpers on the side to protect against bumps when you set it down.

Unfortunately, it has no tags on it anywhere to show who made it!
 

Strat God

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LP's are notorious for headstock breaks and gig bags don't really protect them well. Strat's are indestructable.

I transport lp's in hard cases only cause I'm worried about that headstock.
 

otaypanky

Play it like you mean it ~
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-saw a gig bag for a bass the other day at a local shop. Sorry, but I didn't catch the name. It was a very nice quality material on the outside, and the inside was a very lightweight but seemingly sturdy molded design. It looked like it would offer reasonably good protection. I'll be back there next week and I'll look for the brand name ~
 

bynt

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I know I'm probably being paranoid, but I've never seen one that I trust with my LP. My strat I would almost carry in a towel but I'm just ever paranoid about the headstock issues with Les Pauls.
 

pedalfreek

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Someone suggested Incase, but the pictures seem that it's just as soft as any other case. Am I wrong about them? Any other suggestions?
Yes you are wrong about them....

I have two Incase bags..one for my Strat and one for my Les Paul.
Very sturdy, well constructed bags with room for books, etc....never have had any issues with either bag.

They are the only gig bags I will use these days.
 

John Hurtt

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Last time I saw Robben Ford play he had two Les Pauls, and both were tossed into gig bags at the end of his show.
 

eric-d

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I take my Les Paul and Tele in a "Fender" double gig bag all the time. I just know to be careful with it.
 
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A Reunion Blues leather bag gets a lot of use by a friend,who uses a 1960 'burst on the gig,with no fuss,muss,or headstock breaks.
 

Flyin' Brian

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I commuted between New York and Chicago via airlines twice a month for 2 years. I always used a gig bag and carried guitars on board. I carried everything from archtop jazz guitars to Strats, maple, mahogany etc etc and never had a problem.
 




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