Best Padded Gig Bag?

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  1. JMarck

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    So I'm trying to find the best padded gig bag to put my strat into. Any ideas? Price wise, I'm not looking to go over $100-150.

    Thanks!

    JM
     
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    PRS's SE gigbag......I have 2 and use them every weekend. About $40 used.
     
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    I got a fender deluxe gig bag for a gift a few months ago, it's really nice, lots of padding. I think they run $49
     
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    The Line 6 bags are great very tough. Hard to get hold of though!
     
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    incase, but they are closer to $200 if you can find them. nothing else is nearly as good.

    the mono cases aren't bad, but they aren't quite as good as the incase and run about the same.

    reunion blues makes a great bag, but it's a more dated design, and again, still pricey.


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    Thanks for the suggestions guys! I'll also add that I'm looking for a gig bag that has a pouch for cables, lesson books, etc.
     
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    get the incase. if you can't find the incase, then sometimes you can find guys selling the incase bags that came with their john mayer strats.


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    I have great bags by Levy's, Ritter, and one of those cordura/stiff foam bags (says Fender, but who knows who makes it?). I have nice guitars, and I refuse to buy crappy bags.
     
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    these are pretty good. i 've got four of them (acoustic, archtop, 335, double electric). had them for years with no issues. the electric double is great

    www.mooradian.com
     
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    I have a Levy's single leather and a Levy's cordura double bag-both around 150.00 and I'm very happy w/them
     
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    John Hurtt Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty happy with my Fender Deluxe bags....I can usually find them for under $40 shipped on the 'Bay.
     
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    try the mono bags. not quite as good, but still quite good:

    http://www.monocase.com/mono-electric-guitar.asp


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  15. JMarck

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    Thanks for that link. So, do you think these mono bags are the next best thing? Also, what do the incase bags have that the Mono's don't?

    --Josh
     
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    josh:

    when i get my jerry jones guitar back from my tech (it's in the mono case), i'll do an A/B pic fest.

    however, off the top of my head:

    1. the incase has more padding than the mono.

    2. the incase feels a lot more substantial if you lay both bags on the ground and just push on them.

    3. the zipper placement on the incase is more central and tends to give the instrument more protection (hard to explain this one).

    4. the incase has a compartment where you can throw in sheet music and a laptop--it's a lot more storage space than the mono.

    5. the material on the incase is a heavy nylon like they use on really high-end luggage (similar stuff they use on the top-of-the-line victorinox luggage that i have). this stuff is tough stuff, and really gives some outside protection to the bag. the mono stuff is waterproof, but it doesn't feel as durable and resistant to scratches/sharp objects.


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  17. JMarck

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    Thanks John, that would be great. I don't need one right away so I might end up holding out for the Incase.

    --Josh
     
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    ...not the best but very good and definitely the best i've seen for the money are Access gig bags....
     
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    cool. will do.


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