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Heavy2600
03-26-2018, 04:20 AM
I always need more cases but hate the expense. Good sale at Guitar center 25% off through April 11 code March25. I just ordered a baritone Musicians Gear hard case for $37 free shipping. Sorry if this kind of post isn't permitted.

Jerryc41
03-26-2018, 05:21 AM
Thanks for the tip.

actadh
03-26-2018, 09:40 AM
I have one of their concert size cases. I like the latches.

mikelz777
03-26-2018, 10:13 AM
Do they still come with the hoop type latches? The case they have pictured on their site shows the kind where you flip down the cover latch onto the catch on the body of the case. (2nd picture) I ordered one of these cases years ago and despite what was pictured on their site, I got a case with the hoop type latches where you put the hoop over a catch on the lid and then you snap down the latch. (1st picture) The hoop style latches are so much better. I may be in the market for one of these cases before the sale runs out. I was going to order one to pick up in the store and if it didn't have the hoop latches, I would just return it on the spot and get a different case.

hoop type latch
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similar latch type they show on the cases on the Guitar Center site
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gustophersmob
03-26-2018, 06:09 PM
Good prices on some decent import cases. Out of all the common import cases I've tried, these seem to be the most consistent in fit and finish. I have 3 soprano sized and one concert size and they all have the hoop latches.

Also, the concert case is as close to a perfect fit as I could find for a vintage Martin concert.

PTOEguy
03-27-2018, 11:48 AM
The baritone musicians gear case is a good fit for the Hadean Uke bass

Jerryc41
03-28-2018, 02:12 AM
I always need more cases but hate the expense. Good sale at Guitar center 25% off through April 11 code March25. I just ordered a baritone Musicians Gear hard case for $37 free shipping. Sorry if this kind of post isn't permitted.

I'm fanatical about having hard cases for my ukes, preferably with at least three snap closures and one or more shoulder straps. All it takes is one accident with a gig bag for your day to be ruined. I have some uke/case combinations where each one cost about the same, but I don't want a uke to be damaged, regardless of cost.

Speaking of cases, I have to tell you this story. I was buying a Martin IZ tenor from Elderly, and I contacted them with a question about substituting a hard case for the supplied gig bag. Someone replied that I could substitute one of the hard cases he listed, and he recommended the most expensive one ($250). I forget the name, but it was "Amer..." So, I ordered the uke and the expensive case. A few minutes later, I got an email from the manager. Yes, I could have the $250 case, but I would have to pay the gig bag/case difference. I showed him the email I received saying I could have that case included with the uke. He honored the deal offered by his employee. Elderly is a good company.

Jerryc41
03-28-2018, 02:15 AM
Do they still come with the hoop type latches? The case they have pictured on their site shows the kind where you flip down the cover latch onto the catch on the body of the case.

I've noticed that some of those hoop latched have a hole in the top piece and a matching protrusion on the hoop that fits in the hole - a bit more secure.

UkerDanno
03-28-2018, 04:47 AM
Yes, I could have the $250 case, but I would have to pay the gig bag/case difference. I showed him the email I received saying I could have that case included with the uke. He honored the deal offered by his employee. Elderly is a good company.

Wow, really? What a deal!

UkerDanno
03-28-2018, 04:56 AM
Do they still come with the hoop type latches? The case they have pictured on their site shows the kind where you flip down the cover latch onto the catch on the body of the case. (2nd picture) I ordered one of these cases years ago and despite what was pictured on their site, I got a case with the hoop type latches where you put the hoop over a catch on the lid and then you snap down the latch. (1st picture) The hoop style latches are so much better. I may be in the market for one of these cases before the sale runs out. I was going to order one to pick up in the store and if it didn't have the hoop latches, I would just return it on the spot and get a different case.

hoop type latch
107629

similar latch type they show on the cases on the Guitar Center site
107630

Yeah, they are showing different latches than what I have on 2 of my Musicians Gear cases, they must have changed them. Also, I'm getting a price of $41.99 for the baritone and the march25 code doesn't work.

UkerDanno
03-28-2018, 04:59 AM
The baritone musicians gear case is a good fit for the Hadean Uke bass

I tried my friends baritone case for my Kala Ubass and the tuners were a really tight fit, I think it was a Musicians Gear case...what is the width across the tuner area?

mike260
03-29-2018, 01:59 PM
The baritone musicians gear case is a good fit for the Hadean Uke bass

That's good to know. I have my Hadean in a baritone gig bag and it's a very tight fit.

Jerryc41
03-30-2018, 12:50 AM
I always need more cases but hate the expense. Good sale at Guitar center 25% off through April 11 code March25. I just ordered a baritone Musicians Gear hard case for $37 free shipping. Sorry if this kind of post isn't permitted.

I just looked at some cases, and "Save up to 25%" means that saving 25% could be a challenge. Still, the prices are good. Of course, the more expensive the ukulele, the more expensive the case should be.

Adding the March25 code at checkout didn't lower the price.

Heavy2600
04-03-2018, 02:39 AM
Got the case it's excellent. Decent build for the price. I was able to add to cart and apply the "march25" coupon code just now as a test. When I logged in with my Guitar center account it said it was expired, maybe because I used it already. While logged off, I tried again by selecting checkout with Paypal it keeps the discounted price. Maybe give that a shot if still interested. I thought the original coupon said expires April 11, but perhaps it was April 1.

mikelz777
04-03-2018, 02:53 AM
I tested it this morning and the coupon code still works marking the price down 25% (at least on the concert size, I didn't check others). They threw a little wrench into that discount code by putting the cases on sale last week so the code didn't work last week.

Rllink
04-03-2018, 03:31 AM
I'm fanatical about having hard cases for my ukes, preferably with at least three snap closures and one or more shoulder straps. All it takes is one accident with a gig bag for your day to be ruined. I have some uke/case combinations where each one cost about the same, but I don't want a uke to be damaged, regardless of cost.

I was heading to a ukulele festival with my uke in the hard case and I told my wife that I always worried about not getting it latched securely or something undoing the latch while I'm throwing it in the car, so she took a Nike headband that she had, tied a knot in it to shorten it up a bit, and put it around the case. Cheap security. I've been doing that now for years if I'm going out and about with it and if I think that I'm going to find myself in a grab and go situation. Otherwise, I just throw the headband in the case until I feel the need for the extra insurance.

UkerDanno
04-03-2018, 05:04 AM
I tried my Ubass in a friends case the other day, the tuners are kind of tight, but it works. I ordered a case on sale on Sunday for $44.64, I just looked and applied the march25 code and it came to $39.85, so I opened a chat with Guitar Center and they said they would honor the code! :shaka:

mikelz777
04-04-2018, 01:36 PM
I tested the code again today and it's still working. Once the code was applied and taxes were added my cart came to a total of $40.31. I ended up buying the same case, new with a light scratch on it off of Ebay for $34 delivered. The pictured scratch wasn't much so it was well worth it to me to save 6 more dollars.

UkerDanno
04-07-2018, 08:39 AM
Got the case today, it fits great, happy to have a hard case for my Ubass! But, GC still hasn't honored the march25 discount they said they would...
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Just looked at my bank account, they did give me a credit! They actually took 25% off the sale price, so, I got the case for about $35!!! :shaka: Mahalo GC!!!

Jerryc41
04-08-2018, 01:11 AM
Wow, really? What a deal!

Yes, and that was the deciding factor. Spending that much for a uke, I didn't want to carry it around in a "bag." It's funny, but as expensive as that case was, the glued-on name plate fell off. :)

UkerDanno
04-08-2018, 03:36 AM
Yes, and that was the deciding factor. Spending that much for a uke, I didn't want to carry it around in a "bag." It's funny, but as expensive as that case was, the glued-on name plate fell off. :)

I know, I have a case for my Kanile'a from Kanile'a, it's a really nice sturdy case, but the handle is the weak point, it came apart. The location was also really awkward, it didn't balance very well. Kanile'a refunded me the cost and I took it to a luggage repair place and they relocated the handle and kind of fixed it, but it still comes apart.

mikelz777
04-09-2018, 06:32 AM
Did anyone here get a smelly Musician's Friend case? Mine has a faint but noticeable odor to it. I can't even really describe the odor, it's not like any kind of solvent or toxic smell you might expect in glues or such. The first thing that came to mind when I smelled it was something like melon rinds. I don't know that I'd call it offensive but I want the case to smell like nothing and I don't want to impart that odor onto the uke. I've got it airing out outdoors right now in the 35 degree weather. Hopefully that will take care of it. If a couple of days of airing it out outdoors doesn't work I may have to take other measures.

UkerDanno
04-09-2018, 06:35 AM
Mine smelled like new plasticy glue, I just let it set outside opened for about 24 hrs, it's not bad now.

mikelz777
04-09-2018, 12:26 PM
My case has been outside exposed to the air and intermittant sun for about 7 hours now. I gave it the sniff test and couldn't smell anything so that's a good sign but I was sniffing it in the open air and it was about 38 degrees outside. Now I put it in a garbage bag (case open) and plan to leave it out overnight so it will get about 12 hours of below freezing temperatures. I'll bring it back indoors tomorrow, let it warm up and then see if I can smell any odors.

UkerDanno
04-09-2018, 02:06 PM
Now I put it in a garbage bag (case open) and plan to leave it out overnight so it will get about 12 hours of below freezing temperatures. I'll bring it back indoors tomorrow, let it warm up and then see if I can smell any odors.

It won't air out in a garbage bag...if it's really bad, put a plate of baking soda in there, or better yet, sprinkle it around inside, then vacuum it out later.

mikelz777
04-09-2018, 02:41 PM
It won't air out in a garbage bag...if it's really bad, put a plate of baking soda in there, or better yet, sprinkle it around inside, then vacuum it out later.

I put it in a garbage bag because I'm leaving it out over night and I won't be able to keep an eye on it. It's not supposed to snow but I'm not taking any chances. I thought it might be a good idea to give it a lengthy exposure (s/b about 12 hours) to below freezing temperatures over night. Maybe freezing it will kill anything that might be causing the odor. The odor isn't that strong and only mildly unpleasant but it is noticeable, it's unwanted and I don't want the uke to start smelling like that. When I checked it after sitting outside for 7 hours I really stuck my nose into the plush interior and I wasn't getting the odor. I'm just hoping that it isn't detectable once the case warms up.