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    Default Gig Bag Suggestions?

    Seeking input on a gig bag. I'm familiar with, and like, Gator Case for around $25-30 but just wondering what else might be competitive, especially if a better deal.

    I've already returned one "bargain" case ($12) from Amazon that was junk.

    Thanks!

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    When a uke arrives in a gig baq, I replace the bag with a traditional hard case. I don't even like the zippered hard cases. There are good cases available for $25 - $35, for general use. For something more demanding, I like the Crossrock cases. I have a pile of gig bags gathering dust. I'll probably sell them with their appropriate ukes, if that day ever comes.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    I have a very nice Kinsman padded case for one of my guitars, got that in a good deal, its a well padded case. I'm sure they do uke cases too.
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    My ukes stay in hard cases in my office, but I carry them to jams, church, etc. in padded gig bags most of the time. I look for ones with decent sized pockets on the front for extra gear (tuner, capo, pens & pencils, car keys, misc. stuff). HMS has some new ones by Sonoma/Kala? That have 2 front pockets. They are more in the $50-$60 range.
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    I've got a Cordoba gig bac, that came with the Cordoba soprano. That is the current home for my 1920s Stella Banjo Uke, which rarely leaves the building. (I'm not worried about it, it just has no intonation above 5th fret, with the frets directly in the neck.) The only other gig bags I will use are Reunion Blues Continental. I haven't run into any other gig bags under $90 I'd trust my instruments in.

    Everything else lives in a Hard Shell Case. I don't even care for the polyfoam cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col50 View Post
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    That's what some of my teachers used to call me.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    I typically leave the house with two or three instruments dangling off my body so I retired my hard cases long ago (my back and shoulders thanked me for that!). The ProTec gig bags are very protective and a good value for the bucks. Plus, the dense foam is great insulation for hot days riding in car trunks. My hard cases—wood ones anyway—tended to heat up much faster than soft cases.
    Last edited by gochugogi; 11-24-2019 at 01:05 PM.

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    I have this case for my concert. Very heavily padded

    You don't stop playing when you get old. You get old when you stop playing

    Tanglewood TU13M concert called Kalea
    Brunswick BU4-B baritone called Kalua
    Fender DG5 Dreadnought guitar named Tilly
    Tanglewood Discovery guitar
    Valencia hybrid classical guitar

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    Lots of good suggestions for me to look into. Thanks, everyone, for your input!

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