A Couple Gigbag Questions

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  1. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I've dropped my guitar out of the bag cuz I forgot to zip it up:oops::eek:
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Ooh... I’ve done that with cases. :oops::rolleyes:
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That sound...
    It hurts...
     
  4. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Yes and yes. I have years of wear on 3 PRS gig bags (2 SE, 1 S2) and am very pleased. Admittedly, the S2 version is an improvement, but I’ve never felt like it wasn’t up to the job. Every dive bar in my area has contributed to the smell of my oldest bag and it still works great.
     
  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    TMI!!!:D:p
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    No doubt the stink contributes to your considerable charm when you carry it...
     
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  7. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Mono bags tire me out. I almost got one from kissing someone who had a Mono bag.

    As one other poster said (not Alnus - he’s already been name-checked), PRSh uses a gig bag. However, unlike one other other poster (so as not to confuse him with Alnus or Les), so let the fact that PRSh throws guitars around in gig bags sway you. I’ve seen him throw around guitars without any protection.
     
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Now you Alan, you make me blush:p
     
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  9. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I see the damn bridge is out. Again!
     
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  11. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Another exquisite derailment complete.
     
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  12. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I use a gig bag for taking my electric PRSi to a gig/practice, unless it is a hollowbody - they go in hardcases.

    I use gig bags for acoustic instruments too - guitars, mandos, banjos.

    Using the gig bag allows me to throw in on my back while lugging the amp & pedalboard.

    But I'm not loading into the back of a trailer with amp heads & cabs ready to fall over, or trusting unknown roadies or airline staff to handle it.
     
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  13. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I’m much like shinksma.
    If the guitar has a shaped hard case, I take that. I travel with a bag over a big rectangle all the time.
     
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  14. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Yeah, their bags are great...I remember most of the Experience musical guests using the SE bags (bags made for their Imports, but guests keeping their Core/Personal guitars), running around everywhere,
    and their S2 bags are just as nice, if not, a little nicer.

    I actually recommend not leaving guitars out on stands all the time, because eventually, dust will get into your electronics and cause all sorts of scratchy noise when you plug 'em in.
     
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  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    The only downside I’ve noticed, is that the straps on the new(er-ish) brown SE bags aren’t as strong as the old ones.

    I have two of them that are splitting at the seams, which is a shame because I kinda like the color.

    [​IMG]
     
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    GADonis New Member

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    The SS bag is the bomb! I even bought another w/o the guitar. I take everything out in them. Private stocks, Me's, no fear for any but I am still very careful in handling them. Two guitars ride comfortably in the front seat w no other gear near. No trem arms though till I get there. :) I like to wedge a folded up polishing cloth between the the bottom of the bag and the butt pin. Just in case it gets set down hard for some extra padding between the floor.
     
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  18. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    You need some PRS goo
     
  19. Mark VerMurlen

    Mark VerMurlen New Member

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    I understand your reasoning, but I'm still very much in a learning phase and I try to practice lessons almost everyday. So just being able to walk by the guitar, grab it, turn on the amp, and play it really helps me to do it everyday.
     
  20. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    Leaving guitars out of their cases can lead to damaged finishes from light damage (doesn’t even need to be sunlight — Try reading the Fading Northern Lights thread)

    I was raised to always wipe down my strings and case my guitar when done playing it. Apparently I was raised in the caveman days.

    I have osteoarthritis in my hands, but it doesn’t dissuade me from taking a few seconds to open or close a case.

    I don’t leave dental floss loose on the countertop in order to remind me to floss daily. :D
     
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