I've carried gig bags for years, and I don't mean instrument gig bags — I mean the kind that carries all my crap... errrr, accessories and emergency needs. As it grew over time I finally broke it down into two: my regular Stage Gig Bag and my Reserve/Emergency Needs Bag, the second of which I leave in my vehicle. But enough about me.
Do you need a bag to carry cables, your mini amplifier, preamp, pedals, business cards, extension cords, etc.? This mid-sized, 16.5 x 14 x 4.75 inch, well-appointed bag can swallow a lot of your stage needs, with compartments for various items, as shown in the photos below. This is a new version, with some upgrades (and a little more room) compared to our previous gig bag, which was very popular.
And this one has a very flexible design; it has a top mounted handle, so you can carry it like a briefcase, it has a shoulder strap, so you can carry it over your shoulder, and it has stowable padded backpack straps, so you can wear it as a backpack. Genius! And convenient.
This is the perfect carry bag to use for an Acoustic Image Clarus head (Series 4, or Series 3 without the front "wings" on the sides of the front panel), or the removeable head from any of the Series 3/4 combos (Like the Coda, Ten2, Corus). It also will work great with an EA Doubler or Micro, or a Genz Benz Shuttle 3 or 6 head.
- 600 denier polyester canvas construction
- matte nickel finish metal hardware
- adjustable / detachable shoulder strap
- top carry handle
- front flap with zippered 9 x 11 inch outside 7" x 6" pocket
- under flap (snap closure) front panel includes extra storage for business cards, band stickers, pens, etc.
- zippered main compartment
- Internal 5mm padded compartment with velcro closure -- can carry small amps like the EA Doubler/Micro, Genz-Benz Shuttle, etc.
- Bag back also has 5mm padding
- mesh water bottle pocket on side
- Padded Backpack Straps can be disconnected and stowed in a zippered back compartment
- Silver-colored BASS logo makes it fairly obvious who it belongs to! (New lower-profile logo in matching ink)
This is a really nice bag with (mostly) metal hardware and good quality material that I think will hold up very well. It better, because I'm using one, too.
Please note, while I trust that the 5mm padding on the bottom, top, and back in the interior pocket of the bag is sufficient for my personal, casual, "carry it yourself" protection, don't let your (fill in your own clumsy musician) carry it or energetically throw it into the back of the band van!
Check out our Gig Bag FAQ to see what Bob is carrying in his gig bags!