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Old 10-25-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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Reunion Blues Continental guitar bag - storage

I just picked up a nice reunion blues continental case for my my electric. I am wondering if anyone thinks storing the guitar in a really nice gig bag would be significantly worse then in the hardshell case? I figure if its water proof, the fabric would keep a stable environment just like a hardshell case. The hardshell isn't sealed other then the latches so I wonder if a heavy duty zipper would be just as sealed or leaky. I can't tell if I am being crazy about it. My main issue is a bad shoulder/wrists so grabbing the hardshell is not my favorite thing to do even when simply putting it on the ground. The reunion blues is easy to handle and can stand basic knocks and bumps. Am I paranoid or a good guitar owner if I leave it in the case.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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I had a zipper break causing my guitar to fall out and land on the road. Not some cheap pos either. **** bags.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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Reunion Blues are top stuff. My band mates and myself want a couple of those.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:26 AM   #4
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that's actually a nice bag. i don't think twice about using a good gig bag here or there. but they have to be the padded type like that RB bag.

thin one ply type bags are worthless imo.

i like the new foam type bag covered cases that aren't really a bag, and aren't really a hardshell case. kind of a hybrid of each. they're lightweight and do a nice job protecting the guitar.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:37 AM   #5
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that's actually a nice bag. i don't think twice about using a good gig bag here or there. but they have to be the padded type like that RB bag.

thin one ply type bags are worthless imo.

i like the new foam type bag covered cases that aren't really a bag, and aren't really a hardshell case. kind of a hybrid of each. they're lightweight and do a nice job protecting the guitar.


This.

I switched from hardshell cases to the Kaces polyfoam bag and the Mono Vertigo. The Kaces is a rectangle shaped case, but extremely lightweight, lots of pocket space, and has backpack straps. The Mono Vertigo is smaller, really nice and protective, lots of space to store stuff as well.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:42 AM   #6
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^Kaces! those are the one i was thinking of.

i think they made a few different styles but they all seemed really kick ass. we had them at sam ash when i was there, they sold quick.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:50 AM   #7
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These are awesome.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:20 AM   #8
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I love the bag for taking the guitar around. I have one for my acoustic as well so I am aware of the protection it offers. I can't carry heavy cases anymore since I tore my rotator cuff. I am just wondering if its necessary or more beneficial to keep the guitar in the hardshell case at home. Obviously guitars shift with the temperature and I am curious if a hardshell offers better environmental protection/stabilization. I am going to see what happens. I am sick of the hardshell. I know that its never been in a gigbag before and has stayed perfectly setup with little change between the seasons. Let the experiment begin.
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I love the bag for taking the guitar around. I have one for my acoustic as well so I am aware of the protection it offers. I can't carry heavy cases anymore since I tore my rotator cuff. I am just wondering if its necessary or more beneficial to keep the guitar in the hardshell case at home. Obviously guitars shift with the temperature and I am curious if a hardshell offers better environmental protection/stabilization. I am going to see what happens. I am sick of the hardshell. I know that its never been in a gigbag before and has stayed perfectly setup with little change between the seasons. Let the experiment begin.

dude sorry about your rotator cuff. tore mine up pretty bad and the surgery was hell.

depending on your home and how much the temp/humidity changes with the seasons you may not notice a difference going from the case to a bag.

you could use a humidifier if you feel it could be too dry.
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