#1
I never really gave a whole lot of thought to my case before - someone was always driving to a gig, so a crappy hardcase was enough to keep it safe in the trunk. (I have something like this )

But since I actually have to put one to the test, I was wondering if anyone has come across a particularly good case, with a big "accessories" compartment? I like the style of the case I have now, where the storage area exists between the head and body of the bass, but does anyone know if there's a style with a bigger storage area?

Anyone ever seen a Black Kross Skullplate case? I normally dont go down for the whole goth/skull schtick even when playing in metal bands, but that thing looks pretty solid. Only they dont show you the inside...

Thanks for any feedback!
#4
that metal case looks like it is built solid. also a big selling is it states it has an extra large storage compartment. (meaning this case will be alot bigger than normal. But what is extra size to a bass case when it is already huge right?)

i have an SKB Hard case and it has been solid to me for 2.5 years. it's hasent been dropped from very far before but it has been down two or or three flights of stairs (slideing and slight bumps not head over heels, THANK GOD!)and my bass has been perfectly okay afterwords.
i would definently recomend it.

the other one seems to be more "Deluxe" it will be bigger heavyer. (regular cases are ALREADY pretty heavy i might add) so if size or weight or cost. is an issue i wouldent recomend it other than that i would say go for it. it looks classy and looks like A+ protection
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#5
http://www.ritter-basses-shop.com/shop_detail.php?gruppe=Bass%20Accessories&sid=e682dab45ea0a7824b49c6830c04a832&detail=48

I have heard very good things about this case. Granted this isn't your traditional hardshell case but it'll definitely protect your bass without weighing too much.
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i like my warwick rock case: flight case the thing is built like a brick and really strong
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#7
The SKB looks nice, but i really wanted a compartment big enough to fit a DI box, cables, ect. in so I would only have to worry about one case being carried around trains and taxi's and such.

Has anyone seen how big/the style of the Skullcase compartment? I know it says extra large storage compartment, but my Carvin case made a similar fuss about "large compartment" and it was half the size of another case I had!

Is the Ritter case a hardcase with some fabric over top, or just a soft shell? I'd like it to be strong enough to take a few falls, or be ridden down a flight a stairs in a daring escape, Bourne-identity style. You know, just in case.
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The SKB looks nice, but i really wanted a compartment big enough to fit a DI box, cables, ect. in so I would only have to worry about one case being carried around trains and taxi's and such.

Has anyone seen how big/the style of the Skullcase compartment? I know it says extra large storage compartment, but my Carvin case made a similar fuss about "large compartment" and it was half the size of another case I had!

Is the Ritter case a hardcase with some fabric over top, or just a soft shell? I'd like it to be strong enough to take a few falls, or be ridden down a flight a stairs in a daring escape, Bourne-identity style. You know, just in case.

For that, the Ritter is the opposite of what you want. It's a soft shell with a frame in it, so it's rigid. I'd definitely go with an SKB, I've had one for years now and it's given me nothing but class A protection. About the compartment, depending on the size of your DI box, you shouldn't have a problem. I put two 20-foot cables in mine, a pedal, my strap, and a few CD's in their cases. It fits, but barely. For your needs, it's exactly what you want. I only have the lower end, "Freedom Series" case, but it works! The higher end ones are practically bullet-proof, I'd get one in a heartbeat.
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#9
I built my own case out of a sheet of plywood and scraps and it's pretty sturdy. I still need to stain it and clear coat it though.
I carry all of my cables and stuff in a tackle box.
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I built my own case out of a sheet of plywood and scraps and it's pretty sturdy.
I still need to stain it and clear coat it though.

paint a monkey on it before you clear coat. serious.
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I built my own case out of a sheet of plywood and scraps and it's pretty sturdy. I still need to stain it and clear coat it though.
I carry all of my cables and stuff in a tackle box.


Wow, dude, thats Ghetto as hell! But, I personally prefere the old beat up leather cases you find at music shops for like ten bucks. Or a dumpster.
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#12
SKB's are my favorite cases. i'm currently using a Gator softside, but that's just for local "to the gig and back" travel, in personal transportation. it has an outside pouch for cables and things, but i don't recommend a softside for trains and buses. i'd get a solid case, and carry your accessories in a briefcase, or a small suitcase, or backpack. i use a laptop computer case, and it works well.