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Gaz40
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Toronto, Canada

She's My Old Time Used To Be
Mar 23rd, 2008 06:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think I want (actually make that need) one.

Are they available for purchase anywhere or can you only get one w/ the Mayer Strat? I know the one w/ the JM Strat is customized in terms of logos/stitching and I don't care about that - a plain one is fine.

I've heard both sides on how to get 'em... (1) They're only avail. w/ JM Strat and (2) a dealer here told me he could order one in and he sometimes stocks them (not a dealer I like or trust however so wouldn't buy there). I've never seen one in any store for sale however.

They certainly seem to be terrific mid points between a great gig bag and a HS case.

Gaz40
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Toronto, Canada

She's My Old Time Used To Be
Mar 23rd, 2008 06:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nevermind - I see MF has them for $200.
A previous search there came up blank.

Those that have them, what do you think of them?



Fred132
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Mar 23rd, 2008 06:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Didn't think much of the concept until I got one (with my JM).

Lighter and probably more protective than a conventional case.

Can't speak about durability (haven't dragged it around) but it seems very well made.

Gaz40
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Toronto, Canada

She's My Old Time Used To Be
Mar 23rd, 2008 06:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There was a JM one here in the FDP classifieds here last week but I was too slow to jump on it!

nicnite
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usa

Telebastard
Mar 23rd, 2008 11:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

First gig bag I've had that stands up to more than a year of heavy gigging. I've had mine 3 years. Honestly I'm not crazy about the gear storage design, but it's definitely durable and protects the guitar.

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mfitz804
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Staten Island, NY

I'm dizzy from the twist of fate.
Mar 23rd, 2008 11:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"There was a JM one here in the FDP classifieds here last week but I was too slow to jump on it!"

It was mine, it sold in 10 minutes. They are excellent, I just don't need all the protection it offers because I don't play outside the house. While they are very protective, they are also very thick.

I have one designated closet for guitars. I did some measuring and discovered if I ditched the Incase, put the Mayer in one of my G&G's, and put one of my lower end guitars in a new Fender molded case, I could make room for another guitar in there. And I was correct.

I have a real GAS problem. Aside from that, I'd have kept the bag, especially if I gigged or traveled.

The Mayer ones seem to be available on eBay pretty frequently from people who part out. I've seen them go for $150, so you'd be saving $50 (but paying shipping), and you get the cool Fender logo version, if that matters.

However, none seem to be listed at the moment.

mark bjorke
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Tagline/Signature
Mar 23rd, 2008 11:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It looks to me like you might as well use a hard case as big as it is.

I have an older Fender bag I like it doesn't have the added on pocket just a zippered enclosure within the surface of the bag. It's well padded.



mfitz804
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Staten Island, NY

I'm dizzy from the twist of fate.
Mar 23rd, 2008 11:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The only advantages I can see of the Incase over a hard case are the straps for easy carrying, and the ability to potentially stick it in the overhead bin of a plane (some say it fits, never tried it but personally I don't imagine it does, unless you are one of those obnoxious people who things the whole bin is for them instead of for the 3 people its assigned to, but that is for a whole other thread).

Oh, and not only the size is similar to a HSC; the one I am presently shipping weighed in at approximately 11 pounts with shipping box.

(This message was last edited by mfitz804 at 11:49 AM, Mar 23rd, 2008)

nicnite
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Telebastard
Mar 23rd, 2008 12:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The advantage over a hard case is you can also fit all your other stuff--cables, sheet music, field recorder, tools, whatever you take to a gig. And it's very comfortable to carry on your back.

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kshep
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San Francisco

Mar 23rd, 2008 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anybody ever compare/contract the InCase bags to any of the less expensive...

"polyfoam" stuff?

MudSkipper

usa

Mar 23rd, 2008 03:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You can buy them here:

Buy Incase

kshep
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Mar 23rd, 2008 03:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It looks like Kaces offers or plans to offer something pretty darn similar, the K3-E1. Their site is all Flash, so I can't link directly, but here are some views:

http://www.kaces.com/guitar/K3-E1Lg.jpg
http://www.kaces.com/guitar/K3-E1-BackLg.jpg

http://www.kaces.com/guitar/K3-E1-ViewsLg.jpg

Csapo
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City by the Bay

"No such thing as too many Telecasters"
Mar 23rd, 2008 03:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got a few of Incase single bags and an Incase Dub bag. They are all terrific, with the exception of the recent John Mayer Cypress Mica Incase Bag. Inferior to the other Incase models.

I use them exclusively for travel to gigs. Easy to carry and terrific protection. Worth the $$$, IMHO.

Also, I believe that Bill Nash now ships his guitars in Nash logo'd Kace's

pcheng

PA

Mar 23rd, 2008 04:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got them all:

- Dlx Fender Gig Bag
- 1978 Blown plastic case
- G&G Case
- 2007 Fender molded case
- And a 2006 JM Incase Fender case (the black one)

Of all my cases, I use (and like) the Incase the most. It weighs about the same as the G&G case, but it is much more versatile and maneuverable than any of the other cases.

It has enough room to hold my 3 ring binder, chords and tuner with room to spare. The handles are logically laid out, and I keep one strap on to sling over my shoulder.

The only negative is that the case doesn't lay flat due to the back pack straps. But that's it. It's a small price to pay for such a great case. It was definitely worth the price ($150 w shipping).

+1 for the Incase!

mfitz804
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Staten Island, NY

I'm dizzy from the twist of fate.
Mar 23rd, 2008 05:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There is a second set of shoulder straps inside teh back flap. Removing the removable outside straps makes it somewhat more flat, as the prior owner of my JM did.

Still not suitable for stacking but a little more compact.


Gaz40
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Toronto, Canada

She's My Old Time Used To Be
Mar 25th, 2008 08:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for all the replies on this.

Time to start saving and looking... they are certanly pricey but from what I can gather by looking at InCase's site, it really is a great product and well suited to *my needs* of going to my lesson (storage for books/CDs etc) and travelling out of town for weekend jaunts (takes up less room in the car).

adrian jordan
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United Kingdom

I guess thats why they call it The Blues
Mar 26th, 2008 07:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just wish someone imported them into the UK...I had one with a JM strat, but when I sold the Strat I let the case go too as it helped the value of the guitar...

Want another one now...

Gaz40
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Toronto, Canada

She's My Old Time Used To Be
Mar 26th, 2008 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It doesn't seem they're available separately in Canada either. InCase themselves won't ship here.

I think it's just a matter of being patient and scouring around for someone w/ a JM Strat and too many cases already who's willing to part with one!

adrian jordan
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United Kingdom

I guess thats why they call it The Blues
Mar 26th, 2008 10:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Or someone on eBay who'll ship internationally...

Gaz40
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Toronto, Canada

Papa Ain't Salty No More
Mar 26th, 2008 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I feel your pain, aj... believe me!



Now I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to start Gassing for a John Mayer Strat anyway! At least I'd get the gig bag as a bonus. Haven't played one yet but lord help me if they come out with some new *bluish* colours... Like LPB or Ocean Turq. Or Ice Blue Metallic! I may not be able to resist.

(This message was last edited by Gaz40 at 06:23 PM, Mar 26th, 2008)

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