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mroulier
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Suburban MD.

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Apr 26th, 2016 10:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Geno FTW! Looks like everything I need is covered by the tool bag, especially with the shoulder strap!

wborys
OldFartBassPlayerWalt

Robbinsville, NJ

what do you mean the bass is too loud?
Apr 26th, 2016 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Heavy-duty zip-top tool bags.."

Yup! heavy duty, and after you mask off
the 'Craftsman' with Black Gorilla tape,
it looks professional!



mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Apr 26th, 2016 01:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I used to use a suitcase but I got sick of the comedians asking me if I was coming back from a holiday during the load-in.

Juice Nichols
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Panama City, FL

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Apr 26th, 2016 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use one of these to carry mics and all sorts of other odds and ends. They have 2 outside pockets and 2 inside pockets. The inside of the bag is padded also and has a great zipper. I've had the one I currently use for over 20 years.

Pilot Helmet Bag

MLC
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It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Apr 26th, 2016 02:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree that the "official gig bag" products are mostly crap. I ended up in the luggage department of my local Target and got myself a multi-compartment carry-on type bag.
I carry mic's, cables, tools, binder full of setlists and song sheets, duct tape, spare power adapter, strings, etc.
Been using it regularly for a few years now and it's still holding up fine.

Kinda like this (mine might be a bit smaller)

Peegoo
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Eat. Sleep. Guitar.

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Apr 26th, 2016 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some folks prefer a pilot's flight case or nav[igator's] case. These used to be popular with pilots and navs as a sort of 'briefcase for the office'.

I'm not a fan because of the hard handle and boxy shape.

This.

swampyankee
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olde New England

If you can't play good, play loud
Apr 26th, 2016 07:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ha! I finally retired my trusty old backpack before I ripped the straps off of it. Besides, I've been doing more hiking lately and it sucks having to empty the music gear out of it.

So I rummaged around the house and found a nifty tool bag that came with some rigid tool I bought a couple years ago. Opens like an old doctors bag and swallows pretty much everything

Benson Fan

Los Angeles, CA USA

Apr 26th, 2016 09:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use this for my Boss GT-10 FX Pedal, cables, extension chords, strings, tools, etc.

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cagey
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Canada

numb, yes...comfortable? Not so much
Apr 26th, 2016 09:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a gym bag. Actually I guess it's a carry-on travel bag, but I used it as a gym bag before re-purposing it. It has end pockets and side pockets as well as the large main section. And it has handles and a shoulder strap
For the band's PA gear & extra straps, cords, power accessories, duct tape etc. we have one of these...

Stanley FatMax

Tony Wright

Stillwater, OK

I never met a calorie I didn't like.
Apr 27th, 2016 09:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For mic stands and such, consider the "travel golf club bag". I have had a couple of heavy canvas with wheels and handle...have seen some made of heavy plastic such as SKB uses...Since I take LEDs and electric and XLR and mics and DIs, I use black plastic tubs from the Super Center down the road.

shunka

Willoughby, OH , USA

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May 4th, 2016 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I GENERALLY USE SOMETHING like the Stanley Fat Max, except that it doesn't "telescope." After nearly hurting myself hauling a large, heavily loaded tool box up several flights of stairs, I found a multiple compartment box about the size of the fat max that can be separated into two pieces. I can carry each piece by itself if need be.I've got it down to amp mic stand and guitar stands bungeed onto a two wheel dolly, rolling two piece tool box and whatever axes i'm using.

gdw3

LA-la-land, CA

Insert clever comment here
May 4th, 2016 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm with Peegoo a few posts up: a tool bag. Sits flat so stuff doesn't move around in there. Holds a lot for its size. Opens up wide. Easy to pack. Tough.

I have a plumber's leather tool bag. It's tough, and it looks cool!

Peegoo
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May 4th, 2016 06:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Leather. NOW yer talkin'!

A tough bag with a hard bottom is ideal.

KD2
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USA / TX

KDakaWalt
May 5th, 2016 11:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a tactical bag I found on Amazon. Around $50. Lots of compartments. Good shoulder strap. Virtually indestructible Nylon. The cats love to scratch on it. No discernable wear after 3 years. I now have 3. One for each gig situation I play in.

littleuch
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Subtropical Florida

May 5th, 2016 01:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I previously used a black plastic case that was designed for carrying parts. A clamshell suitcase type with handles. Before that, USPS mailbag. Both acquired from work.

BbendFender
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American Patriot

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May 5th, 2016 02:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I carry my pedal board in an old tweed suitcase. I have a bunch of them and it's just cool. I carry two small Rubbermaid tubs for ext. cords and patch cords and maybe some other stuff.

iammr2

Lower Slobovia

Pass me the onions..Yeah, the green ones
May 5th, 2016 10:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"A tough bag with a hard bottom is ideal."

I'll introduce you to my ex..."

cedarchoper58

62 Strat Man

May 14th, 2016 06:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a small suitcase and keep my pedal board and cables in it. I keep extras in the pockets and can pull it behind me. Works great


VanGoghsEar

USA

May 14th, 2016 07:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

$5 backpack from 5 below, but it's a bit small. I might check out those canvas tool bags.

Twangmeister
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E NC

Hoarder of instruments
May 17th, 2016 07:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a number of old pharmaceutical carry bags that are like small beach bags. These are perfect for guitar cords, extension cords, power strips, wall warts and effects.

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