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Re: Backpack cases
« Reply #25 on: Aug 27, 2009, 07:02:20 PM »
mandopickr, Looks like an interesting case, I found the manufacturers website:  http://www.gig-bags.com/  with some more info.  The seller on e-bay doesn't seem to carry the vioilin case on their direct sales site.

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Re: Backpack cases
« Reply #26 on: Aug 29, 2009, 01:55:34 AM »
The case came in today. It was not exactly what I was expecting, but very nice. It is a molded case, exterior and interior. The case is covered with a heavy polyester fabric, put on either during the molded process, or shortly thereafter, impregnated into the mold. The height is about 32", and about 12" at the widest. It is a little less than 8" deep.

The interior compartment is form-fit for the violin. My fiddle fit perfectly. The retention strap is not velcro, but rather is connected by magnets on each side of the neck. Also included in the main compartment a removable, zippered "pouch".

On the front is a padded zippered main pocket about 18" high, and 10" wide. It is deep enough to carry your shoulder rest, and includes three other padded pockets that are 3"x3".

The padded 2" shoulder straps are permanently mounted, and include a carry handle. There is also a handle on the side.

Outside of the main compartment, the next nicest part of this case are the two bow sleeves.
The bows slide in from the top, and have a zippered, molded cover.
These sleeves are formed in the molded process on the backside of the case and should provide much more protection than with a typical case.

I like smaller cases, and though this case is not as small as my dart case, it is closer to that size than any other case I have, plus I have places for mutes, strings, etc, and my shoulder rest. All in all, a very nice case. I'll be using this case as I travel through Labor Day weekend.


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Re: Backpack cases
« Reply #28 on: Sep 12, 2009, 04:20:11 AM »
The bow holder in those is pretty clever.  It's definitely on my list if I need a replacement, just doesn't bring quite enough for a spare.

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Re: Backpack cases
« Reply #29 on: Sep 16, 2009, 07:56:55 PM »
I have a GIG case the same as these. I can confirm that after two years it is as good as the day I bought it and it has been in some bad weathers and at some high speeds as I originally bought it when I used to go to my fiddle lessons on my bike (motor! )

 




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