I'm going home for a couple weeks pretty soon, and due to the exorbitant markups on most gear here, I'm going to be mighty tempted to buy a new bass while I'm in the US. The issue is, I'd have to take it back on the plane with me. Any of you fellas take guitars or basses on flights? If so, are "standard" guitar cases usually strong enough, or do you think flight cases are the way to go? Any tips for packing the case if a flight case isn't an option? I suppose I could always just ship it home via post if I want to make extra sure it's packed well, but the shipping and customs fees will likely be higher than any fees I'll have to pay if my luggage weighs too much at check-in. So uh... thoughts? EDIT: I hope cases count as Gear and/or Equipment, otherwise this is the wrong subforum .