Solar Guitars: I Don't Want to Buy The Case

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  1. GuitarSetup

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    i really need a gig bag for gigging
     
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    If you are spending all your hard earned cash on this guitar (so much so that you are struggling for the finances to pay for a case), then it will obviously be a very valuable instrument to you, so you should absolutely save your money to buy the case and protect it. Think how gutted you'll be if if gets damaged because you don't have a case.
     
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    ITT: Folks acting like the cheap, un-reinforced, universal fit case is Fort Fucking Knox.:lol:

    I'm all for just taking the case, as they're probably not going to hold it or reduce price at all. But a good gigbag is better than a meh case 99% of the time. Chill folks.
     
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    i already have a hardcase but if you guys suggested i might sell the other one
     
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    Nice to know and see people suggesting , i have hardcase case already but really interested on the helix lt also which ever comes first
     
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    which is why more guitars should just come with padded gig bags...

    but I don't think this is the op's issue here.
     
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    OP, what is your objective/expectation in posting your original statement here? I wanna help, but there doesn't seem much anyone can do, except ask you how it went when you contacted said distributor. Ola is on these forums, why not ask him in the Solar thread?
     
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    the guitar is in the warehouse already, the distributor just asked me now what model im searching and i just reply to the distributor, just waiting, i really dont know what to ask from ola
     
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    You plan to use a bass case for guitar?

    Gonna stop you right there. The guitar is smaller in every dimension, so it will rattle around and still possibly ding and/or break.

    Like others have said, if you cant afford the case maybe now isnt the time to buy the guitar.
     
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    ^^^ this 120%.

    BUDDA BING, BUDDA BOOM!
     
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    Your case is probably the single most significant investment that you can make in preserving your instrument. Don't skimp on those, especially if shipping internationally. A gig bag is not sufficient for the latter unless you are carrying it on the plane with you.
    I've bought $1500 keyboards & spent $350 on the case alone, and that case protected that keyboard for 16 years before I sold both of them together.
    It's the case's job to take the beating, not the instrument.
     
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    Why is this so complicated?! Do what You're going to do. I think the unanimous opinion is to get the case.
     
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    Exactly. You can save money by dropping the Evertune. I get that they're cool and all but it's much more of a luxury item than a case is. You'll thank us when your guitar arrives safely and when you don't have to use extra tools to get things set up. Plus your bends will continue to sound normal.
     
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    I will not use the hardcase outside , when im gigging i always use gig bag
     
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    Yes it is right if i storing guitars i do that, i rarely gigged outside with hardcase it always gig bag for my bass and acoustic
     
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    Ok, why?
     
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    That doesn't make any sense. If I had both a gig bag and a case for the same guitar I would literally never use the gig bag, and/or if I had to only choose one it would always be the hardcase.
     
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    i use the car but rarely, rides the bike motorcycle when gigging here , but commute also public transport
     
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    You guys haven't ever used a gigbag when actively gigging? Not touring, but playing local gigs.

    They're the best. You throw your pedals or floor processor and cables in the big front pocket, keep tons of batteries and picks and whatever in all the other pockets. Throw it on your back and you're good to go.

    Cases are good for storage or stowage, and even then, unless they're properly form fitted (zero movement) and have a good seal, they're more of a liability, not to mention the lack of convenient storage and awkward carrying dynamics.

    I have a double gigbag that let's me carry two guitars (or basses, I bought a similar style one for bass too) a folding stand, a small pedalboard, cables, batteries, picks, etc. that carries like a backpack. With my rack bag and my speaker in a duffel I can travel with my entire rig, plus backup instrument, and still have a hand available to open doors and whatever.

    Cases are cool, and I keep mine for storage or traveling long distances, but in over two decades of gigging I've never had a problem going with a gigbag.

    I have slightly older variants of these:
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...m80-dual-electric-guitar-hybrid-gig-bag-black
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/road-runner-double-bass-gig-bag

    The MONO isn't cheap, but it's protecting as much as $8k in gear, so it's worth it.
     

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