Right, I got all light headed when my wages came in this week and after an impulse trip into Marcus Music for some bass strings I ended up walking out with an acoustic bass
Its a Takamine G-Series (EG512C), not fantastic but a handy practice/writing tool and a decent sounding preamp so no need to haul the huge amp down to acoustic gigs.
anyway, I digress. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a gig bag, or preferably hard case for it? I've checked most of the usual website suspects. Its huge and the only suggestion Marcus had was a cello case. I want to avoid having one made, but if I have to I will, so anyone know anyone local that will make cases??
Check with Steve Moore. He's been dealing with guitar cases and flight cases recently, and may know somewhere.
Indeed, I might be able to help...
RMG have all their flight cases custom made by Spider Engineering in England (www.spider-engineering.co.uk) and as luck would have it, they're opening a Belfast branch in January apparently.
They recently shipped me the wrong case by accident (all sorted out quickly and professionally, I hasten to add!) and they arranged for a local flightcase company to pick it up... I didn't realise there was a local company making flightcases, but from what I remember, they were called something like Q-Flightcases and were based in Lisburn.
So that may be of some help to you.
Pricewise, a case for a guitar the size of my King-V (probably about the same length and width as your bass) costs around £120+vat, so you could expect to pay a little bit more than that...
See....? Give him a biscuit.
I seem to remember someone else mentioning a lisburn based company before. I was sort of expecting somewhere between £100 and £150, so hopefully it will all work out peachy!! I'll give 'em a shout.