Bass Gig Bag with wheels?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Despot, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Despot

    Despot Member

    Hi All,

    By any chance is there such a thing on the market as a bass gig bag with wheels?
  2. Simes

    Simes Supporting Member

    I've never seen one - although that doesn't mean there isn't one on the market! I'd have thought it would be tricky though as a gig bag doesn't have a rigid frame to attach the wheels to...

    Perhaps this could be a market opportunity for someone!
  3. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    Time to go on Dragon den!
  4. Simes

    Simes Supporting Member

    Tom and Will gig bag, lightweight velco-attatched T shaped collapsable frame to act as handle and axle for the wheels.

    Theo will invest...


    Place bass in gigbag,gigbag in shopping trolley...problem solved.
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    or ... :redface:

  7. defnotsimon

    defnotsimon Member

    I would have thought that a gig bag with wheels is called a hard case. Isnt the point of a gig bag so that you can carry it around on your back anyway?


    I ve got a gigbag and found them kills you to sling it over your shoulder and walk with it..not bad just using the carry handles.
  9. on_castors

    on_castors Member

    I have found that too, after playing cornet & using a gig bag most successfully, I found that when I returned to E flat Tuba it just doesn't work the same! : -(
  10. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Totally agree - absolutely cr@p.
    Mind you mine came with the tuba and I reckon it's a cheap effort. I don't think it would save the instrument from taking dints etc.
    I've been trying to source a 2nd hand hard case with wheels but they are as rare as rocking horse doody !

    - Mr Wilx
  11. Despot

    Despot Member

  12. davethehorny

    davethehorny Member



    Thought it was just me getting old......I can spend 12 hrs chucking steel about at work but can t carry a bb bass in a gigbag for long when it s slung over my shoulder !:eek:
  14. on_castors

    on_castors Member

    They just move your centre of gravity so far out from the body too, so not only does it feel heavier than you expect, you need to lean so far forward/to one side, instantly getting the feeling it is easier just to use the hard case, wheel it where possible and carry it where you can't!


    I agree...who wants to walk like QUASIMODO.:biggrin:
  16. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    I used to end up walking like Quaz after some long hot marching jobs !
    Barnsley Miners Dem and a religious one at Wrenthorpe spring to mind.
    Couldn't stop a pig in a ginnel !!

    - Mr Wilx
  17. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

  18. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    They're "APOS" - and the second word is "Pile" !!

    - Mr Wilx
  19. on_castors

    on_castors Member

    Unfortunately I do a bit to start with, the crutches help straighten me up; but having a bass on your back is like having "the bells" attached as well as Esmerelda! ;-)

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