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Bass Guitar Cases

Owning bass guitar cases to protect your instruments is vital if you want your guitar to last for more than a year or two. While many people have a tendency to prop their guitars against a wall and forget about them, this habit is not good for your instrument.

Allowing your bass guitar to be exposed to humidity and sudden changes of heat and cold can drastically shorten the lifespan of the materials used to build the guitar. It will also lead to strings requiring replaced more frequently, as variations on temperature and moisture can damage even metal strings.

There are many different types of bass guitar cases. The most common type are hard plastic coated cases that provide water and impact protection for your case. These are also layered enough where any temperature changes do not immediately effect the instrument. This is good for when you have to take your bass guitar outside in summer or winter, where the temperatures may be extremely hot or cold.

In addition to this, there are cloth covered cases. These tend to be available in more colors, and have more features. They provide an inside plastic cover so that your instrument is protected against the elements. The use of cloth or soft leather on the exterior allows for sheet music cases or other pockets to store strings and other components.

When you buy bass guitar cases, you will want to make certain that you have space for your basic maintenance gear. Picks or tabs, as well as any desired cloths should be able to fit in the case with your bass guitar. Extra strings and electronics for electric guitars should also fit without having to become creative.

When you buy a brand new bass guitar, you should make certain that you get its case as well. Guitar manufacturers include cases with the sale of their guitars. If you purchase a guitar without a case, then the shop you are purchasing it from is keeping the case. The only times that you will not receive a case with your bass guitar is if you custom order a guitar and ask that the case is not included with it. As bass guitar cases are custom fit for each model of case, it is very difficult to get a new case for a guitar, especially if it is not in a standard shape or size. You may have to order your case custom.

Should your bass guitar cases be damaged, you should take them in for repair, so they can properly protect your investment.