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
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