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Carrying a guitar in a soft case

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Tin Pot, 2 Dec 2016.

  1. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    any idea what bags this guy on the left is using?

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  2. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Saw someone cycling in Oxford the other day with a 'cello on his back. It was in a hard plastic ABS case if that's any help.

    you're welcome
  3. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Those triangles are probably distinctive, but all I know is they're not Basil's pair of rectangles.
  4. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Indeed they are :smile:


    I'm guessing that he has one like this with a guitar and softcase stuffed into it - the blue of the neck is a different shade to the rest.
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  5. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    I'm a guitarist. Never carry a guitar in a soft case as it will always get squished!
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  6. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    I'd never use a soft bag unless the guitar isn't valuable.
  7. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Mmm I used to think that, and if you're gigging absolutely. Stuff will break in soft cases. I wouldn't recommend it to most.

    But. I have had no problem being "less protective" of my acoustic in the fifteen years since I stopped being serious about music.

    So I pack it in a hard case but haul it round the city, parks, in the convertible, without any case.

    Plus my kids smash up everything I own regardless.
    Last edited: 2 Dec 2016
  8. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    I thought Ortleib but the right hand closed pannier has a lid not a roll closure and it doesn't look waterproof.
  9. jags

    jags Veteran

    When i had the yamaha LL16 now sadly sold to buy a bike, it came with a lovely foam cast light enough and very strong. if u have a really good guitar i wouldn't use a bag like that.
  10. andrew_s

    andrew_s Veteran

    Looks like an Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus to me.
    Waterproof against rain, but not against being dropped in a pond.
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  11. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

  12. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
  13. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Nothing saves you from reversing over a guitar, nor are soft cases appropriate for electric guitars.
  14. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Acceptable ways to carry guitars:



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    Backpacker's guitar.
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