Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Tin Pot, 2 Dec 2016.
any idea what bags this guy on the left is using?
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.
Those triangles are probably distinctive, but all I know is they're not Basil's pair of rectangles.
Indeed they are
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.
I'm a guitarist. Never carry a guitar in a soft case as it will always get squished!
I'd never use a soft bag unless the guitar isn't valuable.
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.
I thought Ortleib but the right hand closed pannier has a lid not a roll closure and it doesn't look waterproof.
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.
Looks like an Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus to me.
Waterproof against rain, but not against being dropped in a pond.
Dodgy things soft bags, listen to this tale at 3 1/2 minutes
Nothing saves you from reversing over a guitar, nor are soft cases appropriate for electric guitars.
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