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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case Black 

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Overview
  • Fits bass guitars
  • Military-grade polyethylene outer shell
  • Black stealth powder coated valance and hardware
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $249.99
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    - $131.00
  • New Price:
    $11899

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Not as heavy as standard wood flight cases, yet it gives you way more protection.

This ATA Polyethelene Bass Case (GPE-BASS-TSA) has a universal fit EPS protective foam open cavity design with a crushed velvet, plush interior and extended reach protective neck cradle to give your axe a nice, safe resting place inside.

Outside, it protects your bass from the dings of transport with a military-grade polyethylene shell. For your picks, tuner, cables, and other assorted accessories, it offers an ample compartment (14.25" x 4.75" x 2").

This rugged case also features surface mounted impact diversion latch housing, a TSA-approved locking center latch, and an ergo-grip injection molded handle for your comfort. The valance and hardware are coated in a black stealth powder to give the case a nice, sleek look.

Features
  • Fits bass guitars
  • Military-grade polyethylene outer shell
  • Black stealth powder coated valance and hardware
  • Surface-mounted impact diversion latch housing
  • TSA-approved locking center latch
  • Ergo-grip injection molded handle for the ultimate in comfort
  • Extended reach protective neck cradle
  • Crushed velvet and uxury plush interior

Give your bass the utmost protection when you travel. Order today!

 

ATA Polyethylene Bass Case Specifications:

  • External Dimensions: 49.25"W x 17.125"D x 5.875"H
  • Internal Dimensions:
  • Body Length: 21"
  • Body Height: 3"
  • Lower Bout: 13.5"
  • Middle Bout: 13.5"
  • Upper Bout: 13.5"
  • Total Length: 47.5"
  • Head Stock Length: 10.5"
  • Head-Stock Depth: 3.5"
  • Head-Stock Width: 3.5"
  • Accessory Space: 14.25" x 4.75" x 2"
  • Weight: 16.20lb.
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GatorATA Polyethylene Bass Case
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to carry (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (5)
    • Concerts (3)
    • Everyday (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wish I'd bought two!

    Gator GPE-ATA Bass CaseThis is by far the best instrument case I have ever owned. I'm a touring bass player and my basses have to survive jostling rides in a big trailer, abuse at...Read complete review

    Gator GPE-ATA Bass CaseThis is by far the best instrument case I have ever owned. I'm a touring bass player and my basses have to survive jostling rides in a big trailer, abuse at the venue, and occasionally on a plane. It is very lightweight - it feels about half as heavy as my G-TOUR traditional "road style" ATA case. With my P-Bass in it, the case is very well-balanced in my hand. The cushioned rubber handle is sturdy, solid, and FAR more comfortable than any of my other hard cases. The outside is hard plastic like an SKB but it's slicker looking. The latches locks are top knotch and fit perfectly together, no need to nudge the lid this way and that. The inside is firm red velvet - cushy enough to protect from bumps & scrapes but firm enough that I feel like the bass will be safe in an impact.Can't wait to take it on tour.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good protection but poor design

    I purchased this case to protect my Musicman bass while traveling. I took it on a trip down to Florida (it traveled by truck) and was happy to see that it protected my...Read complete review

    I purchased this case to protect my Musicman bass while traveling. I took it on a trip down to Florida (it traveled by truck) and was happy to see that it protected my bass, and even kept it in tune! However, I soon noticed that the handle was coming loose. Within 5 minutes of carrying the case the handle came off completely. The screws come up from the case into the handle, which prevents the handle from being screwed back in or tightened.

    When I called Gator to complain, they told me to just "glue it back on." I expected them to at least reimburse me or send me a new case.

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    5.0

    gator bass case

    By Rabbit

    from Decorah,

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

      This is a great case both inside and out.

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      5.0

      Military-Grade For Real

      By AlligatorBlood666

      from Gotham City, Somewhere

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Strong Af
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Keeping Basses Safe

      Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

      Best Case in the world. Was on backlist for a Coffin Case (because, face it, pulling a neon green bass with a purple strap out of a coffin would be amazing) but I cancelled because I really needed a case, so the guy on the phone told me to get this because it was the same as a flight case, but like 200 cheaper. So I ordered it for the great price and have been a happy camper ever since.
      Military-Grade is an understatement. Get this case. You will never regret it.

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      4.0

      So Far So Good

      By sjonesy8

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish
      • Tsa Approved
      • Universal

      Cons

      • None yet

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Road
      • Travel

      Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

      I've owned this case for about a week now and I've got to say so far so good. I'm a traveling musician and this case is in the mist of a ton of gear on the road. It is advertised as a universal case, but it fits my bass like a glove. I play an Ibanez SRX505 out on the road...The reason that I bought the Gator is b/c the Ibanez case that came with my bass upon purchase was beat up pretty badly by an airline that I'll not name :0 -- And I know it...it wasn't a flight case, But it was pretty much destroyed.

      On the flip side, this Gator case is very sturdy & well made. I'd feel safe sticking it on a commercial flight without worry. I'll give this case 4 our of 5 only b/c it is 'universal' and doesn't fit every bass perfectly. Over all, I am very happy with this purchase and I'd recommend it to any musician looking for a good case on a budget.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Good protection but poor design

      By Johnnybgood

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Bad Customer Service
      • Bulky
      • Not Functional
      • Not Sturdy

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Travel

      Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

      I purchased this case to protect my Musicman bass while traveling. I took it on a trip down to Florida (it traveled by truck) and was happy to see that it protected my bass, and even kept it in tune! However, I soon noticed that the handle was coming loose. Within 5 minutes of carrying the case the handle came off completely. The screws come up from the case into the handle, which prevents the handle from being screwed back in or tightened.

      When I called Gator to complain, they told me to just "glue it back on." I expected them to at least reimburse me or send me a new case.

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      4.0

      Got exactly what i wanted.

      By Silent Mike

      from South of Boston

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

        I recently bought a Ibanez SR705 and wanted a great case that fit well; and i didnt want the poorly designed stock ibanez case, or a plywood one [which tend too not last long in my hands]. I got my wish! It fits snug as a bug almost like it was designed for the SR series bass; the case looks cool; and looks like it will prevent any drunken slammings too my baby in small club hallways, or loading zones. It doesnt have a great compartment system which is a slight bummer. And It does smell a bit like adhesive, but just leave it open too the summer air and it will be fine. Also, its very, VERY lite and easy tah carry. I dont plan on taking any flights with it, but it will take any road abuse a mid-level metal head can throw at it for sure.

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        5.0

        I'm happy

        By bdcosmo

        from Western NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Great Value
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • It's A Case

          Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

          After studying features, prices, and reviews of cases for a couple days I decided that this Gator ATA had the best user reviews, best price/feature ratio and had what I needed in a case. I've had it for a few weeks now and I am delighted to say I was right. This is a great case for the price, very functional, great looking, good fit for my Ibanez bass. I like the way the latches work. It is very sturdy. There's plenty of room for most everything, with the one exception of extra strings...I do keep a set in the case but the compartments are not big enough, they are in with the body of the bass. No problem... This is a well-built case and well worth the price.

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          4.0

          Solid boxy protection

          By MachineRat

          from Beaverton, OR

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

            A very solidly built case that isn't as heavy as it looks like it ought to be. It snugly holds my Dean EQ5 Five String Quilt Top Bass. The case also travels and stores easily laying flat, sitting up, or standing upright. On top of the great protection, I often gets compliments about how lovely the red velvet interior looks.

            I'm not sure if there was a change in design, or if my model is slightly different, but my case has four latches instead of the three that are pictured. Speaking of the latches, those are my only real complaint about the case. My issue is that they only open up less than an inch, so sometimes they still catch on the lid. It can be frustrating when trying to pack or unpack in a hurry. I suppose that's the trade off for getting latches that are more secure than traditional case latches.

            One more thing I found is that if you use Dunlop Dual-Design Straploks, there isn't quite enough room to leave the strap attached as well. Not a huge deal (as it's best to take the strap off anyways), but sometimes you just want to pack up or be ready to play in as few steps as possible.

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            5.0

            The Scoop

            By Dan Brua

            from Montana

            Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

            Because of the storage structure I gave it a nine but this is a trustworthy, quality built case. The beautiful red velvet interior and structure neck support make this case ideal for a large variety of instruments. My 6 string spector fit nicely with just a bit of room end to end.
            The Gator ATA case that I recieved after ordering this in early spring '12 had 4 buckles to start Not that that's a big deal but I noticed it. It came with two keys to a sturdy locking mechanism. The space inside is good but the pockets are laid out is such a way that they leave room for a strap, cord, tuner, but the only place I could find to keep a set of strings was under the headstock. Those with a 5 or 6 string may run into this issue. The pockets are long but just not quite wide enough.
            Not only is the case itself incredible strong but the hinges, latches, and locks appear to be quality and long term.
            At just over 130 usd and free shipping, I'd say you can't do much better for the cost. The 50 dollar generic will always do the trick but this is a quality case; no doubt.

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I flight, trashed case

            By Allen White

            from California

            Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

            Should not be baught with the intention of using it as a flight case.
            One flight with this case, on the way home checked it in, it was closed and locked but when I picked up from baggage claim it was partially open and totally destroyed. I would have been better spending my money on a real ATA flight case.
            Didn't stand up to the TSA, or the baggage handlers
            Not worth the money, it didn't funtion as advertized

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great case, period!

            By Judge Dredd

            from Texas

            Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

            I purchased this case for an old Aria Pro II 5-string bass that I picked up used to learn on. I think I paid more for the case than the bass! Anyway, this case is great! Hinges are larger than on my Fender/SKB case, interior is very nice plush red, latches are beefy. Outstanding value!It seemed to me that my Fender Big Block P bass didn't fit so well, in that the neck didn't lay in the neck channel. Perhaps when I closed the lid, it would've pushed the bass down into the plush liner and fit fine.

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