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Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case  Black 

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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 e...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      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

      SPECIFICATIONS

      ATA Polyethylene Bass Case

      • 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
       
      4.1

      (based on 17 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      82%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good protection (11)
      • Easy to carry (8)
      • Durable (7)
      • Stylish (5)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (6)
      • Travel (6)
      • Concerts (4)
      • Practicing (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      So Far So Good

      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...Read complete review

      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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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good at first, poor after 6 months.

      This case seemed alright at first... It fit all of my basses and was able to handle the rigors of riding in the back of my band's trailer.

      However, I later...Read complete review

      This case seemed alright at first... It fit all of my basses and was able to handle the rigors of riding in the back of my band's trailer.

      However, I later discovered that the supprort straps, which keep the lid up while the case is open, are attached with hot glue. Of course, they all let go with time. This is unacceptable, particularly because of where this case is priced. If it were a Musician's Gear case, then I'd understand.

      In addition, the latches don't always stay latched while in transport anymore. Yes, I did say that this case is transported in a trailer, but it isn't abused. It should be able to handle average wear-and-tear, but the latches can't, and they now easily pop open with minimal vibrations.

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      5.0

      Fits Spector EuroPro4 Great

      By 

      from Cumberland RI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Giging
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

        20+ years of guitars etc. I been through a lot of gear. Gator cases (made in Florida) are a great value. I love the fact that all the locks are on the front and none on the bottom/top. Also there is a button on the bottom of the locks that pushes in to then open the locks! Awesome. The center latch has the lock mechanism and it's actually pretty good,Makes my SKB look like a toy. Fits the bass tight and is as compact as a case good really get. I had to return the Spector case because it would fit the Spector bass! Glad I did it was cheaply made. This case Looks like it could probably be thrown in the ocean and come back dry safe and sound...wonder if it floats?

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good at first, poor after 6 months.

        By 

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Not Sturdy

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Everyday

        Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

        This case seemed alright at first... It fit all of my basses and was able to handle the rigors of riding in the back of my band's trailer.

        However, I later discovered that the supprort straps, which keep the lid up while the case is open, are attached with hot glue. Of course, they all let go with time. This is unacceptable, particularly because of where this case is priced. If it were a Musician's Gear case, then I'd understand.

        In addition, the latches don't always stay latched while in transport anymore. Yes, I did say that this case is transported in a trailer, but it isn't abused. It should be able to handle average wear-and-tear, but the latches can't, and they now easily pop open with minimal vibrations.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good case. Not sure I'd fly it.

        By 

        from OC, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Light weight
        • Price

        Cons

        • Not The Sturdiest

        Best Uses

        • Local Gigs

        Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

        This is my second case. The first one was used as a step by some dullard backstage at a NAMM show gig. It warped the case top's aluminum frame rendering the outside 2 latches ineffective - not staying reliably closed. The case did its job though. My prized Zon was harm-free. I did attempt various methods to get the case's lid back in shape but with no success. Given that it did a good job protecting my bass under abuse, I'm pretty happy. Bought another to replace the first one. For the price and local gigs, I highly recommend it. Based on the results of the damage the case received, I'm not sure I'd trust it in checked luggage for fly gigs though.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new jazz bass case

        By 

        from massachesetts

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

          Case is very well put together with a plush ruby red interior. Much better than that fluffy furry junk thats in other cases. comforms perfect for my Fender Jazz Bass V. Plenty of room for the extras. I like it so much that I ordered a second one for another jazz bass.

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          5.0

          gator bass case

          By 

          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 

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So Far So Good

            By 

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Good protection but poor design

            By 

            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 

            from South of Boston

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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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I'm happy

              By 

              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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