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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 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

79%

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 (5)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

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

Great!

By Christopher

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

This is my second Gator ATA case. I bought the first for my Lea Paul. I bought this based solely on that experience. This one is just as nice. I have been very happy with these cases.

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1.0

Not worth the money

By Murph the Bassist

from Denver Colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • NONE

Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

I have used this case for about a year. The interior has broken and does not hold my bass securely, the latches are very hard to lock, the lid is out of aliment and does not close securely, and the strap that holds the lid open has broken. VERY POOR Quality. I used this case to hold a Lakland 44-60 Jazz bass as I transported it from rehearsal and gigs. It started falling apart after about 3 months of use. It has gotten so bad I now have to replace it.

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5.0

Excellent Construction

By DirtyLeg

from Macon, GA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

      Excellent, secure construction. Perfect fit for my custom bass.

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      5.0

      Seems like the Cadillac of cases.

      By Dave Heimann

      from Massillon, Ohio

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Gator ATA Polyethylene Bass Case:

        Fits my Musicman 4-string bass perfectly. It has four good spring-loaded latches.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fits Spector EuroPro4 Great

        By Diguitar

        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 BasslineFrenzy

          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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good case. Not sure I'd fly it.

          By noanme

          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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My new jazz bass case

          By Johnny D

          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 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 drakken

              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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