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MONO Vertigo Bass Guitar Case

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There are three major components of the MONO bass case that distinguish it from other gig bags: the headlock, the boot and the top-loading feature. T...Click To Read More About This Product

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Smart case design.

There are three major components of the MONO bass case that distinguish it from other gig bags: the headlock, the boot and the top-loading feature. The idea for a new case design was born of the ages old scenario of grabbing the guitar out of the side of a partially unzipped case while standing up. We do this to save space, to save time, or to save our backs. It is the guitar gig bag equivalent of the apple falling on Newton's head.

This observation became the driving concept behind the Vertigo, the world's first top-loading guitar case. The top-loading feature might have been enough, but MONO also redesigned the Headlock for automatic neck support. Then they created The Boot, a rubber sole designed for unsurpassed protection against vertical drops.

HEADLOCK
The Vertigo features a fully redesigned Headlock neck suspension system. No strapping, buckling, or belting required. No extra steps. Just throw your bass in and the neck finds a natural resting point in the base of the Headlock. Then zip the case up and the top section of the Headlock automatically clamps down over your bass, holding it firmly in place. Your headstock is now fully protected against backward drops and side-to-side impact. Lightning fast!

THE BOOT
Another first of its kind, The Boot takes guitar protection to a new level. Using manufacturing technologies from the footwear industry, the Vertigo bounces off of concrete like a pair of cross trainers. With its custom molded rubber outsole and EVA insole, The Boot also protects strap pins of all shapes and sizes from those nasty vertical drops. Travel in confidence and style. It's a good look.
TOP-LOADING
A slick feature that you will come to love. The Vertigo does not open like a traditional guitar case. Its design allows you to quickly unzip the case and pull your bass out from the top. A hidden diagonal hinge on the front panel of the case enables this. Once unzipped, the case naturally opens out and to the right. No need to lay your guitar case down on the floor.

The Vertigo is appointed with smart storage and rugged hardware for a life of travel. A deep front pocket keeps your essentials at-hand. The optional Guitar Tick provides room for much more. Steel riveted handles and dual zippers come standard, as does the Sharkskin water resistant outer shell.

Fits all standard electric bass guitars including Fender, Ibanez, Fodera, Warwick, Tobias, Yamaha. Also fits some not-so-standard bass guitars. This product is covered under MONO's 3 year limited liability warranty.

FEATURES
  • Top-loading
  • Front pocket
  • Mesh pocket
  • Water resistant shell
  • Anti-skip zippers
  • Reinforced "boot"

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MONOVertigo Bass Guitar Case
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Worth the Price

By LLee

from NY

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Safety

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Local Gigs
    • Practicing

    Comments about MONO Vertigo Bass Guitar Case:

    I have always used cases some included with the instrument and some of my favorites use flight cases. I have seen some gig bags that I would not feel safe using. This "gig bag" is super , top loading took a few times to get used to , now it is second nature. If your wondering what will fit I can assure you these will. Wal Bass MK1 , Wal bass MK2 , Wal bass MK3-5string , Fender Jazz , and my Rickenbackers. I could not be happier . If I were to go long distances and they would be in the back of the truck , then I would surely use their cases. Yet for practices and local gigs , great fit in the car while saving the interior and easy on the back. Another plus , as a bass "gig bag" the headstock height is correct , it does not hit the top of the door frames .

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Top Shelf

    By Stevie D

    from Maine

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about MONO Vertigo Bass Guitar Case:

        I love soft cases, since I load my own gear in a jeep for local gigs. No stuff being tossed in the back of a group van. This is a well designed case. I like the top load and the rigid neck- lock feature. The "sneaker" is a great idea. There are extra D-rings, so I slung a piece of line between two, high up and across the neck, so now have a high handle front and rear when the case is upright, in addition to regular guitar handle and backpack handle. The only reason I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 stars, is that for the price, they should have gone the extra mile and included a raincoat in a little pocket like I have on a Gator guitar soft case.

         
        2.0

        Not Very Comfortable, Little Storage, Really Good Protection

        By djp420

        from New York, NY

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        Pros

        • Better Than Your Average Gig Bag
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • No Organizer
        • Not Comfortable
        • Not Functional
        • Not Good For Urban Commuting
        • One Pocket
        • Only 1 Storage Compartment

        Best Uses

        • A Touch More Security Than a Road Runner Bag
        • Looking Like You Spent Fortune On A Gig Bag
        • Throwing In Your Car

        Comments about MONO Vertigo Bass Guitar Case:

        Wow what a disappointment. I live in NYC and commute daily via subway and bus. There is only one pocket for storage. It's a vast wide, narrow and open pocket that can handle 2 10' cables, one stomp box and a guitar strap, a Snark tuner and various small items (Ill get to the small items). If I tried to fit another item I worry the zipper may give or Ill put too much pressure on my bass. As for small items like ear plugs, picks, Snark tuner, aspirin and more; they simply fall to the bottom and good luck finding them in the nearly bottomless pit when you need them.

        I assumed a gig bag of such "quality" would garnish a small items pocket on the neck, an organizer for music sheets in the main pocket and something my cheap-o backpack has... a cell phone pocket on the shoulder strap. There was no thought for the urban musician in this build.

        Comfort:
        This is a really huge disappointment. Forget about my uncomfortable daily commutes. On my first trip in a Greyhound bus the straps nearly murdered me as it added stress to my shoulders and neck. On line waiting for my bus I was day dreaming about my old and worn Road Runner gig bag; as unmanageable as it is it never stressed my neck and shoulders like the Mono Vertigo. I tried loosening and tightening the shoulder straps and I adjusting the strap clip that crosses my chest to no avail. Nothing helped, I just had to deal with the uncomfortable situation in NYC's Port Authority. When I tried to find a pain killer in the only storage pocket I had cables, my stomp box and other personal items all over the bus station floor. It was awful.

        I sent an email to the Mono team. They addressed the comfort issue with, "in our next design...." and their response to the storage issue was, "we sell an additional item called the 'Tick.'" The Tick is expensive! It should be included!

        In summary the Vertigo does offer some more protection. I would not recommend this case to anyone who commutes. I'ts a half baked idea.

         
        2.0

        Not worth the price. No way.

        By djp420

        from New York,NY

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        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MONO Vertigo Bass Guitar Case:

            It's almost there. It's constructed well but it's not fully thought through for the price. For starters it's not comfortable. I ride the NYC subways everyday. I had hoped for something that was comfortable. It's not. Secondly the single pocket is lame. No dividers, no pen holder, just a single pocket. For the price you'd figure Mono would add neat and innovative storage options. Nope. Thirdly, no water bottle holder and no cell phone pocket. They could have put a cell phone pocket on the strap. Is this bag worth the ticket price? No way.
            I do on the hand feel that it will protect my instrument much better than other bags but again is this worth the asking price? No way!!

             
            5.0

            Very nice gig bag! Great protection and well made

            By Dezz

            from Naples, FL

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            Pros

            • High quality
            • Outstanding cushioning with the Vertigo "sneaker
            • Outstanding neck support
            • Top loading is fast and easier than any case
            • Well made
            • You look like a better bassist than you are!

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Limited storage

            Best Uses

              Comments about MONO Vertigo Bass Guitar Case:

              I have played bass guitar for over 50 years and this was a present for myself. I have some very nice basses and had lesser quality gig bags and hard cases that I did not like. This gig bag is intended to hold my Musicman Stingray HH 5 string and it fits perfectly. The hard cases no longer fit in the back seat of my new Honda Accord so I sought out an upscale gig bag . This is a well made product and I did lots of research prior to buying one from Musician's Friend. It has limited storage but I did not want to cram up a gig bag with effects, a class D amp, or other stuff that should be packed separately anyway and not subject my bass to extra weight. The neck lock system does a fantastic job of supporting my basses neck and it is automatic when the bag is closed with no Velcro straps to mess with. Plenty of room for extra strings, cables, batteries, small tool kit and other items. I will not buy an overpriced "tick" bag that hangs from the upper neck area. It should have an upper handle but does not. I love how it opens vertically do you do not have to search out a table or floor to lay the case down to get my bass out which will be great at some of the Blues Jams I go to for fun. Only takes seconds to remove or install my bass instead of fumbling around with a case of flat loading gig bag. The backpack straps are comfortable despite another gig bag company saying they were not. Even the handle is nicely padded and well balanced. I shopped all over and by far Musician's Friend had the best buy on this very nice gig bag. I think it will make me a better bass player perhaps in my mind and I am very happy with this purchase! My bag is just like Victor Wooten's.

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