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SKB SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case

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SKB's SKB-44RW rolling bass case turns your gig bag into an ATA case. Insert your bass guitar, gig bag and all, into this indestructible shell. Slide...Click To Read More About This Product

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Rotationally molded rolling bass case introduces a brand-new loading technique.

SKB's SKB-44RW rolling bass case turns your gig bag into an ATA case. Insert your bass guitar, gig bag and all, into this indestructible shell. Slide the 2 halves together, quick-latch them, padlock if desired, then tilt the ATA bass case and roll it away on heavy-duty rubber wheels.

SKB is a premier supplier of instrument and gear cases. SKB builds their products with military-spec, ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene and premium hardware. Their Lifetime Warranty is a reflection of SKB's confidence in everything they manufacture.

FEATURES
Innovative design
Rotation-molded shell
Quick latch
Padlock ready
Super-tough wheels

If you're interested in protecting your bass guitar, but not in lugging around a huge case, this is your solution. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
48-1/2" x 16-3/4" x 4-3/4"
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SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case
 
3.3

(based on 18 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not all SKB experiences are bad experiences

I feel like I have to come to defense of this product. I traveled from the USA to the UK with this case and had only minor "quirky" probelms. One...Read complete review

I feel like I have to come to defense of this product. I traveled from the USA to the UK with this case and had only minor "quirky" probelms. One was that it doesn't stand straight up. You have to lay it down if you're stopped in a line somewhere, which at ANY airport WILL happen. The other is its shape: kinda resembles a gun case. Both times I went through customs I was one of the few people stopped and questioned. But as far as its durability and reliabilty, I've been very happy with it. Some bags are a little to big to put in it. I used a Levy's leather gig bag and it fit perfect. If your bass is smaller, you may want to put a towel in the nose of this thing to provide for less shifting. I have had no warping or bowing of the case nor have I had the latches go bad. And lets face it: its an ATA approved flight! Make it work! You can spend three times that amount on an Anvil or Fender case for no more assurance that your bass will be safe. The Bass Safe is OK in my book!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I have bought 4 of these cases!

I have bought 4 of these cases, and each one of them now has broken wheels. The wheels have broken usually within 3 weeks of road usage. It comes down the luggage carousel,...Read complete review

I have bought 4 of these cases, and each one of them now has broken wheels. The wheels have broken usually within 3 weeks of road usage. It comes down the luggage carousel, and I can see it right away! Another one bites the dust. I haven't bought another one since the last. I am on the road too much and if you are on the road a lot, this case can't withstand the beating. I love the idea though. I actually carry one around sometimes with no wheels and just haul it like a regular bass case because the cool thing is I still have my gigbag in it.So , I leave the case in the hotel room and just use my gig bag as much as possible. It's too bad...i think they have a great idea, just cheaply made.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I have bought 4 of these cases!

By The BassNinja

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

I have bought 4 of these cases, and each one of them now has broken wheels. The wheels have broken usually within 3 weeks of road usage. It comes down the luggage carousel, and I can see it right away! Another one bites the dust. I haven't bought another one since the last. I am on the road too much and if you are on the road a lot, this case can't withstand the beating. I love the idea though. I actually carry one around sometimes with no wheels and just haul it like a regular bass case because the cool thing is I still have my gigbag in it.So , I leave the case in the hotel room and just use my gig bag as much as possible. It's too bad...i think they have a great idea, just cheaply made.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not all SKB experiences are bad experiences

By Hawkeye-8YU7.

from Detroit, MI

Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

I feel like I have to come to defense of this product. I traveled from the USA to the UK with this case and had only minor "quirky" probelms. One was that it doesn't stand straight up. You have to lay it down if you're stopped in a line somewhere, which at ANY airport WILL happen. The other is its shape: kinda resembles a gun case. Both times I went through customs I was one of the few people stopped and questioned. But as far as its durability and reliabilty, I've been very happy with it. Some bags are a little to big to put in it. I used a Levy's leather gig bag and it fit perfect. If your bass is smaller, you may want to put a towel in the nose of this thing to provide for less shifting. I have had no warping or bowing of the case nor have I had the latches go bad. And lets face it: its an ATA approved flight! Make it work! You can spend three times that amount on an Anvil or Fender case for no more assurance that your bass will be safe. The Bass Safe is OK in my book!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great Idea, TERRIBLE Latches

By Mark-CWB4g

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

I'm on my 3rd case (thank god for their lifetime warranty), I've sent 2 cases back (horrible latches on the first one, came down the airport baggage carousel in 3 pieces, front part of the case, back part of the case, and my bass guitar, this was the first time I used the case), a wheel came off the second case, and the third case had latch issues similar to my first case. I had to quit using them all together, I do a lot of fly dates, I can't trust the product at all. Unfortunate because I think it's a great idea.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Idea, BAD LATCHES

By bassplr

from nashville, TN

Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

I travel with two basses in a Gator double gig bag inside this case. The only problem I have had is with the latches getting bent during flight/baggage handling. SKB needs a better latch. Sounds like the other reviewers agree. Make sure you have some pliers available to bend the tabs on the latches to get them open. Other than that it's an outstanding case for travel. I try to hang around the TSA area while they are inspecting and suggest standing the case on it's nose to put the two halves back together. When the latches finally do break I will make use of the excellent warranty from SKB.Memo to SKB: LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS!! RE-DESIGN THE LATCHES!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great Idea--Bad Design

By Bradley Hanback

from Killen, AL

Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

I really was excited to think that I might could avoid the heavy flight case with this SKB creation. However, I had a bass damaged by TSA due to the flawed design of the SKB case. The TSA person failed to properly reinsert the gig bag into the case after inspection and forced the two lids together damaging the headstock of my jazz bass. I was less than happy when I found the result of the carelessness of the TSA employee. I should have seen it coming due to the design of the case. SKB should build one for the bass like they did the acoustic and guarantee the contents up to $1500. Until then, I wouldn't recommend this case.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great case - how about a double?

By Steve York

from Minneapolis / Puerto Vallarta

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Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

I've wanted something like this for years. I've flown 6 times with this case and it's a dream. It's also totally airtight so your bass neck is not affected by temperature & pressure changes. I took it from cold Minnesota to hot Mexico and after my bass had been in Mexico for 3 hours I took it out of the case and it was still cold. The only reason I am not giving it a 10 overall is because if it was just a little bigger it would hold two basses and still be easy to carry/or roll. I am not the only bassist that has this on their wish list. How about it SKB?

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Total junk!!!

By Troy-Y1oR2

from CA.

Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

Well, the way this was designed, is that if its used to store anything, it will seperate into 2 pieces because the latch system was designed by someone who has never actually used a fight case before. How it works is this, one piece fits over the other, and then latches to it... but if the inside piece ever flexes, the latches come apart. And it does flex. The idea of this case is good, but the execution is terrible. I can't stress this enough. You can't save this case from its terminal design flaw. Big waste of time and money. Avoid. I have an SKB rack, and it works. Stick to racks SKB. This product stinks and I feel taken for a ride.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Avoid at all costs!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

The worst case I've ever had the misfortune to come across.After being assured by SKB it'd take both models of my Ritter gig bags it wouldn't even take my small, lightly padded one.The catches don't stay closed for anyone or anything and the plastic warps and bends under the slightest pressure.I wouldn't trust it with a beginner bass, never mind my $3,000 Spector!!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Piece Of Crap

By Ventureme

from NY

Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

I purchased this piece for my boyfriend and the latches broke the first day it was used Then when a replacement was mailed to me they sent the wrong thing, I then was able to replAce the latches and they did not hold. This was a piece of crap, my bpyfriend is going on a gig for 3 weeks and I begged him NOT to take this piece of shit with him. It is light weight but NOT dependable. Do not purchase this.

 
1.0

Lock is not what is shown online

By Patty P

from Pleasant Hill, CA

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      Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

      I've ordered two of these rolling cases and have returned both. The first one arrived damaged. The second one came without the combination lock feature and no TSA key. Puzzling that instructions on how to reset the luggage strap lock was attached to the case but this feature was not on the strap lock as shown online. I was unsuccessful in getting an answer from customer service about the difference from the online photo and the product. Disappointing.

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Product

      By Nate Fornette

      from Harvard, IL

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      Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

      What an excellent product. The SKB Bass Safe is a very well built case. The metal latches are a little unorthodox, but are well reinforced and recess into the case to prevent breaking. The wheels are very close to roller-blade wheels; semi-hard rubber, but very thin and manuverable. Padding on both the headstock and tail side of the case make for a better feeling of security. While it is not environmentally sealed, as one reviewer suggested, it will roll easily through standing water up to 8" or so without getting the inside wet. Great buy for any travelling bass player.

       
      5.0

      My search is over

      By M.Willett

      from Seattle, WA.

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      Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

      This is the most versatile case for flying or shipping that I've seen. I now have the freedom to take the bass of my choice on short tours without spending hundreds of dollars for a custom anvil style case that only fits that one instrument. Leaving the case behind at the hotel and grabbing a taxi with just the gig bag is heaven.My thanks to the designer of this case.

       
      5.0

      What a touring/road bassist has dreamed of!!

      By The BassNinja

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

      I am on the road constantly, and with the airlines weight restrictions, this case is perfect. I get to the hotel and leave the case behind, using the gig bag inside for the rest of the day!! Wonderful. I am going to buy 2 more, just because this product is so cool!! The ultimate touring bass case!

       
      5.0

      Fan-Freakin-Tastic!

      By db-Daexk

      from MD

      Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

      Just used this case for a trip to France. No problems, worked great, easy to roll around. My only recommendation would be that you are familiar with opening and closing the case quickly when asked by security/customs/etc.

       
      5.0

      The answer to my prayers !

      By William the Conqueror

      from Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

      Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

      Airline baggage handlers beware ! You have met your match!For years I've struggled with how to get my 2 basses to the venues and back home in something less than 100 pieces.From strapping the 2 cases together (which weighed in at 49 lbs.) to checking one and "gig-bagging" the other for the inevitable carry-on wrestling match with the gate agent.But the SKB Bass Safe has added 10 years to my life!I just put both basses in my double gig-bag and then that whole thing into the Bass Safe, and off I go with no worries about the folks at the airlines that could care less about the cost of the things they drop-kick and toss around.The wheels make it easier than ever once I get to my destination.When SKB finds out what they've got here, the price will surely triple, so you'd better get one (or two) now!

       
      4.0

      Works as advertised, but watch the latches

      By Literati

      from Chicago, IL

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      Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

      The latches on this tend to pop open - it's got holes for locks to prevent that, but when I flew back from LAX to Chicago, the security forgot to replace them, and the case was half-open when it came off the conveyor. (Luckily no harm to the instrument.) I'd much rather see the twist-locks like the SKB rack cases.

       
      5.0

      Once Again from the BassNinja

      By The BassNinja

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

      I was in the airport getting my bass case from the conveyor and look! i was standing next to Nathan East! He was playing the same festival I was!! My bass case came down the belt and his words were "Man What is that?" I said it's the ultimate touring bass case!! i told him about the gig bag inside and that i leave the case in the hotel room and his response was "Genius!! I'm going to buy a couple as soon as I get to the hotel!" Touring Musicians know how cumbersome cases can be. This thing is the ultimate! thanks, SKB

       
      2.0

      Great Case Poor Locks

      By Plucken

      from New Jersey

      Comments about SKB-44RW ATA Electric Bass Roller Case:

      I now have to check my bass due to new carryon restrictions. Bought the SKB-44RW and used it this weekend from Newark to Chicago and back. Great design, great materials but TSA failed to relock the latches on both flights. Case came out of baggage in two pieces on both flights even after I asked for special handling after the 1st flight. If TSA cannot easily relock the case it is less than useless. SKB: great case but needs different locks. I am returning it and will try a different SKB product.

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