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SKB SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case  

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Overview

  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Aluminum valances
  • Reinforced latches
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $264.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $137.30
  • New Price:
    $12769
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      Need stylish protection for your bass guitar?

      The quality of the SKB-FB4 electric bass case is the reason many major bass manufacturers have selected SKB as their original equipment case supplier.

      This contoured bass guitar case fits most right handed P and J-style instruments. Its heavy-duty construction (aluminum valances, reinforced latches, molded-in bumpers, fitted EPS interior, and deluxe plush interior) supplies ultimate safety for your axe.

      SKB is a premier supplier of instrument and gear cases. SKB builds their products with military-spec, ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene and premium hardware. All SKB hardshell bass cases are unconditionally guaranteed forever. That means if you break it, they will repair or replace it at no cost to you.

      Features

      • Heavy-duty construction
      • Aluminum valances
      • Reinforced latches
      • Molded-in bumpers
      • Fitted EPS interior
      • Deluxe plush interior

      Pick up this case today. Your bass will thank you.

       

      SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case Specifications:

      • Overall length: 46"
      • Body length: 17-1/2"
      • Body depth: 28"
      • Lower bout: 14"
      • Upper bout: 11-1/2"
      • Weight: 13.0 lbs.
      Customer Reviews
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      SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case
       
      3.9

      (based on 12 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      33%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Well made compact case

      I'm quite pleased with this case. It fits my Fender Jazz and Jaguar bass like a glove and protects them well.
      This case is not as bulky as the rectangular cases....Read complete review

      I'm quite pleased with this case. It fits my Fender Jazz and Jaguar bass like a glove and protects them well.
      This case is not as bulky as the rectangular cases. It has easy to open and close latches plus an area to store accessories.
      Well made and has a lifetime warranty.
      Rather expensive case. The only thing I can suggest is to buy it when Musicians Friend has a sale.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Oh cruel world...

      I was attracted to this specific case because the form fitting shape means it takes up less space and is a bit lighter. Also, I needed a case with a TSA approved lock...Read complete review

      I was attracted to this specific case because the form fitting shape means it takes up less space and is a bit lighter. Also, I needed a case with a TSA approved lock (which this product listing fails to even mention it has, but you can vaguely make it out in the product photos).

      I had read the other reviews here and everyone seemed pretty happy with the case, save for two souls who complained of a shotty handle which happened to break on them. I figured that these occurrences where merely incidental and that the odds of a well regarded company like SKB continuing to sell a product that was defective were few. However DOT DOT DOT, when I took the case out of the box it was shipped in, the handle was broken. For a case this expensive, I would expect that the handle would be much more durable than it is. There's really nothing to it. The part of the handle that fits into the bracket simply broke in half, and it's plastic, so it's unrepairable.

      Especially surprising is that this case was made so that it could be brought on airplanes and, presumably, tossed about like all the other luggage. This may be why the fact that it has a TSA approved lock is not mentioned, because the case really couldn't handle something like that, and SKB knows it.

      I'm just glad it broke while it was being shipped, and not on my flight to Paris this summer, so I don't have to carry it under my arm, along with my luggage, like a jerk for ten days.
      I'm guessing this issue went the way of the Ford Pinto in the SKB board room and it would have simply cost more to clean up this mess than the cost of any fallout from having a defective product on the market.
      HANDLE WILL BREAK

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      2.0

      broken handle

      By vertical sidewall

      from louisville, kentucky

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Not Functional
      • Not Sturdy

      Best Uses

        Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

        i had really high hopes for this case and wish it would have worked out better. i adore the form fit as it allows me to get in and out of midsize car truck where a rectangular case just doesn't fit. HOWEVER, for the price, i frankly expected better. it's actually a good case, but with a VERY BAD HANDLE. after a year or so, the handle broke and came off at a gig, right at the point of loading it onto a stage, sending my bass and case crashing 5 feet or so to the floor (and leaving me still pathetically clutching a handle to the amusement of my bandmates). that being said, the case did its job; the case body and bass were both fine... it still works now although i've fashioned a rope handle or carry it under my arm [meaning, one more trip to the equipment trailer]. bottom line, another case is next piece of equipment i need to get, which sucks... cases (and their handle) should last much longer; especially skb cases for more than a hundred.

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        3.0

        Ups and downs

        By Jim D

        from RI

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy Body Construction

        Cons

        • Handle Has Problems
        • Small Accessory Pocket

        Best Uses

          Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

          I purchased this case for use with my Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass. When my shipment arrived there was no damage to any of the packaging, but when I opened it up the handle had snapped off at one hinge. I contacted SKB customer service and they said they'd ship a new handle to me at no charge. After a week the new handle arrived, but I couldn't get the case liner out to change it. I contacted customer service again and she said she had misread the model number and that it's not possible to replace the handle on this one due to the shape. She created a tag for FedEx to pick it up and said she'd send a replacement as soon as she got notice that FedEx got my old case. Unfortunately that didn't happen, it didn't ship until a week later and it took another week to get to me. All told, I was without a case for over a month between the shipping and emails. As for the case itself, the construction on the inside seems good and my Jazz Bass fits snugly inside, but the accessory pocket is a bit small. I can't even fit my strap in there. I'd be wary of dealing with this company again.

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          5.0

          Nice case

          By stedmansc

          from Eugene, OR

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

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                Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                This case arrived in great shape and it seems to be holding up fine. No issues. Good solid case.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Well made compact case

                By Bruce Feller

                from Florida

                Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                I'm quite pleased with this case. It fits my Fender Jazz and Jaguar bass like a glove and protects them well.
                This case is not as bulky as the rectangular cases. It has easy to open and close latches plus an area to store accessories.
                Well made and has a lifetime warranty.
                Rather expensive case. The only thing I can suggest is to buy it when Musicians Friend has a sale.

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Oh cruel world...

                By David Bechle

                from Brooklyn

                Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                I was attracted to this specific case because the form fitting shape means it takes up less space and is a bit lighter. Also, I needed a case with a TSA approved lock (which this product listing fails to even mention it has, but you can vaguely make it out in the product photos).

                I had read the other reviews here and everyone seemed pretty happy with the case, save for two souls who complained of a shotty handle which happened to break on them. I figured that these occurrences where merely incidental and that the odds of a well regarded company like SKB continuing to sell a product that was defective were few. However DOT DOT DOT, when I took the case out of the box it was shipped in, the handle was broken. For a case this expensive, I would expect that the handle would be much more durable than it is. There's really nothing to it. The part of the handle that fits into the bracket simply broke in half, and it's plastic, so it's unrepairable.

                Especially surprising is that this case was made so that it could be brought on airplanes and, presumably, tossed about like all the other luggage. This may be why the fact that it has a TSA approved lock is not mentioned, because the case really couldn't handle something like that, and SKB knows it.

                I'm just glad it broke while it was being shipped, and not on my flight to Paris this summer, so I don't have to carry it under my arm, along with my luggage, like a jerk for ten days.
                I'm guessing this issue went the way of the Ford Pinto in the SKB board room and it would have simply cost more to clean up this mess than the cost of any fallout from having a defective product on the market.
                HANDLE WILL BREAK

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Nice case, cheap handle

                By themulk

                from Pensacola, FL

                Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                I bought the SKB-FB4 case back in 2008, because I wasn't comfortable using a gig bag for my Jazz bass. I'm pleased with the protection this case provides.While bringing in my equipment at a gig last weekend, the handle just broke off the case causing it (bass & all) to fall to the floor! There was no harm done to my bass but I'm very disappointed in the quality of the handle. I always thought that SKB cases were supposed to be first rate, but now I wonder.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Rugged case, but....

                Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                When this SKB-FB4 case arrived, it appeared rugged and my Jazz fit inside fairly snugly. It is specified for J or P basses, but they are shaped a bit differently as we know, none the less the J sits in there nice and comfy with lots of suppport. Once I put my instrument in the case, I closed it up, grabbed the handle and lifted and.....handle broke letting the case with my '70 Jazz inside fall to the floor. Luckily, the case did its job and the bass was intact. Handle appears to me to be a design prone to breakage. Sure, they can be replaced, but for the money you're spending, should not have to. Suggest the Fender/SKB case instead. It's a little cheaper, in fact.

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                5.0

                Perfect for the Jazz Bass!

                By Rhythm Man

                from Arkansas USA

                Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                This is an outstanding case for both storage and transportation of a bass. I purchased one for my son's Squire by Fender Standard Jazz bass, and it fits it like a glove. It would also fit a Fender Jazz Bass perfectly. The internal cushioning is top-of-the-line, and the outside is sturdy. If you value your bass, (and like to take good care of your instruments) give it the protection it deserves. This case is a great choice.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Best Case For Fenders

                By GibsonG3fenderp&jbass

                from Montague,Va

                Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                I bought one for my Fender Standard Jazz and it fits like a glove absolutely perfect, it came in perfect condition. I have had this case dropped several times and the bass didn't even loose its tuning. I'm getting ready to buy one for my Fender Standard Precision,on of the best cases on the market today.

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                5.0

                My Top Dawg Bass Case

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                How can one go wrong? Just look at the SKB customer service policy. I found a sweet Fender Precision Highway One Bass in Wichita Falls, Texas. After the initial one on one time, and intense negotations, a top o' the line case was required. The SKB case was for me . The style was another issue. After 3 days of product reviews and space considerations, the SKB-FB4 was the choice. The well packaged case arrived today via the Brown Truck. The Fender P-Bass fits like a glove! The4 quality of this case is A-PLUS.Not a blem on it! I did look at the SKB complete line and I believe this is THE BEST CHOICE !Great Job SKB.

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