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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.

SPECIFICATIONS

SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case

  • Overall length: 46"
  • Body length: 17-1/2"
  • Body depth: 28"
  • Lower bout: 14"
  • Upper bout: 11-1/2"
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SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case
 
4.1

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Professional musician (5)

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.

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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

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(5 of 5 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

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well made compact case

By Bruce

from Florida

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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.

(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

update review

By verticalsidewall

from louisville, kentucky

About Me Professional Musician

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  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

      in light of recent events, i really owe it to skb to share my recent experience with you all... sometime after the handle broke (and when i had a couple weeks downtime between gigs), i thought it'd be worth a shot to try out the "lifetime warranty", and contacted skb with my case and its issue. i emailed them, describing the broken handle, and they quickly responded to me an return authorization. i then sent the case back to them with a copy of the receipt (just print it from your musicians friend order history), and voila! about a week or so later, a brand new case arrived with what looks to be a sturdier handle! thanks skb, you just got a customer for life!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Rugged case, but....

      By aerotech

      from NH

      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Case For Fenders

      By GibsonG3fenderp&jbass

      from Montague,Va

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      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.

       
      5.0

      Great Case!

      By Moe

      from Benton Illinois

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

          Great Case! Just ike my Fender Jazz Deluxe Plus Case! SKB MAKES GOOD STUFF!

           
          4.0

          Well made,but cheap handle.

          By Jimmy

          from Jacksonville,Fl

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

              Take it in a trailer.Tough,but handle is cheap

               
              5.0

              Love SKB cases

              By Vic

              from Manchester, NH

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                  Holds guitar snug. Lockable. Small more portable than larger rectangle cases.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Case!

                  By EMRich

                  from Fort Myers, FL

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                    Great product, as described

                     
                    2.0

                    Very Disappointing

                    By Leviathan666

                    from Xenia, Oh

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Carry
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Below Average Quality
                    • Not Sturdy
                    • Poor Protection

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                    As I write this review I am seriously considering sending back my 2nd case. The first came with a bent clasp that wouldn't lock down and the bottom of the case had a gap of at least a quarter of an inch so it wouldn't protect a guitar from so much as a light rain. I assumed the case had been damaged in shipping so I went through the process of getting it exchanged only to find that the replacement had the same problem of not sealing shut properly. The clasp wasn't broken this time and the gap at the bottom is much smaller, around an eighth of an inch, but it would still allow water into the case if you had to walk it through the rain. Other than that the case is quite nice and, like all SKB products, looks like you could park a Volvo on it with no ill effects. The padding and interior is soft and plush and the locks are of high quality, not like the universal ones found on most cases. Unfortunately and like a lot of fitted or semi-fitted cases there is not much room inside for a strap or other gear in the under-the-neck compartment so if you have a wide, thick strap, like the Levys Glove Leather 3.5" that I have on the guitar this case was bought for, then you won't be able to completely close the compartment lid unless the guitar is in the case. This means if you pick it up sans guitar then all your stuff like picks, adjustment hex keys, spare batteries and such will spill out and roam around inside the case. Last but not least this this was supposed to be a "universal" case but it most certainly is not. It is designed for either a Fender J or P bass so the Yamaha TRBX-304 I bought it for slides around in it unless you roll up a hand towel (or the shipping sleeve it came in) and place it in the bottom as the Yamaha has a more petite body than a Fender P/J by about 2" or so. In conclusion I just don't think this case is up to the standards of a professional case, especially for its somewhat hefty price tag so if you are looking for a serious case to travel with then you should look elsewhere.

                     
                    2.0

                    broken handle

                    By vertical sidewall

                    from louisville, kentucky

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    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.

                       
                      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.

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice case

                        By stedmansc

                        from Eugene, OR

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        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.

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect for the Jazz Bass!

                        By Rhythm Man

                        from Arkansas USA

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                        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.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great case

                        By Anonymous-j589B

                        from Minnesota

                        Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                        I got this case not to long ago, and the case itself feels very solid; just the feel of it is better than other hard cases I've handled. I have a jazz bass, and it fits very snugly inside; it doesn't move around or anything. The case also has a fairly large storage compartment inside, capable of holding a chord,(if you wind it up right) a tuner, and a cleaning cloth. Overall, it seems like a great, well built case. I'm confident that it will protect my bass from any abuse in the future.

                         
                        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.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great case!

                        By twl2005

                        from bartonville, IL

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                        Comments about SKB-FB4 Molded Bass Case:

                        Well, this is my first case to own so I might not know much about cases but this one's great. It's so soft on the inside (in fact, my friend, when he saw the inside, said it was too fuzzy to be a pet)but anyway its soft and protective and has that great new-case smell. Very protective.

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