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SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case

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The SKB 1SKB-SCFB4 fits almost any bass guitar and offers the superior protection of the very same rigid foam inserts found in SKB's hardshell guitar...Click To Read More About This Product

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More protective than a plain gig bag.

The SKB 1SKB-SCFB4 fits almost any bass guitar and offers the superior protection of the very same rigid foam inserts found in SKB's hardshell guitar case line, but with the style and portability of a softshell gigbag or backpack case.

All SKB soft bass guitar cases feature a rugged, weather-resistant, 600-denier ballistic nylon exterior with a hard-core EPS foam interior to provide more substantial protection than a conventional gigbag.

The SKB 1SKB-SCFB4's exterior features two zippered pouches, one with numerous internal compartments for organized accessory storage, and an adjustable padded backpack strap for easy transport. The hard foam interiors are plush-lined and offer full-neck support to cradle the electric bass's neck more securely than a conventional bag. The SKB bass case also has 3 rubber feet for standing your bagged instrument on it's side without worrying about it tipping over.

FEATURES
  • Designed for universal fit
  • Heavy-duty double-pull zipper
  • Molded EPS interior with plush lining
  • Durable 600-denier exterior layered with rigid foam
  • 2 convenient exterior accessory pouches
  • Carrying handle and padded backpack straps
  • Rubber feet for standing on its side
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SKBUniversal Electric Bass Soft Case
 
3.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to carry (6)
  • Good protection (6)
  • Stylish (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Everyday (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Travel (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

protected my bass from being run over

This case saved my bass when I ran it over with my car. I use this bass case for church bands so it gets used all week going back and forth to church, no...Read complete review

This case saved my bass when I ran it over with my car. I use this bass case for church bands so it gets used all week going back and forth to church, no zipper issues except when i am not careful and it get caught in the support/open material. I accidentally backed over the case with my fender bass inside of it and then pulled forward over it again with my chrysler 300. The weight of the car crushed the foam right where the headstock meets the neck. The nut was pushed about 1/3 inch out of place and the guitar was detuned. I waited 24 hours and retuned the guitar perfectly and reordered another case. This one was now unusable but amazingly protected my bass inside. highly recommended for doing what it is supposed to do, protect your prized instruments.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So sad. I'm on my 3rd one

I originally got this case a couple of years ago. The entire back fabric (along with the back straps) came off. I called SKB and after some waiting i received a replacement. ...Read complete review

I originally got this case a couple of years ago. The entire back fabric (along with the back straps) came off. I called SKB and after some waiting i received a replacement. Less than a year later I'm walking with my basd on my back and the straps give out (someone walking behind me caught it). After the same hoop jumping as i did less than a year earlier I recieved my 2nd replacement. Now, less than a year later, my bass was on my back and the straps gave out! Again! This time no one caught it (yes there was damage). I called and emailed SKB and so far... no action.

I wouldn't recommend this product.

Reviewed by 15 customers

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

protected my bass from being run over

By speeker6

from illinois

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

    This case saved my bass when I ran it over with my car. I use this bass case for church bands so it gets used all week going back and forth to church, no zipper issues except when i am not careful and it get caught in the support/open material. I accidentally backed over the case with my fender bass inside of it and then pulled forward over it again with my chrysler 300. The weight of the car crushed the foam right where the headstock meets the neck. The nut was pushed about 1/3 inch out of place and the guitar was detuned. I waited 24 hours and retuned the guitar perfectly and reordered another case. This one was now unusable but amazingly protected my bass inside. highly recommended for doing what it is supposed to do, protect your prized instruments.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just what I needed

    By Dustin

    from Great Falls, MT

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

      The only thing I don't care for are the shoulder straps that can be used like a back pack. I would take them off if possible. Other than that, this case is perfect for my needs. I bought my bass guitar used and it didn't come with a case. When I travel to the jam space or gig, this case is lightweight and easy to carry. It provides excellent protection. I bought a neotech mega bass strap and I am able to fit it in the case without having to take it off my bass. I noticed people complained about lack of space, but mine had some wiggle room (probably because mine is not a huge Fender Bass). This is a solid case and I would buy it again.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Had my Doubts, Not anymore

      By cajunmike

      from Breaux Bridge, LA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Very Stufry

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

      When I ordered this case I thought if I don't like it, I can always send it back. Now I am planning on adding a second one.Very light and sturdy not like that flimsy foam in other bags. Because it's light its easy to just sling over your shoulder and go. There is a little neck block compartment that you can store your tuner and picks, and small items. Then the larger outer pocket for cables, strings maybe an mp3 player. Also a pocket just for your strap.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Love It.

      By Irene's Dream bass.

      from DC area.

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      Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

      The ridged foam inside does a great job of supporting the bass. Fits just about any Fender type bass I've tried. Again the light weight makes this a winner for me.
      Even though one of the features ( rubber feet to allow the case on it's side ) does not live up to it's desired use,it is still a great case/bag. Light weight, yet rugged enough to travel well. Zipper seems a bit stiff. A dab of vasoline takes care of that. I've already orgered another for my Modern Player Telecaster bass.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      a soft case work like a hard case

      By T

      from San Jose, CA

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

        Works great. Carry like a soft bag but work like a hard case. Fit my 5-string bass tightly and protects very well. The only drawback I encountered is that I have a leather strap which can't be folded and I can't put the strap anywhere in the bag. A bit more room for the strap would have been great.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not universal for Lefties

        By Kamaumau

        from Detroit

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Not Molded For Lefties

        Best Uses

        • Airplane Carry On
        • Gigs

        Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

        I have a Ken Smith left handed bass. I bought the SKB case because it said universal, but when I got it, my bass didn't fit in the precut slot. I'm actually still using the case, the foam inside is molding to my bass. Other than that, I love everything else about the case. I get to carry it like a soft cover case (or hard cover if I want to), and I get the firmness of a hardshell case. The best of both worlds. I recommend this case, but be aware if you're a lefty (playing a left handed bass).

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Case

        By Old Bass Wizzard

        from Bellefonte, Pa.

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Gigs And Jams
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

        My new Fender P-bass came with a gig bag. I prefer cases because most gig bags don't protect the instrument well when it's loaded with all the other gear for a gig.
        This soft case provides protection for the neck,
        headstock and body. It is very lite in weight. Pockets for a strap, cable and other accessories. It seems well made.

         
        1.0

        So sad. I'm on my 3rd one

        By Oscar

        from Chicago

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Storage

          Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

          I originally got this case a couple of years ago. The entire back fabric (along with the back straps) came off. I called SKB and after some waiting i received a replacement. Less than a year later I'm walking with my basd on my back and the straps give out (someone walking behind me caught it). After the same hoop jumping as i did less than a year earlier I recieved my 2nd replacement. Now, less than a year later, my bass was on my back and the straps gave out! Again! This time no one caught it (yes there was damage). I called and emailed SKB and so far... no action.

          I wouldn't recommend this product.

           
          5.0

          Excellent case for gigging locally.

          By JSTJEAN

          from Greenwood, DE

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

            Better than flight cases or hard case to protect value instruments. Not recommended for flights (non-ATA). Well worth the money spent.

             
            5.0

            I Love This Bag

            By Mark A.

            from Dallas, TX

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Practices

              Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

              This is my preferred bag for my Fender and Squire Jazz Basses. I really like how the jazz bass fits snug inside this bag. I don't worry about my bass shifting back and forth.

               
              2.0

              case protects, mesh pocket and straps NOT quality

              By wish it woulda'

              from Tuscaloosa, AL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

                Nice thick padding, rugged case for price. main handle is still in tact but the back straps and hand strap on the back of the case allowed the bass to fall as the upper end of the straps released from the case altogether with only moderate use

                 
                1.0

                Did not last long.

                By Seb the bass player

                from CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

                    Straps ripped several months after purchasing this case.

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this case again.

                    By Julien Cutler

                    from Carmel, CA

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Carry
                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Practicing
                      • Travel

                      Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

                      I use if for getting to practice.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      THE WORST CASE EVER

                      By Superhans

                      from New York City

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

                      I literary just put this case on the garbage, after receiving my new Reunion Blues bass gig bag.

                      I have sewn (myself) the falling apart shoulder straps of the SKB case so many time, it is unreal. This is the lowest quality product I have ever purchased. If I never see this case from now, until the rest of my life - it will still be too soon.

                      Very surprised to see good reviews about this case. This is a astonishingly bad quality bass guitar case, especially if you play an old p or j bass, which are heavier. Then this case really starts to show its cheap quality.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great case but cheaped out on the zipper

                      By blues player

                      from san diego, ca

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                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection
                      • Great Fit To Bass
                      • Sturdy
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                      • Cheap Zippers Really

                      Best Uses

                      • Bar Jams
                      • Concerts
                      • Everyday
                      • Practicing
                      • Toss In Car Easy
                      • Travel

                      Comments about SKB Universal Electric Bass Soft Case:

                      excellent case (it's not really a gig bag, but better). Light weight, fits my Schecter C4 bass like a glove. Looks great. easy carry. Good assembly, good sewing.
                      Wish they woulda used better zippers, they catch and hang. I've lubed them with silicone spray so i hope they last. If the main zipper fails I don't know how i'll keep it shut, there's not an altermate method for closing. they should have provided a few snap overs straps in case zipper jams. could be bungee cords in my future to strap it shut, but i'm hoping for the best. woulda given 5 stars except for the zippers.

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