Every musician needs to transport his or her instrumentâ€”that's just a fact of life. Getting your bass guitar from place to place in one piece is reason enough to put it in a case. You'll have an easy time carrying the bass around with a case's handle, and the shell will stand between your instrument and anything that might cause damage or knock it out of tune. A rigid case is especially important if you travel often, where it will have to contend with such hazards as packed touring vans or careless airline baggage handlers. There are plenty of hard shell cases to choose from, giving you your choice of exterior and interior fit and finish. The traditional rigid electric bass case is rectangular, but you could also go with a violin-shaped case if that's more your speedâ€”or if you're moving an acoustic bass guitar, of course. For less demanding travel, there are also plenty of soft cases available. If you're jumping in the car to bring your bass to your buddy's house for a jam session or heading to a downtown gig from your place in the suburbs, a soft case makes a lot of sense. It'll be lighter and a bit easier to carry, not to mention more compact. Soft cases are easy to store, since you can collapse them down and stuff them in the back of a closet to save space. Be sure to consider the extras when you're picking out a case, no matter which type you're looking for. How much storage space do you need in the case for your picks, extra strings and other accessories? Do you want to be able to lock the case? Maybe you'd like a case with roller wheels to make it easier to tote through mazelike airport terminals. Check that you're getting all the features you need. Whether you're just getting into the bass and looking for your first case or you're a seasoned pro replacing one that's served you well, all of our bass guitar cases are worth a good look. The right case for you will be one that fits your bass model, can stand up to the travel you plan to use it for and has the storage space and features that you need.