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Keyboard Padded Gig Bag Piano Case recommendation? #2722956
03/20/18 02:50 PM
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Any recommendations for a padded case to transport a Yamaha p115? I just need something to carry it in on vacation and lacking forward thinking skills did not keep the shipping box it came in. I won't be flying and checking or anything like that, just placing it in my car for transport so a soft case should work.


Started Playing October 1, 2017. First Lesson Oct. 17, 2017. Currently in Faber Piano Adventures Book 3a. Yamaha P-115.
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Re: Keyboard Padded Gig Bag Piano Case recommendation? [Re: Chili_Time] #2722974
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I use a Gator case for my PX-350, roughly the same size as the P115. I _think_ it's this one:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GKB88Slim--gator-gkb-88-slim-keyboard-gig-bag-88-key-slim

Check the inside measurements against your own DP. I don't know how the "slim" and "regular" bags differ. And mine has a shoulder strap -- very useful!


. Charles
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Re: Keyboard Padded Gig Bag Piano Case recommendation? [Re: Chili_Time] #2723099
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Thats the bag I have got and i used for it for my kawai es110! I use it to travel to gigs with in my car. Has a lot of padding and so far has protected my keyboard fine.


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Re: Keyboard Padded Gig Bag Piano Case recommendation? [Re: Chili_Time] #2723147
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Thanks - I was looking at the Gator bag. Seems like it would do the trick.


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Re: Keyboard Padded Gig Bag Piano Case recommendation? [Re: Chili_Time] #2723369
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Gator has a new line of gig bags that look very impressive. Check out the Pro-Go line: Gator Keyboard Bags

Re: Keyboard Padded Gig Bag Piano Case recommendation? [Re: Chili_Time] #2723502
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Another vote for Gator. The front corner of my keyboard still gets banged up even though Gator has the best padding. Any suggestions for reinforcement? I do 450 gigs per year.

Last edited by Beakybird; 03/22/18 12:44 PM.

Roland FP-90; Pianoteq 6 + many add-ons; 2 Yamaha HS8s; ATH-M50X and Samson SR850 headphones; Xenyx Q802USB interface. 2; I make a living playing a Yamaha PSR-S970 with FBT Maxx 2a's, Crowne Headset Mic. I also play guitar.
Re: Keyboard Padded Gig Bag Piano Case recommendation? [Re: Chili_Time] #2723546
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My first thought on reinforcement:

. . . reinforce the DP, not the case.

A layer of fiberglass mat and epoxy resin, on the corners of the DP, would probably be enough. Even a thin layer absorbs a lot of punishment.

. . . Of course, it would be difficult to make it invisible, and if it were visible, it would spoil the looks of the case.

OTOH, if you gave the outer case rigid corners, that might work well enough. Perhaps a luggage-supply / luggage-repair shop would be helpful?


. Charles
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