Hey everyone! Got my jazz bass the other day plus startup accessories (strap, stand, tuner, and cord) and a 25w practice amp. My next purchase will be some sort of case to transport the guitar. I’ve put some thought into this and it seems to be a no-brainer to get a good hardshell case, especially one specifically designed for it (e.g. Fender Pro Series). Cost is ~$130-230 for a hardshell and ~$40-$90 for a soft gig bag (of which there seem to be many).
What is our group’s opinion on this? Do gig bags have more room for accessories? Other than cost (which is negligible compared to the cost of a really GOOD guitar), are there any advantages to a gig bag over a hardshell?
I’m really enjoying these forums, glad to be part of the group, and appreciate your input!
Thanks very much and all best,