Gator GC-Bass ABS Case

187

Bass Case

  • Suitable for standard bass
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium lid
  • Inside with EPS foam padding, neck brace, accessory compartment
  • Lockable lock
  • Weight: 5.71 kg

Internal Dimensions

  • Body length: 539.8 mm
  • Body height: 76.2 mm
  • Body width (top / middle / bottom): 349.3 / 349.3 / 349.3 mm
  • Total length: 1206.5 mm

External Dimensions

  • Length: 1257.3 mm
  • Width: 406.4 mm
  • Height: 146.1 mm
available since September 2008
Item number 212517
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Model Universal
Finish Plastic
Colour Black
$95
The shipping costs are calculated on the checkout page.
In stock
In stock

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
1

Sturdy and affordable case for a standard bass

Granted, a gig bag is usually perfectly adequate for transporting a bass, but sometimes you need a bit more protection. For instance, when the instrument vanishes among boxes and cases on the way to the gig in the tour bus, or if it needs to be stored under optimum protective conditions. The Gator GC-Bass ABS Case, with its shell made of impact-resistant ABS plastic, robust aluminium strips, and firmly locking latches, offers the optimum solution for transporting or storing your favourite instrument safely, at an extremely attractive price!

Perfect fit for many basses

The Gator product range offers numerous custom-made cases for almost all types of basses and guitars. The GC-Bass ABS Case was developed specifically for standard basses and is designed to accommodate instruments of this type of design. The instrument should have a body length of approximately 540mm, a height of approximately 76mm, a width of approximately 350mm, and a total length of approximately 1210mm. A solid handle is attached in an offset position and ensures that the case and its valuable contents can be carried horizontally. Thanks to the aluminium strip around the entire rim of the case, you can also accidentally bump into obstacles without causing any damage. The interior contains an EPS foam core covered with velvety-soft plush. Besides offering the perfect fit complete with neck support, the soft material also protects the instrument perfectly from scratches. In addition, two storage compartments are provided for keeping important accessories, such as cables or tuners.

Affordable case with a hard shell and soft core

The Gator GC-Bass ABS Case is suitable for all touring musicians who travel a lot and attach great importance to transporting their delicate equipment as safely as possible. Although hardly more expensive than a decent gig bag, this case offers considerably better protection and is the ideal companion when on the way to a lesson or to the rehearsal room, as well as for gigs and tours The sturdy handle allows the case to be carried in an optimally balanced position. The neck support on the inside combined with the precise fit of the EPS foam used virtually pulls the instrument right in.

About Gator

Gator, or Gator Cases, is an American firm founded in 2000 by father-daughter team Jerry Freed and Crystal Morris in Tampa, Florida. Initially, Gator began with a modest range of moulded plastic guitar cases. From there, they expanded the product line to include case and bag solutions for the whole field of instruments and equipment. A wide variety is covered: Instruments, microphones, and all aspects of live performance, including lighting equipment. At the same time, products for other media areas such as photo and video are also available. All products are made of high-quality plastics, wood, textiles, and EVA materials. The Gator companies also include flight case manufacturer Viking Cases and guitar strap manufacturer Levy's Leathers Ltd., as well as Gator Rackworks and Gator Frameworks.

For the gig, the trip to the rehearsal room or for safe storageGator, or Gator Cases, is an American firm founded in 2000 by father-daughter team Jerry Freed and Crystal Morris in Tampa, Florida. Initially, Gator began with a modest range of moulded plastic guitar cases. From there, they expanded the product line to include case and bag solutions for the whole field of instruments and equipment. A wide variety is covered: Instruments, microphones, and all aspects of live performance, including lighting equipment. At the same time, products for other media areas such as photo and video are also available. All products are made of high-quality plastics, wood, textiles, and EVA materials. The Gator companies also include flight case manufacturer Viking Cases and guitar strap manufacturer Levy's Leathers Ltd., as well as Gator Rackworks and Gator Frameworks.

The Gator GC-Bass ABS case shows its potential mainly when transport requires a bit of rough handling. The hard and shock-resistant ABS plastic shell can easily withstand even the hardest knocks, and the robust aluminium strip fitted around the rim ensures that the three latches are perfectly aligned. If, on the other hand, the instrument is to be stored for extended periods in the cellar or the rehearsal room where conditions are not ideal, the case also rises effortlessly to the occasion. In this way, that beloved bass can be kept safe and protected from external influences over a longer period of time, embedded in soft plush. Naturally, the Gator GC-Bass ABS case is also equipped with a lock to prevent unauthorised access.

A
Now your bass has a luxury home to live in!
Anonymous 25.02.2017
This hardshell case is made of ABS plastic and built very well. Inside case, the interior is made of EPS foam making it more stable for transportation. It glued to case shell solid and there are no problems with quality.
The EPS foam is covered with plush lining so interior is soft and suits all types of bass finishes and protects instrument from being scratched. Neck cavity is designed to keep instrument tight, snug and immobile.
Cavity for body and headstock has a lot of space so there are no worries to put inside non-classy bass. In my case with custom designed instrument with quite large headsotck (like imagine to have Caparison or other ?devil horn? headstock bass with four tuners in a row) I worried that it will not fit, but did. Space is enough to put there also pack of string or strap next to headstock. It also has recess for basses with angled headstocks.
Body cavity is also good for any types of bass bodies - either it has asymmetry like Jazz bass, or singlecut.
Another great option is two pockets for pedals. Mainly it has height to fit Boss-like pedals. 3-5 pedals could fit in one of these pockets. It is good option to keep not only pedals but also some maintaining tools for your bass inside the case without worries that they will ?hang around? inside while transporting.
Latches are lockable and keeps your instrument secure. Aluminum reinforcement parts of case increase overall stability. Comfortable handle is solid and withstand weight of full case packed with bass and pedals - you won?t drop your bass on ground.
handling
quality
3
0
Report

Report

A
A bit disapointed
Anonymous 11.04.2016
I have bought this case to use it for my Marcus Miller Sire V7 bass. Having used in the past cases and gig-bags from Gator, it was a "default" when it came to selecting a case for the bass.
The case seems sturdy enough, like it could take a bit of a beating and still come out intact. The latches are pretty sturdy and close fairly easy.
The problem I have with the case is the inside space for the bass. It is a pretty tight fit width wise, although it is a standard jazz bass in dimensions. The big problem is with the height of case's interior. The V7 from Sire has a couple of stacked knobs, which are probably a bit higher than the usual knobs found on a bass guitar. Therefore, when closing the lid, it presses against the knobs to the point where you have to force the lid a tad to close it. Not the most safe feeling when you want to know the instrument is well protected. Unfortunately, most guitar / bass producers will not tell the overall height of the instrument (knobs included), so there is really no way of knowing if it will fit until you try it. And to be frank,most of the time it is the width and length of the instrument that are verified when purchasing a case that is "one size fits all" type.
Pros:
- sturdy construction
- not too heavy
- nice inside lining
Cons:
- not enough room height wise
- handle could be a bit beefier and with a softer grip.
handling
quality
4
0
Report

Report

P
Perfect case. Absolutely perfect for my needs
PRGW 31.01.2022
My bass a:
Sire V2 Updated Fretless Marcus Miller M7 Swamp Ash 5 String Natural

was in dire need of a home. It's currently the most expensive instrument that I own and although I'm not going to be schlepping it around the world, I wanted a safe storage space in my home studio.

As with a lot of modern style instruments, it's never very clear which case to buy but luckily Thomann had a link from that exact bass to a suggested case. This case was it and it's absolutely perfect.

For the price it's an amazing case. Looks, good and is robust. I wouldn't feel easy taking it overseas (that's not that it's flimsy, it's just I wouldn't trust it in a cargo hold) but if you're throwing (sorry placing) it into the back of a van alongside other equipment. Even if you're stacking an amp on top of it, it feels sturdy enough for that.

Price wise I expected to pay a lot more for something of this quality. My only criticism, and it's a small one, is that the balance is slightly off, so when you pick it up, it will drift slightly down due to the body weight. Nothing that alarming or unwieldly, just a slight drift down. (Edit) I'm editing this as I've just picked it up again, and noticed that if you hold it so that the body is closest to you then the drift up makes perfect sense. It carries perfectly.

The bass fits absolutely perfectly, there's no forcing the lid shut and there's space in there fore cables and the odd pack of strings or two.

It arrived with in a few days of being ordered and in a well packed box.

Very happy with my purchase and very happy with Thomann
handling
quality
0
0
Report

Report

N
Is it as good as older Gator's?
Nyli 12.03.2014
I purchased this case for my Fender Squier Jazz Modified Bass....(Length 117cm/Width34cm/Height7cm).
The bass fits fine.
After having a look at my Gibson, Epiphone, and Takamine guitars i have realised all of my cases are made by Gator.....
Firstly the case arrived in perfect order, It had two keys, and warranty card...
The locks work fine, they secure and release properly, so that cannot be faulted....
My main/only concern is to me the top of the case which has the Gator logo on doesn't feel as sturdy as some of the other Gator cases. Don't get me wrong the case is solid, and will protect your instrument it's just that when i put some force on it it has just a little more give than the other cases seem to have....I don't know if this is me, or if in the time since i last bought a Gator case (7 years ago), they've started to use slightly cheaper materials in whichever Chinese workhouse the cases are made in....To be honest i would have given the case three and a half stars, but you can only go up in whole numbers......
To summarise all of my cases are made by Gator, they protect over £1700 worth of my guitars, i do trust the brand, but just wonder if they're trying to save a little on materials...Like i said it could just be my strength pushing on the case. I am 110 kg, and 200cm.
I would say buy with confidence though, since i've used Gator for the past ten years, all keys work, all locks close, cases have dropped..but guitars inside have been fine, nice soft insides, and they're very good value....
handling
quality
3
0
Report

Report

YouTube on this topic