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Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 19 Jun 2017, 19:01
by petersemple
My Washburn Status is currently wallowing around inside a standard bass case. It's not ideal because it canslide all over the place - not really what you would want. The case is pretty busted so I am going to replace it. Wonder what other people use. It looks like a standard guitar case could be about long enough, but the 2 electric guitar cases that I have here are both too narrow for the body to fit. What do you suggest?

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 19 Jun 2017, 19:31
by brucebruce
I've owned a few - they generally fit snuggly in a guitar case - Fender Strat size.

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 19 Jun 2017, 19:55
by petersemple
Do you know what brand? I have an SKB strat case and a no-name off ebay ABS case and it won't fit in either without serious padding surgery

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 19 Jun 2017, 21:48
by BazzBass
when I had a Hohner B2A in the 90s, I took a trace of the shape to Derringers Music and they got a case made to fit . Wasn't a lot compared to an off the shelf case.No idea if there is still an Aussie company but worth ringing them :)

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 19 Jun 2017, 23:13
by bigswifty
Was it definitely a hard case you needed? It's a personal thing, but if my bass is not (a) Spending time in a truck or plane or (b) Getting lugged by people I don't know then I'd rather it be in a gig bag.

Your bass might fit into a Mono gig bag.

Apologies if you've already thought of this.

Mike

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 20 Jun 2017, 03:58
by Dazza76
Yea a strat HSC or typical guitar gigbag fits.

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 20 Jun 2017, 06:44
by petersemple
I would prefer a hard case, but would consider a decent gig bag. Mono might be out of my price range though. I have up to $150 to spend.

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 26 Jun 2017, 18:02
by Heath

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 27 Jun 2017, 11:00
by slowlearner
brucebruce wrote:I've owned a few - they generally fit snuggly in a guitar case - Fender Strat size.
Ditto. My headless and my current short scale 5 string fit nicely in a guitar gig bag.

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 27 Jun 2017, 11:34
by Aussie Mark
The easiest solution is to measure the bass and compare that with the generic guitar/bass hard cases sold locally on eBay. I've sourced hard cases for a couple of unusually sized/shaped basses that way (Fenderbird, and a Framus hollow body) - there are often comprehensive measurements in the ebay listings that make this a risk-free exercise.

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 27 Jun 2017, 19:52
by petersemple
The Bass measures 350mm across the widest point, and every case I have seen is either 340 or 335 across (internally), so I wouldn't want to order one like that without trying it out first. That one that Heath linked to is 343mm internally, which is so close. I may just take a trip to our local Supercheap and check that one out

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 27 Jun 2017, 20:33
by Heath
I was eying it off for the kubicki, but its too long

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 29 Jun 2017, 20:22
by petersemple
Checked out the SuperCheap one and it too narrow as well. Went to a music store and some of the bass cases were too narrow as well. The only guitar case they had that fit was an acoustic gig bag that I didn't really like. It fitted nicely into an SKB bass case, but I am starting to think that if I am going to buy a new bass case, I might as well just replace the busted latches on the old case and be done with it.

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 29 Jun 2017, 20:30
by Heath
Which skb? I ended up buying one of these which i use between the kubicki, bb425 and the dame, the dame barely fits due to the abnormally large headstock

https://www.skbcases.com/music/products ... &c=84&s=75

Re: Case for a Washburn Status Headless

Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 07:16
by petersemple
I think it was the SKB-4 - Just the standard economy one.