Keyboards tend to be large and unwieldy, and in many cases, oddly shaped. It's all too easy to take a chunk out of a key, or knock a knob clean off when you're moving your gear around. In fact, it's likely only a matter of time if you're not using a protective gig bag when transporting your keyboard to the gig. Keyboard gig bags protect your keyboard from swinging doors, thoughtless gear handlers, and weather. Procuring a good protective bag for your instrument is a vital decision.
At Sweetwater, we carry a great selection of gig bags for keyboards. Sizes range from bags for small, portable keyboards, all the way up to full-sized 88 key keyboards. With an internal length of 59 inches and internal height up to 13 inches, our selection of bags will work for nearly any keyboard. Our semi-rigid bags are extremely protective with a durable nylon exterior that is water resistant. Our bags come with reinforced handles and shoulder straps — even backpack straps. All zippers are heavy duty. Some of the larger models even have integrated wheels and extendable handles. This alone will make your gigging-life so much easier.
Many models have options for customizing the padding and separators on the inside to fit whatever your specific keyboard. On the other hand, we have branded aftermarket solutions for a variety of the most recognizable keyboard brands. In some cases, we even have gig bags designed to specifically fit certain models. Most bags also have compartments and pockets for keeping all of your essential extras right with your keyboard. Protection and organization are the design goals for these bags. They are designed for the working musician who is constantly on the move and wants to keep their gear in like-new condition for as long as possible.
As with any prized instrument, you have to strike a balance between using it without fear, and being concerned for its safety. Picking a gig bag is a big step towards making sure your keyboard stays with you for a very long time. In addition to physically protecting the outside of your keyboard from shocks and dings, a gig bag makes it easier to carry, thus lowering your chances that your instrument will suffer from being dropped and damaged.
If you find that you're running into a wall when it comes to determining which gig bags will work best for your situation, do yourself a favor and give us a call. We're here to help you find a protective gig bag that's perfect for your keyboard. Chat with one of our Sales Engineers and they'll be able to quickly find out which keyboard bag is the best fit for your instrument. You'll be gigging with peace of mind and wondering why you didn't have a bag long before now.
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.