Better than expected
Better than expected
Well, finally an opportunity to be short worded on a review of Five Star praise. My Sales Rep, Ryan, W. who recently sold me a Kronos888 suggested for my use and price a Gater Gk-88 Case with Rollers. It was $200.00 less then an ATA Hard Case, and since my dream of becoming a Rock Star when I was 12 and actually thought I could become Mic Jagger, I work out of a studio all the time except when I move to another studio, so this case fit the Bill (literally)! The case seem's like it was custom made for the Korg Kronos88, but of course, it's not, but I can still believe it was!
Durable Black Denier Nylon with Support to make it stiff & solid. Inside is Black as well with padding to comfortably fit the keyboard, but holding it in end to end.snug in a bug, so keyboard will not move around in case. Two very good quality Black Covered Material Protection Straps just for added security and protection and this is oh so much easier then using the Foam fit cases that you need to take a square of foam from here and put it there, almost like figuring out a puzzle! Five stars for Quality, Five again for Price and Five more for arriving so quickly tat I wasn't even thinking about looking for a Fed Ex Truck!
You know this is like my 4th review in about 4 months and I have noticed something. The competition can't compete with Sweetwater! I am officially a Sweetwater Customer,,period. They only know how to do things right, for you to smile, for you to feel "I got a good deal". Besides all the extras which are pretty amazing like 1 year extra coverage, free tech, call backs, working with the same Salesman who get's to know you. Ryan has listened to some of my work, read about my career, knows my Studio and what's in it! It's all good. In fact it's absolutely Great!
This is a short review for me. Ryan w. know's that as well!
For what it is...a light duty keyboard case...it has held up remarkably well. I have used this for well over a year now and have had no problems - none! It rolls well and protects well. I rarely use the outer pockets, but when I have it hasn't been a problem. It is used at least once a week. So; I've had the back breaking Gator ATA Tour 88 and this GK-88, and I much prefer this. With my next board I will however use the next grade up which is the polypropylene semi-hard shell case by Gator because I don't want a soft shell over the large touch screens that are coming on a lot of keyboards these days. Unless I have roadies I will never get a heavy ATA flight case again - (I gave away the Tour 88). The board I put in this case is a Roland RD700GX and this case makes wielding that board around a breeze. For the price, it's just right!
The dimensions of the Kurzweil - 54.3 x 17.8 x 4.8 in. (137.9 x 45.1 x 12.2cm) and the 57.5" x 18" x 6" of this case as you can see will.
For an occasional gigging player who does not need the weight of a fully rigid case and has the ability to roll, this is a great case.
I called, as this was a present. The service was great, and the case fits just like it should! Thanks.
well made serves the tyros5 76 key well . fits with room to put the two speakers( TRS-MSO5) .like the padding with padded straps protects the keyboard. I am 76yrs. old makes haul it around w/ wheels a lot easier. and SWEETWATER came through again good price quick delivery thanks guys & gals keep up the good work second to none when it comes to customer service.
Great case for the money. Sturdy yet light, with good features inside and out. Was a bit larger than the keyboard I got it for (a Kurzweil PC3x), but the inner lock-straps keep it from moving around inside the case.
The case offers excellent protection and the wheels are an especially helpful feature.
It's a good case, my only complaint is that it's not easy to wheel around considering that there is not a handle in the back-middle. Otherwise it's great.
I purchased the Gator case for my stage Piano, what a great fit.
It is now safely stored out of the dust and dirt, away from little hands.
I should have bought this months ago. Thanks again.
My S90XS fits this case perfectly even though the specs suggested that it would be a half inch too short. Now we'll have to see how well it holds up over time. My last one (Gig Skinz) only lasted a couple of years before completely ripping out, so I'm hoping for better!
I am not a musician that does a lot of gigging, so I really don't need a hard covered case for my S90 XS, but for when I do need to travel to a gig, this case does a good job of protecting my investment.. The foam padding is thick enough to protect my keyboard from minor dings and falls. I really like the two straps inside the case which hold my keyboard in place which doesn't allow it to move during carry. The only thing I would add to the case would be a shoulder carry strap. I have to lug the case/keyboard up and down a set of stairs and having a shoulder strap would make that task easier.
I've used Gator cases before and this one is just as good as the rest.
I am very please with my Gator GK-88 that I purchased from Sweetwater. The case is light and durable, has good balance and ample space to store my foot pedal and connectors. I was also very happy with the service that Sweetwater provided in facilitating my purchase. They were prompt in filling the order and their follow-up to make sure I received it on time and in good order was great. Thank you, guys!
I was looking for something that splits the difference between a hard shell case (like the Gator or SKB ATA cases), and a bag with little to no padding, so I bought this. This case is relatively inexpensive, has decent padding, and the wheels are really useful.
It might seem weird, but I actually don't like that it has a pocket on the side. I've got a pretty big duffel bag that I keep all my cables, pedals, stomp boxes and extra junk in (as I imagine most keyboardists do), and since the outside pocket is way too small to fit any of that, I don't think it's useful. I'd rather Gator just left it off, because I don't think anybody will actually use it. But the padding is pretty sturdy, and it's kept my keyboard safe so far - which is my main concern.
This is a great case for in-town stuff. If you're touring, you'll obviously want something more heavy duty.
For the money, it can't be beat. I'd just not use it for regular gigs. For the occasional trip, it has been sturdy enough and therefore, fine.
I really like the case...it has really solid construction and looks like it's made with really high quality parts...the padded straps on the inside are wonderful and once my keyboard is in the case and I can use the wheels it's great. But it's way heavier than I was expecting and that makes it really difficult to get the case and keyboard in and out of my car without help. I think they could have also added a better pocket for sheet music...all my accessories fit and there are fun little pockets for pens and headphones, but my music really just fits in the mesh part out front without getting smooshed and i'd rather it be more protected. overall though, I'm happy with it.
The GK-88 is an affordable alternative to a hard shell flight case for the average gigging or jamming musician. No,it probably won't survive a world tour, but I doubt that that phone call is coming anyway.
If you're looking for some protection for your beloved 88 key pride and joy while you travel to and from a local gig or jam, this is your case. Ample pockets for cable and pedal storage and easy rolling wheels.
One complaint - it could use more grab handles for hoisting it into the car or up onto the stage. Other than that, I'm quite happy with the GK-88.
This is a good case for the money but not the best I have owned. It is fairly heavy in an empty state and the lack of a shoulder strap makes it more difficult to transport up and down stairs. If it had a strap, I would have given it a 4 star rating instead of 3 stars. I bought it for a Nord Stage 2 88 keyboard and it is a bit too long for this, but the internal straps hold the keyboard securely.
The case was pretty much what I had expected, however perhaps the addition of some modest "side" wheels and a shoulder strap would be handy for the heavier "88" models.
Relace "netting" on the side pouches with a solid fabric thast won't get caught on objects you may encounter when moving or loading etc.
[I tore mine and haven't even use it yet!]
I bought this case along with my Kurzweil Sp88x about a year ago. I really loved the stairsliders. They really helped when I was taking my keys up or down at venues without ramps. I wouldn't recommend using them at home cuz they will scratch up wood or pull carpet! As durable and rugged as this case is made out to sound... it still wasn't enough for me. The fabric is alreay worn out. The stitching for the side handles have ripped. Also, I never use the accessory pocket. It's enough like a game of Tetris trying to load a van with equipment without having a large lump in the middle of a case! For the first 6months I had this case, I really loved it... It was light and made loading and unloading so much faster. My only gripe with this product is that it not made for musicians who gig more than every other week...
Over all pretty good. Not as good as my old case but they don't make it anymore. Trying to pull it up stairs the wheel guards catch and you have to wrestle it to get it free. They have plastic runners which is nice but afraid it will pull the strands of my carpet. I only move it once or twice a month so it's not a deal breaker but if I was on the road it would bug me. Keeps my board nice and secure with room for my stuff.
The bag is great. The zipper does not want to go around one corner. I'm afraid it is going to be returned. It is a nylon zipper, which is good, but it appears to be sewn in too tightly on that corner.
I wish it had a handle on the wheel end, to facilitate carrying by two people. I like the stair-slides on the bottom.
Ripped after second time of use.
For an 88 note keyboard, this type of case is downright stupid. It is flimsy. I wouldn't expect it to last a year from any consistent road use. It's like a gig bag. For a larger keyboard, just not a good idea.
Combine that with my FA-08 being much too skinny - it doesn't hold in place properly. Again, not a good idea.
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