June 13, 2024

We only recommend products that we use and believe in. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

SKB Corporation follows up last January’s introduction of the first INJECTION molded guitar cases with new watertight electric bass cases. Two models are available: the 3i-5014-44 with an interior silhouette for P/J style bodies and the 3i-5014-OP with an open cavity design accommodating a variety of body shapes.

The 3i-5014-44 and 3i-5014-OP Injection Molded Watertight Bass cases are constructed of ultra high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin. The case shells are designed and manufactured to US Military specification standards (MIL-STD) for tactical applications. The molded unibody is a waterproof, airtight and submersible design (IP67) that is resistant to corrosion and impact damage. The interior features plush lined EPS foam for proper support of the bass and a large accessory compartment as well. The case includes four (4) SKB patented trigger latches (two with built-in TSA locks), four reinforced padlock locations, snap-down rubber over-molded cushion grip handles on three (3) sides, recessed in-line skate wheels and an automatic ambient pressure equalization valve (MIL-STD-648C).

Weight is a big issue for flight cases. Traditional flight cases can exceed the 50 lbs. weight limit for checked baggage, even without a bass in the case! The design of the 3I-5014 Injection Molded case eliminates the need for excessive metal reinforcing hardware found on traditional flight cases, thus the weight of the 3i-5014 case empty is less than 22 lbs.

Not only does the case provide the ultimate in bass protection and convenience it is backed by SKB’s unsurpassed no-fault Million Mile Guaranty™ (Lifetime Warranty). The 3i-5014-44 and 3i-5014-OP Injection Molded Watertight Bass Cases are available from authorized SKB dealers with an estimated street price of $279.99 US.


About The Author

2 thoughts on “NAMM 2011 – SKB’s Watertight Bass Case – It Floats!

  1. Saw this on the SKB website and found the elec guitar version on a couple of sites. Can’t find it for sale anywhere. When & where will this be available to purchase?!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Verified by MonsterInsights