NAMM 2011 – SKB’s Watertight Bass Case – It Floats!
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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.