A gig bag (or gigbag) is a padded, soft-sided bag used for the storage and transport of musical instruments, most commonly a guitar or bass guitar. A popular alternative to the usually heavier, more cumbersome hard shell cases, most gig bags include pockets for storage of sheet music, instrument cables, picks, straps, and other accessories, along with shoulder straps and grab handles for added comfort, portability, and ease of use.
Larger gig bags are used for the double bass.
While gig bags are lighter and easier to carry, they do not offer much less protection than padded hard shell or wooden cases. As such, some musicians will own both soft gig bags and hard shell cases for their instruments. This way, they can use the gig bag for local rehearsals, session work, and gigs, and use the hard shell case when their instrument will be checked onto airline baggage.
alt. A padded bag for the storage and transport of musical instruments, especially guitars. n. A padded bag for the storage and transport of musical instruments, especially guitars.
Usage examples of "gig bag".
He made a second attempt at mobility, a successful one this time, and staggered to his feet, wincing as he bent down to pick up his abandoned gig bag.
The maze-seed was a heavy weight at the bottom of his gig bag, and Eric couldn't keep his thoughts from fixating on the battle to come.
The maze-seed was a heavy weight at the bottom of his gig bag, and Eric couldnt keep his thoughts from fixating on the battle to come.
He unslung the banjo from the soft canvas gig bag in which he'd brought her, and slung the strap over his shoulder.
Shrugging his gig bag higher onto his shoulder, he went down the hall to the bank of elevators.
She hefted a guitar in a soft canvas gig bag and looked at me as if I was the intruder.