Since I'm going to be gigging again and remembering how heavy my SKB hard cases are, I decided to get a set of bags to make the task a bit easier this time around. I shopped the major brands for quality, price and review reputations.
When all was said and done this is what I decided on. Galaxy series.
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First let me start by saying the quality is there. Very heavy construction, nice tight seams, heavy dual zippers, rugged and very well attached handles and most importantly a silky smooth lining and decent padding.
The next concern was fit. These are outstanding. Even with the FT leg brackets and the Star mounting system for the MT, they still easily slid into the bags with a snug but not tight fit. No stretching or tugging or any other persuasion needed to get them in or out.
They ship flat in plastic wrap so at this point they are still a bit creased but that should ease up after they've been stretched.
Here's the one downside that I didn't see or think about up until now. Humes and Berg has 3 basic styles, Tuxedo, Galaxy and Seeker. I like the Galaxy due to quality for price. What I didn't see was that they don't make the 8" or 10" bag in the Galaxy series but of course in the Seeker and Tuxedo.
So if I want to get bags for the littles, I'll have to change series. Leave it to me to botch an easy pick.
Anyway, all in all excellent bags for the money. After many gigs I'll report back with any mishaps.