I can’t say enough positive things about this case. I took two P-Basses with me on a 7-week US Tour last fall. We traveled in a bus and the gear was behind us in a trailer. The cases survived being crammed in with big road cases, under drums and merch, and they still look BRAND NEW. They still open and close like a dream, despite my 1/2″ thick bass strap- and most importantly, they protected my basses. I just got back from a fly-date in Indiana. We flew Southwest and of course I had to check my bass. The case, with P-Bass, strap and cables – weighed 25 pounds! I didn’t have to pay to check it. I got scanned by the TSA folks, but they were able to open & close it with no problem (phew.) The security lady even commented on my Zeppelin sticker I have owned TKL and SKB cases, and I wouldn’t trade my Gator ATAs for anything. They are lighter, more durable, and look better than any case (bass or otherwise)I have ever owned.