I own a Gator case for my bass and it has saved my bass countless times. I can’t tell you how many times a roadie has thrown or dropped that case and thank god it’s a gator because if it was in anything else it would be broken in half by now.This case is scratched up and has been put through hell but there is not a single dent in it and not a scratch on my bass because of this thing.I plan to only buy Gator cases from now on for every single piece of gear I own. Gator cases provide me with more protection than I need but exactly the protection I want. Bands that I play with include, Silence The Tempest, Zach Almond and The Brethren, and Micheal Edwards and the 56 Chevy Band. Thanks for the protection. I look forward to wearing the free shirt on stage.