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Thread: Do you ever lock your case?

  1. #1
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    Do you ever lock your case?

    New EBMM basses come with a key to lock the case. I have never received a key with any used bass.

    Never lock my cases. Never even tested it out.

    Just curious. Does anyone lock them? Why if you do? Is it all the time, or just certain situations.

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    I never touched that key.

  3. #3
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    Why lock it when someone could just take the whole case. At shows, if I'm really worried and have to leave my bass backstage, I lock the case with the key and pass a bike lock (long wire with a combo/key) through the handle, and through the handles on my 4x10 so to take it they would have to cut the lock or try and sneak out with my cab and case locked together but I've only done that twice at sketchy gigs.
    EBMM Stingray 4 HH Stealth Pearl
    EBMM Bongo 5 HH Stealth Black
    SBMM SUB 4
    Oscar Schmidt Acoustic

    Ampeg B2RE
    GK NEO 4x10 and 1x15

  4. #4
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    The lock on most instrument cases is pointless. At most, it keeps the latches from possibly working loose during handling. Other than that, I haven't found much use for them.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Signature Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

  5. #5
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    If someone is going to pinch it they will. The locks just make it a little more difficult to open the case and have a nose inside. After all one key does fit all !!

    StingRay 4H Buttercreme 2005 L.E. ("Leighton")
    StingRay 4H Light Blue over Vintage Sunburst. 2005 ("SunBlue")
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE AMPS.

  6. #6
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    I have the key but never lock it.

  7. #7
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    Yep!
    "Can't talk little man? Betcha can't play none either"

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