Don't just buy used, buy broken!

I needed another guitar gig bag, so I went shopping on eBay, naturally, and found a broken one. Just the zip on one of the pockets wasn't working. Fine, I thought. How bad can it be?
For a mere £5+£3.20 shipping, the Ritter bag was mine! It arrived today in exactly the condition the seller said it would be. There are three pockets and the largest zip does indeed fail to zip all the way along. No big deal, I just hot glued the flap down.
And here it is. It's just a bag, but it's my bag and I'm happy! So I'm off looking for other junk that I can fix easily.

Gig bag

Comments

  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,816Member
    You're just soooo out there, Nick. I bet you have chickens too. Am I right ?
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    Leave my chickens out of this.
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,816Member
    My wife checks the eggs before buying.

    So that's your theory out of the window !
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    That's an oeff.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    On further inspect, and as I tried to fit a guitar into the case, I found that it's probably an electro acoustic or thin acoustic case. It's too thick for an electric, but I couldn't get my Breedlove into it.

    So I thought it might fit TWO electrics!

    Where's the glue gun? Ah, there it is. Now I just need some fabric to make a flap to protect the back-to-back electrics from each other. Or any dog hide would do, really.
    Found it!
    Yes I had this stuff lying around.

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    Firstly, I drew the edges of the inside of the case on the fabric, cut out a larger version and hot glued the two together, overlapping the larger one to make a seam.
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    I then marked halfway up the sides of the inside of the case and hotglued the double layered fabric along the edge.
    Done!

    Happier me.

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    And I still have enough left over for a hand warmer or clutch bag.

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  • LesterLester Posts: 1,520Member, Moderator
    That looks very creative for next to no cost.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    Thanks Lester. That was the plan. I didn't want to spend any more money or the £8 gig bag might not have been such a good deal. There's no money in my back garden. I checked for that too.
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,816Member
    edited September 20
    101 creations... using dead Dalmations.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member

    101 creations... using dead Dalmations.

    LOL my new how to book, coming soon to Amazon.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,792Member
    Great bit of make do and mend there Nick - I think the dalmation fur really makes it somehow, although I do like the crimson interior as well. I could do with a new gig bag at the moment, will have to have a look around.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 619Member
    Cheers mate! If you find anything good, let us know... I’m sure you could find some animal fur somewhere to improve it!
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,816Member
    Dalmation + crimson sounds like an episode of Super Vet.
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