MONO Vertigo Bass Bag and Producer Case

Whether it’s bundling things into the boot or backseat of your car or braving the perils and perspiration of public transport, having high-grade cases and bags for your beloved gear is an absolute must.

Hence bag specialists MONO have just about every instrument covered – with the two examples reviewed here part of extended bass, guitar, keyboard, cymbal and snare case ranges – they even do some nifty laptop cases and rucksacks too.

The Vertigo bass bag (pictured top) lives up to its name with the bass sliding snuggly into the case sideways with the case held upright. The instrument’s neck is then held reassuringly in position via MONO’s patented ‘Headlock’ – a black, plush-finished moulded support positioned halfway down the soft-lined interior. The innovative tractor-tyre style reinforced base on the bag’s bottom end, aptly dubbed ‘The Boot’, will absorb any shocks en route to your gig.


The Producer bag (above) is a similar blend of cool urban styling and robust practicality, with four exterior pockets big enough to take two floor pedals apiece, along with enough room inside for a 17-inch MacBook Pro, MIDI controller, headphones and, hey, even sheet music!

All of which is protected in MONO’s military grade materials that include steel riveted handles, high-density padding and waterproof outer shell. A little bigger than some gear bags, the Producer’s foam-padded shoulder strap ensures balanced weight distribution even when it’s stuffed full and, just like the Vertigo bass bag, is extremely comfortable on the shoulders. This is stylish gear with a serious practical edge.

– Mike Flynn

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