This is a Light-Weight Double Bass Flight Case, weighing approximately 20 kilograms with the Bass inside. It has wheels, an accessory pocket, a shoulder strap, and internal bow storage.
The weight of the case alone is 10 kg and fits most 3/4 size basses without a bag (unless the bag is very lightweight).
Internal measurements are: Upper bout 550mm, Lower bout 660mm, Length (not including endpin slot) 1880mm. Depth at the bridge point is 430mm.
These cases are made from moulded Styrofoam and have a cloth codura zip cover, with pockets and wheels.
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To accurately measure place your bass against a wall and measure from the wall to the part of the bass required. For example place the bass so it is on the floor on its side. Place the bridge so it is touching the wall. Measure from the wall to the back of the bass. This will give the depth. Do all the other measurements in a similar way.
I travel regularly with my bass around the world and don’t think twice about taking it in this case. However, I never travel with a bass that is not fully insured and cannot be replaced. Air travel is always risky for a bass regardless of the case.
The problem with fibreglass trunks and air travel is that they are so heavy the handlers treat them roughly and if they start to fall they don’t risk personal injury to prevent it. Also the weight plus the stiffness of fibreglass means that when there is an impact it can be fatal to the instrument.
The bonus here with the Styrofoam case is that they are a fraction of the weight and tend to absorb the bumps. The interesting thing is that I have had no damage to my bass at all travelling with a light weight case over 10 years but I have had considerable damage to a number of basses when previously travelling with a fibreglass trunk. However, they do not have the structural rigidity of fibreglass if, for example, they were squashed between two containers.
The manufacturer says they have tested the point over the bridge and believe it will stand 65kg of pressure on it and that they estimate 70-80kg is likely but, of course, there are no guarantees.