Gard’s mid-bag suspension system consists of a protective combination of flexi-belts and cones made of dense foam, which hold the instrument by its robust parts, leaving the delicate parts suspended in mid-air. The cone protects the bell area.Click Here for details.
The thickness of the high density foam is 20mm in Gard Gig Bags and 25mm in Gard Wheelies. Apart from the dense foam protecting the musical instrument, Gard Bags also have cubes and cones made of dense foam for optimum protection.
Yes, all Gard gig bags and wheelies have a rain cape which protects them in case of bad weather.
Gard leather Gig Bags and Wheelies are made of Buffalo Leather and Synthetic bags from 1680 Denier Synthetic fabric with leather trim. In case of special orders, we can use cow leather and polysatin.
Colored/Designer Gard Bags are available in Black, Fawn, Tan and Burgundy.
Most Gard Gig Bags have shoulder straps, which double up as backpack straps. All you have to do is take the shoulder strap through a leather loop behind the bag and hook it up on either sides, at the bottom. It becomes a backpack strap. Tuba bags have dedicated shoulder straps.
Except Saxophone Wheelies, all Gard Wheelies have shoulder straps. All wheelies, including Saxophone Wheelies have backpack straps.
No, the wheels are not detachable and cannot be separated from the bag. Sorry!
You can view the inner dimensions of the bags on their respective product pages under the ‘Product Overview’ section, along with information about which instruments will fit in the bag. That will help you know if a particular bag will accommodate your instrument.
Please see the Pocket Dimensions for the bags under ‘Product Overview’, which will help you understand which instruments/accessories can fit in the outside pockets.
The weights of bags have been mentioned in Kgs and Pounds in the ‘Product Overview’ section. Please add that to the weight of your instrument and check with the airlines before you carry your bag with you. The outside dimensions have also been provided.
The Outer Dimensions of your bag are mentioned in their respective ‘Product Overview’ pages on this website. Please compare that with the size allowed by the airline you are travelling with. It will help you decide if you can carry it with you as cabin baggage or will you need to check it in. For larger bags, the only solution is to purchase an adjacent seat.
23-MLK / MSK: These gig bags have an separate outer compartment for storing the slide. The slide is stored out side the main compartment of the bag, away from the bell and valves.
24-MLK / MSK: In this model the slide is stored inside the main compartment of the bag along with the instrument. There is of course a separate padded cover with outer velvet lining for the slide.
You can view the Worldwide Dealer Network for Gard Bags on this link - http://www.gardbags.com/World-Wide-Network. The dealers who sell the bags online and offline can be seen there. If the dealer in your country of residence does not sell bags online, you could place an order with them by sending them an email or calling them. This information is also available on the link above.
Germany -http://www.thomann.de/gb/gard.html USA - http://www.musiciansfriend.com/search?sB=r&Ntt=gard UK - http://www.prozonemusic.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=GARD Australia http://www.saxandwoodwind.com.au/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=114&zenid=haaf1p9kmh155980ab317t2tb5 Sweden - http://www.windcorp.se/search.html?SEARCH=1&Search_Text=gard&SEARCH.x=0&SEARCH.y=0
Yes. Depending on the part you want us to ship to you for a particular bag, we will quote the price and the shipping cost for it. Once we get a go ahead from you, we will send you a PayPal invoice and will ship the part as soon as the payment is made.
If your bag is within the warranty period of one year, we will send the wheels and axle free of charge. Just let us know the model number of your bag and we will send the wheels and axle to you. If the wheels fell off after more than a year of purchase, we will send the same to you on payment of the part’s price along with the shipping cost. There is also a demo video for the same, which will show you how to change the axle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLFGrCWlOc4 .
If the bag zipper tears within one year of purchase, send a picture to us and we will replace the bag for you. If the damage happens after a year of purchase, please take it to a local bag repair or shoe repair shop. If No. 10 zippers are not available, we can send it to you on payment of the price for the same, along with the shipping cost.
If a bag is not available, ask the dealer to contact the distributer in that country. If the distributer too does not have the bag, you could either wait till the dealer places an order with us or you could place an order with us directly and pay the full shipping amount, along with the price of the bag.
The prices of bags and their shipping cost can either be seen online or by sending an email to the dealer closest to you. You can also write to us for prices at email@example.com, if you want us to ship the bag to you.