Double bass bags were our business’s first endeavor and remain the heart of our business. Messina Covers has been making the finest and only full custom bass bags since 1998. Messina Covers bass bags were designed by bass players. Having busy gigging musicians at Messina Covers is what allows us to fix common flaws you find on our competitors’ bags.
The first common issue we wanted to address was pocket access. We were tired of holding the bass upright with one hand and struggling to reach items in the pockets with the other hand. That is why the Messina pockets are oriented to be accessed while the bass is on its side. This allows for the use of both hands to retrieve accessories which is safer, faster, and much less frustrating.
The Messina bag includes five pockets which hold: music, a folding stand, wheel, endpin, and bow. The bow pocket has a flap with a Velcro closure for quick, one handed operation. The bottom of the bow pocket is armored with extra material to stop the all too common blowouts seen on other bags.
For easier loading, the ladder handle along the tailpiece gives three different grasping positions to suit vehicles and people of different heights. All of the handles are made of two-inch-wide polypropylene to provide the strongest possible support for your instrument.
The back of the neck area is tapered to give the bag a tailored fit which eliminates the need for a neck cinch. The shell of the bag is U.S. made 1000 denier nylon, commonly known as Cordura. The inside consists of three quarter inch foam padding with a flame laminated soft polyester fabric to protect your finish. The padding is relatively dense, and avoids the “tippiness” experienced if the bag is too poofy. We offer close to twenty stock sizes, covering most makes of basses. We also make the only true custom bags in the industry. From your tracing, we make a dedicated set of patterns to make a custom bag that is one-of-a-kind. Add our wide selection of colors and embroidery to get the bag you always wanted.
For those with detachable necks, we now offer a thin, fleece-lined bag for your travel needs. Rufus Reid now carries a bright red travel case from Messina Covers!