Roland JUNO-DS88 case please help


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Hi there,
I am looking for a bag/case for my new Roland JUNO-DS88
I have seen many options on the internet but many have no reviews and most do not meet the 140cm length requirement.
If you have a DS88 I would very much appreciate your help!
Thanks
 

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Are you looking for a cheap cloth case to just carry it around, a moderately padded cloth case, or something that's sturdy (and heavy)?
 
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Something with padding, but I don't mind if its cloth or hard (as long as its decent value).
 

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You get what you pay for.

Gator makes a full range of cases from padded gig bags to full blown TSA approved locking moulded hard shell cases.

http://www.gatorcases.com/search/manufacturer

http://www.gatorcases.com/p/111196-538/gk-88-slxl

http://www.gatorcases.com/p/111209-282/gkb-88-slxl

http://www.gatorcases.com/p/111263-2286/g-pg-88slimxl

http://www.gatorcases.com/p/111157-1996/g-tour-88v2sl

http://www.gatorcases.com/p/111279-2471/gtsa-key88

http://www.gatorcases.com/p/111279-2474/gtsa-key88slxl

It all boils down to how much protection do you need and how much do you want to spend.

Be forewarned, however, that the TSA hard shell cases add about 30 lbs of weight to the load. I own one for my Kurzweil PC3K8 and it brings up the total weight to over 80 lbs.

Gary ;)
 
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Hi there,
I am looking for a bag/case for my new Roland JUNO-DS88
I have seen many options on the internetgeneric but many have no reviews and most do not meet the 140cm length requirement.
If you have a DS88 I would very much appreciate your help!
Thanks
i also have the juno ds88, along with many other keyboards and my opinion that if you are taking your keyboard out of your house for gigs/rehearsals i would allways recomend going to the exspense of a made to measure flight case and not a soft bag, these keyboards are very valuable and must be treated as such, its not worth the risk of not useing a made to measure hard case, in a generic case the keyboard may bump about and get damaged. in the uk 2 such flightcase makers are "swan" and "flightcase warehouse" google them,, these cases are quite exspensive, my ds88 case was around £180,,,,[ including casters which i would also recomend including on your case which makes the keyboard very easy to move, ],, but are well worth the protection they provide,.
 
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I recently traded in my DS61 for a DS88. I also own a Kurzweil PC3K8.

Both keyboards are almost the exact same dimensions.

For the Kurzweil I own a hard molded Gator TSA case.

https://gatorcases.com/products/keyboard/tsa-ata-keyboard-cases/tsa-keyboard/slim-xl-88-note-keyboard-case-w-wheels-gtsa-key88slxl/

For the Juno I picked up a padded Gator Bag.

https://gatorcases.com/products/keyboard/pro-go-ultimate-keyboard-gig-bags/pro-go-keyboard/slim-xl-88-note-keyboard-gig-bag-g-pg-88slimxl/

Either keyboard fits in either case. They fit snugly with barely an inch to spare at the ends.

I don't gig with my keyboards but rather picked up the bag in case I ever have to move to a new address.

All of my smaller keyboards also have no name gig bags which are adequate for protection during a move.

I would never pack my DS88 in the soft case if a baggage handler were handling it but for hauling around in the back of the van or for the occasional move this one is more than adequate. It is a rugged ripstop nylon design with more than adequate padding around the edges. This thing will never tear or fall apart under normal use.

Gary ;)
 
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BTW, fully loaded with the Kurzweil the TSA case weighs in just over 80 lbs.

The Juno DS88 in the soft gator case comes in somewhere around 45 to 50 lbs.

The Juno is manageable for one person to carry without any wheels while the Kurzweil either requires that you lower one end to the ground and roll on the built in wheels or else use the handles at either end and have two people carry it. OR, one really strong mutha in the middle using the middle handle :p

The soft case has no wheels to speak of.

Gary ;)
 

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