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Hi Sheldon, not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes, I have just bought my 3rd Dingwall an SJ5 and I have been checking out cases and came across this one http://www.thomann.de/ie/skb_3i_5014_44 ... r_case.htm , the reviews have all been good, the thing is it comes in 2 variations, 1 with the shaped cavity of the bass ie Jazz or Precision shape, or 2 with an open cavity to fit none jazz or precision shaped basses, http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessor ... ase#review, now i was wondering would the SJ5 fit in the shaped cavity which is what i would prefer to get to stop/ cutdown movement when in transit, I have another case for the other 2 Dingwalls that have an open cavity and i just wanted something special for my new baby, i also have 2 mono gig bags ( single & double) as well as the 2 gig bags that came with the SJ5 & ABII, so i dont need any more gig bags, or if any of the other members on here have tried this case please chip in, ps if the bass doesn't fit not point in buying another open cavity case as the one i have will do , thanking you in advance John
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Good news John! As long as the shape of the moulded case on the inside is for a Jazz bass type and not a Precision shape, you're alright. (The J won't fit in the P and viceversa)

As you know I have a Super J/P to which the body shape is exactly the same as a Fender Jazz bass, and as such it fits perfectly in the new Fender SKB type original moulded case that my American Standard Jazz bass came in, even considering that the Super J is a 35" scale at the low B end! :D
these pics below shows you what I mean.

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[img:13o68qyv]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/xt660/IMG_2586_zps14f9ad5e.jpg[/img:13o68qyv]

[img:13o68qyv]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/xt660/IMG_2587_zpsa96a3498.jpg[/img:13o68qyv]
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Thanks GW for your help again, i will get the case now, looks like a nice snug fit, will post pics when i get it, thanks.
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[quote="johnbassdoherty":2om450jb]Thanks GW for your help again, i will get the case now, looks like a nice snug fit, will post pics when i get it, thanks.[/quote:2om450jb]

No worries, glad to have helped.
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I'm going on memory here, I don't think the molded interior of the case you're referring to fits our SJ body without modifying the heel area. This isn't that hard to do. SKB uses a "styrofoam" type material that can be coaxed with a ball peen hammer. Light taps in the area you need to create room is all you need to do.

I don't recommend the universal fit style. If the body is sitting in an open rectangle the area where the bass side horn touches will eventually dent or bend and then the headstock will hit the end of the case.

We've had one of these cases refitted with a custom interior. It was expensive but man what a case!
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Thanks Sheldon might have a re think on case, luckily Thomann had none in stock.
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