Ya know, it was a bit of a "bait & switch," but I'm pretty pleased with a couple of cases I just bought on eBay from "NYCase." I say "bait & switch" because the listing is a little mis-leading, and they are WAY overcharging for shipping. But here's the deal- They have a "Mazerati Head Case" for $39.99. Knowing that the Mazerati shares dimensions with many of the other Z heads, I ordered one for my MAZ38NR head. But, at $39, it has NOTHING. No latches, no carpet interior, no protective corners, zilch. So I had to order the "ATA" option which was another $20, then had to pay $10 for them to install the foam interior. Plus, since I was buying two, I called them to see if they would combine shipping. Nope. $38 flat rate from NY to Nashville. Like I said, too much. THEN, they charged me an extra $10 for doing a "phone order." So they pretty much nickel & dime you to death.
All in all, with shipping and everything, I ended up paying right at $100 each for my MAZ38 and Route 66 head cases. Considering they are built nicely, I thought it was still a better deal than what I would have gotten somewhere else. The X cases look nice, but were $75 more *before* shipping.
The guy I spoke to on the phone was super nice & helpful, even though I thought their method was odd. Who in the world wants a road case with no interior lining, protective corners, or latches???
Check at their eBay store under "NyCase" on eBay. Or do a search on eBay for "Dr Z."
These are NOT heavy duty cases, though. They are 1/4" ply instead of 3/8." 3/8" is an upcharge. I didn't need the 3/8, though, after deciding I was never gonna fly my heads. I spent two years touring with my MAZ 38 2 12" combo in one of these "econo" cases with 1/4" ply and it stood up just fine. In fact, I still have the case for a 2 12" extension cabinet.
But like BW, DWeller, and others have said...XCase Wholesale seems to be the best value if you want to heavier duty cases.
Post by squeallydan on Mar 29, 2007 22:12:24 GMT -7
I've gotten some cases from a company called Island cases and I now think they are the same company as NYcases. It appears they have the same phone number.
I first bought a case from them for my Twin. It was perfect. They aren't as heavy duty but the good thing (for me) about that is that they also don't weigh as much.
Recently, I bought a case from them for my Maz Sr 2x12. When it got here it didn't have wheel on it. When I called my sales person about it she tried to tell me that I didn't order wheels. We argued for a while. She finally looked up the order and realized that she had left them off. She ended up sending me a board with the wheels attached for me to attach to the bottom of the case. It doesn't seem as sturdy as the Twin case but so far it hasn't fallen apart. The wheel board doesn't seem quite right. We shall see.
I also bought a case from Island Cases, similar to NYCase, off of ebay. It was everything that they advertised, but what I didn't like was that the handles seem backwards to me. They are attatched just like the pictures show. Ususally, I would load a head into a case, into the larger portion of the two pieces, then attach the top, thinner section and latch. Well, these are the opposite.
GuitarZ: Best Pandemic Comment - Delivery guy shows up. As we're social distancing, I look at myself in brown loafers, black socks, gym shorts, t-shirt and say "I realize this is not my best look". His response "You can wear whatever you want to the apocalypse."
May 1, 2020 14:39:30 GMT -7
roscoenyc: read a newspaper.
May 19, 2020 17:20:32 GMT -7
roscoenyc: You know in school when they talked about "your permanent record"? Well, this is it! Learn to spell! Don't be stupid!
May 21, 2020 8:19:01 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): Due or do? Which or witch? Knob or nob? Their or there? Bass or base? Too much time on my hands...
May 24, 2020 6:31:30 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Ah, the incessant tire kickers. oh jeez.
May 25, 2020 6:57:46 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Needed some noise to fill a break in a tune I'm recording. It was too quiet. Just happened to have some High Quality Dr Z Ghia noise to fill the void. "Heal Your Sound with Dr Z! It's not just a guitar tone prescription!"
Jun 13, 2020 8:29:27 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Must be great to be a skunk. Eating bird food about 10' from our sun room. I'm clapping and yelling. At best, it might have given me one "yea what?" look while continuing to dine. At one point, there were two skunks and two racoons.
Jun 14, 2020 18:49:33 GMT -7
captainron (Ron): Hueter Toledo, just another business of today that doesn't care about tomorrow!
Jun 25, 2020 12:51:43 GMT -7
KeithA: Hueter Toledo....that business is gone to the dogs
Jun 26, 2020 8:22:26 GMT -7
easyed: Guitar Z, I encountered to ultimate garbage raiding combo once. We'd been having problems with the garbage cans being raided by raccoons for weeks. Late in the evening I heard rattling at the cans. I went out and found that he'd allied with a skunk. "OK"
Jun 30, 2020 11:40:27 GMT -7
GuitarZ: EasyEd - Someone at work topped us both. The inside of their car had been somewhat ransacked. They were blaming their son. They checked the video. It was a Bear! I'll stick with the racoons, skunks, foxes, and squirrels.
Jul 1, 2020 16:47:50 GMT -7
bigboki: In this age and time when everybody are struggling and especially S&Ms I am amazed to see that kind of ignorance. I am really sorry for your experience dear Dr Z but it is for the better. You don't want to do business with those kind of people anyway.
Jul 4, 2020 8:17:40 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Didn't want to restart the plumbing thread, so I figured I'd ShoutBox this. How the heck does cleaning the aerator on a faucet cause a leak to start under the faucet? Huh? Arggggh!!!!
Jul 10, 2020 7:40:17 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle Experience: well, Mike, it shouldn't have been the cause of a leak. double-check your work.
Jul 10, 2020 12:56:49 GMT -7
GuitarZ: I updated in the Plumbing thread that the Moen website says that a faulty aerator can cause a handle/base leak. Eiyy! I really don't understand how plumbing works. I was ready to double check all connections. But, the leaking stopped with cleaned Aerator.
Jul 11, 2020 18:13:56 GMT -7