I am expecting delivery of the T8S this week. What are you using to protect it during transport? I know it comes with a plastic cover, but so does the T1. But the T1 also has a canvas cover to protect it. It doesn’t look like the T8S has that. Why? What are T8S users using? I’m concerned about banging/scratching it up when traveling to gigs and practice. Is Bose planning to design a cover? I’d appreciate any ideas others have.
Bose hasn't announced plans for a carrying case or slip cover for the T4S or T8S.
The hard cover for the T4S and T8S protects all the ports on the back. Only the headphone jack on the side is exposed. The T1® cover left all the ports exposed and the cloth cover helped with that.
I've seen people toss their T1®s into a bag along with cables and microphones and bits and pieces of hardware. I cringed to see it but I never saw any significant damage as a result.
I like the design of the T1® cover, but the T4S/T8S cover is a one-piece design. There's no moving parts to break. Although I've never broken one of those covers, I know others who have.
I'm using a large SLR camera bag from another life for the T8S and microphones.
You can't see it in the pictures, but there are generous pockets on the ends and an expandable section on the back that holds the ToneMatch power supply and several cables.
I've been using this as a gig bag since the early 90s. It's indestructible.
Hi again Dave,
Do you remember the days when laptop computers weighed 8-10 pounds? I have some computer briefcase bags that fit the T8S and accessories nicely too.
I was just thinking of a sleeve type thing to keep the scratches at bay. Maybe just a pull string bag, or a laptop sleeve, or something of sorts. I plan to carry it in a gig bag with other stuff, and don't want a another/separate bag, and just can't see doing it without protecting the plastic covers. I'm sure I can find something. Thanks for the ideas. I appreciate it.
You got me thinking, and I remembered - I have a neoprene sleeve that measures 15" x 12". It's about 17.5" diagonally. I picked it up for $3 at the dollar store (because a dollar just doesn't go as far as it used to). It fits the T8S perfectly. Do you have dollar stores in your area?
If not, you can find these kinds of sleeves on Amazon for a little more.
Sep 16, 2019
Just bought the T4S and tried fitting it to an old T1 bag - no go.
So another headache to resolve as I too refuse to chuck it in with jacks and xlr's and plugs, I love my gear too much for that.
Roll on forward thinking at Bose - please....
Jan 24, 2016
I'm using Gator Cases G-MULTIFX-1110 Effects Pedal Bag 11x10" and fits very snugly but it is perfect.. I know the shape (square one) doesn't look right, but that is actually what makes the bag ideal, stretching a bit yet padded inside...
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