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I have to play outside in snowstorms/rain every Saturday during the winter, on a semi-heated concrete pad, that often pools with water from melting snow. I've been using a $5 bag I found at a thrift store for years only to protect my HD500 from the elements during these gigs, but now the bag has finally bust a seam, and is falling apart. It was just the perfect size that I could still plug in to the back of the HD500 within the bag, and even lean the lid over during setbreaks with a towel over the HD500. 

 

I have found the Line6 travel case made for my unit, but I've read on an Amazon review that the fit is so tight, one can't plug into the back of the unit without removing it from the bag.

 

Has anyone found any alternatives for carrying cases...? I travel with it in a hard suitcase that neatly fits all of my gear, so I'm only looking for something that can protect it from the elements during gigs.

 

Thanks for any help...!

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Roadrunner used to make pedalboard/soft case combo that would unzip (so it would expose the input panel on whatever was in there). That one might work but check the dimensions vs the L6 bag. The L6 Bag is a snug fit.

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Really strange, I've gotten 2 different results when I click on that link, here they are:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Road-Runner-Pedal-Board-Black/dp/B002N19O2Y

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002GL7ZO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

So, I'm not sure which one you were suggesting, but the first one is too small, and the 2nd one, maybe I could put some grommet holes into the back of the bag, so the cords can exit out the back, yet the connections to the unit would still be protected from snow/rain. That could work like a dream perhaps...! I'm talking to a guy at Gator Cases too, see what he comes up with.

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I have found the Line6 travel case made for my unit, but I've read on an Amazon review that the fit is so tight, one can't plug into the back of the unit without removing it from the bag.

 

Yeah, whatever you do don't buy that thing. Tight doesn't begin to describe it...forget plugging it in while it's in the case. You need 20 minutes and a tub of Crisco just to get it in there. And the zipper pulls seem to be made of sawdust. All four of mine snapped off within about a month of use.

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Really strange, I've gotten 2 different results when I click on that link, here they are:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Road-Runner-Pedal-Board-Black/dp/B002N19O2Y

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002GL7ZO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

So, I'm not sure which one you were suggesting, but the first one is too small, and the 2nd one, maybe I could put some grommet holes into the back of the bag, so the cords can exit out the back, yet the connections to the unit would still be protected from snow/rain. That could work like a dream perhaps...! I'm talking to a guy at Gator Cases too, see what he comes up with.

 

Should be the first link. I see it says it doesn't fit a HD500x but the one I have fits with no issue, doesn't have room for a expression pedal but the other fits. I'll check tonight when I get home to verify the model number and upload a picture.

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Not a lot of help I know but I have the Line 6 bag and I would confirm that you would struggle to plug the POD in whilst in the bag. The way it opens too really doesn't dispose it fir what you need - you can't really fold the top over.

 

I'm not dissing the bag - it's great! Just not designed for what you want!

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No you can dis it Matty - I too have ripped a few pull tabs off of those. It is a tight squeeze for the 500.

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I didn't find a model number but the pics below appear to be the same case. Fits the 500x. I just push the back foam down a bit to plug in the back plugs.

 

IMG_20161212_225034858.jpg

 

 

IMG_20161212_225044306.jpg

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I have the same one - its a real decent case. IIRC Velcro will stick to one side too.

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Thanks everyone... I'm getting closer, I just want to reiterate, I still use my hardshell samsonite suitcase for transport, I only need a protective bag I can keep the board in during outdoor winter/rainy gigs, and still have full access to play it. My search here is for a bag larger than the unit, that allows for an extra 3-4 inches for the cords to exit the back of the board, and still have a lid that I can put down during songs while it's dumping snow.

 

I'm debating getting one of these Gator cases, and putting some grommet holes for cord passage in the bag where the back of my pedal board would be:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002GL7ZO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

https://www.amazon.com/Gator-G-MULTIFX-2411-Padded-Utility-Controllers/dp/B003ELQ2IQ

 

OR... for a bit more money, my better bet would be this larger set-up, that would also allow me to put my power strip inside as well, keep the snow and rain off of everything, no grommet holes needed, just lots of money for my board's winter jacket: https://www.amazon.com/Gator-Cases-GPB-XBAK-WH-Aluminum-Boards/dp/B01LF1BMTU

 

Thanks again for all of the ideas...!

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