Gear / 4 July 2018

Best of Instagram July 2018 Edition: Your Gear. Your Stories.

Last month, we paid homage to you, by showcasing some of our favorite flatlays along with some fantastic stories to go with them. We always love to see how much time and effort you guys put into these shots and to say thanks, we’re going to make this a regular affair!

Here are our best picks for the month of July…

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@absurdcus: What I love about my MONO gear is that, aside from being the perfect marriage of function and form, my instruments are always safe, whether I travel by bike, car or fly.

Besides the bass, obviously, the most essential piece of gear stored in my MONO would probably be my bass strap, haha. I’m always extra careful to have it with me, I wouldn’t want to arrive at a gig without my comfy strap and have to improvise. Also, it’s always handy to have a GoPro with me, to capture the fun stuff while on the road.

I was born in Transylvania, Romania – so one of the things I do to spice up smalltalk with people I meet from outside of Romania is to just casually mention that I was born 60 km from where Vlad The Impaler a.k.a. Dracula was born (it is true), that tends to raise some eyebrows and spark funny conversations!

Also, my cat loves my Flyby too.

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@eliheathmusic: These are some of the best cases that I’ve ever used. I particularly love their durability and protection, well thought out storage options, and form factor, not to mention their overall visual appearance.

I count on all of my gear to perform but have a fairly flexible setup and try not to rely too heavily on any one specific piece of equipment. I will say though, that no matter where I’m playing, or what I’m bringing, I always take my MONO M80 bass case with me. Whether I’m throwing it in my car for a local gig, or flying across the country to take it on tour, I can count on it to safely bring everything I need wherever I’m going. It is truly the foundation of any setup I use.

This photo is from a tour last summer with one of the groups I play in called Frisson. We were performing at the Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Festival which is on a mountain in Southern California. It took about a day for us to travel out and we had to drive up about a mile in elevation, but once we made it there, it was one of the most beautiful concert locations I had ever seen. Our stage was set up on the side of a hill under a giant canopy of fabric and pine trees. There weren’t any hotels available in the area so we actually ended up staying overnight at a cattle ranch.

@pedromarinoficial: Man, I love MONO products because of the quality, how my basses and gear are well protected with its superb quality products. My essential piece in my kit is my bass. Without it, I wouldn’t have a job 😄

I tour all of the Americas with @jesusadrian, a well known Latin Christian singer. I have been playing bass with him almost exclusively for more than 18 years (live and studio). One time while touring in Argentina the airline denied my bass to go on the overhead bin because of its size so I had no choice but to gate check my MONO bag with my precious bass inside. I was sweating the whole flight but was very satisfied when I picked it up after the flight and saw that my bass was in perfect condition!

A big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to set these up, take photos and share them with us.

If you have photos of your MONO gear – tag us on Instagram @monocreators. If you want to share a flatlay of your gear, remember to hashtag #MONOfits on Instagram. We’re always looking to share incredible photos from our users – who knows, yours could be the next.

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