Carmen Rizzo World Tour with Namba Gear’s GoBoard 49 Keyboard Gig Bag

CarmenRizzoGB49v2When Carmen Rizzo asked us what we thought about him using the GB49 Keyboard Gig Bag for his 2012 Niyaz World Tour, we were all for it until he mentioned that he was going to check the bag with his Novation UltraNova synth as luggage. As much as we wanted him to use our product and as confident as we are about it standing up to the road use, at the end of the day it is still a gig bag; A bag reinforced with rigid plastic inserts, a bag using 1680D poly/nylon material, the best keyboard gig bag on the planet, but still a bag. So we reluctantly advised Carmen to get a road case.

We spoke with Carmen at the end of January 2013 at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA and he told us that he ignored our advice. He literally traveled all over the world, checking his GoBoard 49 with UltraNova synth inside on flight after flight. Here is what Carmen has to say, “Please set your mind at ease, If you were having doubts if your Namba Gear soft keyboard case was really road worthy or really have tested it on long flights etc. I am here to tell you IT WORKS! I have taken that bag all over the world, from LA, Montreal, Paris, London even Israel and it is bullet proof! I was a bit nervous I must say but after a long test drive, I love it, and I’m taking it on my next tour with full confidence!! Protection at its finest. THANK YOU!”


  1. wykim says:

    How did you handle it? Did you send it by carry-on inside the airplane or by check-in with “fragile sticker” which I believe useless?

    • Woody says:

      Carmen says that he checked his GoBoard Keyboard Gig Bag as luggage on every flight, all over the world. Yes, the bag did have the Fragile stickers on it as the photo shows. Carmen told us that he did lay a single sheet of bubble wrap across the top of his keyboard as extra protection for the knobs and controls.

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