Hi all, This fall I met one of my music heroes while traveling, and we really connected. As a result, I've been invited on a week long tour with him and another musician that I've heard of. I was told that they would "welcome a double bass player" to jam with on the trip between stops and shows. I would really like to play bass for these two, but since I don't own a double bass, I'll have to get a complete setup. How hard is it to travel with a double bass? Does anyone know the cost to check a bass on a flight? Are there any concerns checking a bass? This seems to be a real expensive proposition, I can't get over the cost of a flight case! (talk about sticker shock!) Should I be looking at something with a removable neck? I will only travel with the bass 2 times a year, three this year, but I really don't want to spend 3K for a case! Do you think it would be acceptable to get an Eminence and something like a Phil Jones Briefcase, or would that really put off a couple of serious folk musicians? Thanks in advance!