My music teacher suggested that I always keep a bass in the trunk of my car. It sounded like a crazy idea to me. I live just outside of Detroit, MI, where the weather can be quite variable. I would think it would be difficult, if not impossible, to keep weird things from happening to the neck. Frankly, I'm not sure a bass in a gig bag would fit in my trunk (Cavalier). I know one in a case won't. I have to carry it in the back seat. However, I wanted to run this by teh forum before I totally dismissed the idea. Then there's the question of the amp. My Line 6 Lowdown Studio 110 fits perfectly in my trunk. Ain't that a long name for such a small amp? (Should I have started a separate thread in the Amp section for this?