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bass wheel recommendations

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by shoeline, Apr 18, 2006.


  1. shoeline

    shoeline

    Jan 13, 2006
    Nova Scotia
    I am thinking of buying a wheel. Probably one of the cheaper ones but possibly an inflatable one. My bass is plywood (front and back) with carved sides. 8mm endpin diameter. Any positive/ negative experiences?
     
  2. Heifetzbass

    Heifetzbass Commercial User

    Feb 6, 2004
    Upstate, SC
    Owner, Gencarelli Bass Works and Fine String Instruments, LLC.
    I have an upton wheel that I really like. It was around 40 bucks and well worth it.

    HTH,
    Brian
     
  3. I have another question about using a wheel, here is my situation:

    I only live about a mile from my bass lesson, and the weather here is beautiful (though random) so I realy don't want to drive. Is there any kind of limit to the distance I should expect to be able to wheel my bass without damaging the instrument? I have an Engelhardt Swingmaster, which is laminated. I'm not so worried about myself becoming too uncomfortable, though I've never tried wheeling a bass around.

    Thanks!
    -Bennett
     
  4. kontrabass

    kontrabass

    Sep 29, 2004
    http://www.gainesbasswheel.com/

    An excellent bass wheel, albeit an expensive one. It is quite durable on any surface...gravel, city side walks, deep forest trails, and perhaps a mud bog or two.

    It takes a bit of getting used to when wheeling around a bass, but it is a lifesaver, especially in situations like yours (carrying long distances vs. a wheel). Uncomfortableness occurs on occasion, but nothing big.

    Summed up: go with a wheel.

    Alex
     
  5. BenWC87

    BenWC87

    Jun 10, 2004

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