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Bassist Vehicles

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by socalpyropunk, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. just wondering what everyone drives. Also what kinda sound system you have in the vehicle.

    Does your bass playing influence your choice in vehicle, do you build a nice sound system in the car do to your love for music.

    I personally drive a 98' Jeep Grand Cherokee that was bought for a few reasons, I loved offroading, I wantedto build a vehicle that was different from all the lifted f-150s and chevys around. I needed something to haul my bass gear and my mountain bike and my snowboard in the winter.
    I also have a nice sound system I built
    there are a bunch of pictures of the rig and the stereo there.

    It is however for sale, and I'm debating on what to get next.
  2. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    i dont have a car, but my drummer and i drive around in a Clio 1.2.

    its alright, we can just about fit in:

    kit, cymbals, two guitars and my amp

    with the back seats down :)
  3. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    I have a 99 Eclipse Spyder. I can hardly fit half my gear in it, haha. Which is why I"m thinking of selling it. But I have a pretty nice system in it. Or at least as big of a system as I can fit in it. I definitely need bass to enjoy music.
  4. dls59

    dls59 Supporting Member

    2000 Chrysler LHS (huge trunk for the gear) with an Infinity II sound system.
  5. knackered old F-reg (89) Ford escort.
    gets my Trace 4x10 + head in the boot with the seats and parcel shelf in place.
    also takes one PA speaker on the back seat + stands, mic/lead bag.
    rubbish Ford keycode stereo (at least it'll never get stolen:D)

    I've got until the end of october when the MOT and tax run out to get another car. that's if it doesn't disintegrate from rusting first.

    I'm looking for a 95'-onwards Ford escort to replace it- cheap, anonymous and readily available cheap spares- all I need in a car.
    -until when I'm rich and can get a flash pose-wagon:D
  6. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I got my daily driver which doubles as a gig mobile when i don't need to bring a lot. It's an 84 Chevy Impala-bone stock. I have a CD player for it, but i haven't gotten it installed yet. I figure-once i get the upright bass stuff i want along w/some extra things for college, i'll work on saving some money for that. I can fit an upright bass in the back seat if i have the front [bench] seat all the way up. On the floor w/the upright on the seat, i can fit 2-3 bass guitars in hardshells. The truck is where i stick my rack and 1X15, if worst comes to worst and i can't fit the 2X10 in the trunk w/the 15 and rack, i just stick it in the front seat with me. Overall-it can hold everything, a bit cramped, but it can hold everything.

    When i want to drive in a bit more comfort or i have even more gear to haul, i've got an 85 Chevy G20 Cargo Van. That thing is huuuuugggggeeeeeeeeee. I can fit all the gear [haven't tried it w/a PA yet] for a band w/2 guitars [w/half stacks], drum set+cymbals and hardware, my bass rig [rack+2X10 & 1X15] and still have room left over. :D However, it does suck gas very badly. It doesn't have a stereo in it. It doesn't even have a cig lighter [the place in the dash for it is covered w/a plastic thingy]. That's all
  7. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    97 Ford Expedition. I have never been able to justify hauling gear with anything smaller than a truck. In fact, I have never had a car (sedan). I have a nice Alpine system with a sub. I put in all I could fit into the truck without major surgery and am very happy with it. I have a color-matched 5X8 box trailer to haul even more gear when the interior is full.
  8. Ride:
    93 Chev fullsize x-cab shortbox 4wd (can't let the snow stop me from gigging). The truck is a nice charcoal gray color, but it hasn't been washed in 9 months. Also, I put a dorky white canopy on it, so rain won't get to my music gear.

    Alpine CD rcvr
    Soundstream crossover
    Soundstream USA 100 amp bridged for the sub
    Phoenix Gold M25 for the mid / highs
    Sub - Soundstream Reference 8" in a sealed box
    Mid / highs - Boston Acoustics 4x6

    It won't win any awards for being loud but it sure sounds nice.
  9. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    '04 Sierra 1500 extended cab, short bed. I also had the class 3 hitch with heavy duty lighting attachments installed at the dealership. It's so new, I just turned over 1k on the odometer :)

    I am currently thinkg of designing a SQ system for it. I've never been a fan of SPL systems.
  10. 94' ford taurus.

    Can't fit the cab in the trunk, so that goes in the back seat, and the amp and bass(es) go in the trunk.

    And I can still fit 4 people if needed.
  11. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA

    I'm on my 2nd one, the 1st was an '88 honda civic wagovan, now it's a 2000 saturn. do i look cool? no! can i fit all of my gear in the car? hell yeah! and the kids? yeppers. at the same time? uh huh........heck, a few days ago i put an entire "this end up" brand bunk bed set in the car no prob
    i love dudes who have an svt 8x10 'cause it looks cool AND who have a sports car cause it looks cool :rollno:
  12. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus

    May 24, 2003
    i just bought a volvo 850.

    theres a good amount of trunk space. i could probably get one of my mesa cabs in there and a cased bass. havent tried it yet though.

    i was just about to start a thread about car audio because i know nothing about it. i only have a cassette player in the 850 and i definitely want a CD player or maybe something i could hook my iPod up to. i dont want like huge subs or any of that stuff, just something that sounds clean at medium volumes. do i need just a head unit or do i also need new speakers or what....suggesstions?
  13. 98 Ford Ranger XLT Std cab 5 spd 2.5L fitted w/ARE hard cover over the bed - lockable, with optional sport rack. Hauls a LOT of gear (extra heavy duty hi-rise shocks and oversized tires on stock 15" alloy rims. Factory AM'FM cassette jacked into 400 watt Kenwood 4chn amp (really it's 60 watts RMS per channel) and Polk 2 ways all around. Not the Mexican Polks; the ones from U. S. of A. I want to drop in a stroked 2.3L turbo 4 cyl out of a late 80's T-Bird Turbo Coupe with about 50lbs of Nitrous dry-injected 2 stage and a whole new exhaust - looking for an engine anybody got one to sell?

    also a '97 Jeep ZJ 4L inline it already has a K&N FIPK and 62MM TB in 3 days it gets a Banks header + Random high-flow cat + high-flow muffler
    custom mandrel bent 2.5 aluminized tubing. Heavy-duty suspension kit and oversized tires on stock Alloy rims (TSI version) Clarion AM/FM/CD head unit soon to be jacked into another Kenwood amp and MORE POLKS GIVE Me MORE I LOVE THEM AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA
    (You can see why I'm single)

    addendum - I CANNOT get all my gear in the Jeep, that's what the truck is for - I still have to put my rack in the front seat. Maybe I've gone overboard?

    update - my header is here; it's going on the Jeep tonight

    "Stay off of the road
    If you wanna grow old"

    (apologies to R. Waters)
  14. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    85 Ford Ranger Long bed regular cab. Pioneer Premier p740 deck, 400 watts on pioneer subs, pioneers in the dash, and rockfords in the doors. Trying to kill the rust. 2.8 v6, 5 speed manual. Love my truck. Best work, daily driver, and gig mobile.
  15. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    2004 Mazda MPV with a decent CD system and a DVD player with the screen that flips out from the ceiling and wireless headphones. It holds all of my gear.
  16. 2002 Holden ASTRA 2-door. Man, I didn't even reseach the size specs of my Eden 8+ 10 before I bought it........... Could have ended in tears when the speaker box arrived and it didn't fit in the car...... :eek: I would have looked liked the royal 'squeezer'!! :rollno: :scowl:

    Just a pioneer CD player with factory speakers..... Really... that all one needs, unless one wants to go deaf.
  17. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    1995 Subaru Legacy Wagon here.

    Additional pluses:
    You can fit almost as much stuff into the wagon as some SUVs and use a fraction of the gas.
    Station wagons are not nearly the cop magnets that other cars are.

    I have stock stereo system, with 2 blown speakers. Doesn't matter much since I'm usually listening to NPR. :bag:
  18. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I have stock stereo system, with 2 blown speakers. Doesn't matter much since I'm usually listening to NPR

    +1 to the stocker/blown speaks/NPR, and I drive a couple of Subie wagons (96, 88) as well.

    Since I do audio repairs, people always are amazed to see nothing but bare wires where the stereo should be in my old 86 Toyota van. That's a great gig rig; plenty of room to rack out afterwards, and 25-28 mpg to boot. Since it sits for long periods, a nice stereo would just be a liability.
  19. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    '87 Mazda RX-7, White, around 100k miles... in pretty good shape. Was garaged most of its life.