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Cars for bass (DB forum thread)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by lloccmttocs, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Hey everyone, I was simply curious on what kind of car everyone drives to transport their double basses.

    I recenltly bought a PT Cruiser which suprisingly works perfectly for a String bass, I can even fit two other people in the car and none of my views are absrtructed. Any other PT Cruiser bassists out there??
  2. stationwagons and four door jeeps work great.
  3. I'm a beginner so I've only done it a few times but the bass fits fine in my Mercury Grand Marquis with the front passenger seat reclined all the way. I have two car seats in the back and I had to move them together. I think we could all still fit but the passenger in the front would be a little cramped.
  4. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    I drive a honda CRV and I can fit 2 basses and two people in the car quite comfortably. I've managed to stuff three basses in there before but at that point, visibility is really bad.
  5. stiv1


    Apr 20, 2002
    Prius here and have been successful at hauling two basses and one other person.
  6. Subaru forester....2 basses, 1 2 x 10 cab + head, a music stand, a dolly and a drum kit. No I couldn't see out the back, but I went where no bassist has gone.
  7. mimaz


    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    Back when I was still playing double bass, my folks had a '78 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a '74 VW Beetle. The bass was a much better fit in the Bug. No kidding.

    (Man am I getting old.):eyebrow:
  8. Honda Element here...
    IMO, the ultimate musicians vehicle :)
    Can easily fit my electric rig, DB rig or both.
  9. uptonbass

    uptonbass Proprietor, Upton Bass String Instrument Co.

    Oct 8, 2002
    Mystic CT
    Founder UptonBass.com
    I have a good shot for this thread! Ill take a pic when its light out :D
  10. fish slapper

    fish slapper

    Nov 17, 2005
    Newberg, OR
    Yep, I have a PT and its great not only for a DB and a rig but also a coupla' slabs and a full stack for the Rock gigs.:hyper:
  11. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I have a GMC Sierra ext cab PU. You could probably get 30-40 basses in there if you ground them up fine enough. :eek:

    Seriously, I have a rack that I have built from a couple of 2x4s that allows the bass to sit in there, not slide around and be protected from any other gear that is back there. The water-tight hard tannau cover keeps everything safe and dry.

    If it is REALLY hot or cold and the trip more than a few miles, take our van.
  12. neal davis

    neal davis

    Dec 29, 2006
    toronto canada
    there is a good thread under misc
  13. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    I normally don't post like this, but I need a break from the admin hat today :)

    Toyota Matrix. 3 of us bassists in the Austin Symphony drive the same color blue Matrix (finding the right one after a gig is fun). The Matrix is perfect - not quite as much room as a PT probably, but fits a 4/4 size bass and stool + 1 passenger fine, over 30mpg, and it's a Toyota :)
  14. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001

    Used to use a Honda Element, which worked fine.
    Just got this though, same color and all. Also fits easily with 2 cabs, head, upright, stand, microphone/stand, gigbag, back-up acoustic bass and wife.
  15. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Hey, Zulu, I was just checking those out. Looks like a perfect Maui bass mover.

    Unfortunately, I just bought my wife a new CR-V, so it's gonna have to wait.
  16. My ride holds 40 people and I have an entourage following me all the time.

    I take the bus. :D
  17. fish slapper

    fish slapper

    Nov 17, 2005
    Newberg, OR
    Funny you should mention, the wife drives a Matrix. You're right, not quite as roomy as my PT but plenty big enought as a DB hauler.
  18. Baird


    Jun 27, 2005
    My car is a 1994 Mercedes E320 Wagon. 196000 miles and no problems, runs great, and carries mucho!
    Oh and it is champagne so it is invisible to cops!

  19. A Volvo 240 Wagon will hold four basses and two people, properly loaded. Great car, too.
  20. rdwhit


    Mar 18, 2006
    Louisville ky
    This is fun, I started this same topic back in Sept. I wound up w/ a hyundi accent hatchback. basses can fit in many sub-compact cars. I went for the cheapest economy car with decent reviews I could find. I was tempted by the PTC, love ther retro look. Can I borrow Yours to show up to a gig with class? lol