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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Ampig, Feb 18, 2016.
Will a 3/4 URB fit these?
It depends how do you want to put it in. I can fit 3/4 with quite big body to Fiat Punto (4 doors version) and I have empty trunk and can bring one additional person with me.
I'm sure the bass will fit. It's all the other gear that you have to worry about. I have a 10 year old Kia Sportage, and it's like an advanced level of Tetris getting everything to fit in there for my string bands gigs.
Upton has a vid where they cram one into a mini cooper. I've easily put mine in a chevy aveo, and it's even easier in my new car (versa)
I guess I'm thinking about having a front seat passenger
I had a 3/4 Kay M1 that used to go to gigs in a '71 VW Super Beetle. Fold down the back seat, neck resting on dash. Oops...forgot to put the endpin all the way in...cracked windshield...
A 3/4 DB fits easily into a Highlander with three large passengers. I went to a gig several years ago in a Highlander that was carrying a DB, a drum kit, an amp, a stool, and a jazz trio with two 6'2" guys flanking a 6'9" guy. Not only did everything fit, it was a comfy ride. This is an easy call.
Your volley ball team must destroy it in the rec leagues.
Thanks. That's what I wanted to know.
I gig out of a 2002 Corolla, and my 3/4 Engelhardt fits (Back on seat, scroll in footwell) just fine. A mando player once saw me load in and asked if I brought the clowns with me or left them at home. I've gotten my bass in all sorts of teeny-tiny vehicles.
Here's a video.
I've loaded into small cars also, but I need room for a front seat passenger.
I often travel with three full size grown men (none of us is huge, but not teeny either), 1 double bass, 2 banjos, 2 guitars, and a fiddle, in a Toyota Highlander.
I drove a two door civic for a lot of years with my double bass. The double bass, electric bass, 4x10 cabinet, head/gear bag, overnight bag, and a front seat passenger (with a little bit of reduced leg room) all fit. My sister had a 4 door and picked me and my bass up once, and it was almost impossible to get the bass in her car because of the column between the two doors. A friend of mine drives a small 2 door BMW with one of the largest basses I've ever played, and makes it work. You really don't need a large vehicle for a double bass, and I've found a lot of the time a 2 door can be easier than 4.
I drive a station wagon now that gives me a ton more room and is a lot easier to load in a tight parking lot or the rain, but you can really get a bass in just about any vehicle if you try. Sometimes the seats need to go back/forward, you might need to take a headrest or two off, and/or get a little creative with which angles you put it in, but you can make it work. If you find yourself car shopping, always take the bass along.
Yes I have a highlander. Fits great. Has room for 2 additional passengers and their instruments.
I managed to fit mine in my small Subaru impreza.