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Gig Vehicle-Toyota Highlander

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Ampig, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Ampig

    Ampig Supporting Member

    Will a 3/4 URB fit these?
  2. Michal Herman

    Michal Herman

    May 31, 2013
    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.
  3. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    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.
  4. jasonrp


    Feb 19, 2015
    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)
  5. Ampig

    Ampig Supporting Member

    I guess I'm thinking about having a front seat passenger
  6. dan1952

    dan1952 Commercial User

    Jun 27, 2012
    Anderson IN
    Artist Endorsement with Supro Huntington Basses / Owner, Dan's Music, Inc..
    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...
  7. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    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.
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  8. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    Your volley ball team must destroy it in the rec leagues.
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  9. Ampig

    Ampig Supporting Member

    Thanks. That's what I wanted to know.
  10. Remyd


    Apr 2, 2014
    St. Louis, MO
    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.
  11. Ampig

    Ampig Supporting Member

    I've loaded into small cars also, but I need room for a front seat passenger.
  12. turf3


    Sep 26, 2011
    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.
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  13. MikeCanada


    Aug 30, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    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.
  14. Yes I have a highlander. Fits great. Has room for 2 additional passengers and their instruments.
  15. ColdEye

    ColdEye Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    I managed to fit mine in my small Subaru impreza.

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