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How do you travel with an upright?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by LowEndLady, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. LowEndLady


    Apr 25, 2005
    Hi everyone,

    I need to travel on a plane with my bass and was just wondering how you all normally do it. I currently have just a soft case but I'm assuming I need a hard case to check it in (for fear of killing the bridge). Any thoughts/experiences?

    thanks so much!
  2. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Search the forum, there was some threads within the past 6 months or so. In the past, I just bought an extra seat and traveled during off peak hours (late at night).
  3. jmpiwonka


    Jun 11, 2002
    my bass teacher said he bought a ticket for his bass and it rode in the seat next to him.....he said going through security was a bitch.
  4. LowEndLady


    Apr 25, 2005
    Thanks, guys. I've heard pretty much the same from others, and apparently traveling with a hard case as someone barely over 5'2" is not fun. I'm just going to rent a bass down in DC.

    Thanks for your help!