Transportation help needed ASAP

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by mattwells, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. mattwells


    Mar 19, 2003
    Going tomorrow to pick up my first URB, and was wondering if anyone has tried transporting theirs in the front seat of a Chevy 1500 extended cab? Did it work? Any response would be great
  2. tsolo


    Aug 24, 2002
    Ft. Worth
    sounds tricky to me. I hauled one in the front of an f150 crew cab and it had plenty of room to ride but, was a pain to load and unload.
  3. What's the problem? Isn't the gun rack on the outside?
  4. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    I have a Silverado myself. Just tilt the passenger seat back and load 'er up. No problem.
  5. "i've got a silverado, just tilt the passenger seat back, what's the problem?" WHAT IF IT'S A BENCH SEAT? i'd say say throw 'er dere in the back don't you know with some tarps and ropes and coolers and she'll be fine. if it starts to rain just go a little faster.

    glad to see talk bass is doing well.

    i dug jeff's lion.
  6. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Thanks. talk bass could be weller with more wellspal. Do you have a life or something?
  7. Hey Matt,
    I had at one time a Ford F150 and could not get mine in the front. What I did was "If you have a case" lay it on its side bridge facing out. Attach a Bungie"sp?" Cord around the Skroll and attach the other end to the metal hook in the corner of the bed. Next attach a Bungie Cord to the End Pin and attach it to the Metal hook in that corner of the bed. All this Assuming it is in a good case. It worked for me at the time.

  8. littlebill


    Oct 18, 2002
    Apopka, Fla
    I have the same truck. Just pull the front seat all the way forward and lay the back down about 3/4 down. Put the headstock in the back corner. This is without a case but it shouldn't be problem. Put a rag between the bass and your dashboard to keep from rubbing.
    Gun rack is no problem but the pit bull gets a little crowded.
  9. Joe Taylor

    Joe Taylor

    Dec 20, 2001
    Tracy CA
    I have a Chevy C10 shortbed and my 3/4 bass fits nicely back in the bed of the truck. Just lay some sort of matt down and toss your bass on it and a-way you go. That is if it not too hot.

    I have not tryed it but I under stand if you put the bass in upside down, i.e. neck to the floor whith the crook of the neck resting on the seat it might fit. (I think I might try that next week - my bass is in the auditorum I playing a pagent in for the next two weeks.)

    Back in 68 I used to carry my bass in a Corvair, I would fold the passanger seat down and the bass would go right in then raise the seat back up to support the neck.

    Don't be afraid to try diffrent apporach to getting it in to a car/truck.