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travel bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by elbush, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. elbush

    elbush Guest

    Jun 24, 2007
    Bend, OR
    Hi all,
    Anybody have any experience with smaller "travel basses"? Can't lug my J Bass every where I go. Any thoughts?
  2. !Rob!


    Mar 2, 2007
    There are some mini basses available out there, I know that Jay Turser has this:



    It's 1/2 size, fun to noodle on. I was quoted $180cdn from my Turser dealer.
  3. mrcircle

    mrcircle peacenik Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    Boise, ID
  4. !Rob!


    Mar 2, 2007
    Sweet, I have seen these before....here's a pic off the bass mentioned above (although the gtr version):

  5. richnota

    richnota Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    I find my 30" scale Rob Allen mouse and Veillette make killer travel basses (they fit in guitar gig bags). Small but huge sound.


    The Zon "Vinnie" is cool. Michael Manring uses very well.

    There's a very funky interpretation of the steinberger by Status (Status UK)...all carbon, headless, reduced body. worth looking.
  6. elbush

    elbush Guest

    Jun 24, 2007
    Bend, OR
    Thanks for all the imput...the Rob Allen's blew me away!
  7. Osprey


    Jun 20, 2005
    +1 on the Aria. Ace Bass
  8. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    I just came off the plane with my Steinberger XL-2, plus the headphone amp and everything I need, which all tucks into the tiny gig bag. It's the perfect travel bass, and doesn't get a second glance going through security or have any issues going in the overhead bin behind the rollaboards.
  9. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass - the final frontier! Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    +1 for the Steinberger in a gig bag.
  10. jwsamuel


    Apr 26, 2004
    I just got the Steinberger XT-2 to use for traveling. What are you using for a headphone amp?

  11. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    I also have a Steinberger XT-2 that I use for travelling. Always allowed to carry it on-board with no questions asked. I use the Pocket Rock-it headphone amp for bass. The headphones that come with it work just fine. And I got an ipod shuffle to plug into the head phone amp. It functions as a mixer as well allowing me to play with anything on the shuffle.

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