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travelling abroad with my bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by goolimari, Aug 14, 2007.


  1. goolimari

    goolimari

    Jun 19, 2007
    Hi,

    i am in a fix here and any inputs to sort out my problem would be much appreciated...

    I will be travelling back to my home country soon (india) and am taking around 2 basses with me..I hate the thought of transorting the guitars as check-in baggage as this would be a 24 hour flight with 2 to 3 stop overs..(with the check-in baggage changing planes as cargo..ouch!)..

    and with all the TSA hullabullo, i can take only one piece of carry-on baggage, that too a max of 45 inches linear length (this basically means that the length + width + height of the carry-on baggage must not exceed 45 inches..now the length alone of a standar bass is around 45 inches!)

    I was wringing my hands and wondering what to do when i hit upon a brilliant plan.. what if i dismantle the neck, package the body and neck seperately, put it in my carry on baggage, and then put them together at the other end?..this way, i thnk i can fit both the basses in my carry on..

    sweet aint it? but then, maybe not..

    But the problem is i got them professionally set up recently. my question is, if i take off the neck and then put it back on, will the set up get screwed? i dont think i will have access to good tech guys in india, and will not be back in the US for atleast 8-10 months..i can probably do some basic set up, but not much..

    do you guys think this is workable?...

    -Regards

    Arvind
     
  2. Greenman

    Greenman

    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    Sounds to me like it's time to learn how to do a setup. It's not that hard and if you have more than one bass and you travel it will save you in the long run. :)
     
  3. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Anvil Flight Cases are the only way my basses traveled with me. They went everywhere from Australia, to Japan, to Europe, and not a scratch in 14 years. This would be my suggestion.
     

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