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Upright in taxi?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by wblaze, Dec 19, 2003.


  1. wblaze

    wblaze

    Apr 26, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Will an 3/4 upright bass fit in a standard NYC taxi?

    Thanks,

    WB
     
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Yes, with the headstock hanging out of the window. I've seen people do it, though I don't think that I ever will, but hey, you never no.
     
  3. What kind of car is it? A bass will fit in just about any car made if you maneuver it right. Most cabs I've seen are things like full size chevy caprices and ford crown vics, and a bass will fit in those with no problem.
     
  4. John Sprague

    John Sprague Sam Shen's US Distributor

    Mar 10, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Sales Manager, CSC Products Inc.
    Seeing how most taxis have a partition between the front and rear seats, you'll be sticking the scroll out the window and setting the body on your lap. Some cabbies drive minivans, if you're lucky one will come by when you need it. If you're at a hotel, let the bellman or consierge know you need the van style.