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Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2440
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 1:52 pm:   Edit Post

Hi guys, I'm watching a few double basses on ebay at the moment with a view to getting one of them. I just wonder if anyone has one and can confirm it will fit in my car. I don't know what the length of a DB is but my car is a 2004 BMW 730. Its the standard wheel base not the LWB model.

Thanks in advance.

Advanced Member
Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 331
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 4:15 pm:   Edit Post

bass sizes aren't standardized, so the length depends on the luthier. but it should fit, and will definitely fit if your front passenger seat folds down. sometimes it just takes a little creativity. I recently got a new bass from Upton in Connecticut and they told me they can fit just about all of their basses in the head luthier's mini cooper.
Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 848
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 4:18 pm:   Edit Post

I have a 3/4 DB and got it in the front seat of my 328i!!!
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 615
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 5:16 pm:   Edit Post

I have a 3/4 DB (Knilling) and have to take the passenger seat out of my 93 Jeep Wrangler to get it to fit. UNLESS it is warm enough to have the top down - then she just sticks her head out the back.
Intermediate Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 159
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 5:49 pm:   Edit Post

Paul: Dude - You`ve got a Knilling, sweet. I love those.
Hats off.

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