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Upton Bass Now Makes a Travelling String Bass
Think of the body of a String Bass as sections of a Russian nesting doll, and you get the idea of the new travelling bass.
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It will not fit into the overhead luggage compartment on an airplane, but Upton Bass has developed a travelling acoustic string bass that nests into a rather (considering the contents) small utility case.  Assembles in about 15 minutes.  Think of the body of a string bass as sections of a Russian nesting doll, and you get the idea.  I don't know if the bow collapses so that it will fit into the case as well (if not, I know how they could do it).

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March 15, 2018 - 11:21 am
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There are a few companies that make folding basses.

These two, Berkeley and Chadwick, in addition to the Upton Basses. There may be more but I haven't researched it.

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