I don’t think there is a thread already for this subject ! I’m thinking about a very portable double bass and I just found this video of a foldable one :
I’ve seen another version of this too. I’ll try and find it and post.
Wow! Never seen this one before.
The main one that myself and other touring / flying upright players would go for was the Chadwick Folding bass:
The solution I preferred was a removable neck bass. The downside: I had 2 giant cases (one with the body, and a rifle case for the neck) so it was more to check in, and more to carry. The upside - it sounded so much better than the folding basses!!
Having said all of that - this solution is SO AMAZING. That backpack / gig bag solution is incredible.
Here is the one I saw, basically a ‘removal neck’ design like the Cadwick.
Went to check them out, looks like a thing of the past.
that’s very interesting. for some reason I love foldable/portable things.
There’s a certain elegance to things that take up minimal space in ingenious ways. Folding bikes are cool. (pretty common here too.)
yeah, I have a folding bike and I love it, it’s very fun. not common at all here
Yeah not much reason there, except maybe in Paris for the Métro.