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Posted By: JohnInKansas
10-Jan-11 - 02:40 AM
Thread Name: Bought a double bass today
Subject: RE: Bought a double bass today
The Beetle I had quite a few years back had the front passenger seat on a track, and with a little manipulation you could slide the seat off the front of the rails. Flipped upside down that seat would fit behind the driver's seat, leaving a nice long space from rear window to somewhere below the dashboard on the passenger side. A little additional vertical height in the rear could be gained by popping the rear bottom seat out and standing it vertical alongside the passenger seat, if you didn't need a wide cargo space.. (It had to come out easily to check the battery, so it wasn't usually too difficult).

You could almost put a small piano in there.

I doubt that a full size bass would have fit, but the 7/8 size most used in bluegrass bands, or the 3/4 size used by some, shouldn't be too hard to worm into the hole.

I heard that some (later?) models had a "full reclining" passenger seat, but I don't think I ever saw one. Some models may have had a 3/4-recline. Either of those might allow a bass of usual size to go in without (re)moving the seat, but I can't vouch for that.