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Old 12-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Great thread, I've often wondered the same thing. Personally, we hold practice at my house, and my lead guitarist (I'm the bass player) just leaves a guitar over here so he can ride. When we gig, I borrow my wife's van and haul everything, but I make them help me load/unload.
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Don't take an expensive guitar with you and go with a backpack style. Remember you're in front of it so wind resistance is very minor, unless you're riding for 6 hours at top speeds I don't see what damage can be done to the neck. As fat as temperature changes, if you were to put you guitar in the trunk of your car it's pretty much the same thing as having it outside. Unless you have the first car to have a heated trunk. I'm a traveling musician and have done so much winter touring (hate it!!!) and all the guitars need is a little while to warm up again once we reach our destination. And that's after 6 to 10 hours of driving with the gear in a trailer... I wouldn't stress over it, but I would take a less expensive electric guitar for 2 simple reasons. 1-smaller body 2-the fear of something happening to the guitar accidentally. Leave the good gear at home. Unless you have a gig and need your amp and other things, then just take your car. That's my 2 cents... either way, have fun riding and playing!!!
BTW, if you put one of my guitars in the trunk I will lock you in there with it. In my world, all instruments travel in climate control, we put the amps in the trunk. If you're really tight on space you can put the drummer in there too!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I only have a 5 minute ride to where I gig, but have been looking for a similar solution. I've been leaning towards a small trailer to tow behind my bike. The ZMotorcase looks amazing.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Even with the best case, I'd only carry cheapo guitars. Cheap to me means a guitar I could live without.

Now, how to we lug the Marshall half stack around??

Ditch the Marshall and get an early BassMan (same, thing Marshall ripped of the circuitry).
That said I have carried my 410 Bassman on my bike(along with two basses!) and my Twin reverb has occupied my rack a couple of times with my Strat strapped to the sissybar on the passenger seat. The 212 ain't to bad, but i wouldn't recommend the 410...that one makes handling suck much. If you have to tote an amp get a trailer, otherwise a good hard shell case and a rain cover will get your axe there intact. Heck even a good gigbag won't put any undo stress on your axe...again you want some sort of backup weather protection in case things get wet out. The only part of the guitar that sees any real wind is the headstock, If you are concerned about wind pressure causing undo stress put it in your gig bag backwards to that pressure is opposite of the pressure exerted by the strings and they'll bear the load.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I feel a little better hearing that people ride with the back-pack cases with no problem. I would only really ride with an inexpensive guitar anyway, but I figured I might as well ask before I go and try it to be on the safe side. Loosing a guitar, no matter how inexpensive would still suck!
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Ditch the Marshall and get an early BassMan (same, thing Marshall ripped of the circuitry).
That said I have carried my 410 Bassman on my bike(along with two basses!) and my Twin reverb has occupied my rack a couple of times with my Strat strapped to the sissybar on the passenger seat. The 212 ain't to bad, but i wouldn't recommend the 410...that one makes handling suck much. If you have to tote an amp get a trailer, otherwise a good hard shell case and a rain cover will get your axe there intact. Heck even a good gigbag won't put any undo stress on your axe...again you want some sort of backup weather protection in case things get wet out. The only part of the guitar that sees any real wind is the headstock, If you are concerned about wind pressure causing undo stress put it in your gig bag backwards to that pressure is opposite of the pressure exerted by the strings and they'll bear the load.
You have any pictures of this crazy hauling excursion??
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No, but somewhere around here I have a a pic taken about 20+ years ago of the same Bassman strapped to my '52 Schwinn's cargo rack (only transportation I had at the time), and the same Strat. on my back.
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