The Upton Bass Transport Wheel: Are you tired of lugging around your upright bass? The convenient Upton Bass Transport Wheel will help to lessen the load without cumbersome fancy gimmicks that Velcro or strap to your bass. Our simple yet strong design keeps you and your bass comfortably mobile, and is guaranteed to reduce the strain of lugging your bass. Using the same (non-pneumatic) wheels used in high quality motorized wheelchairs, our transport wheels will last as long as your bass! Our double bass transport wheel mounts easily into your current endpin hole. Simply slip out your double bass endpin and insert the double bass wheel for travel. The pin of our bass wheel has a flat cut-away to correspond with the thumbscrew of your endpin assembly, allowing you to set the wheel pointing in the direction of your choice.
Amateur and pro double bassists alike have been safely using bass endpin wheels for decades; however, still use common sense when wheeling your valued double bass around as drastic drops and bangs can cause serious damage. No jumping curbs or bunny hops!!
One rod size of your choice is included with the purchase of your Upton Bass Transport Wheel. PLEASE SPECIFY THE ROD SIZE IN THE CUSTOMIZATION TAB ABOVE BEFORE PLACING THE ITEM IN YOUR CART. Shaft sizes available are: 8mm=5/16″, 10mm=3/8″, 13mm=1/2″, 14mm=9/16″
For those of you who have asked, 13mm=1/2″ fits Kay and Engelhardt Double Basses that have the original factory installed endpin.
Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit stringrepair.com
Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.