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Traveler, Removable Neck Bass CaseThompson 'Travel' Upright Basses

Check out our new, Thompson Plywood and Hybrid Travel model (TRM-100 and TRM-200), upright basses.  With the newer and ever changing restrictions and rules on travel with basses and the airlines, we now offer a very nice, removable neck, upright 'Travel' bass.  In recent months, we've really made some incredible strides in the bass shipping/travel 'department'.  We first had our new Travel basses ready to go, almost 2 years ago, but because we weren't satisfied with the  available cases (removable neck style), that were available, we had to postpone the 'coming out' party for the basses until we could offer a reliable and affordable case that wouldn't break or break the bass!  We just didn't see the sense in offering a great travel bass, without a good, reliable case to actually use the bass with!

In conjunction with Tuff-Lite Cases, they have developed their special Traveler Case that is made for every possible variation and requirement that the airlines can throw at you!  It has a sleek removable neck/accessory case that fits the neck, bridge and strings into and then a very nice, 'body case' that allows the bassist to ship connected (with neck case in slot) OR 'checked' separately to minimize weight. You can also see the Travel Case on our Bass Flight Cases page.

These basses are built with an extremely reliable, solid aluminum, dovetail joint.  So, you have a great sounding, REAL feeling upright bass to take on tours now, without having to rent some 'unknown' bass, or bringing some inferior (less than satisfying) bass 'idea'.  We feel and hear no difference at all in the removable neck bass tone quality or volume of sound compared to the regular made (glued in solid neck) Thompson basses.

Prices for Thompson Travel basses:

Thompson TRM-100 Plywood bass (if sold separately), $2,165

  • bass comes with padded bag, bridge adjusters, your choice of strings, upgraded tuners, oil varnish, and with removable neck

Thompson TRM-200 Hybrid bass (if sold separately), $2,865

  • bass comes with padded bag, bridge adjusters, your choice of strings, upgraded tuners, oil varnish, and with removable neck

When buying both a bass and the new Tuff-Lite Travel Case:

1) Thompson TRM-100 Plywood bass and Tuff-Lite Traveler would normally cost, $2,165 + $3,450 which would normally by, $5,615.  When bought together, the total price 'packaged deal' is now, $5,035 total.  You save, $580.  A an incredible bass and an incredible case!

2) Thompson TRM-200 Hybrid bass and Tuff-Lite Traveler would normally cost, $2,865 + $3,450 which would normally by, $6,315.  When bought together, the total price 'packaged deal' is now, $5,655 total.  A savings of $660.

Pictured below is the new Thompson, Removable Neck, Plywood Upright Bass:
Most of everything you see on our regular Thompson Upright Basses page, will look identical those basses, however we show the TRM (Removable Neck, Plywood, with oil varnish) In these photos, we try to only show photos related to the removable neck.  They are very well made.

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The String Emporium, quality plywood bass checklist:

  • solid, quality construction
  • beautiful maple and spruce veneers
  • good, solid, individual Heavy Duty Chinese tuners and the most select, hard maple adjustable bridge
  • solid, 10mm, cork lined endpin, with removable rubber screw tip
  • real ebony purfling
  • high quality ebony fingerboard
  • High quality maple bridge and specially made for us, Delrin adjusters included!
  • cover included
  • full professional set up
  • our unparalleled, 2-year all inclusive, new upright bass warranty
  • a spectacular trade up, customer reward policy

Again, we hope that you will shop and compare.  The quality parts, accessories and strings that we either install or include, are all part of the price and are incredibly competitive: Here, we include everything in the price, without having to singularly add these (and charge you).

More about our upright bass set ups:

For many that purchase a bass, very little thought is put into how much time, energy and expense is put into the set up on the bass.  As a bass player, I would say that besides the initial construction of how the bass is made and put together, is the quality of the set up:  By set up, we mean, how the bass bridge is fitted to the top (and exactly where), proper string heights (also catered to each players needs), perfect placement of the sound post, etc...  In the end, it comes down to just how it plays, how it responds to the touch, and how it feels.  We take a patient approach to our set ups, "that there are no 2 basses alike."  Each bass has it's own specific requirements and while the approach of our set ups starts off the same, it is through hours of  playing, checking and re-checking that bass, where we get the very best and most pleasing results. It's amazing what a huge significance this is in the end for the player. For more information on this, please refer to our upright bass setup page. No matter which model or price of your bass, we guarantee the same, expert set up and attention.

Shipping. We can either ship these in our new (3-ply heavy duty cardboard crating) fully insured or ship it air cargo in a Tuff-lite flight case. In any case, the bass can be returned if it does not meet your highest expectations and without any restocking fee charge.

For more information you can call or email us at basses@stringemporium.com