Upright Bass Wheel
This is our new String Emporium upright bass wheel for
$88. We liked the practicality of this specially made, soft,
non-inflated cushy tire much better than the inflatable type.
They are just perfect for the exact amount of shock absorption
needed for the bass when moving along on bumpy sidewalks or streets.
This is so important: too much shock will eventually over
time shake the endpin block loose on the bass.
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Firm, easy to use and stroll with, but not too soft that it might
create drag or too clumsy. While they are more money, we still
chose them over the pneumatic (air) type because they will always
maintain the same pressure feel and protection,
plus they will never leak or go flat. Just super
This upright bass wheel will fit any standard, 10mm
endpin shaft. Incidentally, 10mm endpins are pretty standard
these days. Almost all basses use a 10mm shaft size: Götz,
Ullsa, Onyx, etc... even the cheaper Chinese basses tend to all use
How this bass wheel works:
You simply take out your endpin and put the wheel in the same
hole and tighten as you would your endpin. You can change or
fix any angle you like on this wheel and once you do, with rigid
lock nuts, will hold firm indefinitely. Personally, I like to
push the bass directly in front of me with the back of the bass in
front and the back of the neck leaning backward, almost resting on
my collarbone. Some of my other 'bass brethren' prefer the
sideways or 3/4 angle. Whatever the case may be, you can fool
around with that and fix whatever angle you like.
Why this is the
best upright bass wheel:
- Solid, USA Du-Bro® tires
made with special dense air-foam rubber that feels like deluxe
pnuematic tire, but will not wear out after many years hard use
- Shock absorbing rubber, yet will never go flat, leak or need air
- Changeable and adjustable wheel angle
- Very solid, well made finish on thick, heavy duty, hardened
- Attractive chrome finish
- 10mm endpin shaft size (fits most all basses)
- This wheel will not damage your bass like the
bass covers that have wheels at the bottom will.
The SE Upright Bass Wheel, is just right. At
$88, it will not be the cheapest bass wheel out there, but it's
the best quality and just a smart wheel to use. This will give
many, many years of heavy use.
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