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RV-related and other recreational activities => Making music on the road => Topic started by: bassgirl on October 02, 2017, 04:10:10 AM

Title: musician new to RV'ing, looking forward to it, any tips welcome!
Post by: bassgirl on October 02, 2017, 04:10:10 AM
So I'm a bass player (I also noodle around with guitar a little, and a few other instruments, but bass is where my heart is).   I've just bought and am remodeling a '92 Fleetwood Jamboree, and will be doing a bunch of west-coast traveling.   
I am new to RV'ing, and wonder if there are any particular tips anyone has for care / security / whatever regarding instruments and gear while on the road. 

Any insights welcome, and i'll be perusing this board for a while also.   Nice to see so many fellow musicians on the road!

regards,
k
Title: Re: musician new to RV'ing, looking forward to it, any tips welcome!
Post by: SeilerBird on October 02, 2017, 05:16:52 AM
Hi K

Welcome from an east coast bass player. Right now the love of my life is my Hadean Ukulele Bass.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QFV1RGE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is really cool, sounds just like an upright and is half the size of a normal bass.

I also have a Hofner bass like my buddy Paul uses. And I play guitar, drums and keys. My RV looks like a music store.
Title: Re: musician new to RV'ing, looking forward to it, any tips welcome!
Post by: Tom on October 02, 2017, 10:53:33 AM
Welcome to The RV Forum.

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... wonder if there are any particular tips anyone has for care / security / whatever regarding instruments and gear while on the road.

Not really any different than when at home. While in transit, I put the stringed instruments in their protective cases and lay them on the bed. I don't do anything special in terms of security, beyond what we do to secure our home on the road, which is minimal.
Title: Re: musician new to RV'ing, looking forward to it, any tips welcome!
Post by: muskoka guy on October 02, 2017, 04:51:52 PM
If you are in sunny climate, it can get very hot inside the coach if you are away for a while. We keep humidifiers in our acoustic cases. Dont know if a solid body would require it as much, but it wont hurt.
Title: Re: musician new to RV'ing, looking forward to it, any tips welcome!
Post by: Tom on October 02, 2017, 05:41:26 PM
Good suggestion re humidifiers. We usually leave the a/c on when we leave for a while, due to the two doggies.