Bass Drum Size and fitting in Car

wloeb

Senior Member
I thought I would start a thread listing the biggest bass drums that are known to fit in various Car models

BMW 3-Series - 20"x16" in soft bag fits in backseat 20" in H&B hardcase doesn't fit

Has anyone fit a 22" into a 3-series?

Please list your car and the biggest bass drum that you can fit.

Wayne
 

Living Dead Drummer

Platinum Member
My current car is a 2 door Oldsmobile Alero. An 18" x 22" fits into the back seat and my 14" x 26" can ride shot-gun, but it makes it hard to see anything out the right side of the car.
 
I can just barely fit my 20x24 in the passenger seat of my '99 Buick Century, but I have to take the front hoop off to get it through the door. No chance of it getting in with it's road case.

For the record, I also fit it into the backseat of an '03 Ford Focus 4-door once (hoops and all!). However, I nearly had to remove the door to get it back out again, and I never managed to figure out how in God's name I ever got it in there in the first place.

Fits really nice in a 6x8 trailer though. : )
 

Cymbalrider

Pioneer Member
Honda Element fits both my Mapex kit 10,12,14,16,22x18 hardware case, cymbal bag, snare and my Gretsch kit 13,16,18,26x16, and all the accessories. Plenty of room here for about anything
 

msj67

Member
This thread reminds of when I was in college playing in a band. I drove a 1980 Honda Civic Hatchback at the time, and I would fit a full 5-piece Tama kit in the back with the seats folded down (we all used "power toms" back then - they were huge!), plus all of the hardware, cymbals, drum rug, one of the band's PA speakers, miscellaneous cables, bags of gear, etc. I would be cruising up the Jersey Turnpike, fully loaded down, and I could never see out any of the windows except the front - LOL! Good memories.
 

Naigewron

Platinum Member
I drive a 2000 model Renault Megane Station Wagon, and I can fit my 22x17.5, no problem. I could probably fit a 24" in there, possibly also a 26".
 

rjvsmb

Senior Member
I thought I would start a thread listing the biggest bass drums that are known to fit in various Car models

BMW 3-Series - 20"x16" in soft bag fits in backseat 20" in H&B hardcase doesn't fit

Has anyone fit a 22" into a 3-series?

Please list your car and the biggest bass drum that you can fit.

Wayne
Ford Expedition: I can fit you Kit and mine.
 

TheGroceryman

Silver Member
Lets see.....

2008 Hummer H3

and I cant fit squat!!!! I could barely fit my 14X22 in the trunk, definitely no room for shotgun or back seat, and i just barely fit my 4 piece (bass, snare, 2 toms) with 3 cymbals in there.

Despite its size, H3's really dont got too much space.
 

Jeremy Bender

Platinum Member
I almost bought a mini van. The cargo space is like a cave when the seats are folded down flat. I went with the Honda Pilot but the seats still fold flat and it can still hold all my stuff. Bring your biggest drum when you go car shopping !
 

wloeb

Senior Member
Anyone fit a 22"x18" in a hardcase into a recent accord?
If not how about in a soft case?

Thanks
Wayne
 

Drifter in the Dark

Silver Member
I almost bought a mini van. The cargo space is like a cave when the seats are folded down flat.
I drive a 2000 Toyota Sienna van, and I can vouch for that statement! Only the top halves of the seats fold down, but there's still plenty of room for my 5-piece kit
(10 12 14 20 + 14x5 snare), plus cymbals, hardware, and a passenger. . . I used to be able to fit a 22x18 in my '91 Ford Escort 4 door hatchback.
 
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