Upright Bass Buggie Bass Transporter (Bass Buggy)

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  • Upright Bass Buggie Bass Transporter (Bass Buggy), with bass
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  • Upright Bass Buggie Bass Transporter (Bass Buggy), high 3/4 view
  • Upright Bass Buggie Bass Transporter (Bass Buggy), wheel detail
  • Upright Bass Buggie Bass Transporter (Bass Buggy) overview with optional pad
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Can be used WITH or WITHOUT your bag on the bass! (we prefer WITH)

The Bass Buggie is an alternative to a regular bass wheel (or bass case with wheels) that allows you to roll your bass around with an ease similar to that of pushing a hand truck. With large (6") diameter, dual "rollerblade" style wheels, the Bass Buggie rolls very smoothly and is easy to control. You can even use the Bass Buggie with or without your bass bag on your bass.

Includes our exclusive Gollihur Music tipsheet to get the most out of your purchaseThe Bass Buggie Cushion (available together with the Buggie or separately) adds a padded cushion to the platform of your Bass Buggie, absorbing the shock of particularly rough terrain (or protecting the bass edges from the plastic platform.)

How's it work? The loop on one end has a ring which goes around your endpin. You then rest your bass lower bout on the buggie, and wrap the strap up around the side of the bass. At the top of the strap, a bungie-cord lasso easily loops around the neck - and viola! Let's roll.

The main image shows the Bass Buggie on a bass without a bag; it works just as easily on a bass inside a gig bag as well! (When used on a bass inside a bag, the bungie lasso simply loops around the neck and back down - it doesn't go under the strings.)

    • Made in the U.S.A.
    • Can strap onto the bass body with or without a bag.
    • Can allow the bass to stand upright momentarily (as to get through a doorway).
    • Works indoors as well as outdoors!
    • Is made of durable high impact molded plastic.
    • Overall dimensions are 36cm / 14.2" length and 16cm / 6.3" in diameter (wheels, height & width).
    • Inside platform length is 28.5cm / 11.2 inches.
    • Weight is 3 lbs., 2 oz.
    • Adjusts to any size bass from 1/10 to 4/4.
    • Has non-marking durable "rubberized" wheels that are solid but offer a bit of "rebound" and grip
      Compared to the previous generation Bass Buggie, these wheels offer a wider contact patch and better maneuverability, especially in gravel, snow, or other difficult terrain.
    • Rolls easily and straight on ball-bearing wheels.
    • Allows endpin to remain in place while in use.
    • Has a flexible body that provides some shock absorption from bumps and rough surfaces.
    • Optional Cushion adds additional protection from especially bumpy terrain, or for use with a bass not inside a padded gig bag.

The length of the strap is easily adjustable, so this buggie should be compatible with every bass, from small 1/10 size student basses, all the way up to most 4/4 5-string basses (check the measurements if you have a bass of unusual depth!)

The optional "Buggie Cushion" provides for extra cushioning in very rough terrains, or for when you put your bass on the buggie without the gig bag. It attaches to the Bass Buggie body with heavy-duty velcro, which is included with the cushion.

Don't settle for a cheap knock-off!
We have been informed by RC Williams Co., the inventor and manufacturer of the Bass Buggy, that there are counterfeit "Bass Buggy" products being sold elsewhere - most notably at "a large internet retailer." The real - PATENTED - Bass Buggie is made in the USA, and all of ours are sourced DIRECTLY from our friends at RC Williams Co. So If you're thinking about buying one of those to save $1, you're going to have a bad time.

Product Manual

Need to figure out some of the more in-depth features of this product? Here's a copy of the manual, in PDF format, here.

You may wish to visit the manufacturer's website to see if a more recent version is available.



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11 Reviews

  • 5
    My back loves my new bass buggie..

    Posted by George Cooper on Dec 9th 2021

    My back is really happy it no longer has to carry a bass up and down a big hill each week for orchestra practice. All the bass players I play with have one of these RC Williams bass buggies. I put some bright tape on mine, so I can easily tell mine from theirs. I don't know why I waited so long to buy one!

  • 5
    Time (and back!) Saver!

    Posted by Shrish Jawadiwar on Nov 15th 2021

    I got the bass buggy a little while ago, and it's saved my back from lugging my bass everywhere. The wheels also make it faster to get from place to place. The buggy lives in my car now, so I never forget it. The little pad that comes with it doesn't really like to stay on there, but if you have a padded case, you should be fine.

  • 4
    Fits beautifully, easy to put on

    Posted by Lin Hetherington on Mar 21st 2021

    My bass buggy fits beautifully and is easy to put on. I think it will need a cushion for a 'naked' bass but is perfect with its cover on. Unfortunately due to the English lockdown, all orchestral and band work has been cancelled for months so I still thank you for sending it so quickly - the review is so late because I still cannot use it properly due to lockdown.

  • 5
    Bass Buggy

    Posted by Ed Cabañas on Feb 23rd 2021

    Great concept, well made and good value.

  • 5
    I love it, and the instructions Gollihur provides are so helpful!

    Posted by Jan M on Nov 27th 2018

    Got my bass buggy on Sunday and I love it. It was so helpful that you provided your custom made instructions. I have had nothing but positive experiences dealing with your shop. You do a great job!

  • 5
    I love the bass buggie!

    Posted by Debi J on Feb 20th 2018

    I have used it going on 2 years and it has saved my back! I play a lot of outdoor festivals where there is a lot of walking over different terrains. It wheels over everything. Thank you!

  • 5
    Great Design!

    Posted by Alexander S. on Dec 12th 2017

    I just want to let you folks know that the Bass Buggie arrived safely, and that I am tremendously pleased with it!! I’ve used it already several times and it has made moving the instrument so much easier. I can actually move it safely with one hand, leaving the other hand free for carrying other things.

  • 5
    Best way to carry your bass

    Posted by Bob A on Dec 10th 2016

    Hi Mark, Got your "Tips" letter today on how to care for my new bass bag (which arrived yesterday). I've always been pleased with the special attention you give customers, like these tips, and I wanted to let you know it is appreciated. Thanks! You might want to add to that first paragraph, "But the very best way to 'carry' your bass is with a Bass Buggie." I purchased one from you back in 2012 and absolutely love it. Use it all the time. I get a lot of positive inquiries about it. When I do, I direct them to your web site. The only 'negative' comments I get are directed at me ... "You too old to lift that thing?" To which I reply, "With age comes wisdom." Thanks again for your great service!

  • 5
    What a great invention!

    Posted by Meg E on Dec 9th 2016

    I have two basses and had bought a wheel for one, but it wasn't compatible with the other. Since I exchange basses periodically, I decided to try the 'bass buggy'. I practiced once indoors and then the next day I had a recital. The weather was COLD and a big snow had recently fallen, so the plowed parking lots were sketchy at best. I was able to put on the BB in the dark and get my bass safely to the event, maneuvering over ice patches, curbs, the whole nine yards.

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