Looking for ideas to create a small, travel worthy acoustic bass
I play bass, and only have an electric instrument so far. We go car camping for several weeks during the summer, and I would love to be able to join others playing acoustic instruments. Space is an issue, however, and there really is not room for a full size acoustic bass. I have looked into "mini bass guitars" but these are pricey, and still fairly large. I have thought about bringing my electric instrument along with a small, battery powered amp, since there is no electric hook up. But, that is a last choice, given the setting. I see from other discussion that converting a guitar is not ideal due to stress on neck from heavier bass strings. I would even consider a barritone ukulele, and tuning with bass tuning. Any suggestions?