The MüB Airborne.
To airlines a bass is not a hand carry item. Technically, not even a headless bass is. If you did get through once or twice that was blind luck, not airline's sympathy. Or empathy. To get through check in screening you need a different bass altogether.
The Airborne is that bass. First designed to follow well known Asia based, globetrotter bassist Andy Peterson on his world tours, the Airborne has further evolved to become the perfect travel companion. It's slimmer, thinner, smaller and lighter than most electric guitars out there. Yeah, you read that right.
With three giant neck screws and strings locked on both ends it can be disassembled in less than two minutes and fit into a back pack. Cabin crew won't even notice it. And with locked intonation the Airborne is ready to groove in less than five minutes, as punchy and articulated as every MÜB.
Not small enough? Try the Airborne X3M and Miezo for size.
The MüB-G Airborne is slimmer than a Stratocaster and less than one inch longer. It can weight as little as 7lbs. It can be disassembled in two minutes and reassembled just as quickly. Available also as Single Cut and in the usual nearly infinite variations.
Three giant Allen screws lock the neck into a super-tight fit. Brass inserts into the neck make screwing/unscrewing smooth and minimize wear and tear. A handy Allen key is stored inside the electronics compartment. Oh, and the cavity cover is secured with magnets. So it takes two minutes to take the bass apart. Strings are locked at both headpiece and bridge. Intonation is also locked, so the Airborne can be reassembled, tuned and plugged in in three minutes flat. Beat that.
The MüB Ariborne very own headpiece design. Placed at the back of the headstock, the headpiece forces the string into an angle where it's allowed to unload much of its massive pull. Therefore, the screw at the back has much less work to do. This prevents wear and tear of the screws and threads, which traditional headpieces tend to suffer from. Tear shaped slots on the face of the micro headstock keep the string in position rendering a nut redundant and giving the Airborne its unique look.
True to the MÜB vision of real custom, the Airborne can be had in any configuration one can dream of: Any number of frets or strings, any p-up configuration, Single Cut. You name it.