McNutt Bass Cradles are easy to use and are designed to support a wide variety of instruments. The Cradle requires a 30Ē minimum height from the floor to the top of the waist (C-bout). The Cradle works for basses that are NOT in their gig bag.
Using the Bass Cradle:
The Cradle comes out of its carry bag in one articulated piece. Open the legs so the upper/longer padded arm is on your left. The lower/shorter padded arm is on your right, facing forward. The padded brace faces front to pad your bass. The unpadded braces are in the back and do not touch your bass. Hook each brace into its machine screw. Press down firmly to secure the brace.
Make certain that the upper section of the instrumentís C-bout lies across the shorter/lower of the two cradle arms, and that it is stable. The back of the instrument rests ?at against the tall cradle arm. Adjust the endpin if needs be to keep the bout off the floor.
You can be the judge of how much endpin to extend when using the cradle. You want to lean your bass into the lower arm, resting the bass on the upper edge of the c-bout. You want to keep the lower bout edge off the floor, too. Wiggle your bass into the lower arm to determine the point of stability, keeping the back of your bass touching the padded arm.
We suggest that you maximize stability at the Ďpoint of contactí on the padded lower arm:
Donít use while the instrument is still in its gig bag.
Donít use without adjusting the instrumentís endpin. The Cradle may not be secure with a bent or angled endpin. Use your own judgement.
Donít use the Cradle with a corner-less style instrument.
Always carefully place your instrument on the Cradle and test for stability before you walk away. Crowded walkways are not the best place to leave your bass in its Cradle. You can fold the carry bag and place in on the rear brace.