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Water barrel bass

Hi ! I have used an old water barrel to make a sort of an upright bass.How did I build it?:http://diybass.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/water-b

Started by Bjørn Houdorf

3 Dec 28, 2013
Reply by Bjørn Houdorf

Eye Bolt Tuners

Has any tried eye bolts as bass tuners?  If so, what size did you use and how were they placed?

Started by Arnold Kelly

1 Dec 27, 2013
Reply by Bjørn Houdorf

Bass Guitar Neck Width?

I'm thinking about building a CBBG (Cigar Box Bass Guitar) and was wondering about how wide the neck would need to be?  Could I get away wi…

Started by Arnold Kelly

19 Sep 30, 2013
Reply by Bruce Hooper

Sound holes!

Sound holes or not?  For and against! My 2 string bass has no holes, and sounds good to me, but. 'fingers'

Started by Graham 'fingers' Alibone

2 Mar 13, 2013
Reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted


Seems there`s more than just a fiddle we can bow. Bones proved that at the gathering! So I`m going to throw this in too...If anyone has any…

Started by Randy S. Bretz

3 May 1, 2011
Reply by Mark

Bass Strings

Weedwacker Bass Strings.... Steel  Bass Strings......Gut Bass Strings

Started by Randy S. Bretz

2 May 1, 2011
Reply by Mark

Building a Washtub Bass

Below is a 3 part  vid on how to build your very own washtub bass, very easy to follow instructions.....

Started by Randy S. Bretz

4 Nov 15, 2010
Reply by Randy S. Bretz

Vid`s of Youtube standup Bass creations

Lets fill this up with helpful vid`s from Youtube to give us all some added inspiration on building our own standup bass creation.

Started by Randy S. Bretz

6 Oct 7, 2010
Reply by Mark Lillo

Solid Body Standup Bass

After playing my old 1 stringer homemade standup bass at the gathering and seeing how cool it was to run a piezo clip on mic on it. I`m goi…

Started by Randy S. Bretz

3 Sep 11, 2010
Reply by Randy S. Bretz


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