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Upright wastub bass

So I lurk here a lot.  I've been wanting to play an upright but won't be forking over the $ to see if I really like it or not.  So after lo…

Started by Leonard Rice

3 Apr 1, 2017
Reply by Alan Davis

My Bass Ukulele build

Over a year and a half ago I started planning my ukulele bass project. After a short debate I decided it was a solid body bass that was my…

Started by Tom Lauten

2 Feb 6, 2017
Reply by Tom Lauten

walking blues on 2 string

I am just starting to build a 2 string cigar box bass, and I want to learn to play some "walking" bass lines. Do you have any advice on whe…

Started by William Reinhardt

3 Feb 29, 2016
Reply by jim

Corkscrew ubass

So I made my self a ubass of sorts.My wife bought a cork screw in a real nice box at Goodwill. I got the box to make my bass with.Any how t…

Started by Bobby Fields

2 Dec 31, 2015
Reply by Bobby Fields

Bass uke?

I am sure this has been covered some where. I want to make a uke style bass with 20 inch scale. I got my self some real nice boxes. My ques…

Started by Bobby Fields

2 Dec 24, 2015
Reply by Ted Crocker

Starting a new bass build and need input

Starting the plans to build a bass to match my surfboard guitar.  This one I'd like to be a hollow body.  Scale to be a 3/4 bass, but none…

Started by Greg Bement

8 Dec 16, 2014
Reply by Greg Bement

B.O.B. or my Boat Oar Bass

Finished up the build, need to do some final tweaking.  Noticed after I took the pic's that my bridge was out of line.  So please excuse..…

Started by Greg Bement

11 Jun 21, 2014
Reply by Greg Bement


I pretty much butchered the nut but otherwise it was all smooth sailing. Thanks so much for all the help and comments. Seems the intonation…

Started by Ragtimelil

33 Mar 12, 2014
Reply by Ragtimelil

UBass neck scale

I've just ordered my donor guitar to convert to a Ubass. I don't know what the neck scale is and was wondering if it isn't the same as the…

Started by Ragtimelil

13 Feb 27, 2014
Reply by Ragtimelil

Some interesting basses

Following up a Pinterest picture I came across some very interesting looking upright bass variants. Might be something here to inspire one…

Started by Richard Holmes

2 Jan 25, 2014
Reply by Ragtimelil


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