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Homemade Bass Builders

This group is for everyone who has or wants to build their own bass, either standup or other types.Here`s a great site to check out some awesome homemade stand up basses http://ebass.nl/site2/photos/

Members: 113
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2019

Discussion Forum

Upright wastub bass

Started by Leonard Rice. Last reply by Alan Davis Apr 1, 2017. 3 Replies

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 looking around and freely stealing ideas off the net.  This is…Continue

My Bass Ukulele build

Started by Tom Lauten. Last reply by Tom Lauten Feb 6, 2017. 2 Replies

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 goal. Fretted or fretless was the next choice, I went for…Continue

walking blues on 2 string

Started by William Reinhardt. Last reply by jim Feb 29, 2016. 3 Replies

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 where to go for "walking bass" instruction?Continue

Corkscrew ubass

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 31, 2015. 2 Replies

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 the only stings I could find only a hour away was Road Toad.…Continue

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Comment by Leonard Rice on April 22, 2017 at 12:12am
I used a beer cap pick up (a peizo stuck in a beer cap with silicone) and some of that blue removable tacky putty for hanging pictures and just moved it around the body till it sounded best. I don't know how that would work if yours is a solid body.
Comment by Bobby Fields on November 1, 2015 at 8:02am

Thank You,

I was pretty sure of this,but I wanted to ask. After putting the strings on I see that I have lots of setup work to do. So The pick up will be done then.

I wish I could post pix so I could boast a little. I will have to play it for now.


Comment by jim on November 1, 2015 at 1:28am

It is best to protect the pickup with some type of saddle, the rod pups are not made for use without some protection.

Comment by Bobby Fields on October 31, 2015 at 7:59pm


I have just made a standup bass. It has a 46 inch scale. I am useing weed eater line for strings. My question is this, I want to use a rod pick up on the saddle.Can the strings make contact with the rod or do i need to prevent this contact.On my travel ukes I used a plastic tube under the strings and the rod in that

Comment by Ted Crocker on February 4, 2015 at 8:31pm

Great start Greg, keep us posted.  

Comment by Greg Bement on February 4, 2015 at 7:49pm

Finally starting on the upright bass, and got the body cut out.  It's going to be a surfboard shape to go with the guitar I made.  The body is about 42" in length and I'm trying to decide on the depth. I was thinking about 4", any suggestions.  Haven't decided whether to use a standard bass guitar neck, or make a more conventional style neck.  I will be electric because I don't think there is enough body for a good resonance 

Comment by Alan Davis on March 19, 2014 at 8:04am

My youngest son is amazing at 4,5,6,12 string guitars so I decided to build this to see how much he likes it. I have a feeling that he will be borrowing another guitar from his Dad.

Comment by Ragtimelil on March 18, 2014 at 10:02pm

I just went to YouTube to have a listen. What a sweet sound! I see the attraction!

Comment by Ragtimelil on March 18, 2014 at 9:51pm

Wow again. I'd love to hear what that sounds like.

Comment by Alan Davis on March 18, 2014 at 8:38pm

A bass guitar with long scale guitar strings on it tuned one octave below a guitar.


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