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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/

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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 Richard Sanabia on February 18, 2011 at 4:56pm
Comment by Wichita Sam on February 18, 2011 at 4:47pm

The cord in the pics were industrial samples.... and... www.roadtoadmusic.com


they will do custom sets...



Comment by Harrison Withers on February 18, 2011 at 4:37pm
Nice sam, where do source the cord?
Comment by Wichita Sam on February 18, 2011 at 4:23pm

part of a set of 4 PU CBBasses that I took to the 2009 Huntsville show...


the best,


Wichita Sam

Comment by Wichita Sam on February 18, 2011 at 4:19pm

short scale (17"), true low "E" bass, uses polyurethane cord, none of the hassles of Ashbory surgical tubing strings...

Comment by Harrison Withers on February 18, 2011 at 2:36pm
@jeremiah the ashbory strings are different. I use a talc bag to rub down the strings to prevent tackiness. the stuff I used is called slide rite and is meant for pool players. It really needs electronics, decent tone but no where near loud enough, the super short scale is interesting to play. If I had to do it over, i would have done a 23" scale to make it just a little larger. The ashbory forums have other people who hav built custom 23" scale versions.
Comment by Jeremiah Cornelius on February 18, 2011 at 2:17pm

I really like it. How are the Ashbory strings? 18" semms like a fun and transportable scale size.

I keep reading things about "hand-talc" and "stickiness"... So, as of yet, I haven't done more than think about this.
Comment by Harrison Withers on February 16, 2011 at 8:23pm

i built this one a few years back:


I meant to put electronics in it, but i never got around to it. I still plunk around on it. Guild asbory strings and tuners.

Comment by Jeremiah Cornelius on February 11, 2011 at 9:29pm

I think most of you have seen my shortscale.  It's now fretted, and a beautiful tailpiece made from a lack, metal shoehorn.


I'll finish the thing any year, now.


Comment by Dana Harlan on February 11, 2011 at 6:46pm
Great Bones Thanks for posting that

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