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Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2019
Started by Leonard Rice. Last reply by Alan Davis Apr 1, 2017. 3 Replies 3 Likes
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
Started by Tom Lauten. Last reply by Tom Lauten Feb 6, 2017. 2 Replies 0 Likes
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
Started by William Reinhardt. Last reply by jim Feb 29, 2016. 3 Replies 1 Like
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
Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 31, 2015. 2 Replies 1 Like
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
I'm just into building cigarbox guitars after a workshop with Chickenbone John, and i got the bug .... Now i would like to build a simular 2 string bass like the Devils Tongue bass, is there anybody who can help me to find out how long the neck should be and what strings to use? Any info is welcome
Water bottle bass.
The making of...
So, while I've been busy on the Lazarus Project guitar, I've needed a little break (Adult ADD again)... I decided to revisit a fun little build...
A 2-String Weed Wacker Bass...
Basic Description... 2 string of string trimmer line (0.105/0.080 gauges), 30 inch scale, 19 jumbo frets, corian nut and bridge, oak neck, piezo pup with volume control. "chicken head" control knob, position markers (paper) punch cut from an old credit card.
The total build time was about 4 hours. Tuned A-D for single note bass playing or A-F# for "bass/chord" playing....
Enjoy the pics.... the best, Wichita Sam
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