Earlier I went to play my bass after posting on here, & I remembered something bass related I haven't posted here yet- In one sense I actually have another bass--sort of. Years ago, one of my friends wanted a guitar or bass, and didn't have one--so he made one--it wasn't that good, but he took what he learned from that one and made a second one, which was better. Now it wasn't that great or fancy--but he was young with limited resources--but had some good ideas--he grew up to be quite good with wood and tools--and does a very good job setting up & repairing guitars. (He fixed the broken headstock on my classical and did a great job.) But back to the bass. Originally this thing had 4 strings, but over the years they broke and he never replaced them. Then he got engaged. I helped him move before his wedding, and the homemade bass was sitting on a pile of stuff to throw out--because he was getting married and had to be more serious & grown up, I guess. I had played it, and it was fun-and it sounds better than it should. I told him he couldn't throw it out, but if he was going to throw it out, I would take it--and he said I could. The last string was just about done, so I replaced it. Also he originally had the strings held on by screws--and you tightened the screw to raise the string's pitch. I had some cheap machine heads from a guitar neck I bought for a project that never happened. So I drilled a hole and put on the machine head and an old heavy string I had and it was reborn. I had intended to add at least one more string, but somehow a one string fretless bass seemed more fun. So I played it tonight for the first time in months. I guess in a way I have 2 1/2 basses- I present to you--the Baux II.