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Trash treasures...homemade acoustic piccolo beast!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by eddievanbassman, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. eddievanbassman

    eddievanbassman

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    Ugly.....but awesome!:bassist:


    yeah so I had this old first act guitar I found in the trash and decided to do something with it. So I busted out some out bass strings an a,d,and g. And an old lap steel string and voila! Little piccolo bass funkiness! It's a monster and plays very well. I really think I should make it look better though hahaha and maybe eventually add some electronics. And maybe fix the string spacing its a lil weird but really don't effect my playing. And idk why the pic is upside down oh well hahaha. Here's a video of me messing around on it if you wanna hear it.http://s681.beta.photobucket.com/user/eddievanbassman/media/IMG_0242_zps6013f962.mp4.html
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  2. TolerancEJ

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    That's a good idea. I've never come across a guitar/bass in the trash before. :(

    I wonder if you could put a set of Fender VI Bass strings on it.
     
  3. eddievanbassman

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    No the scale is way too short it can't tune to a low e way too floppy. But oh how I want a fender bass vi hahaha.
     
  4. musicman666

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    From the pic it looks like it has some mojo........How does it smell? LOL.
     
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  6. TolerancEJ

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    Smell mojo! You could market/sell this as a Road Worn acoustic bass, with an astronomical price tag. :)
     
  7. Stone Soup

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    I did that back in 1975. You're a little late. ;)
     
  8. musicman666

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    Yeah, I would totally pay $1500.00 for a Road Worn acoustic like that!
     
  9. eddievanbassman

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    Hahaha some of us weren't lucky enough to be alive back in 75 hahaha
     
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    Like cheap first act wood hahaha....nah it smells like freshly baked cinnamon rolls..
     
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  12. Kmonk

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    This has been mentioned before but there is a documentary about kids in Paraguay who make instruments from items found in the trash. Its pretty amazing.They even have an orchestra called the Landfill Harmonic. Here is a link to the trailer for the film

    http://vimeo.com/52711779
     
  13. eddievanbassman

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    That's awesome!
     
  14. AaronMB

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    Cool save, man!

    Amazing video! Thanks for sharing that.
     
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    That is a cool vid. I wonder where they're getting thr wind instruments. The flutes and saxes look rusty and old, but not put together from trash.
     
  17. Kmonk

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    I was wondering the same thing. I think they are finding parts in the trash and making a complete instrument.
     
  18. eddievanbassman

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  19. Kenner

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    I found a seafoam green Samick Stages 4-string in the dump.... wobbly neck... took about 6 months till the truss actually moved...still needs a lil' 'lectrics fixin...can't wait to get it in the "game"
     
  20. eddievanbassman

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    That's awesome.. I bought that same bass sea foam green and all haha off of craigslist about a year ago.
     
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