Washtub Bass....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ZenG, Dec 30, 2013.


  1. Have you ever actually played one?

    You know......the washtub with a hole in it and a cord and a pole that you play like a standup?
     
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Yep. They are surprisingly intuitive to play.
     
  3. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Took a turn on one at an open jam one night. Took a minute to finger it out, but once you do it's kinda fun. I wouldn't want to try to play a whole night with one though.
     
  4. pfox14

    pfox14

    Dec 22, 2013
    Yes, I actually built one in my youth and played it with a band. Very fun.
     
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  6. pflash4001

    pflash4001

    Dec 2, 2011
    Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas?!?!
     
  7. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Yonder
    I made one, once. The only mistake was using clothesline cord instead of a weed eater cord. That I would change next time.
     
  8. I built one last year. hardly play it.
     
  9. I've never played one.....

    but I think it would take a bit of getting used to.....as you have to pull on the "neck" (pole) to get different notes on the string....right?

    You get the note with your left hand using different tensions rather than finding notes on the "neck" right?
     
  10. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I went a different way with my washtub bass by using the washtub as the body of a shortscale EUB.
     



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