Bass #1 complete!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Killdar, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    well, I just completed my first working instrument.

    The craftsmanship is very bad, but that's because it was a project for my 3D art class, and had to be completed in a very very short amount of time. All I used were a washtub from wal-mart, a piece of oak hand railing from home depot, and a bunch of hardware from the local hardware store. It has only 3 strings, but that's because I didn't feel like buying a new set of strings, so I instead took one of my old sets that was missing a G, and built the bass around them.

    Ok, it may be crappy, but it's a hell of a lot of fun to play around with, seeing that it is fretless AND acoustic. it has a very uprighty, but metallic sound to it.

    Everyone who sees this thing loves it, so I'm thinking about starting a business making these for people, better quality ones of course. I already have a request for a 4 string bass and a guitar, and I have a bunch of other ideas in my head.

    and here it is. I'll be bringin it to the New England TB get together, along with any others I may have completed, so you'll get to see it first hand.

  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Very hip!!! I bet it nails that 'tubby' sound :D

  3. haha...

    that thing is sweet...

    totally great job!

  4. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Very impressive :D

    Just get a washboard and a "XXX" Jug blower and you're all set :D
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    You could get a job working for wishnevsky! :p
  6. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Does it have a name? I thing it should have a name........
  7. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    ouch. thank you for informing me that I have very poor instrument building skills, I didn't know that. :rolleyes: ;)

    I wonder what Wishy's first *ahem* playable instrument looked like.. :eek:

    suggestions? I don't know anything about bluegrass, but I have been playing sort of indian inspired improvish things on I'm not sure what I might call it....
  8. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    too easy... your bass is called MAHATMA!

    I'm wierd, I name everything.
  9. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    That must have been a lot of fun to build. It is a very cool project to do.
  10. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    The nut looks like blue tack :eek: :D
  11. Very cool! Is the back open?

  12. We'll tell you whne we see it! :D :rolleyes:

    How about a sound clip? Looks pretty whacky in a cool way!

  13. We want to hear it!!! We want to hear it!!! We want to hear it!!! We want to hear it!!! We want to hear it!!!