Bass #1 complete!

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


  1. Killdar

    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.

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  2. rllefebv

    rllefebv

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

    -robert
     
  3. haha...

    that thing is sweet...


    totally great job!


    :oops:
     
  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

    Petebass

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

    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 it....so I'm not sure what I might call it....
     
  8. Petebass

    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?

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

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

    :cool:
     
  13. Atshen

    Atshen

    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    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!!!