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building electric double bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Grandad, Nov 12, 2002.


  1. Grandad

    Grandad

    Apr 10, 2000
    Grimsby
    Im thinking about building a electric double bass and wondered if any one can give me any tips.
     
  2. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    There are links to EUB building info at Bob Gollihur's massive bass website, and general lutherie info at the Musical Instrument Maker's Forum.
     
  3. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    My experience is shown at www.eclecticbass.com/eurb.html although I need to update it. It now has a K&K Big Twin under the short bridge and a Moses magnetic pickup.

    I'd check out a bunch of the EUB makers' sites from my Double Bass Links Page - http://www.urbbob.com/basslink.html for inspiration and ideas. If you don't have a double bass, I'd get access to one for measurements and study. Following that, a full-scale drawing is probably the best way to go, before you start making sawdust.