Check out this washtub bass I saw this weekend!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Jul 5, 2005.


  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I was at the Saturday market in Bellingham, WA and this all girl acoustic/bluegrass quartet was playing. The Bass Player was playing this bass:

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    It's a "washtub/double-bass hybrid" as the website calls it. It had two strings and is tunable, and the player said that you could adjust the intonation. Attached is a shot of the lady playing it (My pretty wife is the lady in the red top just to the right). The band is called "The Blackberry Bushes" and the bass is from Cabletub Bass Co.

    Cable Tub Bass
     
  2. Wow that is awesome! Way to represent, too. Bellingham is my hometown!

    :bassist:
     
  3. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    and it's front-ported ;) cool.



    Marshall
     
  4. I want one! now!
     
  5. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Use the link I gave to the website - or better yet, here it is again!

    Cabletub Bass Co.
     
  6. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Cool. But is it bowable?
     
  7. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    That I'm not sure about. I don't know what kind of strings she had on it. She was slapping and plucking and had the ends of her index and middle fingers taped. You might want to email the Cabletub Bass guy.