1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)
  2. Because Photobucket has chosen to in effect "take down" everyone's photos (unless you pay them), we have extended post edit time in the Luthier's Corner to UNLIMITED.  If you used photobucket and happen to still have your images of builds, you can go back and fix as many of your posts as far back as you wish.

    Note that TalkBass will host unlimited attachments for you, all the time, for free ;)  Just hit that "Upload a File" button.  You are also free to use our Media Gallery if you want a place to create albums, organize photos, etc :)

crazy awesome or just crazy?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mrbell321, Feb 25, 2014.


  1. mrbell321

    mrbell321

    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    I had an idea last night. It started with this:


    And as you may know, I've started another thread on another project for a bass ukulele. Once that's done(or I get bored with it), I was thinking: flip-over bass ukulele/ukulele combo.

    Just a rough idea at this point, but here are the key ideas so far:
    1) symmetric, double-cutout Gibson EB-3 styled body: [​IMG]
    2) traveler guitar style tuning machine arrangement for the bass side: [​IMG]
    3) semi-headless(headless for the bass side, but potentially use the extra length of the bass scale to set up tuners on the head end uke side). I haven't quite worked this out... But I think I could rig "single sided friction tuners".
    4) piezo bridge pickups and preamp.
    5) endpin output jack and strap pin at the head
    6) maybe hide the preamp under a scratch guard

    I don't play uke very well right now(or bass for that matter...), but I imagine this could be really fun w/ a loop pedal: record a loop on one side, flip over and solo with it.


    Is it crazy?

    In any case, it's a while off since I've got other projects going