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For doityourselfers...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor [DB]' started by olivier, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. olivier


    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    I'd like to share with you this guy's double bass project. The story is that last august, when every store was closed during summer holidays - including luthiers, he wanted to play double bass. So he made one for himself in five days. There's a sound sample on the last page...
  2. Hurley


    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    I'm impressed. :)

    Hmmm...5 days?? I just found my summer project. :D

  3. Tez


    Jan 24, 2004
    if he pulled it up to the right pitch it might sound better
  4. Nick Ara

    Nick Ara

    Jul 22, 2002
    Long Island, NY
    5 days? Why'd it take so long? This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. I'm still laughing from listening to the MP3. :D
  5. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    As goofy as the thing is, you gotta admire the guy's get-to-it quality. He's not waiting around for everything to be perfect -- or even nice! -- before he gets going. The thing sounds better than a lot of acoustic bass guitars I've played.

    Probably a waste of time to advise him to get a teacher for the thing...
  6. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Probably a waste of time to advise him to get a teacher for the thing...[/QUOTE]

    Well, maybe a woodshop teacher...just to show him how to countersink those neck bolts.
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It's beautiful in an ugly way... Kudos to him.

    Next step... English lessons :D
  8. olivier


    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    :D or French lessons for you, during which you'll give a break to your poor fingers ;)
  9. hofner


    Dec 7, 2003
    Ouch !!! i like the sens of humour of this guy !!!
  10. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    I love the scroll ! defnitely a Bauhaus quality to it...
  11. Gufenov


    Jun 8, 2003
    Is that French for "bird house?"
  12. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002