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Hello - Metal string basses?

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Thom Golub, Mar 28, 2006.


  1. Thom Golub

    Thom Golub

    Mar 26, 2006
    Hey everyone,

    My name's Thom and I'm from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I'm a proffesional bass player. My main instrument is the double bass though I double on electric bass too.

    Has anyone heard of the sheet metal string basses the Canadian (American too?) forces used during WW2? I'm really interested in tracking one or two down. One as a playing instrument and one for a project an associate and I are in the planning stages of. I saw one in for repair in Edmonton about a year ago at a music shop here - so I know they exist - and the only wood on them is the fingerbaord!

    If anyone has any info on these interesting instruments - from history of to selling - I'd sure appriciate it.

    All best,

    Thom
     
  2. There have been few threads on this subject. Search under "Aluminum." I seem to remember someone posting pics of an aluminum bass made by the Ford Motor Company!
     
  3. Groove Theory

    Groove Theory Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    The Psychiatric Ward

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